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Unique Experiences in Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

Jaipur is a city that has a lot to amaze both the locals and the tourists. From being a perfect mélange of old and new, traditional and modern to royal and chic; Jaipur has everything.

We at Jaipur Beat bring to you top 5 unique experiences you can have in Jaipur.

Stunning monuments: There is no dearth of monuments to visit in Jaipur. While you are aware of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely – Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the majestic Amer Fort; there are a handful of other monuments to be amazed at. From Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple), Hanuman Temple (Khol Ke Hanumanji), Jal Mahal, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, Panna Mina ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall, to Chand Baori Abhaneri and Anokhi Museum (90kms away from Jaipur); get on with these each day and relive the royal bygone era.

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Exquisite crafts: Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, clothes, juttis, to puppets, and more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.

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Abundant nature: While Jaipur is rich in its history and culture, the city is a treasure house of nature too. One of the best ways to see the sights of Jaipur is to start off on an early morning cycling ride or a quad biking. You can also head to witness some untamed wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary via a Jeep safari, do zip-lining. Or you can simply trek the Aravalis that are crowned with lush green trees. In case you are someone who loves a long drive, strolling across the city, walled city and outskirts can be quite a nourishing experience for you.

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Delicious food: Owing to its arid and dry climate, Jaipur’s cuisine is a foodie’s paradise. Cooked with rich and tasty ingredients and an amalgamation of various techniques – both old and new; Jaipur food is to die for. Whether you have a sweet tooth or have a knack for something tangy, you have a wide range of delectable to pick from. Must try are its kachori, jalebi, ghewar, gajak, chaats, typical Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dal-baati-churma and ker sangri ki sabzi.

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Colourful culture: Just as the name suggests – Pink City, the culture of Jaipur is also very vivid and colourful. Full of vibrancy, you can see a perfect blend of cultures in the city strolling across like one. All festivals in the city are celebrated with extreme zest and almost every month has one of them and has its own specific food and attire associated with it.

 

 

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Jaipur Crafts That Enrich Our Lives | Jaipur Beat

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Capital of Rajasthan – Jaipur is known worldwide as Pink City and is famous for its iconic fort, palaces, food, hospitality, people, shopping and not to miss handicrafts. This cultural center of the state not only amazes and enriches its locals every day but tourists from the world over too. The handicrafts of the city truly signify the culture and the essence this city is known for. Let’s have a look at the crafts of Jaipur that truly is a delight and enriches our lives-

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Blue Pottery: Blue pottery tops the lists of handicrafts and especially when it’s about carrying souvenirs. Whether you want to accessorize your little corner with a vase or accentuate your wall with hanging plates, these Turko-Persian blue potteries of Jaipur are one-stop-shop for you. The blue color which is used to die the pottery is eye catching and name blue pottery comes from the dye blue color only. Some of the potteries are semi-transparent and are beautifully decorated animals and birds are made on it.
Where to buy: Though there are many shops in different parts of the city but the show rooms at Amer Road offers a wide variety.

Puppets – that showcase the real culture of Rajasthan

Puppets: Found hanging in the busy markets of the walled city or inside a traditional set-up with a live puppet show on, these Rajasthani puppets are one of the most inexpensive gifts to carry along. These are made with painted wooden heads, draped with dresses made from sequined old fabrics and stuffing rags in them. With a typical representation of a Rajasthani man and woman, these puppets have a distinctive style that is difficult to pass by. If you are a visitor or even a local, stopping by to see puppet show could be one of the most refreshing cultural things to do when in Jaipur and Rajasthan.
Where to buy: Visit the market around Hawa Mahal or Link Road 

 

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Carpets: Known for the finest hand-made rugs, mats and carpets, Jaipur is the hub for all your carpet desires. From rich colour patterns, motifs, sizes to material – wool, silk or cotton, there is a carpet for every need and for every room of your home. These are generally hand-knotted woolen products and have a great resemblance with the Persian Carpets.
Where to buy: Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur Rugs

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Jewellery: Known as the hub of folk, metal, gold and gemstone jewellery, Jaipur is all things jewels. Whether it is working with precious metals like silver, gold and diamond or doing meenakari, jadau and kundan artworks, one can find the most stunning jewellery pieces in town. Also, Jaipur is the world’s largest gem cutting center welcoming tourists – national and international. Every year the city hosts two big jewellery shows- Jaipur Jewellery Show and Jewellers Association Show where visitors and traders from all over the world come.
Where to buy: Johari Bazaar, JJS & JAS

 

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Juttis: Better known as jootis or mojadis, juttis are a must-buy when in Jaipur. Even as a local, every household will have a pair of this traditional juttis for they are best suited under ethnic wear. Made from camel leather and embellished with stones and embroidery, these are colorful and hand-made by local artisans for whom it’s a way of their livelihood.
Where to buy: Hawa Mahal and Link Road

Other crafts that attract visitors and offer a livelihood to its people are Jaipuri quilt, block prints, bandhej and leheriya sarees, sanganeri and bagru print stuff, marble items, wooden furniture, gemstones, lac bangles and paintings. Stay tuned to this page for we are going to soon come out with more information about these. Until then, if you want to shop for the soul of Jaipur, shop for its crafts!

 

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Unveiling The Uniqueness Of The Golden Thredz- A Premium Lifestyle Exhibition In Jaipur

The hub of textiles and fashion, the city drenched in colours and enriched with heritage, Jaipur. From the vibrant Jaipuri prints to the latest Bollywood trends, we have it all right here before anyone else. Here in this pivot of the fabric industry, every day new trends are popping up, and so are different platforms for showcasing them.

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One such platform is the exhibition “Golden Thredz- a Premium Lifestyle Exhibition” that is going to be held in our beautiful city of Jaipur. The event is going to be held at the most elite abode of our city- The Diggi Palace. Situated in the heart of the city, Diggi Palace is a heritage hotel extending over a vast area of havelis, durbars and deeds.

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From an exclusive range of designer clothes and footwear to health care and home décor items, the Golden Thredz is a dream come true for those who love to stay in trend. If you are someone with a classic taste in fashion and home décor, you may find yourself drooling over this one.

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Various local fashion, jewellery and interior designers of Jaipur will be showcasing their designs at the exhibition to unfold the best collection of couture accessories, handcrafted designer clothing, home styling, fashion jewellery, designer footwear, murals, handicrafts, designer handbags, perfumes and much more.

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The exhibition is an ultimate platform for local designers and merchandisers from lifestyle stores, designer boutiques, wholesalers and export houses. The face behind this alluring attempt is Ms Reena Benson, the CEO and MD of Shreyas Creations Pvt. Ltd. The idea behind her constant endeavours is to bring the best quality, latest designs, innovative products and upcoming talent to their show and to give a chance to the local talent.

So brace yourself Jaipur, to experience a whole new kind of lifestyle and fashion spectacle at Golden Thredz- A Premium Lifestyle Exhibition.

Date: 23rd and 24th November’ 2018

Venue: The Diggi Palace. Jaipur

For more, visit the official website of Golden Thredz!

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Reviving the Lost Art of Blue Pottery

From booming Jaipuri prints to authentic leather jootis, Kathputlis, and stone carving to glittering lac bangles, Jaipur has always been a hub for handicrafts and traditional arts.

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Having travelled through the generations of royal art and culture is one of the most prolific arts of our Jaipur city, the art that encapsulates the spirit of painting, carving and moulding altogether; Blue Pottery. Embellished in floral motifs and beautiful hand-drawn designs with natural colours and substances, Blue Pottery is one of a kind traditional art of Jaipur.

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We have all heard about it, seen it, bought it and used at home for décor as well as for culinary purposes, but it is a rarely known fact that the amazing art of Blue Pottery is a handicraft and all the items are totally handmade.

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Emerging from Persian Chinese roots, Blue Pottery was introduced in India by Maharaja Mansingh I and was carried on by his ascendants. This unique art of making colourful earthen wares is exclusive to our city Jaipur but is losing its identity day by day. Jaipur Beat took an initiative to talk about and try to revive such lost arts of our beloved city Jaipur.

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Team Jaipur Beat visited the Blue Pottery Art Centre of Jaipur and tried to look deeper into the making of blue pottery items.

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The raw material used to make blue pottery items includes quartz, glass, rock salt, and natural gum from trees. The first three ingredients are finely churned in a traditional manual ‘chakki’ to ensure that the powder is grinded finely. Then the gum is added to the powder to make a paste that is put into different moulds. The paste is then left to set in the moulds for some time and a white coating is done on the items. Later they are run through the furnace where the chances of breakage are 60%!

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And now this is where the real magic happens! The brown colour on the earthenware turns to sky blue with the rising temperature and further to a darker shade of blue and we finally get the traditional blue pottery items.

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Blue pottery is not just limited to the making of pots and dishes, but it’s almost like you name it and it’s possible. From chandeliers to bathroom tiles and soap dispensers, showpieces of all kinds to bottles and corks, lamps and lucky charms, everything is available in breathtaking designs in blue pottery with different flowers, animals and other designs hand-painted on them.

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So in this festive season, you know what to do about re-decorating your home.

Where to find blue pottery in Jaipur?

Here- Blue Pottery Art Centre, Amer Road, Jaipur, 302002

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Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition ‘Hidden Treasures’ is back!

Before we begin,

Drums rolls, please!

*tadadadadada*

Now that we have created the perfect mood for you guys, let us tell you what is back in town…

It is the Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition ‘HIDDEN TREASURES’!

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After receiving immense love in February, the Hidden Treasures’ is coming back with its new edition. This lifestyle and fashion exhibition gained much love and appreciation from the fashion conscious Jaipurites. As the name itself suggests, in the exhibition, many hidden talents from different parts of India come together to present their brand to you. From top trending home décor items, clothes, accessories, footwear, cosmetics, artefacts and the list goes on and on.

A lifestyle exhibition in its previous show, displayed the range of products uniquely created by artisans, craftsman and designers various Indian cities, for example, silk came from Varanasi, refined sarees came from Banaras, woollen shawls came from Kashmir and block prints came from Lucknow. The brilliance and expertise of the manufactures was the soul of this exhibition.

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Moreover, they even had tasty and healthy delicacies, live music for entertainment and wine (to all the non-shopper husbands, if you’re reading this, you just found the perfect hideout 😉 ). We absolutely cannot forget the chic decorations at the event. The combination of soothing music, heavenly food and wine with relaxing whites, felt blissful.

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After their debut in Jaipur, Hidden Treasures’ team went to Udaipur to showcase their exclusively curated products. The quality of the products remained high and well-maintained because of which the show received tons of appreciation.

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Now, hold your breath!!

Just before the start of ‘Winter Wedding Season’ Hidden Treasures’ announces its ‘Winter Special Show’ for the lovely and ever stylish ladies of Jaipur on 13th and 14th October 2018.

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The brands like I am Design, Avni Bhuva, Shri Nandita Jewels, Kanabis, Parridhi Jaipuria, Joy Mitra, Tan Base, Kokommo, National Cottage Emporium, Nilambari, Kasab, Afzal Miyan Kharchobwale, Kit and Caboodle are to name a few who enthralled with their inimitable creations.

The brains behind this distinctive exhibition, Richa Singh and Saloni Bhandari are all set to cajole you with their splendid upcoming 2nd edition of Hidden Treasures. So better block your dates now for-

What- Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition- Hidden Treasures

Why- Exclusive handicrafts, Finest fabrics, Elegant accessories, Elaborate Jewellery

When- 13th-14th October, 2018

Where- SMS Convention Centre, Jaipur

Request a meeting to begin your next steps in promoting your brand/event. Contact  @jaipurbeat 

Email- Jaipurbeat@gmail.com

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7 Things Not To Miss When Shopping In Jaipur’s Nehru And Bapu Bazaar

The name of Rajasthan brings in our mind the rich culture, the vibrant and colorful attires, the magnificent and graceful handicrafts and so on. With time, a lot has changed; the land of culture has slightly moved towards westernization. But to keep the very soul of the Lands of Maharajas alive, we have its markets which never fail to slake our thirst for the true essence of Rajasthan.

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Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are two such markets of the Pink City, Jaipur. These markets (located within the walled city) are a perfect amalgamation of typical Rajasthani products and a slight touch of Indo-western. They are swathed in a cultural charm, and also offer numerous souvenirs to take for your kith and kin. These vibrant markets are always filled with shopaholics and are famous for offering you everything quintessentially Rajasthani.

We are giving you a list of things to check out at Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

  • Mojaris

Walking down the corridors of either of the markets, you will often stumble upon craftsmen with their dye covered hands, with somewhat eclectic and vintage footwear lined up by their side. There are several shops offering Rajasthani Mojari or Jutis, in these markets.  The vibrant colors and traditional patterns often tempt people to buy a few pairs rather than just one. Among these, the shops that stand above the rest are Tourist Shoes and Famous Nagra Shoes.

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  • Artificial jewellery

The bustling markets have an immense collection of artificial jewelry.  Innumerable shops of both, Bapu Bazar and Nehru Bazar are lined up with ethnic neck pieces, jhumkis, lac bangles, anklets, sequined necklaces and what not. The finish of these pieces is so good that you can’t differentiate from the real. So, grab the best trinkets and accessories ASAP!

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  • Clothes

Whatever you buy or leave behind, we believe picking a dress is essential if you are here. Highly alluring Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and die, Leheriya, Sanganeri Prints and Batik Prints with radiant mirror work, dazzling gota-patti work and intricate embroidery patterns are all enticingly displayed here. These shops are literally overflowing with breathtakingly beautiful prints of Jaipur, and chances are you will end up with your hands full of shopping bags by the time you decide to head home.

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  • Jaipuri Razaiyan (quilts)

The Jaipuri quilts are made up of cotton fabric and are sown with a light thread. These razaiyan are exquisite with hand block prints and are light weight, comfortable and extremely efficient in keeping you warm on a cold winter night. Nowadays though, there are polyfibre razaiyans also, so better ask the shopkeeper so you know what you are getting. These quilts are amongst most popular choices that people take back as gifts for their loved ones.

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  • Showpieces, decorative items and other handicrafts

Then there are these vendors throughout the markets who sell wares on the covered pavement. As you walk down, these small merchants call out and try to sell you mini- artefacts, baubles, hair accessories, artificial jewellery, lac pens, mirror worked pen stands, keychains, etc. And before you know it , you buy a few pieces, saying just because….

  • Puppets on a string

These are traditional Rajasthani art. There are a number of people selling puppets while simply strolling in the markets. These vibrantly colored puppets are also great takeaways for some people.

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  • Flavors of food

The seemingly casual bazaar trip becomes a tad tiring what with all your shopping bags and gentle rumble in your stomach. There aren’t many eateries here, but there is mouth water-watering chat available at almost the end of the entire Bazar. You could dig into Faluda Kulfi  at Indian Ice Cream and the super famous Guddu Ki Softy. On the other hand, if you are close to Link Road, the Cholle Wala Samosa is a must have treat.

One very pertinent tip about shopping in these markets is that you must bargain about the prices. Shopping here without bargaining is truly letting them fleece you completely.

The next time you are in Jaipur, we strongly recommend you to pay these markets a visit for some authentic Rajasthani stuff to take back home and flaunt.

Happy Shopping 🙂

 

Content and pictures by interns at Jaipur Beat.

Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

 

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Are You Ready For Jaypore’s Homecoming To Jaipur?

We were very excited to know that the label Jaypore, which is dedicated to reinventing age old crafts by travelling to different corners of the country and curating exclusive collections of finest crafts are coming to JaipurJaypore is celebrating its home coming in Jaipur from 17th-31st January by setting up Jaypore Open House at the world royal haven- Narain Niwas Palace. It will be a one of a kind experience to feel how highly curated designs from across the country feel in person.

 

Bringing the world a little closer together through unique designs from eminent artisans and craftsmen from all over India that give you the feel of your home no matter where you are in the world is what Jaypore is about. Jaypore leaves no stone unturned to bring an exclusive collection that represents India’s elite craft-based designs to your doorstep.

 

 

 

Not only local block prints and vintage silver designs will be here, but you can also see elaborate Kantha from West Bengal, hand-painted Madhubani from Bihar, tribal jewellery from Gujarat and South silk come alive in the city that is a melting pot of art and cultures.

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Experience a one-stop artisanal haul where premier collection of jewellery, clothing, accessories, footwear and home décor has fascinating stories to share and you will surely pick one of each on the way back home!

 

What – Jaypore Open House in Jaipur
When – 18th – 31st January | 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Where – The Kanota, Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, Narain Singh Road, Kanota Bagh, Jaipur

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Last 2 days of ongoing Khadi Exhibition

Be it fashionable attires, carpets, ethnic saris, pickles, jootis, jackets, shawls, quilt or durries the ongoing Khadi exhibition Opposite Gandhi Nagar Railway Station presents a glimpse of various Khadi products from different parts of the state.

Though an exhibition is organized to promote Khadi in Jaipur but for a change it is observed that Khadi Style is emerging as an in thing among youngsters.

People of all ages flocking in to get the traditional style ‘Bundies’ which were earlier meant only for old age people or for politicians.

Ladies were more interested to shop for pickles, papad & namkeen.

You can get a good selection of homespun cotton khadi items at Khadi Gramodyog. Everything in the exhibition is handmade.

Just last two days left of the exhibition.

Visit before it ends!!

Opposite Gandhi Nagar Railway Station.

Jaipur.