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Ropeway to Savitri Mata Temple Pushkar | Jaipur Beat

Rajasthan, known as the Land of Kings is famous for its architectural marvel, either its forts, palaces or the magnificent temples which reflect the rich Indian history and culture. So, if you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, consider going to Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India. It is also one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Hindu in a small town near Ajmer.

It has many religious sites and picturesque gems hidden for both, the devotees and tourists. One such place is the Savitri Mata Temple which attracts millions of tourists every year. The temple is one of the gems of Pushkar city located at a high altitude on a hillock amidst expansive greenery. Located near the popular Brahma Temple, only one in India, it is said a trip to Pushkar is incomplete without a visit to both the Brahma temple as well as Savitri Mata temple, not only for religious reasons but also for the majestic views. The view from the Savitri Temple is literally the best viewpoint in Pushkar!

Now imagine you can take the ropeway to the Savitri Temple too which is constructed at such a great height and offers unparalleled views.

It gives a bird’s eye view of the entire town of Pushkar. The ropeway has been making the holy journey to the temple convenient and memorable with its aerial passenger ropeway system erected on difficult terrain. The Aerial Ropeway constructed at a height of 202 metres, covers a distance of 720 meters in just 6 minutes, easing the strenuous climb for all age-groups of devotees and letting them be close to the divine. Ropeway has been built and continues to be operated and maintained by Damodar Ropeway & Infra Limited.

So, are you ready to rope your way to Savitri Mata Temple to witness the panoramic and scenic view of Pushkar?

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Celebrating Jaipur Foundation Day | Jaipur Beat

November 18 is marked as the Jaipur Foundation Day, and today we are celebrating Jaipur’s 293rd birthday. On this auspicious occasion, Jaipur Beat is sharing some interesting facts about the capital of Rajasthan.

1. The city was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber who ruled from 1699 to 1743.

2. Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior and astronomer. 

3. Vastu Shastra has guided the building of Jaipur.

4. Hawa Mahal is in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows.

5.  It was one of the earliest planned cities of India, designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. 

6. The pink colour denotes the colour of hospitality, as it was used to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876.

7.  Jantar Mantar also features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

8. Constructed in the year 1876, Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of Jaipur.

9. Known for its architectural marvels and vibrant culture, Jaipur made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

10. Jaipur houses 22 stepwells, out of which some are the largest and deepest in the world.

You can take Jaipurites out of Jaipur, but not Jaipur out of the Jaipurites. Isn’t it?

Happy 293rd Birthday to Jaipur!

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Your quest for a royal destination wedding ends here | Jaipur Beat

Grand venues, splendid gardens, rituals with a backdrop of a palace or fort, hundreds of dishes in numerous cuisines, and eye-popping trousseaus! Weddings in India are always known for putting up an extravagant show!

Unfortunately, it’s been almost 8 months that the coronavirus has turned our lives around in an unimagined way; social distancing is the new normal and the smashing royal weddings are now embracing intimate celebrations. But, rather than being gloomy about what it used to be in the past, read further as Jaipur Beat has discovered a royal wedding destination – Alsisar Mahal in the storybook town of Shekhawati. Located at a 4.5 hours drive from Jaipur,  Alsisar Mahal may put a rest to the quest of the couples who are chasing a silver lining for their wedding, in the current situation.

The 17th Century Palace Hotel is like a thrust with imperial heritage, grandeur, and magnificence in Royal Rajasthan.

We, absolutely, understand that the couples are facing restrictions on the guest list, but this is also an opportunity to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in the presence of your family and close relatives, without compromising on the grandness of the destination and wedding ceremonies.

With Alsisar Mahal’s special palatial wedding package you can make your dream destination wedding come true.

At Alsisar Mahal, weddings are very special with imperial ambiance and a variety of beautiful venues to offer within the 17th-century palace. They are offering marvelous décor and royal services for a cherished union.

With various magnificent venues for a gathering of a hundred guests, the splendid palace is the best destination to consummate a memorable wedding.

Their opulent and well-maintained rooms ensure that each guest experiences the royalty of Rajasthan.

The couple and their guests can feel the versatility in wedding events with mehandi and brunches at the garden area and complete their nuptials and host Reception in the grand hall.

The late-night dance party can be hosted at their soundproof Dungeon Lounge, which is an eccentric dungeon themed venue of Alsisar Mahal.

Alsisar Mahal’s dining area with a spectacular interior fulfills an indoor dining requirement with grandeur and class. The illustrious wedding arrangements at Alsisar Mahal leave an everlasting impression of the wedding on your guests.

Have this intimate royal affair with 100 guests for two nights starting from INR 10 Lakhs + taxes! The palatial package includes a Royal Rajasthani welcome, 43 luxurious rooms with bed and breakfast, magnificent wedding venues, opulent spaces, a wedding hall, soundproof DJ at Dungeon Lounge for late-night entertainment.

Already started to fancy a royal wedding at erstwhile noble’s home?
For reservations and queries write to alsisar@alsisar.com or contact on +91 76650 08154

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Pink City and Ranthambore bags India Today’s Tourism Awards 2020

The Pink City keeps it among the top-notch cities to travel to for its invaluable heritage character! It’s an honour and pride that the city received its much-deserved title of the ‘Best Heritage Destination’ by India Today’s Tourism Awards 2020.

Witness The Rise of The Pink City, Jaipur- Now and Then – Jaipur Beat

Not just this, Rajasthan’s famous wildlife destination, Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur, which is full of natural and wildlife wonders bagged another award under the category ‘Best Wildlife Destination’.

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Rajasthan wins the hearts of travellers from across the globe for its old-world charm including heritage, culture, landscape, cuisines, and a lot more.

Owning to the iconic colour of the gamut of mesmerizing monuments, buildings, spellbinding palaces, and intriguing streets, Jaipur is always on the top travel list of travellers.

9 Heritage Sites In Jaipur That Will Blow Your Mind Away – Jaipur Beat

Do you need any more reasons to travel to Rajasthan?

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Sawai Jaipur Awards 2020: Awards, Winners & Book Launch

On the occasion of the Commemoration of Late H.H. Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur, the prestigious annual awards ceremony Sawai Jaipur Awards which is held every year was organized virtually this time on the evening of 22 October.

On this occasion, the book “Bubbles: A Biography of Brigadier H.H. Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC, of Jaipur” was launched by Rajmata Sahiba Padmini Devi and Princess Diya Kumari.

The Royals have also embraced the new normal amid the pandemic by bringing the awards to social media for the first time. It was no less than a virtual extravaganza! It was worthwhile to hear again about the glorious tales of our rulers and their exceptional qualities on which the categories of the Awards were based on. People from around the world got a glimpse of the royalty and grandeur of Jaipur with The Sawai Jaipur Awards.

The Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum Trust gave awards in 24 categories. These awards recognized and felicitated those who demonstrated exceptional skills in various fields like preservation of heritage, medical science, sports, traditional crafts, literature & education, among others.
Each awardee received a replica of the silver urn placed at the Sarvatobhadra Chowk of the City Palace, citation, a shawl, and cash.

The awards given for outstanding work in various fields along with the winners:

  1. Raja Dulha Rai Award for Social Work
    Akshaya Patra Foundation
  2. Raja Kakil Dev Award for Excellence in Preservation of Heritage and Architecture
    Dr. Shikha Jain
  3. Raja Pajvan Dev Award for Excellence in the Field of Medicine
    Dr. Subrata Banerjee
  4. Raja Bhagwant Das Award for Excellence in Traditional Crafts
    Mr. Gopal Saini
  5. Raja Mansingh I Award for Bravery
    Martyr Col Ashutosh Sharma
  6. Mirza Raja Jai Singh I Award for Distinguished Service in the Armed Forces
    Major Gen R S Shekhawat
  7. Mirza Raja Ram Singh I Award for Excellence in Ecological Balance and Improvement in Environment
    Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
  8. Maharaja Vishan Singh Award for Excellence in Travel & Tourism
    Mr. Upendra Singh Shekhawat
  9. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Astronomy and Related Sciences
    Pandit Dr. Kedar Sharma
  10. Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Journalism
    Rashtradoot Newspaper (Arbit)
  11. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I Award for Outstanding Contribution in Development and Enhancing the Image of Rajasthan in India & Abroad
    Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA)
  12. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Literature and Education
    Mr. Bhanwar ji Bhanwar
  13. Maharaja Sawai Jagat Singh Award for Excellence in Art, Painting & Sculpture
    Mr. Bajrang Lal Suthar
  14. Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Photography
    Mr. Surendra Singh Chouhan
  15. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Theatre, Film & Television
    Mr. Pramod Bhasin
  16. Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Award for Excellence in the Field of Sports
    Mr. Anantjeet Singh Naruka
  17. Marudhar Kanwar Award for Distinguished Services in MSMS II Museum Trust & JPC Trust
    Mr. Sheodana Ram Kumawat
    Mr. Rohitashw Singh Tanwar
  18. Kishore Kanwar Award for Excellence in Performing Arts
    Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt
  19. Rajmata Gayatri Devi Award for Women’s Excellence
    Ms. Laila Tyabji
  20. Sawai Bhawani Singh Award for Excellence in the Field of Business and Industry
    Shree Cement Limited
  21. Rajmata Padmini Devi Award for Excellence in Loyal & Disciplined Services to the Royal Family of Jaipur
    Smt. Saraswati
    Smt. Madan Kanwar
    Shri Ashok Kumar
  22. Princess Diya Kumari Award for Achiever in any Field
    Shri Moti Singh Rawat
  23. Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Award for Young Achiever in Sports
    Ms. Avani Lekhara
  24. Princess Gauravi Kumari Award for exemplary achievement in start-up/ innovation/invention with social impact
    Dr Sunita Bundas

If you have missed the Sawai Jaipur Awards 2020, watch it here:

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Get, Set, Click to Jaipur’s first Virtual Exhibition- Travelling Trunks

We totally understand how exhausting it must be to stay at home for the past few months and not being able to socialize enough or attend exciting events that keep taking place in our Pink City.

The pandemic isn’t ending but this long halt at home has to come to an end. After all, all of us are itching to see what’s going around– check-out new trends and off-course festival shopping! What if you get this all at one place that too from the luxury of your home?

Tadaa !!

Jaipur Beat has come across this amazing exhibition in the city! The FICCI FLO ( an organization to empower women) has come up with an interesting Virtual Exhibition of the stuff manufactured, designed and procured by the women associated with them.  In the current times when everything has gone virtual, FICCI FLO has announced “Travelling Trunks  – A whimsical event that brings 50 hand-picked favourites from across the nation to the beautiful Pink City. Scheduled from 17th to 19th October 2020 Travelling Trunks promises a bonanza of the pop-ups of apparels, accessories and home decor with exclusive workshops, exotic foods and never-ending live music!

Isn’t it the dream to go shopping without having to pay for the tickets?

And, the timings of this exhibition couldn’t be this much perfect as the biggest festivals are approaching. Don’t hold your excitement as the Travelling Trunks Virtual Exhibition is bringing in your favourite happening, vibrant streets as well as high-end fashion together at one event! Get ready to fulfil all of your shopaholic needs and entertainment greed that too by sitting on your couch.

We bet this one of a kind virtual exhibition is going to be one of a kind experience! Are you in?

Pro Tip: Call up your friends, fix up a time and go shopping with Travelling Trunks!

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Adventurous Trekking spots of Jaipur

Alright, all said and done. It’s really the time to break free from the mind-wracking boredom of staying at home and hit the road for real adventure. Though, all our trekking trips, weekend getaways to mountains and beaches seem like far plans, but why did we forget that Apni Pyari Pink City has so much to offer?

We have always perceived Jaipur as a land of culture and heritage with magnificent forts and palaces, but voilà! Jaipur is way prettier than this, especially during the Monsoon. To enjoy the rustic beauty of the hills and the age-old fort, try trekking around the aravalis of Jaipur. Today, Jaipur Beat will take you on a journey to some of the lesser known yet breathtakingly captivating trekking spots within Jaipur that’ll give your weekend a fresh breath of adventure. Now you all must be wondering, “Other than Nahargarh where else can we go for a good trekking?” Scroll down as we ensure that each of these treks are mind-blowing and adventurous enough to leave you feeling rejuvenated!

Thank us later-

1. Hathni Kund

Also known as Water Valley Trek, this place gives you a feel of adventure along with all the lush greenery and serene beauty amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Located 17km away from Jaipur, the trek starts at Charan Mandir near Nahargarh Fort and ends at the same place.

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2. Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev Trek

This trek is located near Nahargarh Biological Park which is one of the most popular starting points. It is much longer than the Hathni Kund but this place also serves the best views and some tranquil time. The best time to go for a hike is early morning so that you can beat Jaipur’s heat!

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3. Chour Ghati Trek

This desolate place offers a beautiful trek in the remnants of Aravalis covered with beauty of greenery, chirping of birds and calmness. The trek is marked with amazing rocky trails which provide easy reach to the Monkey temple. It starts and ends at Galta Ji gate. It is a must visit for adventure lovers who are keen to be at a really quiet and mesmerizing place.

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4. Chulgiri Trek

Being a prominent place, Chulgiri hills offer a more rustic trekking experience with various picturesque views. Since it is on the border with Jhalana Forest which is a home to many leopards, it is suggested to opt the stairs which lead to the Jain temple. The view from the top of the temple would leave you awestruck.

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So, gear up with basic necessities and get going on an adventurous trail with your friends!

P.S. Don’t forget your mask, sanitizer, water bottles and most importantly- trash bags.

Strict Instruction: Do Not Litter

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Seasonal Fruit Nutrition: You should not miss on!

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” This saying stands so true especially in these times of Covid-19 for ‘jaan hai toh jahan hai’! And thankfully, we Jaipurities are blessed for Jaipur has a bundle of local fruits available that are high on nutrition and vitamins and a great way to boost up your immunity; thus, letting you fight all kinds of viruses. Jaipur is also called ‘Gulaabi Nagari’ for all the good reasons. It is a city that is home to fruits of all colours, thus making our refrigerators and plates colourful.

Ever wondered why doctors and nutritionists always insist on eating seasonal fruits and vegetables? We at Jaipur Beat bring to you the fruitilicious nutrition you should munch on and can locally source in the Pink City – Jaipur! In this blog, we tell you the local fruits you should grab on from the city and why:

  • Mangoes: Widely known as the ‘king’ of fruits; mango is the king in terms of the health benefits it offers too. Starting from prevention to serious illness like cancer and anaemia; mangoes aid in weight loss, help in building the immune system and are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and other B Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and healthy fibre.

 

  • Muskmelons: This potassium-rich fruit is widely available in the streets of Jaipur and is good for eyesight, is packed with skin-friendly collagen, it also improves hair growth, regulates blood pressure, promotes digestion and is a good source of Vitamin A and C – enough to support your bodies daily requirements.

 

  • Jamun (Blackberries): Rich source of iron and Vitamin C, Pink City thellas (stalls) are filled with these sweet and sour delicacies. This tasty summer fruit replenishes your body with high energy levels and is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, potassium and few phytochemicals. Ayurveda strongly recommends this berry for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence and dysentery.

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  • Phalse (Falsa): Tangy and sweet in taste phalsa (falsa or Grewia Asiatica), when eaten with a little salt and black pepper or in the form of juice, acts as a natural cooling agent for our bodies. This fruit helps in treating pain, diarrhoea, rheumatism, and arthritis. It also relieves vaginal burning and other urinary troubles has an antibiotic effect and relieves skin inflammations. Luckily available in Jaipur, consume it at least once a week.

 

  • Bel (Wood Apple): This sweet aromatic natural healing fruit is again locally available in Jaipur during summers and makes for a great juicy retreat. A boaster for your digestion, bel helps in preventing and curing several stomach ailments like constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, ulcer, piles. It is also a natural detoxifying agent and thus, prevents kidney and liver dysfunctions.

 

  • Coconut water: It is like having 5 medicines or just one coconut water – that’s the strength it holds. With very little fat and 90% water, coconut water is supremely rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, vitamin C, protein and fibre too. So after a sweaty day, if you wish to rehydrate, have chilled coconut water (place it in the fridge in the morning and have it by evening) to reduce your anxieties and stress.

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  • Litchis: Primarily composed of water and carbs, litchis are super juicy-licious and a great way to tantalize your taste buds. Summer is at its peak and having a bunch of these cool summer fruit is the best way to deal with the heat. Litchi like other citrus fruits is a good source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium and copper.

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All these summery fruits are very watery in nature in order to keep our bodies rejuvenated and hydrated in this scorching heat. Apart from this, eating food out of season makes little sense economically, environmentally, nutritionally and you are also benefiting the society in large especially local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the local produce they do. Thus, phal khao, sehat banao aur garmi se raahat pao!

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All you Need to Know About the New Rules for Flyers | Jaipur Beat

India resumes domestic flights from May 25 after 2-month hiatus due to Covid-19. You might have a lot of questions about the new rules. What time should we reach the airport? How much luggage should we carry? Can we carry our own food?
All the above questions might have crossed your mind and so we have listed down all the
answers/ queries that will guide you on dos and don’ts as you embark on a flight.

Primary rules you need to follow

Wearing a mask and gloves at the airport and during air travel is mandatory. You cannot miss on that otherwise you won’t be allowed to travel. Passengers will have to undergo thermal screening and those who are showing no symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to travel. Also, every passenger must install Arogya Setu app.

Self-monitor after travel

After you reach your destination you are advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days and in case you start to develop any symptoms of coronavirus you need to inform the district surveillance officer. If you are found with any symptoms you will be isolated and those who have moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID Health facilities. The ones with mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolate in the COVID Care Centre.

After Exiting from the Airport

Passengers should use the authorized taxi and are advised to follow social distancing. You should adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the State/UT government.

New Protocol to be followed in the aircraft

Passengers will have to minimize face to face interaction and any non-essential movement in the aisle will not be allowed. No meal service, newspaper magazine will be available inside the aircraft except for the water bottle.

Boarding rules you need to follow

Passengers will be provided with the safety kit by the airlines and are advised to pay attention to the boarding announcements. You will have to self-scan the e-boarding pass and will have to show an ID card to the airline staff at the boarding gate.

Web Check-in

Passengers should do a web check-in, should obtain a boarding pass online and download baggage tag.

Time to reach the airport

Passengers should reach the airport 2 hours before the departure and only those passengers will be allowed to enter the terminal whose flights are within 4 hours.

Number of bags/suitcases

Only one check-in bag and one cabin bag will be allowed and the use of baggage trolleys has to be minimized.

Getting to the airport

Personal vehicles are allowed inside the airport premises; however, only selected cabs will be allowed to take passengers and staff to and from the airport.

Have a safe flight!