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A long weekend awaits to plan a trip to Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

The universe has been kind to all of us and given us two long weekends back-to-back. Yes, we are talking about the Holi long weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon-27th, 28th & 29th March) and the Good Friday long (2nd, 3rd, & 4th April) weekend. And in case your bosses are generous and cool enough to grant you 31st & 1st April days of extra leaves then you just have the whole week off!

It doesn’t get better than this right?
Well, it does if you plan a getaway for these long weekends to none other than Jaipur aka Pink City. And just to substantiate our above hypothesis, allow us to give you some mind-blowing reasons for you to plan your getaway to our favorite city, Jaipur.

The magnificent and spectacular forts and palaces

The city is filled with forts and places that draw the attention of tourists from all over the world. The forts are well known over the globe for their royal architecture, culture, age-old charm, and grandeur. Forts that we would recommend you to visit and experience the royalty of Rajasthan are:

 • Amber Palace – The famous Amer Fort is one of the most visited forts in Rajasthan and is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overlooking the Maota lake, Amber Fort is known for its aesthetical style elements. Also, for all the history buffs out there – do you know that Amer was the capital of the state before Jaipur?

Nahargarh Fort – What comes to your mind when it comes to enjoying an eagle’s eye view of Jaipur’s jaw-dropping skyline?
Definitely, it is Nahargarh! One of the favourite spots for Jaipurites.
Situated in the Aravalli mountains, Nahargarh which means “adobe of tigers” is a majestic and spectacular fort. You can enjoy cycling and trekking at this fort and can also visit the Nahargarh biological park. Built in 1734 during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh (1698-1740), the extensive water systems of Nahargarh are one of the most significant features of the fort. So get your walking shoe on and one can take a walk through Water Heritage to uncover history to architecture, and see the history come alive.

Hawa Mahal – This five-storey building continues to be the major attraction of all those travelling to the Pink City. The unique attraction is its 953 windows which were actually constructed to give a cool breeze to the royal ladies that watched processions from the inside of the Wind Palace.

If this architectural wonder intrigues you more, check this out: https://jaipurbeat.com/2018/12/11/things-no-one-tells-you-hawa-mahal-jaipur/

Jal Mahal – Located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, this 5 storied building continues to stand still in Man Sagar Lake with 4 floors immersed in water.
Back then it was used for royal duck shooting parties. With tranquil waters by the side and birds sitting on top of the chattris makes for a picturesque view. One can enjoy camel or horse safari and also shop for the local handicrafts from the temporary bazaars set near this place.

City Palace – The City Palace, Jaipur is one of the most admired and finest attractions among the places to visit in the Pink City. With an organized layout of large courtyards, perfectly manicured gardens, and magnificent mahals, the palace is still home to the royal family of Jaipur. Apart from its magical architecture, the palace is also known for its beautiful gates.
While planning a trip to Jaipur, make sure you reserve a day to visit the corridors of the City Palace and live a day like the royals!

Jawahar Circle – The newest edition in the list is the ninth gate of Jaipur, known as ‘Patrika Gate’. It not only keeps heritage value but also the aesthetic value due to its modern architecture mingled with traditional style. The poly-chromatic patterns and vibrant surroundings make this gate one of a kind. The vibrant colours and mesmerizing architecture are always admired and make this an Instagram-worthy place as no one can leave without capturing its beauty.

If you want to know more about this circle of colors, culture, food & life, check this blog! https://jaipurbeat.com/2017/06/17/a-circle-of-colors-culture-food-life-jawahar-circle/

Patrika Gate

Shopping

• Jaipur is a paradise for shopping lovers. Be it street shopping, wedding shopping, or handicrafts shopping, Jaipur has it all. The list and names of markets and the dedicated ‘Rastas’ for each market make the city a favourite destination for those who love to indulge in shopping. The markets like Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, etc are the soul of our city.

Shopping Guide To Jaipur’s Bazaars

• Johari Bazaar (paradise for jewelry lovers) – Visit for Gem, Jewelry, Handicrafts, Furniture and Art, Chandpole Bazaar – If you love marble artifacts, handicrafts, furniture this is the perfect place for you.

Maniharon ka Rasta – The Lane of Jaipur Where Bangles Clink & Crockery Cackles

• But if you someone who prefers shopping in a mall, our suggestion is to visit World Trade Park which is the grandest mall of all times.

A 360 Degree Guided Tour of World Trade Park Jaipur !!

Food

You think of Jaipur and you automatically think of some mouth-watering food. You will completely agree with us once you hog on these scrumptious dishes at some of the finest places of Jaipur. Be it spicy Pyaj ki Kachori or sweet Mawa Kachori, or Pandit ki Pav Bhaji, Samrat ke Samose, Lassi at Lassiwala, Lal Maans or LMB ki chaat the list of Jaipur’s special delights goes on and on. You can either walk from place to place or gather at Masala Chowk for the tempting street food.

For the finest gourmet experiences don’t miss out on The Forresta Kitchen & Bar.
How can we miss mentioning Rajasthani Laal Maans or Jaisalmeri Junglee Maans and the place to have that is Handi Restaurant in Jaipur which you must try!

Luxury hotels and restaurants

If you are the one who would love to experience Jaipur in luxury and live & eat like the royals, Jaipur has got your back for this as well. Jaipur has some of the luxurious and heritage hotels in India. Rambagh Palace, Samode Haveli, Alsisar Haveli, Leela Palace, Fairmount are the ones we truly recommend.

Here is our quick list- https://jaipurbeat.com/2018/12/02/experience-the-unique-stay-at-heritage-hotels-in-jaipur/

Alsisar Haveli

If you think that’s all sorry we still have a lot- Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, Vidhyadhar ka Bagh, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Panna Mian Ka kund, Galta Ji temple, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, and the list can go on forever.

Convinced enough to visit Jaipur for a weekend getaway?
From food to shopping to sight-seeing and luxury stays, the Pink City has a lot to offer. Words don’t do justice to the immense and exhaustive cultural diversity and heritage of Jaipur.
Pack your bags now to experience the love of Jaipur. Padharo Mhare Des! Jaipur awaits you all!!

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COVID Vaccine Registration | All you need to know | Jaipur Beat

Amid the rising cases of COVID in the state and the city, we Jaipurites must understand the importance of getting vaccinated and should participate in India’s vaccination drive. Getting vaccinated means reduced risk of getting the illness and protecting people around you.

Source: Business Standard

Known as the world’s largest vaccination programme, India’s COVID immunisation drive began on January 16, where the healthcare and frontline workers got vaccinated first. The vaccination programme was then extended to people over 60 years of age. Now starting from 1 April, those aged 45 and with comorbidities (simultaneous presence of two or more diseases) will be able to take vaccines against coronavirus.

The vaccines can be taken free of cost in government hospitals or by paying Rs. 250 per dose in private facilities. The government has also approved expanding the dosage interval for Covishield from 28 days to 4-8 weeks based on scientific advice as it is more effective.

If you are wondering how to register, we are here to help you out. The schedule and appointment can be booked on or after April 1. You can register and book an appointment through the dedicated CoWIN portal or the Arogya Setu app.

Both the platforms allow a user to register at least four family members, including the user, for the coronavirus vaccine.

Aarogya Setu
• On Aarogya Setu, go to the CoWIN tab, tap on the “Vaccination” tab and then select the “Register Now” option.
• Register via your mobile number and enter the OTP.
• Select the type of photo ID proof you wish to upload and fill in the details.
• On the following page, you will need to submit proof of eligibility. If above 45, you will have to upload a doctor’s certificate as proof of comorbidity.
• Now, choose your nearest vaccination centre and time slot to book the appointment.
• Once registered successfully, you will receive an SMS with the appointment details.

CoWIN
• On CoWIN, register via your mobile number and enter the OTP.
• After verification, the ‘Registration for Vaccination’ page will open. Enter your details, such as photo ID proof.
• The page will ask you if you have any comorbidities, which can be answered by simply clicking on ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If 45+, upload doctor’s certificate as comorbidity proof.
• Once you enter the details for registration, click the ‘Register’ button.
• If you get registered successfully, a confirmation message will be sent to your registered mobile number.
• Once registered, you will be shown the “Account Details” page, where you can schedule your appointment.
• Click on the “Schedule Appointment” tab and set your appointment as per your wish.

Upon vaccination, you must insist on receiving a hard copy or a digital copy/link of your Vaccination Certificate. If the hospital does not provide a certificate, the beneficiary may lodge a complaint at toll-free number 1075. (Source: Ministry of Health)

Some of the vaccination centres of Jaipur are: Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur Hospital, Monilek Hospital, Metro Mas Hospital, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Eternal Hospital, C K Birla Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital.

You will find your nearest COVID vaccination centre after registering on CoWIN or Aarogya Setu.

DISCLAIMER: The content written above is true to the best of our knowledge, but there may be omissions.

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Ye March hai, Ye Jaipur hai, Aur ye humari pawwry list hai | Jaipur Beat

March is here and so are the physical events that we have missed more than ever! After the year of pandemic, we are hoping the event industry bounces back with a bang. Though virtual events ruled the year 2020 successfully, but we definitely missed dressing up and networking face-to-face.
Let’s welcome the month of celebrations which includes festivals like Holi, Gangaur, Rajasthan Day, Women’s Day and whatnot!!
Here are 11 events in March that you will probably love to attend.

P.S. Don’t forget to mask up and sanitize your hands.

1. Bougainvillea Fair
Date: 19th to 21st March 2021
Venue: Vanashraya by Living Stone

For more details please contact: +91 9829011136

LIFESTYLE EXHIBITIONS

2. Dahleez Exhibition
2nd-3rd March at Fort, Lal Bahudur Nagar, JLN Marg
5th-6th March at Birla Auditorium, C Scheme

3. Jhalak- Spring & Summer Edition
Date: 11 & 12th March
Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn, Jaipur

4. Lagan Mandap Exhibition
Date: 17th-18th March 2021
Time: 9:00 UTC+05:30
Venue: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

ENTERTAINMENT

5. Punchliners Standup Comedy Show ft Rajat Chauhan
Date: 6th March
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer

6. Punchliners Comedy Show ft Pratyush Chaubey
Date: 14th March
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer

7. Punchliners Factory Reset ft Vikramjit Singh
Date: 21st March
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Aisle Clarks Stage, Hotel Clarks Amer

8. Akcent Live at Stardust
Date: 20th March
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Stardust, Lal Kothi

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

9. Gulal 4 (Celebration of Women’s Day & Holi)
Date: 7th March
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Venue: Indiana Hotels, Jaipur

10. 7th Rajasthan International Film Festival – RIFF 2021
Date: 20th March (Opening Ceremony)
Venue: Entertainment Paradise (EP) – Miraj Cinemas, Jaipur

11. Dineout SteppinOut Food Festival | Jaipur
Date: 21st March
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Venue: Grand Uniara Heritage Hotel, Jaipur

Pink City is all ready to pawwrty! Are you in?

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Jaipur gets a new bespoke furniture & interior store | Jaipur Furniture by Yojna Singh

For the art connoisseurs of Jaipur, the newest bespoke furniture & interior store ‘Jaipur Furniture’ by Yojna Jaisingh is the latest foray into the world of furniture, décor & interior spaces. Dealing in the international and national market for past 14 years as a manufacturer and exporter of furniture, Jaipur Furniture has opened the gate to a retail business in the Pink City this weekend.
The 2000 sq. ft boutique store is endowed with an impeccable sense of aesthetics and unbridled craftsmanship. Along with creating finest art, the brand makes bespoke furniture along with house art and décor items by some of the most talented artisans across the country.

Drawing historic inspiration from India, the brand not only crafts furniture, it bequests tradition, comfort, and timeless designs for different spaces. It curates the finest interior and luxury living spaces to match the taste of the modern lifestyle yet rooted with traditional aesthetics. From crafting superior hospitality furniture for hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafes, bars, and lobbies, executive cabins, common spaces for corporate world to creating interior and décor for homes, Jaipur Furniture embellishes your space like its own.

The store exhibits a wide mixture of furniture and décor where the entire product range is enthused with traditional Indian crafts. The collection is admired for its bold use of colors, one-of-a-kind designs, extraordinary accuracy and craftsmanship.

India with its rich history behind its textiles and crafts and each region’s indigenous products, with their own very unique identity- be it Rajasthan’s peacock, Jodhpur’s blue, Jaisalmer’s bright golden yellow, or nature & wildlife inspired rustic style, Victorian influence from Kolkata, the tribal prints from Assam holds so much essence that connects us with our roots. To create a global reach for Indian traditional crafts, Jaipur Furniture works as an umbrella where artisans and craftsmen hailing from different parts of the country are contributing with their unique products to the store’s collection, today.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
A bachelor of fine arts and a doctorate in temple architecture, Yojna Jaisingh with her passion for transforming creativity into an art piece is a successful furniture maker and an entrepreneur who caters to the global market. Weaving interesting stories with a plethora of colors and designs, Yojna has carved a chronicle of luxury in the Land of Kings. She has unleashed her creative genius with such marvellous intricate designs, that each piece echoes a tale of unparalleled style and sophistication. While conceptualizing the furniture & decor for her boutique store, she endeavoured to find the right balance between the traditional Indian infusions with earthy & rustic feel into the modern & trendy designs.

Yojna believes that bringing the furniture to your home is one thing but bringing art is something extraordinary. Her signature design style is a seamless blend of Indian traditions, color, craftsmanship with an infusion of western ethnicities, thereby marrying the East & West in one piece of art. According to her, traditional Indian crafts and art never go out of style, in fact, they are much celebrated in today’s living. Their imprint can be found in various masterpieces around. And it is our responsibility to carry forward this legacy. Yojna continues to design and create intriguing new concepts that define her unconventional yet rooted style of thought. She affirms that design is an emotion that connects us with our customs, thus she adds soul to the exquisite pieces by upholding such time-honoured traditions.
Embracing perfection in designing, Yojna makes sure each product is put together with creativity, attention to detail, expertise, and thus superior quality. Masterful craftsmanship is visible in the intricate cuts, rich colors, quality material, and detailed finishing.

CONTACT:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/jaipurfurniture12
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/jaipur_furniture/
LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/company/71656830/admin/

Address: E-85, SL Marg, Lal Bahadur Nagar, Durgapura, Jaipur
Contact: +91 9829392062

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Bernie Sanders in Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

If you are active on social media, it’s impossible you have missed the memes of a viral picture of Bernie Sanders taken at the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris inauguration. Sitting cross-legged on a chair with his warm winter coat and knitted mittens on, Bernie Sanders became an internet sensation in seconds.
Here is Jaipur Beat’s take on Bernie Sanders!

Amer Fort
Nahargarh Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Statue Circle
Patrika Gate
Jaivana Jaigarh Fort
Hawa Mahal

So how did you like Bernie’s trip to Jaipur?

Haters will say it’s photoshopped!!

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Jaipur Poet To Be Featured At JLF 2021 | Jaipur Beat

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is taking a virtual avatar this year due to the pandemic. This is the 14th edition of JLF and we will definitely miss the vibrancy of the physical event in the city.
Despite this, it makes us proud to tell that the Jaipur poet, Jagdeep Singh, will be featured at this virtual edition in February. A video of his reading some of his poems from the first collection ‘My Epitaph’, will be shown in the category of ‘New Writers Short Series’.

The anthology, published by Writers Workshop in Kolkata, comprises of poems, which are about a variety of topics like vagaries of life, the inevitability of death, the pangs of love, and even on the struggle of writing poetry. One special feature of the poems is that some of them are on well-known personas like Hemingway, Hamlet, Sylvia Plath, and even the protagonist of the well-known novel, Catch-22, ‘Yossarian’.

Dr. Ananda Lal, the man behind the Writers Workshop, Kolkata, which is fastidious about the Indo-English poetry they publish said for his poems: “Apart from their originality and sensitivity, they have the rare quality in an Indian poet of irony and readiness to laugh at oneself or about otherwise serious themes.”

The anthology will be officially launched at physical book events at the end of February both in Jaipur and New Delhi.

Despite the pandemic, let’s celebrate the joy of knowledge in a digital avatar at JLF 2021!

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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. In 1733 the king shifted the capital from Amber to Jaipur.

3. Vastu Shastra has guided the building of Jaipur under the guidance of Diwan Vidhyadhar Chakravarti

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

5.  Along with Madhurai city, Jaipur was also one of the earliest planned cities of India, under the direction of Vidyadhar Chakravarty .

6. The Pink color symbolises Raja Ram Singh’s (second ) ambition to make Jaipur an imperial city just like Imperial Delhi. Hence, the color Pink.

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 25 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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