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Things No One Tells You About – Jal Mahal, Jaipur

January, that time of the year when everybody be it Jaipurites or tourists always ask for this one place, Jal Mahal. Yes! Jal Mahal is in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and no, it is not built on any island like other water palaces. This 5 storied building continues to stand still in Man Sagar Lake with 4 floors immersed in water and dare anyone come near it. You can watch, behold the sight and, capture its beauty only from a distance as it is too introverted to let anybody close to it. We’re sure you must have visited this eyeful multiple of times, but let’s enlighten you today on these unknown facts about your favourite “Water Palace”.

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  • Initially, Jal Mahal welcomed the royal family with open arms and let them have a gala time here. Back then it served as a host to duck hunting parties for the royals. Years passed by and it started getting shy. And now, you can only have a look at it wondering what makes this architectural marvel stand tall in the water body.

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  • Come February, and you can spot large number of migratory birds dancing here and there, enjoying the serenity of water at Jal Mahal. This once again revives the liveliness in it.

 

 

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  • Chameli Bagh of Jal Mahal was a grand spectacle to watch back when beautiful dance and musical performances painted this splendor in its own colours.
  • Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is one of the most photographed monuments in Pink City. With tranquil waters by the side and birds sitting on top of the chattris giving it a picturesque view, tourists and localites love to spend their soothing evenings here, clicking selfies with it in the backdrop.

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  • Catch the sight of this exquisiteness this weekend with your loved ones, but only from the outside as no one can actually go inside it to see it.

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Most people view the architectural brilliance of Jal Mahal from across the Jaipur-Delhi Road but if you take a walk for a kilometre or two into the valley behind the lake, its true beauty will reveal.

Did we just make you love Jal Mahal even more? If yes, then we think we have sorted your weekend evening plans! 😉

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The Line Up Of Jaipur Music Stage 2019 Is Out !

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Gear yourself up to listen to the best of the music performers across the globe right in our very own city. Yes, we are talking about the Jaipur Music Stage that runs parallel to ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. This year, the Jaipur Music Stage celebrates “All Things Music” with a diverse music genres coming together on the same platform.

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Jaipur Music Stage 2019 is like no other music festival in the entire nation. Be it world music, ghazals, funk, rock or the Blues, it has it all. Apart from some breath-taking performances by the international and national artists, Jaipur Music Stage 2019 has interesting workshops, masterclasses, talks, and sessions giving the music enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with their favourite musicians.

Let’s take a sneak peek as to who is coming this season.

  • Jasbir Jassi in collaboration with Kutle Khan– The never seen before fusion of Rajasthani Folk and Punjabi Folk by Jasbir Jassi and Kutle Khan will perform live at Jaipur Music Stage 2019.

Date: 24th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • The Nooran Sisters– The “Tung Tung” and “Patakha Guddi” famed Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran, with their powerful Sufi performances will set the stage on fire.

Date: 25th January

Time: 7:00p.m.-  8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Indian Ocean– With their unique blend of traditional Indian folk and Indian instruments, with rock ’n’ roll, jazz and fusion, Indian Ocean will definitely touch your soul.

Date: 25th January

Time: 8:20p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • L. Subramaniam’s Global Fusion- Get ready to experience a fusion fever with L. Subramanian’s brand new “Global Fusion” performance that will leave you mesmerised.

Date: 26th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Midival Punditz- The Chemical Brothers of India, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj will make the audience crazy with their pulse driving electronica.

Date: 26th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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  • Dub FX ft. Mahesh Vinayakram- Dub FX, or Benjamin Stanford along with Mahesh Vinayakram will definitely set you up for the night and be worth to listen.

Date: 27th January

Time: 7:00p.m.- 8:20p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

 

  • Soulmate- The Blues pioneers of India, known for their passionate live performances, Tipriti’s deeply honest songwriting and Rudy’s effervescent guitar playing will make the crowd stop and listen to them.

Date: 27th January

Time: 8:30p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

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The line-up is out, book your tickets now: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/jaipur-music-stage/ET00091827

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Jeffrey Archer Checking In For The First Time In ZEE JLF 2019

‘Tis the season to celebrate renowned authors in the city because world’s largest literary show on earth, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is about to begin in just a few days from today. Did you get a chance to check out the list of speakers who are coming this season? Any guesses as to who is checking in ZEE JLF 2019 for the first time ever ?

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It is none other than the bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer, the only author ever to be a #1 Bestseller in fiction, non-fiction and short-stories. Born in London, Jeffrey Archer is a former politician who has also served as a Member of the British Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He was first recognised as a literary figure after the publication of his first book, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less in 1976. After that, there was nobody that could stop him in his rise.

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Have a look at his 5 Best reads:

  1. Shall We Tell The President?

It is a fast moving thriller about a plot to assassinate Edward Kennedy, while he was the President of the United States.

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2. Kane and Abel

The book tells the story of two men, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant who were born on the same date on the opposite sides of the world. Their paths cross each other only once and they end up becoming bitter enemies.

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3. Only Time Will Tell

Tale of Harry Clifton working in the docks of Bristol who learns the harsh reality of his father’s death that raises another question in his mind, whether he was his actual father or not?

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4. Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less

Jeffrey Archer’s first publication, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less is a page turning tale of fraud, revenge and determination as four men decide to stop at nothing to get back what was stolen from them.

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5. Heads You Win

Story of no ordinary child who was destined to lead the countrymen, but fate changes when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state.

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Jeffrey Archer in ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will talk about Heads You Win- his recent fiction release and will be sharing his dramatic life experiences.

You can catch him on 26th January, 2018 in Front Lawn at Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We can’t wait to hear him out, can you?

Registration link: http://jaipurbookmark.org/registrations/

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A Day Through Jaipur’s Walled City Market

No matter what transport you choose to reach the walled city market, but once you step out of it, a gush of local air filters through you and gives you the major feels of the city. From the street vendors all around trying to sell you ethnic jewellery, clothes, toys, bed sheets, handkerchiefs, edibles and what not, to the truly colourful shops loaded with Jaipuri jootis, block print and leather handbags, wedding outfits, vibrant Jaipuri lehengas and much more- the markets of Jaipur are truly engaging.

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Stroll through with a heart full of patience and excitement and you’ll surely find yourself drooling over the local delicacies including the famous Kachoris, Samosas, Mirchi vadas retrieved from the piping hot oil and put on little paper serving plates.

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Moreover, after you have had a long day of discovering the lanes of the walled city market, you can finally binge on the Rajasthani delicacies for dinner like Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi, Laal Maas, and Ker Sangri.

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Further, while you stand right in front of the Palace of Winds, the legendary Hawa Mahal, you’ll realise that there actually are 953 windows in it. Located in the midst of the market and surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, the place has an enchanting significance to it, which would surely lure you into seeing it inside out.

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You can further explore the local culture and the colours of Jaipur with the local market that offers Jaipuri leather items, junk jewellery, Jaipuri block print dresses and bedsheets, quilts, handicrafts including blue pottery items and traditional kathputlis, mirror work items, and much more.

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On the other hand, you may dive into Hindu spirituality with temples like the renowned Hanuman temple, the Govind Dev Ji temple and Garbh Griha.

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Next, when you have crossed through the booming traffic, the metro construction taking place at Badi Chaupad and the loud yet prismatic market, you are finally ready to enter the gates of the truly magnificent City Palace of Jaipur, which was once the abode of the royal Rajput rulers. For years and years, Jaipur has celebrated its legacy of having inherited this beautiful monument that presents itself as Jaipur’s crown.

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Witnessing the grandeur of living and lifestyle of Jaipur’s royals at the City Palace Museum, you’ll be taken back in time with the treasures of the bygone era. From the enticing Chandra Mahal to the mesmerizing Peacock Gate, Lotus Gate, Green Gate and Rose Gate; City Palace just never fail to bewitch you with its beauty.

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While you take away Jaipuri clothes, quilts, jooties and jewellery as souvenirs for your loved ones away with you, the most beautiful things you take along would still be the sights of the vivid liveliness of the city.

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Things No One Tells You – Hawa Mahal Jaipur

What is that one thing that you want to take it as a memory with you from Jaipur? It’s beautiful culture, marvellous architecture or authentic Rajasthani food?

We surely left you puzzled right? We will talk about it one by one, but today we are here to tell you few things that no one tells you about Hawa Mahal. We are sure you must have visited this architectural wonder by now that was built by Lal Chand Ustad in the 18th Century and still stands tall in the city. It is our own Taj Mahal that is in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown and there are a few things that you must have never heard about it. So let’s give you a quick glance at what all these things actually are:

  • Giving a scenic view to the selfie lovers, Hawa Mahal is the tallest building in the world without a foundation and this five-storey building continues to stand tall because of its curved shaped.
  • The most distinctive thing about Hawa Mahal is that it has an entrance from the rear side instead of the front side. Moreover, there are no stairs but only ramps to ascend and descend. Don’t forget to wear your sport shoes the next time you visit it.
  • The colourful jharokhas that you see from the outside, do you know the count of them? Not 1 not 2, but there are 953 Jharokhas ! Can you believe it? These windows were actually constructed to give a cool breeze to the royal ladies that watched processions from the inside of the Wind Palace.
  • The mesmerizing architecture is a fine combination of Mughal & Rajput style that makes it one of the most Instagrammable monuments in Jaipur.
  • Guess what? Pantone’s colour of the year 2019 is Living Coral, which is the colour of our very own Hawa Mahal. This is going to make Hawa Mahal the next hot spot for tourists visiting the city. So, don’t miss it to include it in your Things To Do In Jaipur.
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Locals DISTRICT Is Coming To Steal The Nights Away In Jaipur

Winnowed out from all the different forms of music is a genre that attracts the lovers of abstract and imaginative, the lovers of the tunes that are like no other- Techno!

The psychedelic tunes of EDM music have lured the hearts of many over time. The techno music is a type of EDM that is a unique blend of influences from magic realism, fantasy, and science fiction.

With a developing craze for music festivals, youth is traveling across cities and countries to attend the events.  Jaipur too has a long-awaited Techno fest event queued up early in the coming year- Locals DISTRICT

Attracting the Techno music lovers from all over the nation, Locals DISTRICT is a one of its kind event where you can spend a few days away from the world of trivia and monotony and lose yourself to a world that’s lit up with dim lights and techno music!

Bracing to be back with a bang, the second episode of Locals DISTRICT will be held at Castle Kalwar on the outskirts of Jaipur.  You can enjoy 72 hours of non- stop techno music played by renowned DJs at this enigmatic event.

This is not all, there is an added festive yet mystic feel to the event with the garden tents for accommodation!

Locals DISTRICT is an unprecedented kind of Techno music fest that’s about to unveil its second season in Jaipur in March 2019 and we promise you, it’s a “Lose the night away” kind of a gala!

Dates: 1st- 3rd March” 2019

Venue: Castle Kalwar, Jaipur

Book your tickets here: http://www.localsdistrict.com/

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Enjoy A Nip In The Air In Jaipur

The weather has suddenly taken a new turn and it is an ideal night to go for that dinner date in our very own Jaipur city. The nip in the air is calling to all the romantic couples out there in the Pink City to make the most of this memorable night. So hop on with us and make this mid-week blue into a happening one tonight !

  1. The Forresta

That cozy ambience and those cute little corners amidst the lush green ambience at The Forresta makes a perfect romantic dinner spot for all !

Address: 
Ground Floor, Devrajniwas, Near Moti Mahal Cinema, Bani Park

2. Skyfall By Replay

Looking for a quite romantic dinner or with music, Skyfall takes care of all.

Address: 
5th Floor, SB 57, Riddhi Tower, Tonk Road, Opposite Sawai Mansingh Stadium

3. Asteria

For all the blues and whites lovers, Asteria is the best combination of rooftop and romantic places in Jaipur.

Address: 
Shopping Centre, B2, Tonk Rd, Choti Chopad, Sitabari, Durgapura

4. Sultanat- Fort

Rocky ambient, Sultanat by Fort is an ideal location for all the romantic couples in Jaipur.

Address: 
SL Marg, P-20, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Adinath Nagar

5. 1135 AD

Candle light dinner just below the stars is always a good idea. So why not head towards 1135 AD tonight ?

Address: 

Amer Road, Amer Fort