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Things No One Tells You-Birla Mandir Jaipur

Jaipur is one city that fascinates and charms everyone. Startling Birla Mandir of Jaipur is one such charming place. We have seen its marvellous architecture umpteen times and appreciated it as well. Built-in 1988 this is quite a new attraction of the city compared to the other historical monuments and also the ideal hangout place for many Jaipurites as well as tourists to spend their daytime and evenings. But did you know there are a few things no one told you about?

Let’s check out if you know all these facts about Jaipur’s Birla Mandir Temple located just beneath the Moti Doongri Hill-

  1. Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple & is one of the major tourist attractions of the city which is easily approachable as situated on the city’s prime JLN road.

    2. Made up of the finest quality of white marble, it is renowned for its fine carvings and delicate artwork.

3. It looks startling as it gets lighten up in the night. 

4. Inside it, the idols of Lakshmi and Narayan are being made out from one piece of marble only.

5. It is a true example of secularism seven being a Hindu temple, its top three huge domes of representing the three religions of India – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The outside walls of Birla Mandir are decorated with figures from all religions including Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius.

6. You’ll find refreshing peace and quietness here. The huge lush greens lawns offer a true delight of quiet open space in the centre of the city.

7. Amongst Jaipurites, Birla Mandir is also a paradise for all the foodies and especially pav bhaaji fanatics and that makes it for another major reason that attracts people to hang out at this amazing food joint. Just across the road you’ll find many street vendors serving Pandit Pav Bhaji.

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46 Things Prove That You’re A True Jaipurite

Jaipur, also known as the Pink city, is a city of culture, festivals, shopping, food, heritage and countless other things including the most important – its people! You’re living in Jaipur or have ever lived here, we are sure there are still some things that you definitely love or you could always relate to those.

1. JLN MARG

JLN Marg is more like a car race video game. Only the smarter lot of Jaipurites is able to save itself from the all-new speed cameras installed there. The rest of them just keep losing the game to challans every now and then!

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  1. INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE

Even though the epic Sambhar Dosa and Coffee don’t taste the way they used to, the glossy yellow paint peeling out of the walls still reminds us of the good old days spent in the Indian Coffee House.

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  1. NAHARGARH FORT

Who can say no to the amazing bhutta on the way and RTDC Pakodis uphill, and of course the unmatched view of the city from this mesmerizing hangout spot!

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4. JHALANA SAFARI

With our Patricia, Cleopatra and Bigfoot filling up for Noor, Machli and Ustad of Ranhambore, Jhalana safari is no less than a Ranthambore trip itself for us!

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5. WEDDING SHOPPING

Be it lehangas, sherwanis or any kind of designer dresses and footwear, just pick a design from Pinterest and you have it readymade at Purohit Ji ka Katla and that too without burning a hole in your pocket.

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6. MASALA CHOWK

No more hopping for darling food shops, our favoruite chatpata khana and chatwalas are at Masala Chowk now.

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7. FALUDA AT LINK ROAD

With all the leading upclass icecream parlours mushrooming in the city with exotic flavours and presentation, we still cannot get over the taste of Faluda at Link road. We have stopped here umpteen times with our hands full of shopping bags and growling stomachs!

8. TEEJ PROCESSION

Despite all the metro work going on around the city, Jaipurites have found their way of conducting the Teej procession an get photographed around it.

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9. JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL                                                                     

Those 5 days of January when it is mandatory to check in to Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace and flood our Social Media with selfies and celebs pics.

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10. CANDLE MARCH AT STATUE CIRCLE

This coffee hangout point is our place for peaceful candle marches.

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11. THE WORLD TRADE PARK

This grand mall in our Pinkcity is literally treated like a park by Jaipurites.

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12. JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA- ART HI ART!

From a normal Art Exhibition centre to an upmarket café, JKK is the place for the connoisseurs of art. It in no way lags behind the “Kala Ghoda” of Mumbai or “Indian Habitat” of Delhi.

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13. AMAR JAWAN JYOTI

The memorial built for the martyrs makes our heart skip a beat.

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14. RAJ MANDIR

Lesser of a movie theatre and more of a tourist destination, this is the most beautiful theatre of Asia and we have all taken our relatives from far off cities to this place during vacations.

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15. SAMOSA/KACHORI

We Jaipurites are so fond of Samosa, kachori and mirchi bada that even the 44°C in summer cannot stop us from having our favourites.

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16. TAPRI

We believe that the tea, maggi and poha taste better when taken at Tapri with the on-looking Indian Flag.

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17. BIRLA MANDIR

For the proud Jaipur ke niwasi!

This is lesser of a holy worship place but more of a touristy destination.

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18. BIG FAT JAIPURI WEDDINGS

Every Indian girl dreams of getting married in royal palaces of Jaipur that have now been converted into 5-star heritage properties.

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19. LIGHTING AROUND THE CITY

With the night tourism having started in the city, the city has lost its sleep and it’s always drenched in the brightest lights through the nights.

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20. GAURAV TOWER

Our love for this first shopping mall is never going to be less. It still stays as the best saviour for the college bunkers and the shopaholics.

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21. METRO

Metro ride for us is not about travelling to places but for taking a better city view.

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22. ISAR LAT OR SARGASULI

Though known for giving a breathtaking view of the city, most of us have never climbed up to there to the top.

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23. PATRIKA GATE

Situated on a traffic signal at JLN road this is now amongst the top instagram worthy place.

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24. JAIPUR TRAFFIC POLICE

We avoid connecting with them on the roads but follow them for their Social media posts.

25. SARAS PARLOUR

From morning Doodh Jaelbi to late night coffee Saras Parlour for Jaipurites is never too far.

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26. JAIPUR STATION

With the beautiful wall paintings and hi class lounge facilities, Jaipur station has changed the way people travel to and from Jaipur.

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27. GATES OF THE CITY

Pink walls of Jaipur fortified with the seven gates. Only jaipurites can recognize the names of these unique Darwazas.

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28. LASSIWAALA AT MI ROAD

The Lassiwala is the place we do not miss taking our relatives to, because it serves the biggest and the most delicious glass of Lassi in the city. We challenge that even today no can can drink the largest glass of lassi that they serve.

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29. HAWA MAHAL

With the increasing traffic and metro work around the city area, it becomes difficult to get the picture postcard view of Hawa Mahal. The brand new cafés in front of Hawa Mahal have got us covered from where we can have a great view of the place.

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30. LAXMI MISHTAN BHANDAR

We all know, when our relatives visit us, the LMB is listed in their *Thingstodo

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Every  Jaipurite must have enjoyed Goths in some of its multiple kitchens. Especially in the Sawan month.

32. LEHERIYA: For Jaipur women, this vibrant leheriya pattern is a compulsory Saawan (Monsoon) purchase.

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33. ELEPHANT RIDE:

We have lived that perfect Maharaja moment taking on an elephant Ride from Maotha to the Amer Fort. We are not even surprised to see elephants in the city area. We’re just used to the grandeur.

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34. Ghat Ki Guni TUNNEL

Yes! We’re proud that Rajasthan’s first road tunnel is in JaipurThe 2.8 km long twin-tube tunnel has been grilled through the Aravalli hills on the Jaipur Agra road.

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35. 14TH JANUARY 

Koi doubt mat rakhna it’s a National Holiday for Jaipurites. Kite flying is not just a festival but also an experience of infectious energy here.

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36. MOTI DOONGRI: No auspicious ceremony, new purchase of vehicle or wedding in Jaipur is complete without taking the Aashirwaad of Ganesh Ji at Moti Doongri.

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37. LAC BANGLES: An intrinsic part of Jaipur woman’s Accessories is Lac or lacquer bangles. Jaipur women  love to stack them and tourists love to take them home as a souvenir.

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38. PANDIT PAO BHAJI

Only a true Jaipurite can figure it out who is the original Pandit pao Bhaji wala. Prove us wrong!

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39. AMER FORT

For Jaipurites Navratris starts and ends here after a visit to Shila Mata temple at Amer Fort

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40. SURYA VANSHI LAMPOSTS

‘United we stand’ when the urban development planned to replace these lampposts with new designs.

The spirit of a true Jaipurite. !!

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41. CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

There’s a myriad of shortlived restaurants opening around the city at every nook and corner. And we are always eager to try the food at all of them.

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42. FITNESS

Our city is becoming aware about fitness with all the gyms opening around the city. We first eat at the cafes and restaurants mushrooming around, then we rush to the gym for the love of fitness.

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43. CENTRAL PARK

We don’t just go to the gym for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we also go to the central park to run the long track and finally gain back energy with the healthy Aloevera, Beetroot, Bottle Guord juices available right outside.

central park44. EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

There isn’t a day that goes by in Jaipur when there isn’t an exhibition or social event. From our exclusive Jaipur Literature festival, to Talk Journalism, Hidden Treasures, Decor India, Jaipur Jewellery show, and the list goes on.

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45. FASHION SHOWS

Jaipur being the textile hub, is big on fashion too. Every now and then there is a fashion show conducted by renowned designers in up-class hotels of our city, and not just this, recently a fashion show was held in the metro too!

46. PAINTINGS AROUND THE CITY

From the metro station walls, to flyovers and government buildings, you can see the Rajasthani scriptures, paintings, mandala art and patterns all over the city, done by local artists.

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At last, Jaipur tere jaisa koi nahi 🙂

 

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10 Things That Jaipur City Taught Us

Teachers are the torchbearers in our lives. They do not just educate us but also mould us to be better human beings. A good student finds a teacher in anyone and everyone that teaches something, and so are Jaipurites. We have learnt a number of things from our very own teacher Jaipur City.

  • You are under CCTV Surveillance!

Now that each one of us has got the penalty right at our home for having broken traffic rules at least once on JLN Marg; we have learnt the hard way to beware of those cameras and not break traffic rules.

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  • Being a smarter city

Ever since the Smart City project has been launched, from cleanliness to cycle stands, night tourism to wiping out of stray animals from streets, major changes have been made in our city which taught us to act like smart citizens.

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  • Keeping Jaipur Swacchh

Be it our own house, the abandoned plot next door, or the city roads, there’s an air of change with cleanliness all around. It’s not just a cleanliness project anymore, it’s a motto, and we are learning to follow it along with the epic Swacchh Bharat song!

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  • Hanging out

With a café or lounge mushrooming every now and then in the city, we have truly learnt to hangout in our city. We know all the best places and must-have’s of Jaipur!

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  • Staying fit

Along with the cafés and lounges, fitness centers have also flooded the city. We have not just learnt to digest the calories, but also to burn them up.

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  • Getting used to BTown peeps

With an increasing craze for movie shooting spots and its promotions, there’s a BTown celebrity in our city every now and then in Jaipur and we are getting quite used to it.

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  • Internet-less Survival

The biggest lesson we learnt in the recent past is to survive 48 hours without internet. We hope this adds some meaning to our lives at large :p

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  • Save your license

We’ve finally learnt that if we really wish to drive in future, we need to stop talking on phone while driving, once and for all. The recently passed rule empowers the traffic police to cancel your license if you’re caught talking on the phone while driving.

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  • Switching to Organic Products

With brimming pollution in the city and bans to turn it down, we learnt to abandon plastic and shift to eco-friendly substitutes of things like fibre bags, earthen or glass bottles etc.

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  • Patience

Out of all the lessons taught to us by our city, the greatest one is Patience! Be it traffic jams, queues at our favourite food joints, waiting at the restaurants, or food delivery at home; we Jaipurites have learnt to keep our calm!

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Happy Teachers Day 🙂

 

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Pedal Down All Your Worries With Pink Pedals, Jaipur

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.” – Anon

Have you tried going back into time and re-cherish your life? Riding in the morning sunny skies or the hazy winter lights of Central Park, pushing pedals briskly at JLN Marg trying to beat your friends while feeling the cool breeze arouses nostalgic sentiments in the times of fast growing Jaipur.

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The city of surprises has never let its people down and so hasn’t Jaipur Beat. So amidst the busy urban life, we want you to trace your steps back towards a healthy lifestyle with cycling and revive the memory lane.

Give a rest to your lethargic minds, as Pink Pedals Jaipur takes up a bold initiative towards motivating the Jaipurities to give a test ride to their happiness. It is a unique concept associated with providing bike rentals to the people of each generation; from tiny-tots to grandpas and grannies and taking a step towards a greener and pollution-free Jaipur. This ingenious bike rental strategy has gathered 25,000 followers in a short span of time with the motto of of riding towards a sustainable and salubrious environment.

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Located at Jawahar Circle, bicycle riding in the labyrinth of greenery leaves a mesmerizing and ever- lasting experience.

These user- friendly bikes has a wide variety of range; from gearless to geared, tiny bikes for kids to higher handles for the older, and branded to non-branded, appealing  to the customer’s comfort level at a minimal rental cost of 20Rs./20min (gearless) and 60Rs./20min (geared).

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So gear up and tighten up your knots as bike riding in Jaipur now has a new ‘no excuse’ propaganda!

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Come and join them with Pink City’s first ever ‘Juniors Cyclothon’ on 17th June and let your child unleash the joy of riding. Pamper them to win the amazing hampers and exciting gifts with an unforgettable experience in bask of nature. Register now!

For further details contact 072299-42277.

Content credit– Muskaan Kasat

Photo credit– Aparna Natha

Both are working as an intern at Jaipur Beat.