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Bengali Binge Festival at The Lalit Jaipur

It’s monsoons and this time around it’s raining food in Jaipur ! Jaipur has turned into such a melting pot of culture and food , that you name a cuisine and lo and behold, you have it.

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Just before Durga puja, from the land of “maacher jhol and bhaat” , comes the lip smacking regional cuisine of West Bengal at The Lalit Jaipur as the Bengali Binge Food Festival. Chef de Cuisine Jassi from The Lalit Jaipur and Chef Shahdeb Kamila from The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata have designed a tantalizing menu for the food lovers in town.

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We thought it would be all a non-vegetarian affair with vegetarian food as just a side show but how the chef heroes the vegetables and weaves pure magic in his menu. Keeping the preference and sensibilities of the City of Jaipur in Mind, the Vegetarian selection of the Menu has been crafted with a lot of care and creativity. Chef Jassi informed us due to the presence of a small Bengali community living in Jaipur they managed to get all the vegetables absolutely fresh off the cart. Of course, the non-vegetarians needn’t lose heart. There cannot be a Bengali Food Festival without Fish and Chicken.

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On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we all sat down expectantly over a immaculately set table, laden with the spices, aromatics and chutneys of this exotic state from the east. A common love for good food connecting us all foodies and bloggers present with a palpable excitement on all the expectant faces around. Sensing the same, the service was quick and the chef narrated his travails from Digha in West Bengal to Kolkata and to finally here in Jaipur. His infectious excitement as he told us which Starter to pair with which assortment of freshly prepared Chutneys and ‘Kashundhi’. There was the delectable and famous Beetroot chop and Beguni( Aubergine in a light batter) to be eaten with the Plastic Papaya Chutney or the Khajoor and Kaju Chutney for the vegetarians. The non-vegetarians could choose between the ‘Bhetki Maach Bhaja’ or the ‘Mangsher Chop’ and pair them with Sweet Tomato Chutney or the Kashundhi.

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The specialty of the entire affair was also in the freshness and authenticity of the ingredients used. Right from Jharna Ghee to Sarson Tel ,’Gondhoraj Lembu’ , Maankochu (Arbi) and even the Yellow Mustard used were sourced from Kolkata. The Rest of the main course came to us as stunning Thaalis laden with the fragrant Ghee Bhaat Rice, Luchis (impeccably soft maida pooris) , Narkal Diye Cholar Dal ( ChanaDaal with Sauted Coconut slivers) , Sorson Dhoresh ( Lady fingers cooked in freshly pounded Yellow Mustard paste and Aloo Jhinga Poshto ( potato and rich gourd in poppy seeds). For the Non Vegetarians, there was Illish Macher Jhal( Hilsa in Mustard Seeds – The fish is a staple of West bengal and expensive at 1400 Rs / Kg ) and Murgir Jhol which is home-style chicken with potatoes. The chef aptly called the menu Gram Banglar Khabar (The food from the Village of Bengal). The food was surprisingly light yet mouth-watering. The day ended perfectly on a sweet note with the decedent ‘Roshogulla’ and ‘Misthi Doi’ which was polished off in no time at all.

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If your mouth is watering already, this is just right time to go grab your mouthful of heaven, now.

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Date: – September 9 – 18, 2016
Timings: – Lunch: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Venue: – Baluchi, The Pan Indian Destination, The Lalit Jaipur
Rates: Vegetarian- Rs. 750++ | Non Vegetarian- Rs. 850++ (Taxes as applicable)

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30 Shades of Jaipur

Pink city, city of colors, capital of Rajasthan, the first planned city of India, isn’t Jaipur known to people all across the world for its various shades ?  Unlike Christian Grey, all the shades of Jaipur are gorgeous and worth watching 😉 So here you go !

1. Metro

One of the fastest implementations in the Metro sector, Jaipur Metro is the first metro in India to run on Double-storey elevated road and Metro track. The first line of the Jaipur Metro, called Phase 1A, comprising 9.63 kilometres of route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, was opened to public by Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, on 3 June 2015, and thus, it became the sixth rapid transit system in India. Now, we proudly call ourselves a Metro city !

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2. Jaipur Literature Festival

World’s largest free literary festival happens in Jaipur ! Every year, everyone, not just in Jaipur, but from all around the world visits the pink city especially for this magnetic festival that keeps getting better every time like the old wine. To get a taste and a glimpse of the literary geniuses from all genres, people swarm in to the Jaipur Literature Festival with a footfall of around 2 lakh in 5 days. Apart from literature, one gets to witness the latest fashion trends, the best eateries, all kinds of cuisines, and a whole new shopping experience at JLF.

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3. Makar Sankranti

Celebrated on 14th Jan every year, Makar Sankranti is a festival that brings out the highest level of zeal and voices especially in the city of Jaipur ! While some men and women gang up at the roof tops and fly their kites as soon as the sun rises, a lot of women are seen passionately cooking the delicious dishes for the day. Friends come together for the day and even strangers meet at the flying get-togethers and are seen having the time of their lives.

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4. Gigantic Forts & Palaces

Amber (pronounced Amer), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur, is the classic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. Along with an elephant ride to the fort , you will see its various shades every evening when an exemplary saga of culture & heritage of Rajasthan comes to life with its Sound & Light Show and now it’s also open for night tourism 🙂

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Nahargarh

The highest fort in Jaipur where Aamir Khan shot ‘Pathshaala’ from the famous Rang De Basanti and also the shot from where they all fall down 😉  Nahar meaning Tiger and Garh meaning fort makes this name as Tigers used to roam in the area and people say that you can still spot a leopard or a tiger if you are lucky ! From the top of this fort, Jaipur looks like a twinkling gem at night.

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Jalmahal Palace

A water palace as it is called in a more English way, Jalmahal rests in the middle of Man Sagar lake like the pearl of its soul. Although it looks beautiful in the day time with birds by the side of lake and flying all the way to the palace to alight on its strong walls, the real magnificence of Jalmahal is witnessed under the blue starry sky at night when the water shimmers and the palace gives a perfect fairy tale feel to the beholder.

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5. India Ka Flag

Don’t get confused now because we Jaipurites fondly call the Indian flag in Central Park by this name. This fluttering flag is the tallest in India with a height of 206 feet and makes us feel proud every time we pass by it.

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6. Museums

Jaipur has some quaint museums to attract everyone. Albert Hall Museum is the oldest one in Rajasthan and is always bustling with curious tourists and guess what? It is now even open for Night Tourism ! The grand City Palace also houses a museum- Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Both these museums have artifacts, costumes, armors and musical instruments etc. from the eras of different rulers.

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7. Jaipuri Razai

When the temperature drops in Jaipur, these special quilts come to rescue 😉 These razai or quilts have the power to keep you warm even in bitter cold. Brightly colored Jaipuri quilts are anything but boring. Buy them in cotton, chenille or silk to grace your home.

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8. Jawahar Kala Kendra

If you are a Jaipurite, it has to be one of your favorite places to hang out. Jawahar Kala kendra aka JKK is the cultural hub of the Pink City. It hosts cultural fests, theatre festivals and art exhibitions. Not only this, you can taste Jaipur’s famous dal, bati, churma at Madhuban here 😀 For the lovers of South Indian food, Indian Coffee House of JKK is the coolest place !!

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9. Sarga Suli

A symbol of Jaipur’s victory , Sarga Suli is a tower located in Aatish Market that was once the highest in Jaipur ! Originally known as Ishar Lat., King Ishwari Singh got it built after defeating Madho Singh. Going to the top gives an amazing 360 degree view of the city and when it’s lit during Diwali, it looks beautiful with all the colors oozing out and spreading on the walled city.

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10. Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani – Chokhi meaning ‘good’ and Dhani meaning ‘village’, is probably the most popular ‘modern’ and visited tourist place in Jaipur. Tourists from across the globe come to Jaipur specially to visit Chokhi Dhani which is like an amusement park designed like a village. It gives you a glimpse of the culture of Rajasthan. You can enjoy camel rides here and dance with Kalbeliya dancers. It has a really huge variety of delectable Rajasthani food on offer. Here the food especially Dal Baati is served with lots of love and ghee just like you are dining at a village 😉

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11. Panch Batti

It literally means ‘5 lights’. It is basically a traffic signal that is too busy. Panch batti is a symbol of Jaipur just like its pink walls. You will find big showrooms, classy restaurants and high-end hotels near this point. And this is how it looks on a rainy day 🙂

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12. Baoris

Baoris aka Stepwells, are one of the most dramatic places seen in a lot of Hindi movies where lots of dance sequences have been shot. The most popular Baori is at Abhaneri near Jaipur. This one is called Chand Baori and is the biggest step-well. Hindi movie fans must have seen the beauty of this Baori in the movie Paheli.

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13. Temples

Jaipurites are simple God-fearing people and this is proved by the large number of temples in city. Moti Dungri temple and Birla Mandir are full of devotees all the time. The huge Govind Dev temple is a landmark that is especially amazing on Janmashtami. If you want to see temples on hills, head to Galta Devi, Shila Mata at Amer, Khole ke Hanumanji, Choolgiri and Garh Ganesh temples.

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14. Jantar Mantar

We have electronic clocks now but Jaipur had its very own clock way before. Jantar Mantar looks intriguing but is a popular place among tourists and locals alike.

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15. S.M.S Stadium & Arjuna Statue

This is the latest jewel in the crown of Pink City. An imposing statue of warrior Arjuna has been erected outside SMS stadium. Even many Jaipurites might not be able to tell you the full form, so popular is the name SMS. It is Sawai Man Singh Stadium where many sports events are organized including international cricket matches. SMS stadium is not limited to sports and witnesses a lot of other activities as well. The statue symbolizes sportsman spirit and is a sight that you simply cannot miss.

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16. Vivid Festivals 

Teej festival falls during monsoon where women swing on swings decorated with flowers and processions are also taken out from Tripolia Gate to Chaugan Stadium while Gangaur sees large processions of ladies carrying earthen pots with lamps glowing inside on their heads. The seven day festival is especially visible inside the four walled city where people gather to see performances by Rajasthani artists.

 

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17. Hawa Mahal

Created in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown, with 953 windows, this mesmerizing airy palace is one of a kind !! People come here to experience the wind. You need to walk quite a lot here and the wind feels really good afterwards. The palace is surrounded by shops now that sell everything associated with Jaipur 🙂

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18. Jaipuri Prints

Whether it’s the block prints, leheriya, bandhej or Sanganeri prints, you will love each of them. Leheriya and bandhej are mostly bright while the block prints are more subdued and extremely classy.

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19. Walled City 

We have come halfway discussing the shades of Jaipur, so well, Pink has to be the most prominent one ! The walled city is all pink, whether it’s the walls or shops. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests and since then, Jaipur came to be known as the pink city 🙂

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20. Mojri

The traditional-style shoes from the city are called mojris. They can be worn with all kinds of outfits though. Mojris are mostly made of camel leather. Famous for being peppy and comfortable, you can buy some plain pairs or something that has multiple colors to suit any outfit !!

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21. Raj Mandir

Once called as the Asia’s most beautiful cinema hall, Raj mandir is the temple for cine-goers. It’s beautiful from outside and royal from inside. The carpeted floor and shining chandeliers make you feel like a royal. Even non-Hindi speakers come here to watch Bollywood movies just to experience the magnanimity of Raj Mandir.

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22. Jaivanna

The biggest cannon in the world lies in Jaipur and it goes by the name Jaivanna. It is kept at Jaigarh fort and the gigantic cannon astonishes everyone and reminds us of the old glorious days 🙂

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23. Blue Pottery

Blue pottery is associated with Jaipur and you will see a lot of it here. The colors are not limited to just blue and you can sometimes see green, yellow and even brown. The fragile and lively pottery has the power to change the look of any room with its rich look !

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24. Jewellery

A lot of to-be brides come to Jaipur to shop for their jewellery. This is proof enough of how exquisite our jewellery is. From Kundan and jadau to Meena work, everything is available here. Silver jewellery and gemstones from the city are also hugely popular and the most visited are the jewellery fairs especially JJS i.e. Jaipur Jewellery Show where visitors from all over the world come to see various types of jewellery displayed.

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25. Statue Circle

Built as a tribute to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Statue Circle is one of the most popular landmarks also seen as a very calm sight in the city. This circle isn’t ordinary and is surrounded by balloon sellers, coffee shops, ice cream stalls and a garden which is always beaming with people having a fun time with family and friends.

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26. Lassiwala

This is an iconic shop famous for its lip-smacking lassi. It is always full of people who want to have a taste of this cooling drink.

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27. Meetha Khana

Jaipur people have strong sweet teeth. Ghevar is the most loved sweet here. All kinds of Indian sweets are made extra yummy in the city but Churma from Jaipur is one of a kind. Food is incomplete without desserts here.

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28. Spicy Food – Mirchibada & Pyaaz ki Kachori 

Every food item is a little extra spicy in the city full of sweet people. Whether you like kadhi or mirchibade, be sure that it has the power to make your face go red. Make sure to try the famous Sev from the shops on the streets that lead to Amer fort and the spicy Jaipuri treat – Pyaaz Kachori from Rawat !

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29. World Trade Park

World Trade Park is the symbol of modern Jaipur. The sprawling blue and silver building houses the biggest fashion brands. It has a stylish food court where youngsters and even the older generation love to hang out.

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30. Lakes

Jaipur may not be the city of lakes but our Man Sagar Lake is a popular tourist spot. A palace is situated in the middle of lake and is rightly called Jal Mahal. People come here to just stroll here and soak in the beauty. We also have Chandlai Lake and Ramgarh Lake which need a little more care.

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6 Events In Jaipur to Bookmark This April!

Jaipur is a city where some or the other special event is always taking place. If you are a Jaipurite, your calendar must be full at all times. If you want to visit Jaipur then these events are the perfect invitations. April is no exception and you will be able to enjoy traditional as well as contemporary events this month. Here is what you should look forward to in days to come-

  1. Nayaab

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This is a fashion and lifestyle exhibition that will be held at World Trade Park from 8th to 12th April. Here, you will find not only Indian but designers from Sri Lanka, Dubai and Pakistan as well. A treat for shopping lovers, the exhibition will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

2. Kalascima Live

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Head to Bar Palladio on April 9 to enjoy some Italian music! Kalascima band is performing for the first time in Jaipur. The best part is that entry to this rocking event is free. Be there at 11:30 in the night.

3. Jaipur Dog Show

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A variety of breeds of dogs will make your day on 10th April at SMS Investment Ground. There will be many ‘doggy’ competitions like Fetch Your Luck and Dogster Chef (Master Chef anyone?). You can participate only if you are Indian but you can enjoy the cuteness overload regardless of your nationality. The timings are from 2 pm to 6 pm.

4. Rock Rulez Chapter 5

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The popular hangout place Forresta Kitchen and Bar is hosting Rock Rulez Chapter 5 on 16th of this month. You can sway to performances by DemiGod, Daira, Night Wings 3, SaaR and Joker Aims For Rabbit. Get there anytime between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

5. Startup Weekend Jaipur

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Have a unique idea for your startup? You can share it and get feedback in Startup Weekend on APR 22, 2016. This prestigious event is held all over the world and this time Jaipur is also getting an opportunity to host it. The event will be held from 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm at Startup Oasis in Sitapura Industrial Area.

6. Jaipur Models Audition

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If you want to make career in glamour industry, Dellywood is giving you the opportunity. You can audition for this modelling contest on April 30. For more details, checkout their Facebook page.

 

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Soak in the musical world of ‘Mehefil-e-Sufiana’ @The Lalit Jaipur

Kaafila 1It’s time to show some selfless passion for our country and recall the most glorious chapters of Indian history through some patriotic melodies.

This Independence Day, The Lalit Jaipur is organizing a sufi evening ‘ Mehefil-e-Sufiana’ by Kaafila Band. Kaafila is a multi genre band that celebrates life by spreading the sound and rhythm of colourful Rajasthan by its unique style by striking each chord in the hearts of music lovers.

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If music is your cup of tea, then you can’t miss this fierce play of instruments with calm melodies. Soothe yourself in a rhythmic treat with beverages, buffet dinner and lots more.

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Date: 14th August 2015

Time: 7:30 pm onwards

Venue: The Crystal Ballroom, The Lalit Jaipur

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For other details please contact –

Gagan Kapoor @+91 8003897058.

Book Tickets: http://bit.ly/SufiAtTheLalitJaipur

 

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Its Raining Fashion In Jaipur !!

Jaipur with its incredible history , art and culture, is now adding one more feather to its cap by hosting various Fashion shows.

One of the leading and the most prestigious fashion institutes, Pearl Academy, recently organised an astonishing fashion show in its annual grading event “Portfolio 15” at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. And guess who was the esteemed Guest of Honor? India’s most successful fashion designer – Manish Malhotra !!

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Portfolio ’15 presented more than 100 innovative designs by its graduating students which were a perfect amalgamation of Western and Indian styles by these talented and young fashion designers. With high beats of music in the background, the crowd was thrilled and ecstatic. The show witnessed a huge audience which encompassed young fashion enthusiasts , HNIs and some leading fashion designers of the industry.

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The collections showcased off beat color combinations and clearly a lot of experimentation was done with the outfits. The skirts, maxies, blouses were definitely a delight to watch.  The designers also displayed a concept ‘Monochrome’ which defines one color or the shades of one color in the show.

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The most intriguing collection that was seen on the ramp was ‘The Post Apocalyptic Bride’ by Pooja Verma that focused on post-apocalyptic fashion using materials that remain behind even when everything else decays. The collection was impressive given that it was created out of nothing and the creativity and imagination of the designer was beyond beautiful and eccentric.

The designers also portrayed the look of a hunter man in the wasteland with the  concept ” Gypsy” which showcased Junglee and Raw Look.

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Apart from depicting the designer clothes based on various themes , there was a round which showcased attractive “Jewelry” by famous designers.

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The event ended on a high note and marked the success of the fashion designers of the academy 🙂

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6 Best Places In Jaipur To Shop Rajasthani Prints!

When you think about the beautiful and eternally fashionable prints and fabric, one city that surely comes to your mind is Jaipur ! Every corner of the pink city holds a different visual delight that can possibly make your wardrobe more happening and interesting every single day.

Rajasthani prints like Bagru, Sanganer, tie & dye are not just normal prints but each of them speak about the passionate tradition of the crafts, colors and stories that have shaped lives and cultures in Rajasthan. Let’s find out the best places in Jaipur where you can get the best of these Rajasthani prints !

  1. GulabChand

If you live in Jaipur or are visiting here, there is no chance of you not wanting to shop at Gulab Chand ! As the name suggests the brand completely draws its inspiration from the beauty of the ‘Pink’ City (Gulab meaning Pink). At Gulab Chand, you will get to choose from a wide variety of traditional Sanganeri print, Batik print and Block print both for men and women. You can explore all kinds of un-stitched fabric, vibrant kurtis, salwars, stoles, printed shirts and sarees. Also, mix and match is very easy and trendy if you shop from this place !

Situated at-

105-106, Mall 21, Ground Floor, opp. Rajmandir Cinema, Bhawan Das Road, Jaipur.

#12-14, City Pulse Mall, Narain Singh Circle, Narayan Singh Road, Jaipur

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 2. Anokhi

Now extended to an elite cafe, Anokhi is one great place to shop from if you are looking  for outfits in different organic prints, designs, colors, and product of supreme quality. Anokhi’s designs blend contemporary sensibilities with traditions of excellence. Apart from having a store in Jaipur, the brand also has the outlets in many cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Udaipur. When in Jaipur, one can visit-

C-11, KK Square, Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur

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  1. Soma

Like they say, ‘Old is Gold’, Soma is a perfect example of an old place which still feels as fresh and contemporary when it comes to its delightful range of hand printed products. The best part is that there is always something new for the customers at Soma, be it in colors, styles or ranges. The brand uses dyes made from non toxic chemicals for printing. Soma houses a range of home furnishings and accessories, fashion wear for women, men and children.

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Situated at-5, Jacob road, Civil Lines, near Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur.
 
  1. Fab India

If you are looking for veritable Indian silhouettes in an endless array of fun prints and colors, then Fab India is one such option. The outfits by the brand can be integrated in the everyday wardrobe easily.

Situated at- CB-4 E- Prithviraj Road, C-scheme, Opp. Gate-4, Central Park, Jaipur

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5. Chandni Crafts
Chandni Crafts is a very old and a small store situated in a residential street in Bani park. The store is famous for its ethnic and western wears that are affordable yet having a stylish expression of comfort and creativity imbibed in one. The store has a quite good collection of colorful Rajasthani printed Salwar, Kurtras, skirts and stoles, bed sheets, covers etc.
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 Locate at- Shiv Marg, Kanti Nagar, Bani Park, Jaipur,
 
  1. Sikar House

Also known as Haaji Market, Sikar house is the hub of Rajasthani printed fabrics, the market is full of varieties ranging from home furnishings, fabrics to colorful Kurtis and Shirts. The best part is that you can bargain and shop everything at affordable prices.

Sikhar House, Subhash Nagar, Jaipur

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So get going and explore these stores and fill your wardrobe with Batik and Sanganeri Prints which will surely add a splash of color and style to your wardrobe !!
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26 Reasons Why Your Next Travel Destination Should Be Jaipur!

Studded with India’s most celebrated sites, Jaipur has a story of its own and the city is full of hidden treasures to be explored. A mere mention of the city Jaipur invokes various images of folklore and festivities, colours, traditions, captivating architecture and exquisite Rajasthani cuisine. Here are a few among the plethora of reasons to why your next travel destination should be Jaipur.

1. Heritage Hotels

The havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana.

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Pic courtesy- Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur

2. Jaivana Canon

Jaigarh fort, once responsible for the security of both Jaipur and Amer, houses the Jaivana cannon, the largest cannon in the world.
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  3. Step Well

The ‘Bawdi (बावड़ी)’, or step well, inside the Panna Mian ka Kund near Amer fort in Jaipur is absolutely transfixing . If there’s one word for this architectural wonder, it’s ‘mesmerizing’.

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4. Jantar Mantar

The biggest stone observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar of Jaipur which has also been inscribed on the World Heritage List as “an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period”

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5. Daal Baati

A trip to Jaipur would be incomplete without laying your hands on the traditional cuisine and scrumptious, ‘Daal Baati’.

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6. Kundan Meena Jewelry

Kundan Meena jewelery is a symbol of beauty and royalty which was started by the skillful hands of Rajasthani craftsmen.The blend of two has created a new idiom of jewelry.

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Pic Courtesy : Birdhichand Ghanshymdas Jewellers

7. Jaipuri Quilts

Did you know that the pure-cotton Jaipuri razais (quilts) with beautiful block-prints and soothing colours are famous all-over the world? These quilts are one of the best hideout zones at homes during winters.

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8. Hawa Mahal

The beauty of this monument is that it lies midst the hustle-bustle of Old Jaipur, and yet it never fails to stand out for its architecture and history.

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9. Nahargarh

Have you ever paused and stared at the beauty of Jaipur from the top of Nahargarh? You will be left spellbound. 🙂

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10. Amber Fort

This magnificent fort built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble is a gemstone of Pink City.  No tourist would ever miss a chance to see and explore the architectural beauty of Amber Fort.

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11. Polo

Among the world’s most time-honored sports, Polo is not less than a religion in Rajasthan. For a game, that is as “Exclusive as Elusive”, Jaipur is one of the homes of polo, in Rajasthan.

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12. Lassi wala

What are summers without this thandi fresh lassi by the famous Lassiwala at M.I. Road in Jaipur ?

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13. Mojari

Put your foot down and brighten up your wardrobe with Jaipuri jutis.

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14. Lal Maas

The food in Rajasthan is no less alluring than its vibrant culture and traditions. Laal Maas which is one of the age-old culinary delight of Rajasthan, is generously spiced and doused with lots of garlic & yogurt to warm up the heart and soul.

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Pic Courtesy: Handi Restaurant, Jaipur

15. World Trade Park

Jaipur apart from being a tourist destination is surely an ideal place for shopping too. World Trade Park gives the brand conscious and the not so brand conscious people a great space to choose and shop from among the best and exclusive brands of the world.

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16. Birding

Ever thought of going on a walk, watch birds and click them ? Jaipur offers a number of avenues to click and watch wildlife and landscapes in their pure un-bound habitats.

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17. Photography

Photography has given us the power to tell beautiful stories, inspire generations and bring a change into the world! Photographers, amateur or ace will never run out of subjects in Jaipur.

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18. Elephant Ride

Chal chal mere saathi, mere haathi ! Due to the growing love of tourists for Jaipur, elephant rides at Amber fort have been increased. Representing a royal statement of majesty, Elephants in Rajasthan with their mythical grandeur are an intrinsic part of our traditional culture.

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19. Witness Wall city

The hustle-bustle and architecture of the walled city of Jaipur should not be missed if you are on a trip to Jaipur. The narrow lanes within the walled city throw up plenty of visual treats.  A must visit for the shopaholic and the food lovers who like to explore every tit and bit of the local markets.

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20. Camel Safari

A tourist should never miss a chance to take a ride on the ship of the desert at any place in Rajasthan.

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21. Bhandhej & Leheriya Shopping

Bhandhej and Leheriya are the two most demanded prints by the locals and the tourists of Jaipur. These two remain on the top of every shoppers’ list,  in Jaipur.

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22. Galtaji Temple

Built in pink stone, Galtaji temple is a gorgeous spot and consists of a kund which is considered holy and thousands of pilgrims come every year especially on Makar Sakranti to bathe in it.

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23. Pyaaz Ki Kachori

Rajasthan is globally famous for its succulent fried snacks, and Rawat’s Pyaaz Kachori with a crisp, flaky and deep-fried crust; stuffed with a lightly caramelized and exceptionally seasoned onion filling is the signature dish from Jaipur!

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24. Ghewar

This disc shaped mava delight aka ‘Ghewar’ will conquer all your sweet cravings. 🙂
Best places for ghewar in Jaipur: Rawat Mishtan Bhandar, LMB, BMB, Gopi Mishtan Bhandar and many more in walled city.

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25. Chokhi Dhaani

Chokhi Dhani means ‘special village’ and this mock Rajasthani village resort, about 20 kms south of Jaipur, lives up to its name.  This is one place in Jaipur that tries to capture the cultural heritage and charm of Rajasthan and its village life.

chokhi dhani

26. Jaipur Literature Festival

The largest FREE literary festival of Asia, the ZEE Jaipur literature festival brings together some greatest thinkers and  writers from across the world to come together and engage in intellectual debates and discussions in the beautiful capital of Rajasthan.

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Jaipur

Pink Square : The Pride of Pink City

Remember when Pink Square was under construction and all that was visible was a board of Jaipur Central ‘Coming soon’ ? Didn’t all of you get super excited as the brand ‘Central’ that could just be seen in the metropolitan cities will now be coming to the pink city ? And then it came true. The mall ‘Pink Square’ actually came like a blessing of mankind on Govind Marg as there was absolutely no such big shot mall in that area where the residents could just go, shop and eat ! So while you read this, we take you through one of the most visited malls in Jaipur today.
As you enter the mall, on the left lays Chai Shai with some tea and snacks to begin the trip. The entrance gate to the mall is decorated with colourful balloons that welcome you with a happy smile 😀

Chai Shai Jaipur Beat

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Now, if you want to check out some brands, it’s gonna be quite tough for you to choose ! While on the front you see Puma, on the right is UCB (United Colors of Benetton) and on the left is Levi’s and Jaipur Central with all brands of apparels, accessories etc under one roof !!

Jaipur Central Jaipur Beat

While you get tired while shopping, just pause and have a great coffee at CCD placed right there on the ground floor or fetch a yummy for tummy icecream from Kwality Wall’s Swirls and go on to roam around the rest of the mall 😀 Well there are stores for the moms, To-be-moms and kids’ shopping too like Mom and Me, UCB Kids etc etc 🙂

In case you are in for some sasti shopping, just take the escalator or lift and check out the kiosks on the above floors for ALL sorts of things. Be it a party dress or comfy tees, funky neckpieces or formal footwear, college bags or necessary cosmetics, you can have it all here and enjoy your share of bargaining 😉

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Let’s come to the best part now and something which every resident of this area is thankful about, INOX, the multiplex and lifeline of all the movie freaks who do not have to go to C-Scheme or farther areas for watching movies anymore. Either after the movie or any time when you need to have a birthday bash or feel like having any kind of cuisine, don’t think twice and just drop at the Food Court ! From Italian to Chinese to North Indian to South Indian, you can gorge on whatever you want and if you are in a chatpata mood, there are street snacks like Bhelpuri, Golgappe too 😀

Pink Square Jaipur Beat

Found rarely in malls, Pink Square also has some fun games mainly for kids and some adults who still have a little kid dwelling inside them viz. Ring Toss , Balloon Shooter game etc which have been played for ages and are still as interesting as ever 🙂

So boys and girls, men and women and all you little kids, if you want to have full on fun and a complete experience, just get up and go to Pink Square and with your friends, family, or just by your own to splurge, gorge and indulge !!

 

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4 reasons why we love to visit World Trade Park, Jaipur

World Trade Park : The new found attraction for the locals in Jaipur and a place that is so complete in itself that some of us could even think of spending a life there. World Trade Park (now known as WTP) is not a mall, it is one of the biggest buildings in Jaipur with huge brand outlets, a multiplex, food court with a wide variety of cuisines, etc. Apart from all this, there are a few main reasons that makes WTP one of the favorite hangouts for Jaipurites.

1) Because it is less like a mall and more like a monument: Even the price of parking ticket proves that.

World Trade Park Jaipur Beat

 

2) To get beautiful pictures clicked while leaning on the railing. 

World Trade Park Jaipur Beat

 

3) To go and check out the huge pompous brand stores and feel proud of it even though you know you’re going to shop from your favorite street shop anyway. 

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4) The wide variety of food in the canteen of Cinepolis which might cost you more than the movie ticket especially if you’re a foodie.

World Trade Park Jaipur Beat