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11 Things To Not Forget While Travelling To Jaipur

Jaipur….Naam to suna hoga 🙂 The capital of Rajasthan and the largest Indian State- Jaipur is the land of vibrant colors,  marvellous architectures, monuments and palaces. With so much written and seen about this place in history pages and in movies most people think, they know everything about Jaipur City

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But let us tell you, many times, they are mistaken, absolutely and entirely. Let’s see Pink City from a little different perspective through the eyes of Jaipur Beat.

  1. Everyone does not speak Marwari or English. Majority speaks Hindi

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As soon as you enter the Pink City, don’t assume that everyone here will greet you with Marwari or English. Majority of the people here are Hindi speaking, so it is better if you speak to them in Hindi. (If you know)

  1. Don’t feel pressured by honking or traffic

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While commuting in Jaipur, be ready to face someone overtaking you from left, crossing red lights, over speeding or honking without any reason. Be prepared because there are no drills to deal with it. Avoid driving on your own instead hire a cab or an auto. 

  1. Buy liquor before 8 p.m.

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Don’t assume that Jaipur is a city with no party culture. We do party and prepare for that in advance as in Jaipur, liquor shops close sharp at 8 p.m. Don’t forget to stock all your liquor before 8 p.m.

  1. Don’t litter

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Jaipurites are trying hard to fight this habit of littering around. So dare you to think of littering Jaipur, because ‘Swachhta Song’ is our daily alarm. So, don’t even dare to mess with the cleanliness of the city.

  1. Fashion is great but dress according to the weather

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We have the liberty of enjoying each and every weather. The temperature is extremely hot in summers, humid in monsoon and chilly in winters. Don’t just pack your bags thinking you are going to desert state of Rajasthan which is famous for its deadly summers.

  1. Authentic food is too spicy

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We can imagine your love for authentic food but, don’t forget that the authentic spicy food, be it Laal Maans or Pyaaz Ki Kachori, Mirchi Bada or street side Gol gappas, will get you burning stomach pains. Beware guys else carry your antacid!

  1. Take the flavours of both new and old city

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Have planned your city tour on the basis of heritage monuments, gates and other historical points and city bazaars? Change it now, don’t miss to see the new gate of Jawahar circle or WTP or take a metro ride to experience Pink City from newer perspective.

  1. Live the day but don’t miss the nightlife

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Elephant ride to Amer or Light and Sound show? Albert Hall in the daytime to enjoy the sight with multitudes of pigeon flying or at night with mesmerising royal glory? Some choices are difficult to make. Jaipur is one off city which is to be visited for its beauty in the daytime as well as at night. So, don’t miss it and spend at least one night in the city.

  1. Extra cash and ATM cards

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Sab Kuch to sab jagah milta hai but when you’re in Jaipur you will get stuff which is not easily available in your city. The busy market streets from handmade to flagship stores makes this place as one of the best places on earth to shop. Don’t regret later that you’re not carrying enough cash to splurge.

  1. Dal Baati is not our staple

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Like any other traveller, even a Jaipurite eats Dal Baati occasionally. It’s not our staple food. We too survive on dal roti 🙂

  1. People here are humble

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Last but not the least, the people that you meet in Jaipur are humble and always ready to help. You are entering the city which is filled with sweetness and modesty.

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9 Things You Have Definitely Heard If You Belong To Or Live In Rajasthan

You are a true Rajasthani if you have heard these lines atleast once in your lifetime, probably from a distant cousin, in your college located in a different state or from an NRI relative 😉

1) I’m sure you eat Dal Bati Churma everyday!
You live in Mumbai, do you live on vada pao?dal bati

2) You must travel on camels there. How does that feel?
It’s surely a humpy ride, but it’s ok as we share the water that they store.camel-safari-1

3) Is the entire state a desert or do you have some roads too?
No no, our life is basically a desert safari.desert

4) I know everyone is a Marwari in Rajasthan.

Yeah, the toh sab jaano cho 😀Marwari

5) You know, there’s no water supply in Rajasthan.
If that was true, Rajasthanis would have set a world record of staying alive without water by now !!Jal Mahal

6) We know everyone wears Ghagra choli and turbans there.
Damn Bollywood !Turban

7) You must belong to a royal family na?
Yes, you caught me 😀khoobsurat

8) You must live in a grand Haveli !
They surely have left us with a lot of their property, but we haven’t shifted there yet.umaid bhawan palace

9) You are a Rajasthani, tumhaare yaha toh bohot jaldi shaadi kar dete hai.
Umm, if only you would take some time and step out of 1950s, you will know the answer to this better.balika vadhuImage credit: indiaopines.com

 

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Jaipur Beat witnesses ‘Dancing with horses’ event at Jaipur

Just when we thought Rajasthan is all about colors, dance, music, festivals, here comes one more event to add a feather in the cap! The widely known and celebrated ‘Dancing With Horses’ event that was also performed on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in London – was performed in Jaipur for the first time today i.e. 14th March.

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You have been to jungle safari, desert safari, so how about experiencing a horse safari now? Especially when the weather in Jaipur is neither too hot nor too cold !

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Dancing with Horses is an award-winning spectacle featuring dancing horses, tribal dancers, cavalry tent peggers and folk musicians of Rajasthan. The show has excerpts choreographed at the world premium of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee that was held at Royal Windsor Horse Show, 2012.
The show was one of the most exciting events in Jaipur. It was a truly magnificent sound and light theatrical experience showcasing dancing story tellers and musicians who set the stage for the most precious jewel of India’s heritage; the Marwari Horse.

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As many as 30 horses, 15 riders, 3 foreign dancers, 20 Indian cultural dancers, 10 musicians and 5 horse trainers participated in the event. There was no entry fee for the show and a crazily large number of foreign tourists, members of the erstwhile royal families, celebrities, bureaucrats, defence service personnel attended and applauded the event.

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The spectacular night took the audience on a beautiful journey through horsemanship, cavalry displays, music and dance.

The event held at the Rajasthan Polo Club in Jaipur, was presented by Francesca Kelly and Raghuvendra Singh Dundlod of the Jaipur-based Indigenous Horse Society of India. The event showed the legendary performances of the dancing marwari horses. A wonderful joyous celebration of man and horse filled the air with happiness expressing the rich heritage of India perfectly 🙂

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The event will also take place tomorrow i.e. 15th March from 7:30-9 p.m., don’t miss it and come to Rambhagh Polo Ground to have the best time of your life !