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Amazing Road Trips from Jaipur during Monsoon!

It’s never late to plan an amazing road trip! After all, you have worked for the first 3 days of the week and you got a midweek break on account of Independence day and Rakhshabandhan. Let’s embark on a long drive as there are a lot of places in and around Jaipur that shows how beautiful the surroundings of the city are when it rains.

 

1.     Bhangarh

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Hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage scenery is not a bad idea.

Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place. The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience especially during monsoon. Get down anywhere, take pictures but remember to come back before it gets dark as there is no place to stay there.

2.     Ramgarh

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If you love passing through numerous anicuts, waterfalls and lush green forest patches, filled with an abundance of natural beauty, Ramgarh is the place to go.

If you want to stay, here’s for you a rustic The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge which was originally the hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Far from the bustle of the city, it is still favoured by tourists those who want to relive the glorious kingly life that once was lived by Maharaja of Jaipur.

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3.     Chandlai Lake

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When you want to be a part of a picture-perfect scenic view, Chandlai lake is the best spot for you to pose in front of. The unsung beauty is a small lake, 30 km from the city, to experience the most peaceful picnic you need. No wonder you’ll get a bunch of beautiful pictures.

 

4.     Kukas

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Take a drive on a Delhi National Highway, towards Kukas. Away from the chaos, this place has many luxurious hotels like Fairmont, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Jaibagh palace and lots more. The crisp enlivening Aravali air envelopes you as soon as you take off in your vehicle on this charming highway covered with verdant greens.

A perfect getaway where you can experience top-notch facilities and fine dining. You can either plan for a lunch with your family or plan a one night stay in any of these places. Sit back, relax, indulge in delicious food.

 

5.     Bundi

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Monsoon is the best time to see Bundi in Rajasthan in full glory as it comes alive with lush greenery and waterfalls. The Aravalis are prettier than ever when it rains and the journey becomes super exciting. The quaint little town is  36 km away from Kota is dotted with pretty lakes, waterfalls, nature trails during monsoon. The idyllic landscape will persuade you to stay back for a day or two.

One wouldn’t believe their eyes after witnessing the scenic view that Bundi has despite being part of dry Rajasthan!

 

6.     Pushkar

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Take a six-lane beautiful highway up to Ajmer and continue to Pushkar through the hilly serpentine road. The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the monsoon time when its surroundings brims with lively mesosphere. Gorge on the world-famous Maalpuas of Pushkar or just feel the hippie vibes at one of the many cafes in the town.

Come back with a lot of memories!

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English Shows to Binge Watch before the Summer Ends!

Today we are living in the era of World Wide Web, Jaipurites are becoming more and more techno-savvy, we are internet freaks who are crazy after Instagram, YouTube and also these days’ web series is super popular amongst us. Let’s move forward with the list of amazing English Web Series.

  1. 2 Broke Girls

The show revolves around the lives of Max Black, (Kat Dennings) a daughter of a poor, working-class mother, and Caroline Channing, (Beth Behrs) born rich but now penniless because her father got caught operating a Ponzi scheme. Now both working as waitresses at the same Brooklyn diner. The two soon become friends and started working towards their dream of opening their own cupcake shop. The show is nothing like the mainstream chick-flicks and will definitely leave you rolling on the ground laughing. The show has also won a People’s Choice Award and an Emmy Award & is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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  1. The Office

The show depict the life in an office. It consists of relationships between boss and employees/co-workers. It is created in a satire effect to create humor and comedy. Some of the main characters include Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the boss, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), a paper sales-man, Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), a secretary, and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), another paper sales-man. There are more sales & accounting people that work in the office that add to the story. The show will have you laughing, crying, celebrating, and falling in love with these characters every step of the way. It has won five Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and many other awards. You sure don’t want to miss out on watching The Office which is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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  1. Homeland

 The show is a spy thriller where the protagonist, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), is a CIA officer who has a bipolar disorder and believes that Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), who is being held captive by al-Qaeda as Prisoner of War, has been turned against them and poses a threat to the U.S. This sets Mathison on her covert mission. If you’re as intrigued as we are and want to find out where Mathison’s mission will take her as a CIA officer and will she be able to continue her mission, you will have to watch Homeland which is available on Hotstar. The show has garnered global praise and has won Emmy awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and other awards. It is set to premiere its final season in late 2019.

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  1. Hannibal

Hannibal is a Psychological horror-thriller. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is a FBI profiler. Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne), who is head of Behavioral Sciences, hires Graham for investigation of a serial-killing that is taking place in Minnesota. While investigating, Graham finds that he himself is getting affected by the disturbing psychiatric behavior and starts to experience hallucinations and disorientation. The series unfolds a new aspect of Will Graham and his struggle to fight his dark-side while Hannibal embraces his own dark-side and wants Graham to learn the same. For all those looking for a mind-bending series that makes you think, “is that even possible?” watch Hannibal. It is available on Netflix.

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  1. American Horror Story

An American anthology-horror television series, with each season conceived as a self-contained mini-series, each following a different set of characters, setting, and storyline. Each season has a different story to tell about many horrific things and places. The series takes its genre very seriously and leaves its viewers off balance and disturbed afterwards. So if horror is your genre then you need to be watching American Horror Story. The show is currently available on Hotstar.

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  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

 You have been living under rock if you don’t already know about F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It’s a classic sitcom. The story revolves around the lives of six friends in their 20’s and an insomnia cafe. Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) flees from her wedding and finds Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), a NYC Chef and her childhood friend, and soon becomes a part of their group of singles which includes Joey Tribibiani (Matt LeBlanc), a struggling actor, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), a masseuse, and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), a newly divorced Paleontologist and Monica’s elder brother. Friends gives you all the humor, romance, career issues, sentiments, and overall a dream to experience the same with your own friends. Friends is available on Netflix and we highly recommend binge watching it.

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  1. Breaking Bad

 Yet another classic, Braking Bad, is a neo-western crime-drama series. It tells the story of a struggling and depressed Chemistry school teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), with a stage-3 lung cancer. His disease causes this meek high school teacher to turn towards crime. He starts manufacturing and selling crystallized meth (recreational drug) under the name Heisenberg, to secure his family’s financial future. The show garnered appreciation world-wide and received 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, and the list goes on. The show has even made it to the Guinness World Records. Now where will this new secret identity lead Walter is something you don’t want to miss. Breaking Bad is available on Netflix, so don’t miss this extraordinary series.

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  1. Chernobyl

 A magnificent series based on a true story, Chernobyl dramatizes one of the worst man-made catastrophes in the history of human-kind. The series concentrates on the nuclear plant disaster that took place in Soviet Ukraine in April, 1986. The show informs us of the cause of the disaster and stories of several people who died in it. The series released recently and has already been praised by television critics across the ocean alike. It is available on Hotstar for the Indian audience.

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  1. How I Met Your Mother

An American live-action sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, is a frame story, Ted Mosby in the year 2030, narrates to his children the events that led him to meet their mother. The story starts in 2005 in New York City and involves his best friends Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), a womanizing- playboy, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), news reporter, and long-lasting couple, Marshall Erikson (Jason Segal) and Lily Aldrin (Alison Hannigan). The story goes through the journey of Ted meeting the mother of his children, ups and downs in their careers, and Marshall and Lily’s relationship. Overall, the show has unique structure, humor, and incorporation of dramatic elements. It is available on Hotstar.

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  1. Family Guy

Family Guy is an animated sitcom that centers around the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter Griffins and Lois Griffins, their children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The series is majorly based on self-referential humor and emphasizes on gags that make reference to current events and/or modern cultural icons. Although the series has been a part of several criticism and controversy, it gives you a hearty laugh. Also, they have special episode dedicated to India. Do watch it and have fun.

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  1. The Simpsons

 Another hilarious animated sitcom is The Simpsons which is set in a satirical depiction of the working class and includes parodies of American culture and society, television, and the human condition.  The main characters are the Simpson family who live in Springfield town (fictitious name). Though the Simpson are a dysfunctional family, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other, which provides its audience with a mix of emotions. The Simpsons have also been a part of various controversies, bans, and even racial stereotyping due to its nature. But it has been one of the most high grossing, long-running show, so you cannot afford to miss it!

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  1. Big Bang Theory

 Apart from being an acclaimed sitcom, what’s amazing about this show was that it was filmed in front of a live audience. Big Bang Theory is all you need if you are a self-acclaimed nerd or a science lover. You ask why? David Saltzberg, a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, LA, checks scripts himself and provides dialogue, mathematics, equations, and the diagrams used as props for the show. Sounds nerdy-enough! Go online and checkout the chronicles of Leonardo, Sheldon, Penny, Raj, Howard, Bernadette and Amy and tell us who you relate to the most. The series is available on Hotstar.

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  1. Arrow

This one is for all the DC comic lovers. Arrow, is a superhero series about a billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen a.k.a. Arrow (Stephen Amell), who is isolated from the rest of the world due to a shipwreck and spends five years of his life on a mysterious island. On returning, he decides to spend his life fighting crime and corruption as a secret vigilante, and chooses a bow and arrow as the weapon of his choice. Follow Arrow through his journey against crime and find out if he succeeds. It is available on Netflix and Hotstar.

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  1. Flash

Another DC character that has been leaving his mark on TV is Flash. The idea of Flash came to surface after two appearances by Barry on Arrow. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed by getting struck by lightning and after awakening from coma finds out about his power, hence, becomes Flash. He uses his powers to fight-off criminals while keeping his identity a secret. The series experience loads of time-travel too, which makes it all the more interesting to watch. You can watch the series on Hotstar.

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  1. Mindhunter

Mindhunter is a crime-drama web series based on the book. The series is set in 1977 – in the early days of criminal psychology and profiling at the FBI. The show focuses on FBI agents Holden Ford (Johnathan Groff), agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), and psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv). This series will push the boundaries of how you think and will make you wonder how these killers are triggered by the slightest of the things. Watch out for the Mindhunter only on Netflix.

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  1. Law and Order

 Law and order is a legal-drama that dramatizes police procedures. Each episode is divided into two parts whereby the first part follows police work and the later part follows legal and courtroom proceedings. Though the show was criticized, it gives an insight of the police, detectives, and trial that takes place during an investigation. If you crave for a show that provides you with a new mystery/case to solve every time you watch it, then this is your ‘must watch show’. The show is available on Hulu.

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  1. Grey’s Anatomy

 Grey’s Anatomy is a drama show that provides you romance, comedy, emotions, and a lot of acquaintances to medical lives. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians both in terms of their careers as they develop into seasoned doctors, and their personal lives and relationships. It has tried to aptly depict how the doctors struggle to balance their personal lives with their hectic professional lives, which often leads to serious stress. It introduces us to the side of doctors that we often miss to see either as a patient or an acquaintance. To all the doctors out there now we understand, and if you too want to have a deeper dig at it, don’t miss Grey’s Anatomy. You can watch it on Hotstar.

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  1. This is Us

 An amalgamation of romance-comedy-tragedy-drama, This is Us follows the lives of three siblings known as “Big Three” (Kevin, Kate and Randal) and their parents Jack and Rebecca. It is full of heart-wrenching moments and is guaranteed to leave you in tears with every episode. If you want to go for emotional rollercoaster ride then bring out that ice-cream tub and binge watch. This is Us, on Hotstar.

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  1. House of Cards

 House of Cards is an American political-thriller series set in Washington D.C. and is the story of the power-hungry Congressman, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and his equally ambitious wife, Clair Underwood (Robin Wright). The series depicts how the duo seek each other’s success to each other’s ventures and how the lust of power drives Frank Underwood to do vile things such as having an affair, ruining reputations, and even killing. Watch out for conspiracy of Frank Underwood on Netflix.

 

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  1. Designated Survivors

 The next political-thriller on the block has to be the Designated Survivors. It is the story of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Thomas Kirkman, who was named Designated Survivor after surviving an explosion that claimed the lives of the President and everyone in the line of succession except for him. This leads to Kirkman immediately becoming the President, unaware of what is to come next. The show is available on Netflix.

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  1. Westworld

 Westworld is a science-fiction show set in an unspecified time in the future. Westworld is a theme park which allows guests to experience the old times, an environment populated by ‘hosts’ (androids, nearly indistinguishable from humans). Hosts are supposed to fulfill guest’s every desire and follow a predetermined set of intertwining narratives. This cycle of narrative keeps on going as new guests arrive because their memories are reset and then repeated daily. But problems are about to arise in Westworld as members of a small group of hosts are starting to retrieve some of the memories from their previous life. Will the Hosts recover completely or will they continue to be exploited by their guests? Watch Westworld to find out, available on Hotstar.

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  1. Stranger Things

 The next series that has been garnering appreciation all over the globe is Stranger Things, a science fiction-horror series. The series is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins. Things starts to get wired after a secret paranormal experiment that includes human subjects conducted by Hawkins National Laboratory goes wrong and ends up creating a portal to an alternate dimension known as “The Upside Down” after which a boy called Will Byers gets abducted by a creature from the Upside Down. Now Will’s friends are in search of him, will they be able to find him? Watch the journey of the kids in search of their friend, only on Netflix!

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  1. Sherlock

 Sherlock is a British crime-drama based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The show is set in modern-day London where Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) solves various mysteries with his flat mate and friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). Though the Londoners are suspicious of him in the beginning, his intellect and exceptionality persuade them of his value. Watch Sherlock’s expedition from a detective to a reluctant celebrity. You can watch the series on Netflix.

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  1. Dexter

Dexter is a crime-drama-mystery, set in Miami. Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) works with Miami Metro Police Department as a forensic technician specializing in blood splatter pattern analysis and leads a secret life as vigilant serial killer, who only kills those criminals that slipped from the hands of justice system. What lead Dexter to become what he is? Do you think he is a monster or a guardian? Watch and decide for yourself on Hotstar.

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Get your schedule all set and your chores done to start binge watching these shows and making the most of your free time!

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A Promise For A Healthy Lifestyle In 2019!

2018 has gone by, and we have taken a new step into the new pavilions of life- which means it’s time for us to pump up the New Year Goals! 😉

Eat Sleep Train Repeat could be the mantra of your life this year and especially if you’re looking to start 2019 in a new home. In the spirit of change and new beginnings, let’s promise yourself a secure, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle in 2019 in your new home-

  1. Indulge in Yoga and Meditation

Practice yoga for centered wellness and relieving stress in an engaging and creative environment. It can be much more effective if your yoga deck is designed according to Vastu Shastra in order to attract more positivity.

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Yoga Centre at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Start your day with a whiff of freshness 

Walking and Jogging strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. Taking a stroll or jog through a landscaped garden will turn out to be perfect to jiggle joggle those legs of yours and help you take the next step towards fitness and happiness.

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  1. Swim your worries away

It is said that swimming is an overall fitness activity which helps to maintain healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs, and tones muscles. There can be nothing cooler than having a swimming pool at your own stead. You can even take a few laps in the pool to stay active and fit the whole year.

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Swimming pool at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Live the smart life with recreational facilities

A relaxing massage at the spa, a movie time, or a fulfilling coffee with friends is never a bad idea!

These things make all of us happy 🙂 Making time for these small things is not easy in a hectic life. Sometimes you have time but not the energy to go to a spa or to a movie.  Consider having your very own spa or miniplex, clubhouse where you can go and indulge yourself in all material comforts of an aesthetic living because mental wellness is equally important as physical wellness.

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Clubhouse at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Connect to sports amenities

Sports can help you reach your fitness goals to keep yourself relaxed and rejuvenated by experiencing a variety of games, which are great exercises for your brain as well. Start your day or end it with sports like playing Badminton, Tennis, Skating, Squash, Cricket, Basketball etc. Both indoor/outdoor field games help you stay active and fit.

 

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Indoor games at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Keep your self Stress Free

Last but not least keep your self stress-free for a healthy life. Stress can come out from anywhere and for any reason. Eliminate all the factors that give you stress in your everyday living and find places where you can spend time in complete solace like somewhere near the surreal temple that will keep your vibes positive and enriched.

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About Manglam’s Aananda– Escalating stress levels involved in the daily lives lead people to choose to live in a place, where they can relax and rejuvenate after a stress full day and can prepare for a happy day ahead.

 

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Manglam’s Aananda 

 

A residential nest made as per the principles of  Vastu Shastra in the beautiful heritage city of Jaipur that has a perfect balance of the comforts of a metro city offering ease of life with world-class amenities, and abundance of nature where we can lead a perfect life is Manglam’s Aananda.

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With creature comforts like Yoga Deck, 5 Lac Sq ft Landscaped Garden, swimming pool, Indoor Games Room, Badminton and Tennis Court, Squash Court, Basketball, Cricket Pitch, Skating Rink cater all your workout needs.

 

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Badminton Court & Cricket Pitch at Manglam’s Aananda

 

In addition, it offers all sorts of attractive utility features like Multipurpose hall with pantry, a Gazebos with a surreal view, Temples, dedicated parking areas, wide roads and signage to guide you through the complex.

 

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Wide roads and dedicated parking space at Manglam’s Aananda

 

One of the main features of living at Manglam’s Aananda is tight security in the form of trained security personnel and security equipment like CCTV’s, boom barriers that ensure safety, thus providing an environment for your carefree living.

So in 2019, find a home in Jaipur that contributes to good health and well being of the members living there! 🙂

 

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Central Park: My Story

Sprawling lawns dotted with early risers twisting their bodies before the sun breaks at the horizon, mark the start of my day. Filled with frenzied excitement, I see people running on the tracks laid upon me; I see them eagerly waiting at the gym; I see them laughing and I even see them just sitting back, soaking in the divine charm of mother nature in search of peace.

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I hear the melody of birds chirping early in the morning, I see them take a flight in the enormous sky in search of food. I am the Central Park of Jaipur, landlocked in the heart of Pink City. I find immense pride in sharing such close vicinity with the founder of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

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With the sunrays falling on the National flag which stands tall on my grounds, each and every patriot feels a surge of gratification running through them. The art in form of stone sculptures that I contain in my being represents something mighty, yet beautiful.

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As the day proceeds,  I am completely transformed, people start leaving and at some point I am left alone…but I am never completely abandoned.

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Sometimes I hear the laughter of young boys and girls when the world is bathed in the warmth of sun it is me, who provides some comfort to those who seek it. To those poor rickshaw pullers who keep dragging their rickshaws in the screeching heat,  it is I who shades them from the sun, those who want a place to give themselves a break from the buzz of urban jungle, it is I who takes them in my lap and let them sleep peacefully and those who have their loved ones in the hospital, it is I, who let them have a little peaceful time away from their worries, in arms of nature.

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As the evening approaches and the sun gradually goes down, I transform once again. Once again I change my character, to become a family ground. A place for people to visit for some quality time with their loved ones, their young toddlers. With urban projects setting up, people look at me and get assured that their children still have a place to go out and live their childhood like the way they did, running around, playing real games, getting dust on their clothes. Indulged in the sweet melancholic music of their laughter I feel grateful for my existence.

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With the sun finally sinking, the sky turns a mixture of brilliant red and orange, beautiful and serene giving the air a tranquil feel. The extravagantly colourful sky, reminding everyone of the beautiful endings is sometimes the reason behind people visiting me.

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As the night falls I am quite once again, with the only audible sounds of traffic and buzzing streets and they too eventually fade away in the quite of night and I find peace watching the moonlight sky.

Picture credit: Aparna Natha and team Jaipur Beat

Content credit: Shanza Sarwana

 

 

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Along with the Monsoon Showers, Jaipur gets a new park- Sawan Bhado !

Ram Niwas Bagh was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the 19th century. From that time, the exotic garden had been subjected to numerous new introductions, adding to its elegance and charm. The luscious green parks, majestic structures held the park together firmly. But with time, it started losing its charm when people began interfering with maintaining the cleanliness and harmony of the Bagh.

Under the smart city project, an old garden of Ram Niwas Bagh was renovated by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) which is named as Sawan Bhado Park. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister on 25th June, 2016. Located near Albert Hall Museum, the garden has been creatively crafted, and has several attractions.

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Walk with Jaipur Beat to get a first look of this newly done ‘Sawan Bhadon‘ park-

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As soon as you enter, you can notice that trees have been given various forms and shapes such as of elephant, swan which adds a picturesque effect to it.

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Properly drafted maps with areas alphabetically marked and information boards have been put up to guide the joggers and visitors about the way. Also, the fact gallery helps them to know more facts about plants and trees.

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It doesn’t just provide a jogger’s path to walk on, but also has separate flowerbeds for roses and palms. You think this is it? No. There is a “Garden of Seasons”, as they call it, which will have seasonal plants sown there.To retain the beauty and freshness of these flowers, long and circular fountains have been made. The visitors can comfortably walk or sit around and bathe themselves in the serenity and calmness of the park.

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The rich tapestry of green hue is added to the garden with the greenhouse area provided for trapping of sun rays for plant kingdom.

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Not only joggers get to have fun but also bird watchers and photographers find themselves surrounded with exorbitant fleets of birds and kingdom of plants.

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Keeping alive the age old tradition of Rajasthani chhatris, or pavilions, they have built them here with architectural balance.These chhatris and sitting spaces are given incredible designs that add poetic oneness to it!

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Alongwith taking care of their visitors, they have shown generosity towards birds by building them birdhouses for shelter.

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Isn’t it incredible? But this needs to be taken care of so that this gem persists. Let’s take a pledge to take care of it this time and assist in keeping it maintained while we spend some time in nature’s unruffled arms!

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Ranakpur Festival : A Colourful Blend Of Rich Indian Culture

If you think you are prepared to walk out of your mundane life and free-fall into a whirlwind of colors music and lush green surroundings then Ranakpur festival has to be there on your priority list. The temple town of Rajasthan, Ranakpur is nestled in a remote valley of the Aravalli ranges that promises to offer a plethora of picturesque scenic sites, wilderness and tranquility. The marble Jain temple and much older Sun Temple reside here in the lush green settings, adding a touch divinity to the place.sun temple

A view of these ancient temples becomes more breathtaking and magnificent when this sleepy town of Ranakpur turns into a lively spot for vivacious celebrations, during the Ranakpur festival that hosts exciting activities & competitions like Mustache, Turban tying and tug of war to fill the surroundings with laughter and joy.

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The alluring two day journey of the Ranakpur festival began this year against a mesmerizing backdrop of bright sky and a gorgeous sunset where the open air stage awaited the festivity and joyous celebrations to begin.

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The open air auditorium overlooking the sun temple witnessed a blend of vibrant colors, lively music escorted by a scintillating Odissi dance performance by Purna Shree Raut and party.

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Infusing an old charm to the cultural evening, Kalbeliya dancers performed free-spirited movements in their colourful costumes and glittering ornaments leaving the crowd mesmerized. The spectacular Mayur dance depicting the love of Radha Krishna with perfect rhythmic beats added a spiritual touch to the evening.

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The excitement to experience the Run for nature and adventurous activities organized by the forest department was clearly seen on the students’ faces on the morning of Day 2 at the Ranakpur Festival.

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Jeep Safari through the Aravalli Mountains, Ranakpur Valley and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary gave a mixed experience of nature, history and wildlife around Ranakpur. The Spectators easily felt the rhythmic vibe and energy as they witnessed the eccentric dance and music performance during the cultural evening on the day two of the festival.

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A Vibrant extravaganza of Kathak dance performance by Anita Ordia and party on the tunes ‘Chaap Tilak Sab’ reflected the true emotions of this Sufi song.

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Vocal artist Vandana Mishra brought back the essence of Awadhi folk music from the state of Uttar Pradesh to the mystical Sun Temple of Ranakpur.

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A stupendous moment performed during Rajasthani folk dance by the ‘Kalbeliya’ dancer

The performances by renowned classical dancers, carnatic musician and folk artists revived the richness, depth and pageantry of our rich Indian culture and traditions to give a momentous end to enthralling journey that will last forever in our memories.

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