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Here winter is not a season but a festival|Jaipur Beat

The scent of winter fog,  waft from tea stalls, hurried traffic crossing the mild sunshine, the sight of travellers exploring the hilltop Amer fort and locals wandering the narrow streets in traditional Rajasthani attire is a riot of delightful things for the senses at any time of year, but none more so than during the winter months.

We love the rush with which winter arrives and suddenly changes our lives with its aroma, and we never want these winter days to pass.
Winter is the best time to experience Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For the people around, winter is just another season but for a Jaipurite it is a festival in itself.

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Festival to indulge in the traditional delicacies, to enjoy gala events, to take pleasure in the legendary Polo game, to celebrate patang baazi, and to participate in the world’s biggest literature festival, the list goes on.

Winter Delicacies

Walk into any part of the city’s bazaars, the one thing that you cannot resist is the tandoori kulhad chai with pakoras.

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Samosa, kachori, jalebi, Mirchi-vada and kadhai doodh at night is just the perfect ending note to the day. A true Jaipurite never leaves an opportunity to taste the variety served on its streets. Winters add an extra charm to almost everything we get on the streets and we don’t even miss the outdoors as the city has abundant rooftop bars and cafes.
Not to be missed, the winter chill is best enjoyed at bonfire nights.

Festivals and Events

The World looks up to Jaipur as it hosts some unique events and festivals, which no other city has to offer in winters.

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This is the time for Jaipur Winter Polo Season, Children festival, kite festival, Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur International Film Festival, Rajasthan International Film Festival and the one that needs no introduction- Jaipur Literature Festival and its Music stage. Too much on the platter, yeah?

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The time for winged wonders. Gazing at the beautiful migratory birds, that travel from far lands to Mansagar lake, Barkheda and Chandlai lake is one of the kind experiences that we Jaipurites look forward to every year in winters.

Monument Hopping

 

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The list is never complete without the three must-sees being the towering Palace of the Winds, the hilltop, marble-decked Amber Fort and the sprawling City Palace complex.
The mild winter sun makes the palace hopping a lot more fun.

Get closer to nature

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This is the best time to enjoy Safari at Jhalana and enjoy the wilderness from close corners.  You never know when you stumble upon a black panther.

Kite Flying

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For a true Jaipurite, kite flying is not a game but a religion.  When hundreds of kites dance in the sky and people dance on their terrace is a sight to behold. This is one of the most favorite and zealous festivals in Jaipur. And every Jaipurite has beautiful memories of Makar Sankranti.
So if you ever plan to visit Jaipur during winter, make sure you don’t miss the intoxicatingly enthusiastic vibe of Makar Sankranti!

 

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Gallops 2019 Held In Rajasthan

The one of a kind event ‘Gallops’ was held in Rajasthan from 2nd to 9th March 2019, this is the first time that India was chosen as the destination for Gallops. The event had 70 participants from a whopping 14 different nations. The event was for both professional and amateur horse riders.

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Marwari horses sure have a fanbase around the world, they were one of the major reasons for Gallops to be held in Rajasthan.

The earlier editions of Gallops were held in, 2018 in Morocco, and 2014 in Oman. India’s was the third edition.

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The passion of horse riders was tested in the 7-day event which had a travel distance of over 200kms on horses. The Marwadi Horses were chosen for being hot-blooded and fierce which made them ideal for the exemplary difficult ride.

The participants loved meeting the locals of Shekhawati and claimed it to be the best Gallops they have attended, the chief participants were former Miss France Camille Cerf and the 93-year-old Phillipe Perrier of France.

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The event was a huge success and the horses proved their mettle in the ride. Each day, a huge 40kms were covered with a meagre 30mins lunch break. While the extraordinary ride was difficult for the riders, it was much more difficult for the horses.

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The over 200 km ride began from Mandawa and covered Alsisar, Mahendar, Bika Ki Dhani and Fatehpur and concluded at Mandawa.

The event concluded with a friendly polo match and the participants were as satisfied as they have never been.

 

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5 Big Brands Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary in 2017

ICYMI, 2017 is turning out to be a milestone year for many. A whole lot of brands, events, companies are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary this year and although we are still wondering about how many brands made their debut in 2007, here are a few that either belong or are connected to our own city of Jaipur and are celebrating their successful ten years with pride and joy !

1. Jaipur Literature Festival

A festival that began from being a small and classy literature event at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, Jaipur Literature Festival aka JLF has turned into a world famous & grand affair in the last 10 years. What started in 2007, went through controversies, popularity, attracted every single genre from authors to musicians to celebrities to foodies and is now an event that has become a style symbol for all ! Happy 10 years of awesomeness JLF 🙂

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2. Volkswagen

The German automaker and the candy of our eyes – Volkswagen is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2017 and to make the nation a part of its success, they also ran a special discount offer on the Volkswagen Vento, Polo and Ameo. Not only this, we saw a beautiful video and a series of photographs of Volkswagen shot in Jaipur in 2017.


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3. IPL – 10 Saal Aapke Naam

You must all have either a crystal clear or a vague memory of the first time Indian Premier League went live in 2008 and the words ‘Tu laga Daav’ echoed in our ears all day long ! There was a fresh wave of energy for all the cricket fans and even the ones who did not have the patience to sit through 50 overs or test matches, have been seen glued to televisions during the IPL season ever since. It has gone through controversies, stories of match fixing with Rajasthan Royals & Chennai Super Kings expelled till 2017, but has proudly completed 10 years with 8 teams playing right now in April 2017 🙂

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4. Anantaya

A globally recognized lifestyle design studio in Jaipur by the leading architects of India, Anantaya showcases UNESCO award-winning luxury decor objects, furniture, textiles and accessories and is right now hosting the cultural event ‘Maahi Roj’ and celebrating its 10 years of preserving ancient crafts 🙂

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5. Vogue

One of the leading fashion magazines in the world, Vogue entered its 10th year in 2017. To celebrate the decade of fashion in India, Vogue curated a special show titled Sari 24/7, showcasing the works of 60 leading designers at Amazon India Fashion Week in March. The highlight was the models on the runway donning the jewellery of a Jaipur based jewellery designer – Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers.

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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 !