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Ropeway to Savitri Mata Temple Pushkar | Jaipur Beat

Rajasthan, known as the Land of Kings is famous for its architectural marvel, either its forts, palaces or the magnificent temples which reflect the rich Indian history and culture. So, if you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, consider going to Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India. It is also one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Hindu in a small town near Ajmer.

It has many religious sites and picturesque gems hidden for both, the devotees and tourists. One such place is the Savitri Mata Temple which attracts millions of tourists every year. The temple is one of the gems of Pushkar city located at a high altitude on a hillock amidst expansive greenery. Located near the popular Brahma Temple, only one in India, it is said a trip to Pushkar is incomplete without a visit to both the Brahma temple as well as Savitri Mata temple, not only for religious reasons but also for the majestic views. The view from the Savitri Temple is literally the best viewpoint in Pushkar!

Now imagine you can take the ropeway to the Savitri Temple too which is constructed at such a great height and offers unparalleled views.

It gives a bird’s eye view of the entire town of Pushkar. The ropeway has been making the holy journey to the temple convenient and memorable with its aerial passenger ropeway system erected on difficult terrain. The Aerial Ropeway constructed at a height of 202 metres, covers a distance of 720 meters in just 6 minutes, easing the strenuous climb for all age-groups of devotees and letting them be close to the divine. Ropeway has been built and continues to be operated and maintained by Damodar Ropeway & Infra Limited.

So, are you ready to rope your way to Savitri Mata Temple to witness the panoramic and scenic view of Pushkar?

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Your quest for a royal destination wedding ends here | Jaipur Beat

Grand venues, splendid gardens, rituals with a backdrop of a palace or fort, hundreds of dishes in numerous cuisines, and eye-popping trousseaus! Weddings in India are always known for putting up an extravagant show!

Unfortunately, it’s been almost 8 months that the coronavirus has turned our lives around in an unimagined way; social distancing is the new normal and the smashing royal weddings are now embracing intimate celebrations. But, rather than being gloomy about what it used to be in the past, read further as Jaipur Beat has discovered a royal wedding destination – Alsisar Mahal in the storybook town of Shekhawati. Located at a 4.5 hours drive from Jaipur,  Alsisar Mahal may put a rest to the quest of the couples who are chasing a silver lining for their wedding, in the current situation.

The 17th Century Palace Hotel is like a thrust with imperial heritage, grandeur, and magnificence in Royal Rajasthan.

We, absolutely, understand that the couples are facing restrictions on the guest list, but this is also an opportunity to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in the presence of your family and close relatives, without compromising on the grandness of the destination and wedding ceremonies.

With Alsisar Mahal’s special palatial wedding package you can make your dream destination wedding come true.

At Alsisar Mahal, weddings are very special with imperial ambiance and a variety of beautiful venues to offer within the 17th-century palace. They are offering marvelous décor and royal services for a cherished union.

With various magnificent venues for a gathering of a hundred guests, the splendid palace is the best destination to consummate a memorable wedding.

Their opulent and well-maintained rooms ensure that each guest experiences the royalty of Rajasthan.

The couple and their guests can feel the versatility in wedding events with mehandi and brunches at the garden area and complete their nuptials and host Reception in the grand hall.

The late-night dance party can be hosted at their soundproof Dungeon Lounge, which is an eccentric dungeon themed venue of Alsisar Mahal.

Alsisar Mahal’s dining area with a spectacular interior fulfills an indoor dining requirement with grandeur and class. The illustrious wedding arrangements at Alsisar Mahal leave an everlasting impression of the wedding on your guests.

Have this intimate royal affair with 100 guests for two nights starting from INR 10 Lakhs + taxes! The palatial package includes a Royal Rajasthani welcome, 43 luxurious rooms with bed and breakfast, magnificent wedding venues, opulent spaces, a wedding hall, soundproof DJ at Dungeon Lounge for late-night entertainment.

Already started to fancy a royal wedding at erstwhile noble’s home?
For reservations and queries write to alsisar@alsisar.com or contact on +91 76650 08154

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Local brand – Ek Taara carving a niche | Jaipur Beat

We are half-way through 2020 and this year has made us all go through a lot – both negative and positive. But if we focus on the bright side of the coin as it resonates better with the spirit of Jaipur, there are a lot of good things that have happened too – one of the key being ‘realizing the importance of locally produced goods of all kinds.

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly emphasized the need of the hour – be vocal for local, which would not only help us revive the economy but will help the millions who have lost their jobs in this pandemic. And Jaipur is a city that is full of art and craft, jewellery, garments, linen, handicrafts, traditional craftsmanship and some home-grown brands.

Ek Taara’s hot pink saree!

One such brand that is newly emerging and is a perfect blend of traditional and modern sensibilities is Ek Taara – A Timeless Journey! It is a brand that is authentically made in Rajasthan and has empowered the local tailors, artists, karigars and printers; who are painstakingly creating the traditional craft in a contemporary package and are making the ethnic collection absolutely fun to wear.

Indigo saree to suit any occasion!
Ethnic prints with a contemporary freshness!

Boasting of prints that embody a touch of whimsy and traditions, Ek Taara gives due importance to upcycling and make products like dupattas, sarees and apparels, clutches, handbags, stoles, cushion covers and even toys. Their collection symbolizes a mix and match of different forms of tie-dye, block printing, screen printing and more.

Ethnic yet very modish dress!

So if we the Jaipurities put on our best foot (read as click) forward, we would help local business thrive like never before, thereby helping the artisans believe in us once again. And did you know there’s a reason why Jaipur, in Rajasthan, brings to mind rich textiles, colorful pottery, and bright bangles.

The Pink City is the handicraft capital of India, home to 4,000 sari makers, 35,000 marble workers, and 1,000 bangle makers. These industries have been alive since ancient times and, with our little push and help will still manage to exist in a fragile state today.

You could visit Ek Taara @

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A Virtual Exploration of Rajasthan on the 71st Rajasthan Diwas

The majestic land of Maharajas, well known for its rich heritage, royal forts, palaces, rich Rajasthani delicacies and heritage sites. Due to the lockdown we can’t visit any of the heritage places to celebrate this glorious day, we surely can travel through these pictures.
On the 71st Rajasthan Diwas here are some pictures that depicts the colorful kaleidoscope of Rajasthan.

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Streets with a view of Hawa Mahal-Jaipur

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Camel Fair- Pushkar

Cenotaphs- Jodhpur

The World Famous Open Air Gallery- Shekhawati

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Steps leading down-Stepwell at Dholpur

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The Serene Lake of Pushkar

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The splendour of Bundi

Happy 71st Rajasthan Diwas!

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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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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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A Walk Through Of Pushkar When It Comes Alive During Pushkar Fair 2018

Though the Pushkar Fair is celebrated for ten days in the Kartik month, its last four days are critically important for the sacred reasons. On the main day of Kartik Purnima, lakhs of people take a dip in the holy Pushkar lake, and in the evening Lord Brahma is offered prayers at the Varaha Ghat with thousands of brightly lit diyas floating in the lake, making it a marvellous spectacle to watch. So if you have not yet visited you can still plan your Pushkar trip. 

Pushkar Fair has started with a full swing where you can see livestock owners from all across the country coming here to trade cattle especially camels – the Ship of Desert. It’s priceless to see the expressions on the faces of these men when they sit patiently in the Pushkar Mela Ground for days and wait for the trade to take place.

Not just their faces, there are few more sights that are truly glowing and precious during this time. Though Pushkar’s streets are known for their colorful fervor and unique shopping experience, they are swathed in their own charm at the time of Pushkar fair.

The boisterous bazaars of Pushkar is the spectacle that one shall never miss; the streets refreshed in the shades of red, yellow, pink, blue are, synonymous to the people of Rajasthan and their culture. It’s interesting and fun to navigate on Pushkar’s narrow alleys during the fair time when each and every corner is brimming with action.

Did we say thousands of camels ? Well the only living beings who have started giving a tough competition to the cattle in the last few years is the ‘Photography Enthusiasts’ who come from all around the globe in large groups and are seen more in number than the cattle itself 😉

And why won’t they? After all, who would want to miss these magical spectacles ?

The fair has already started from 15th November and continues till 23rd November and if you love photography, culture, Rajasthan, streets, food, adventures, camel rides or any beautiful thing on the planet, we suggest you to pack your bags are start your journey to Pushkar !

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The City Of Magic And Magnificence- Jaipur

From the highest point of Nahargarh fort to the deepest point of Man Sagar Lake, the aura of pink running through the veins of Jaipur makes it one of the most amazing cities to not just explore, but also to live in.

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Built as beautiful walled city years and years ago by the royal Rajput rulers, Jaipur has always been the hub of heritage and culture. To add a beautiful edge to it, the walled city has caught a high pace on development and growth along with conserving the original essence of it.

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From the mesmerizing spots at the ancient Amer, Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts to the newest Experience Centre and Dravyavati River Project, the city is almost a perfect metaphor for Magic Realism. Truly traditional to the core till date, the city area still remains painted in the colour that names it the Pink City. On the other hand, the city is all set to set up sky high standards with being a metro city as well as a smart city.

So if you ever visit Jaipur, don’t leave before you-

DO

Experiencing the captivating view of Jaipur city at night from the top of Nahargarh.  The city looks enchanting from the height and now that it’s Diwali time, you can see the whole city sparkling in colours and lights.

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Visiting the awe-inspiring City Palace, that gives you a ride back into the royal history of Jaipur.

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The forts of Jaipur- Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, that provide a heartwarming view from the top and Jaigarh also houses the biggest canon “Jaivana.”

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Clicking a picture with the Taj Mahal of Jaipur- Hawa Mahal, the legendary palace of winds situated right in the heart of the city.

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Experiencing the night tourism of the city, for it looks absolutely dreamy when it up all around.

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EAT

The street food– Pyaaz ki Kachori, Mava Kachori, Samosa, Mirchi Vada- they are light on the pocket and taste like a foodie’s paradise.

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The authentic Rajasthani delicacy- Dal Baati Churma. This is something you just don’t miss when you visit Jaipur.

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The absolutely irresistible Cold Coffee at Statue Circle. Moreover, If you visit around monsoon, Ghevar is a big turn on at that time.

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BUY

When you come to the textile hub, you don’t leave without buying clothes. Different kinds of clothes including kurtas, sarees, jackets, handmade purses, cozy quilts, bedsheets etc. printed in Jaipuri and block prints with animal motifs like elephants and camels along with floral prints on vibrant colours just own your heart at first sight.

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Authentic camel leather jutis, bags, diaries etc. are found right in the walled city and are big among foreign visitors.

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The exclusive Blue Pottery items of Jaipur are nowhere else to be found and are totally handmade.

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Colourful Lac bangles at Maniharo ka rasta, gold jewellery at Johri Bazaar, and Kathputli showpieces add a vibrant angle to your shopping list.

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We as citizens of this magical city are evolving in our ways and choices- shifting from the Indian Coffee House at Jawahar Kala Kendra to Café Quaint, from coffee at GVD to Café Coffee Day, from the ancient gates of the city to their newest sibling Patrika Gate and much more, we still plan family outings at Amer Fort during monsoon and we still enjoy clicking pictures of Hawa Mahal, only now we have a café to capture it from!

The magnificence of our surreal city Jaipur is never fading, but going through a constant metamorphosis.

 

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10 Not-To-Be-Missed Experiential Moments At Pushkar Fair 2018

After a whole year of longing, here it comes again carrying along the true essence of Rajasthani culture and vibrant colours of dessert- The Pushkar Fair. Offering prismatic views and traditional items from the land of ghats, Pushkar fair is one of the biggest tourist attractions that take place every year.

The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the annual Pushkar Fair when this beautiful town bustles with lively mesosphere. Let’s teleport you to the abode of camels and horses. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Pushkar fair.

  1. Sunrise

When the dust mixes with golden light falling from sun, the ship of desert shines beautifully exuding absolute delight !

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  1. Tranquil Ghats

If you really want to see and know how ‘ghat ghat ka pani’ tastes and looks, there is no better place than Pushkar.

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  1. Beautiful Camel Fair

Expect lots of fun and amazement! As the name suggests, you will see thousands of camels at the fair area. The camels are beautifully decorated. They are brought here not only for trading but also for entertainment of the tourists. A camel ride is not to be missed. Camel decoration contests and races are held at the fair. Besides camels, you can enjoy horse-riding too.

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  1. Folklore

Musical performances by folk artists from all over Rajasthan are the major draws. Live dance and singing performances by talented performers make the time special. Besides music, you will also see acrobatics and comic performances at Pushkar Fair.

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  1. Devotion

When you are at Pushkar Fair, you are not limited to enjoying just the fair but it is also a great time to see the holy Pushkar city at its best. There is only one Lord Brahma temple in the world and Pushkar has it. Besides visiting the temple, taking a dip in the holy Pushkar Sarovar nearby is also part of the ritual.

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  1. Street Food

It’s Rajasthan, so there is no way you can escape the thought of delicious food anywhere and everywhere, but here, as you walk down the streets, you find the baatis being freshly made, kachoris being fried and malpue exuding utter bliss !

  1. Street Shopping

The boisterous bazaars of Pushkar is the spectacle that one shall never miss; the streets refreshed in the shades of red, yellow, pink, blue are, synonymous to the people of Rajasthan and their culture. It’s interesting and fun to navigate on Pushkar’s narrow alleys during the fair time when each and every corner is brimming with action.

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  1. Colourful Turbans

Red, green, pink, yellow, orange, or all in one, the Rajasthani men never shy away from flaunting their fashion mantra i.e. the colorful gorgeous turbans.

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  1. Hot Air Balloon Safari

If you have an adventurous streak, taking a hot-air balloon ride over the bustling terrain has to be in your list. Seeing all the activities from top is amazing and you can take a chopper ride too.

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  1. Sunset

Last but not the least, that time of the day when the camel needs respite, the chill in the air is felt by all, the men and women start to prepare for their meals on chulhas, the sun is seen setting in spreading the scintillating palette of colours on the sky which is an absolute treat to watch and to just sink in.

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Date: 16th-23rd November, 2018