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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

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None-of-its-kind Music Festival, Locals DISTRICT Is Coming Back !

“Music is the strongest form of magic”- Marilyn Manson

Who all agree to this? Because Jaipur Beat has a very exciting news to share with all you music enthusiasts out there! 🙂
‘Locals DISTRICT’, one of its kind music festival, is all set to raise the bar higher this time. It is going to be much bigger and better than last edition.

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Dance to the incredible tunes of techno music non-stop for 72 hours all day all night.

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Mesmerizing laser and light show, live programming and projection mapping captivated not only the music lovers but also the non-music enthusiasts in the last edition. Jaipur Beat experienced the absolute madness last season and was thrilled by seeing India’s first techno music festival, Locals DISTRICT with untainted sound, lighting, and ambience at Castle Kalwar. It witnessed some great music artists from all over the nation and created the mood for the night where people were singing and dancing and having their own gala time.

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Back with a bang, this season has a unique line up of artists and committed music experiences. 4 different stages will be set to bring together the varied talent in Techno and House Music and its sub-genres to the beautiful, fairytale-like-18th-century castle, Castle Kalwar. Located at the Kalwar Road, 20 km from the city, the place in itself will leave you flabbergasted. Explore the unexplored and soak yourself into the Techno music like never before.

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The theme of the festival is Origami.

Date: 1st-3rd March, 2019

Venue: Castle Kalwar

Book your tickets here: http://www.localsdistrict.com/

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Idyllic End to GITB’18 midst the Travel Fraternity!

We all have our own travel wish list or ‘been there’ list prominently etched in our minds. Be it a backpacking trip, a weekend trip to some beach or a vacation with family. We all have that undying desire for travel and adventure; in the middle of nowhere at least once in a lifetime. But every travel needs to be carefully planned.
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The 10th Edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB-2018), organized jointly by the Rajasthan Government and FICCI in Jaipur that ended today, perfectly displayed the globetrotting ways. The travel fair also provided inspiration for ultimate travel destinations.
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Pre-scheduled in the two-day plan of The Great Indian Travel Bazaar there were atleast 11,000 buyers-sellers B2B meetings held at the GITB-2018.
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With the largest choice of exhibitors and a huge variety of holiday and travel options on offer, GITB inspires to discover new destinations and adventures from the experts. The beautifully decorated pavilions, a line-up of incredible talks, presentations and panel sessions from a host of leading hoteliers, covered an array of journeys to every part of India.
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The 10th edition of The Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) ended with euphoria among the travel trade.

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8 Things To Experience In & Around Jaipur On Rajasthan Day

The majestic land of Maharajas, Rajasthan is the most colourful state in India. Well-known for its rich heritage and royal forts and palaces, Rajasthan’s rich food, beautiful locales, and heritage sites is every travel enthusiasts’ dream come true.

Not just for its golden heritage and royal palaces, the state is well known for exciting things to do. And the city that tops the list in is definitely, our lovely Pink City. Being the paradigm of rich heritage, colourful culture and magnificent architecture is surely a must-visit destination for all the travel enthusiasts. And, what could be a better day to witness the splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis spirit than the ‘Rajasthan Day’ itself! Lets experience the colourful Jaipur on this special occasion.

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  • Visit Magnificent Forts – A Tryst With History

Rajasthan is the land of forts and palaces. Whether it be the Amer Fort of Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur or  the royal Chittorgarh Fort or the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort, these forts and palaces are world famous for their ornate architecture and a luxurious haveli like setting. Long walls and and tall buildings within the fort are worth a visit if you want to delve and know more about the royal history and heritage of the majestic Rajasthan.

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  • Breathtaking Camel And Elephant Ride

One of the most popular tourist attractions to enjoy in Rajasthan, is an elephant and camel safari. The royal elephant safari at Amer Palace in Jaipur offers the ride upto the fort which can be a really thrilling experience for both foreign and local tourists.

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The camel safaris in Pushkar and Jaisalmer is again one of the most exclusive experiences to enjoy on the Rajasthan Day. The exquisite views of the desert seem even more unmatched from a camel’s back!

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  • Shopper’s Paradise

Rajasthan is a fun and frolic state and so is its clothing. The traditional outfit usually comprises a colourful Bandhej or Lehariya dupatta for the women and a vibrant Bandhani turban for the men. Jaipur being the capital of Rajasthan, is also the fashion capital of the state. Its well known that Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazar are world renowned for its authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for the traditional handicrafts. Take a tour of the market and get your hands on exquisite pieces of art and jewellery here. The market is a tourist attraction in its own right.

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  • Wildlife & Eco Safari- A Rustic Tour

The uniqueness of Rajasthan lies in its varied geographies. One of the most adventurous things to do in Rajasthan is to take a wildlife and eco tour. Yes, the land of desert is also the home to the beautiful Mount Abu and wild forests. Approximately, 8 hours drive from the Jaipur City, a visit to Mount Abu is must to get some relief from the peak summers and also as a summer retreat during the vacations. As for the wildlife safari, closely located to Jaipur, Sariska National Park in Alwar district, is one of the best habitats for tigers in India. Take a safari through the reserve and spot several species of wild animals, and some exotic species of birds too.

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  • Get Spooky At Bhangarh

Making it to the list of the most haunted places in the world- a visit to Bhangarh is definitely a chilling experience to try on the Rajasthan day. Closely connected to Jaipur, the ruins of Bhangarh Fort are believed to be haunted and it is a common hearing that those who visit after dark does not ever return. Still not scared enough!!  Take a tour yourself to Bhangarh and hear spooky stories from the locals themselves.

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  • Savor The Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine

The royal thali of Rajasthan is the hot, spicy and tempting all at the same time. To try the authentic Rajasthani flavors – Dal, Bati, Churma is definitely a must try for everyone.

The authentic non-veg speciality – ‘Lal Maas’  is definitely the best dish to savor amongst the other Rajasthani cuisines. Jaipur is well known for its royal hospitality, and its mouth-watering chats and kachoris too has been every locals favourite. Amongst the sweet dishes – the Rabri Ghewar is definitely a treat to every dessert lover. Serving the authentic Rajasthani cuisine with a touch of warm hospitality, Jaipur’s vivid food items will make your mouth water with the mere sight!

  • Groove To The Beats Of Folk Music And Dance

To witness the hypnotizing folk music and dance performance of Ghoomar as well as Kalbelia is a treat. Jaisalmer and Barmer, being the land of sand dunes is also the home to some of the most talented folk artists of our nation. Enjoy the lovely music and dance performances in Rajasthan and I bet their singing and dancing skills will completely blow your mind!

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  • Spiritual Journey

Whether it is the visit to the Govind Devji of Jaipur or the Dargah Sharif in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan is the land of spiritual incarnation. Each year, several thousand of pilgrims descend to the royal land of Rajasthan to offer their prayers and seek blessings. It is said that a prayer offered at these holy temples does not go unanswered!

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On World Water Day, Lets Get To Know The Step Wells Of Jaipur

It’s World Water Day today and we see water related crises around the world. For the people of Rajasthan, water scarcity is nothing new but a profound one as we get torrential rains and the water disappears in a very short time.

To overcome this problem, our ancestors from medieval times as a practical solution built step wells.

Step wells, in simple term means, “Wells which have Stairs” But the science behind this isn’t that simple. Most of the architecture of step wells is simple but massive. The system of step wells was meant to ensure that the people had direct access to water throughout the year.

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Royalty and affluent members of society usually constructed these step wells. Not just for the men but step wells were developed in such a way with ramps so that cattle could reach the water easily and the steps built into the sides of the water-well made water accessible even when water is at a very low level.

Unbelievable but true that yours truly Jaipur city hoards many Baories or Step well apart from the one world renowned Chand Baori of Abhaneri and almost all are marvel of supreme craftsmanship and architecture.

We visited few of these Baories and have found that some have little water, some have gone dry, some have almost fallen into disrepair, and some were filled in with trash but yes they continue to exist.

Let’s have a look:

  • Parshuram Baori

Located at Amer road opposite Jal Mahal and situated in a large historical complex housing temples etc., the Parshuram Baori is live till date.

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  • Kale Hanuman Baori

It is located opposite to Jal Mahal on rear side and is close to Kale Hanuman Mandir.

  • Mahadev Baori

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  • Panna Meena Ka Kund

It is located in Amber.

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  • Cheela Baori

Cheela Baori is located off main road of Amer leading to Delhi road.

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  • Naku Baori

It is located near Cheela Baori.

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Today, however, these step wells as water-harvesting systems have fallen into disuse by the march of industrialization and urbanization, but there is an urgent need to regenerate and revive these ancient systems.

Lately, individuals and government of Rajasthan are giving rise to the wonderful idea of organising Heritage Water Walks in cities with prominent tourists and heritage locations and have been rethinking their values and their roles in safeguarding creation and the earth’s resources.

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With little interest, some of these sites of step wells, which are off the beaten track and have a whiff of adventure can be another interesting location for conducting Heritage Water Walks.