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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and so does food. Food is the music we hear in spices and flavours rather than notes and scales. When the softness of your favourite dish melts in your mouth, it creates a hymn so overwhelming, that the strings are buzzed in the heart and soul.
Hail dear sons of Epicurus! On the birthday of the most legendary singer of all times Lata Mangeshkar Ji,Jaipur Beat has brought the jukebox of spices and flavours with dishes from various cuisines, creating an orchestra of fusion only for you.
According to Indian Ras, genres in music evoke different emotions in us and same does the food! Every food has a different feel to it coming right from the place of its origin.
Pasta: Singing the songs of Italian Folk culture, presents itself the very favourite Pasta. This dish with authentic Italian flavours is the classic penne pasta cooked in Italian red or white or pesto sauce and accounts for an amazing option for those craving a delightful starter option! It is one of the most favourites of us Jaipurites!
Tandoori Chicken: *Drumrolls* Give way for the Jaan, The Aan, Baan and Shaan of and the most celebrated dish from Punjabi cuisine, Tandoori Chicken. Marinated and grilled, Tandoori chicken will have your heart tuned to the beats of bhangra. Wherever we go, the non-veg lovers are forever drooling over this amazing dish!
Ker Sangri: Every bit of this delicious Rajasthani delight calls to you with its melodious rhythms singing “Padharo Mhare Des!” This mouth watering dish is served as a delicacy by people in Rajasthan and is made from a wild shrub from the Rajasthani desert. And after all “Voh Rajasthani hi kya jisko Ker Sangri na pasand ho?”
Pav Bhaji– Pav Bhaji is one of those dishes that we are ever so ready for. Authentically Maharashtrian, Bhaji is a mix of vegetables mashed together and cooked in spices and served with buns (pav) and garlic chutney. Jaipurites love to indulge into Pav Bhaji every once in a while.
Exotic Garlic Bread: Garlic Bread is the ever so loved choice of Jaipurites. It is the Americanized form of authentic Italian dish Bruschetta. It spreads the aroma of the fusion between Italian-American flavours and the refreshed melodies singing in olive and oregano tunes.
Pani Patashi– If there is anything in Jaipur that’s in abundance, it’s pani patashiwalas! You can find one at every 100 metres, and guess what; they’re all crowded not just by women, but men too! Semolina or flour made puchkas filled with spicy mashed potatoes, chutneys and spiced water sing the melodies of northern India and are always more than welcome!
Dal Baati Churma– Be it the ‘Goth’ at Khole ke Hanumanji or homemade ghee baati, Jaipurites are always up for the authentic Rajasthani delicacy and love to indulge into the flavours of churma and masala baati with dal. Every time we have this signature food from Rajasthan, there’s a true feel of Rajasthan running through our veins!
The temple city of Pushkar which is famous for its Brahma temple (the only temple of Lord Brahma in the world) and Pushkar lake raises the spirit of all during the annual Pushkar Fair when this beautiful town bustles with lively mesosphere.
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.
Let Jaipur Beat take you on a totally different sojourn in the galiyan of Pushkar.
With the year 2015 coming to an end, we know that this year has been the year of blogs, an year where every second you had at your disposal hundreds of blogs telling you about 10 things to do, 7 things to not do, etc etc ! Among all the reads, we hereby compiled 10 top blogs of Jaipur Beat, which were not just read, but enjoyed by our lovely readers. Here we go down the nostalgic lane and take you with us 🙂
There are pretty images and stunning images clicked by many, while they travel to the Pink City but some images are simply a feast to the eyes. Let’s have a look on these picturesque images, which are surely going to fascinate you and compel you to pack your bags !
Planning to remove the stress of the week and start afresh, then it’s time to tap your feet to the beats of DJ, as we list down some of the best pubs in the city where you can enjoy the nightlife by dancing to some of your favorite tracks, and enjoy drinks with your friends or loved ones.
Jaipur Metro has finally arrived and not just this, it is one of fastest built metros in the country and also the first one that will provide feeder service from its very inception. But well, Jaipurites have better and lighter reasons to travel in #JaipurMetro
When you think about the beautiful and eternally fashionable prints and fabric, one city that surely comes to your mind is Jaipur ! Every corner of the pink city holds a different visual delight that can possibly make your wardrobe more happening and interesting every single day.
A mere mention of the city Jaipur invokes various images of folklore and festivities, colours, traditions, captivating architecture and exquisite Rajasthani cuisine. Here are a few among the plethora of reasons to why your next travel destination should be Jaipur.
You might be living in Jaipur for years now, and there is a new place which comes up every day in this evolving world, but there are still some things which make you a die-hard Jaipurite and no matter what changes, these things might not change 😉
2016 will bring a lot more blogs for you to read, love and laugh about 🙂
Pushkar Fair, though every year offers the same elements apparently, has something new to perceive and remember every single time you experience this heaven on earth 🙂 These are the 9 golden moments captured by us in Pushkar fair 2015.
When the dust mixes with golden light falling from sun, the ship of desert shines beautifully exuding absolute delight !
If you really want to see and know how ‘ghat ghat ka pani’ tastes and looks, there is no better place than Pushkar.
From jutis to Ray Ban, bangles to clothes, the streets of Pushkar offer everything you name and everything you can’t !
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 !
5. Pushkar Lake
After a noisy day, when you look for a place to sit by and feel the serenity of Pushkar, Pushkar lake is your haven.
With varied expressions, different moods, beautifully decked up and lost in their ownselves, camels are the ones who attract people from all over the world to come and visit this fair !
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 😉
Music, colors, dance, folk, festivity, temples, Pushkar fair truly portrays the vibrant culture of Rajasthan 🙂
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 chulahs, the sun is seen setting in spreading the scintillating palette of colors on the sky which is an absolute treat to watch and to just sink in 🙂
As we say that September-October is the best time to visit pink city, it’s not just because of the amazing weather and onset of winters, it is the fragrant breeze in Jaipur which carries in it the festive feel that sheathes the vibrant culture, calming music, magical dances and a touch of royalty. The very epitome of this festive celebration that is awaited the entire year: Jaipur By Nite began last night.
The evening unfolded a series of events where the entire pink city and a surge of tourists were seen glowing with excitement as they witnessed the rich heritage of Rajasthan. The event was held at City Palace in the azure light of the stunning night sky. The two day ‘Jaipur by Nite’ Festival kicked off with the traditional lamp lighting by former members of the royalty. As the lamp was lit, the happy faces were greeted with the scintillating Rajasthani song ‘ Padharo Mahre Des’.
The major highlight of the evening was the Royal talk show ‘Contribution of Royalty to Society’ hosted by the very handsome Television and film actor and an outstanding orator: Kabir Bedi. As the talk was about Royalty, renowned members of Jaipur’s Royal Families graced the evening with their ethereal charm. These included Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, Shri Ji Arvind Singh of Mewar, Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, and Maharani Rohni Kumari of Karauli.
What actually touched the hearts and moved our souls last evening were the exceptionally brilliant performance by the differently abled children of the group ‘Ability Unlimited’ which is a non-profit organisation that empowers the disable to lead an effective, innovative and independent life.
What came as an icing on the cake on this magical evening was the sensational performance by the famous Bollywood singer and actress Shibani Kashyap who filled the atmosphere with her soulful voice and foot-tapping beats of her impeccable mix of Bollywood and Sufi music.
After the fantastic Day 1 of Jaipur By Nite that will be marked in our memories forever, we can’t wait for tonight when there will be more music, more dancing and more fun !!
With the start of Saavan or monsoon, there’s one more thing which hits us very strongly, irresistible craving for good food ! Apart from the regular hogging, there are a few dishes that are too special to be missed if you’re in Jaipur in the pleasant monsoon season. These can be found at the famous local eateries in pink city like LMB, BMB, Sodhani etc or cooked at home and enjoyed as much as the rains !!
Mirchi ke tapore
This spicy instant dish is a yummyJaipuri recipe ofharimirch (green chillies) wrapped in a lusciousteekha masala cooked in a typical Rajasthani style. Thisachaar (pickle) type vegetable can be enjoyed with steamed rice and dal,baati,poori,paranthe or anything you want to experiment with.
Kadhi KachoriThis superb combination of Rajasthani kadhi and mouth watering Kachori where the Kachori is broken a little and filled with kadhi turning out to be a terrific tasteful snack 😀
Dal pakodeHaven’t these protein rich delicacies been your first love in the rainy season ? Ek cup chai and garam garam dal pakode with green chutney makes a rainy evening just perfect !
This richsweet Rajasthani dish is passionately cooked with ghee and sugar or jaggery (gur) and generally eaten with the famous Dalbaati.
Dal BaatiThis signature Rajasthani delight where Baatis are dumplings made from wheat or millet flour, cooked over hot charcoal and ash and served with yellow dal, loads of ghee, churma and even boora (granulated sugar)to make the most of monsoon 🙂
Ghewar This heavenly Rajasthani sweet dish mainly associated with Teej festival is found in amazing varieties like plain, mawa, malai and is a favourite especially in the saavan ke mahine !!