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Unique Experiences in Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

Jaipur is a city that has a lot to amaze both the locals and the tourists. From being a perfect mélange of old and new, traditional and modern to royal and chic; Jaipur has everything.

We at Jaipur Beat bring to you top 5 unique experiences you can have in Jaipur.

Stunning monuments: There is no dearth of monuments to visit in Jaipur. While you are aware of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely – Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the majestic Amer Fort; there are a handful of other monuments to be amazed at. From Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple), Hanuman Temple (Khol Ke Hanumanji), Jal Mahal, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, Panna Mina ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall, to Chand Baori Abhaneri and Anokhi Museum (90kms away from Jaipur); get on with these each day and relive the royal bygone era.

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Exquisite crafts: Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, clothes, juttis, to puppets, and more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.

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Abundant nature: While Jaipur is rich in its history and culture, the city is a treasure house of nature too. One of the best ways to see the sights of Jaipur is to start off on an early morning cycling ride or a quad biking. You can also head to witness some untamed wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary via a Jeep safari, do zip-lining. Or you can simply trek the Aravalis that are crowned with lush green trees. In case you are someone who loves a long drive, strolling across the city, walled city and outskirts can be quite a nourishing experience for you.

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Delicious food: Owing to its arid and dry climate, Jaipur’s cuisine is a foodie’s paradise. Cooked with rich and tasty ingredients and an amalgamation of various techniques – both old and new; Jaipur food is to die for. Whether you have a sweet tooth or have a knack for something tangy, you have a wide range of delectable to pick from. Must try are its kachori, jalebi, ghewar, gajak, chaats, typical Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dal-baati-churma and ker sangri ki sabzi.

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Colourful culture: Just as the name suggests – Pink City, the culture of Jaipur is also very vivid and colourful. Full of vibrancy, you can see a perfect blend of cultures in the city strolling across like one. All festivals in the city are celebrated with extreme zest and almost every month has one of them and has its own specific food and attire associated with it.

 

 

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Exclusive Handwoven Accessories In Jaipur At WomenWeave Pop-Up

Rain showers, chilly breeze, and Diggi Palace, you might think that’s all about Jaipur today. But there is more to it. Located at a mere distance of 2.6 km from Diggi Palace where Jaipur Literature Festival started today, there lies a shopping paradise just for you, WomenWeave Pop-Up. 

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“We don’t know all the places our weaves go in this world, but we know that people everywhere like them very much.”

Meticulously hand-woven textiles adorned in jewelled tones that you will surely love are awaiting your arrival at WomenWeave Pop-Up Right from handwoven scarves to stoles to yardages and sarees, WomenWeave has an exquisite collection for all.

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About WomenWeave:

WomenWeave is a not for profit organisation that believes in women empowerment and poverty alleviation. Designers from about 20 countries collaborate with the WomenWeave Trust to provide a market space to the accessories woven by the delicate, skilled hands of over 100 women in Central India. Many yarns are hand spun from organic kinds of cotton, dyed with 100 % natural dyes, and loomed with utmost care & attention.

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Three Cheers to WomenWeave who believes that weavers can become empowered custodians of the resources and work for the future of handloom in the contemporary marketplace.

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So if you’re in the Pink City, do visit this exclusive exhibition because it will definitely set the trend of glamorising the look with handwoven accessories in your circle.

Call your girls, pick up your shopping bags and just get going! 🙂

Happy Shopping 🙂

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Date: 24th-28th January

Time: 11:00 a.m. onwards

Venue: Anokhi Basement & Jaipur Modern

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A Walk Into Jaipur’s Maniharo Ka Rasta

The markets of Jaipur are filled with amusement. The very soul of Rajasthan lingers in the narrow alleys of the markets. Colourful artefacts, gorgeous odhanis, stunning jutis everything mimics the irresistible charm of Rajasthan in such a perfect manner.

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Amidst the narrow lanes of one such market, that is, Tripolia Bazaar is Maniharo ka Rasta. The word ‘Manihar’ means ‘one who makes bangles’ and Maniharo ka Rasta is a market filled with manihars selling all kinds of bangles, especially the one made up of lac. We decided to explore this market of Lac Bangles and get a firsthand experience.

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Stepping in Maniharo ka Rasta takes you to the realm of lac bangles. These exquisite bangles are the beating heart of the market. Bangles of every existing colour and numerous sizes are found at Maniharo ka Rasta.  The allure of these bangles is so much that you just cannot resist buying a pair or two.

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Strolling across the street in search of perfect bangles, we saw a woman working on lac bangles and decided to spend some time interacting about her profession. Sadia, as she told us, is a woman with a jolly personality and was happy to talk to us. “I am thirty years old and I have seen my family working with lac ever since my childhood. They have in fact been working with lac bangles much before that. The art is being passed on in my family for generations and we like what we do”, she said. On asking about the younger generation, she said, “Children at our home are very keen on learning but they are way too young to work with hot lac. They will only be taught once they are old enough and it is safe for them to work with melting lac.” While we talked to her about this, we also decided to capture what she was doing, and we must say it was fine and perfect 🙂

Moving a bit forward we stumbled upon another shop with a family working in a completely unique way with lac. We didn’t even left a moment and jumped into the shop to ask what were they doing. Meanwhile, the father was busy filling lac in a hollow gold bangle, his daughter thrilling told us that filling lac in a gold bangle makes it stronger and is also considered lucky in Rajasthan to wear such bangles. Did you know about this? Well, we didn’t 😉 That simply states that even if it is gold, lac is our gold in this priceless state.

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After seeing this we think that Rajasthan’s true essence lies in these small allies and this authentic art of making exquisite bangles will definitely stay with us for long. We know even you might be wanting to buy some of these. And these handcrafted lac bangles are very pocket-friendly,  say about 150 rupees for 8 plain lac bangles and approximately between 200 to 250 rupees for the beaded ones. Get some as in this season of leheriya and savan it’s a must have to match your daily style.

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7 Things Not To Miss When Shopping In Jaipur’s Nehru And Bapu Bazaar

The name of Rajasthan brings in our mind the rich culture, the vibrant and colorful attires, the magnificent and graceful handicrafts and so on. With time, a lot has changed; the land of culture has slightly moved towards westernization. But to keep the very soul of the Lands of Maharajas alive, we have its markets which never fail to slake our thirst for the true essence of Rajasthan.

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Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are two such markets of the Pink City, Jaipur. These markets (located within the walled city) are a perfect amalgamation of typical Rajasthani products and a slight touch of Indo-western. They are swathed in a cultural charm, and also offer numerous souvenirs to take for your kith and kin. These vibrant markets are always filled with shopaholics and are famous for offering you everything quintessentially Rajasthani.

We are giving you a list of things to check out at Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar.

  • Mojaris

Walking down the corridors of either of the markets, you will often stumble upon craftsmen with their dye covered hands, with somewhat eclectic and vintage footwear lined up by their side. There are several shops offering Rajasthani Mojari or Jutis, in these markets.  The vibrant colors and traditional patterns often tempt people to buy a few pairs rather than just one. Among these, the shops that stand above the rest are Tourist Shoes and Famous Nagra Shoes.

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  • Artificial jewellery

The bustling markets have an immense collection of artificial jewelry.  Innumerable shops of both, Bapu Bazar and Nehru Bazar are lined up with ethnic neck pieces, jhumkis, lac bangles, anklets, sequined necklaces and what not. The finish of these pieces is so good that you can’t differentiate from the real. So, grab the best trinkets and accessories ASAP!

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  • Clothes

Whatever you buy or leave behind, we believe picking a dress is essential if you are here. Highly alluring Rajasthani Bandhej or tie and die, Leheriya, Sanganeri Prints and Batik Prints with radiant mirror work, dazzling gota-patti work and intricate embroidery patterns are all enticingly displayed here. These shops are literally overflowing with breathtakingly beautiful prints of Jaipur, and chances are you will end up with your hands full of shopping bags by the time you decide to head home.

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  • Jaipuri Razaiyan (quilts)

The Jaipuri quilts are made up of cotton fabric and are sown with a light thread. These razaiyan are exquisite with hand block prints and are light weight, comfortable and extremely efficient in keeping you warm on a cold winter night. Nowadays though, there are polyfibre razaiyans also, so better ask the shopkeeper so you know what you are getting. These quilts are amongst most popular choices that people take back as gifts for their loved ones.

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  • Showpieces, decorative items and other handicrafts

Then there are these vendors throughout the markets who sell wares on the covered pavement. As you walk down, these small merchants call out and try to sell you mini- artefacts, baubles, hair accessories, artificial jewellery, lac pens, mirror worked pen stands, keychains, etc. And before you know it , you buy a few pieces, saying just because….

  • Puppets on a string

These are traditional Rajasthani art. There are a number of people selling puppets while simply strolling in the markets. These vibrantly colored puppets are also great takeaways for some people.

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  • Flavors of food

The seemingly casual bazaar trip becomes a tad tiring what with all your shopping bags and gentle rumble in your stomach. There aren’t many eateries here, but there is mouth water-watering chat available at almost the end of the entire Bazar. You could dig into Faluda Kulfi  at Indian Ice Cream and the super famous Guddu Ki Softy. On the other hand, if you are close to Link Road, the Cholle Wala Samosa is a must have treat.

One very pertinent tip about shopping in these markets is that you must bargain about the prices. Shopping here without bargaining is truly letting them fleece you completely.

The next time you are in Jaipur, we strongly recommend you to pay these markets a visit for some authentic Rajasthani stuff to take back home and flaunt.

Happy Shopping 🙂

 

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Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

 

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Experience Ultimate Breakfast places to Nightclubs in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

Doesn’t our mind gets baffled when think of an interesting and a budget-oriented day out in Jaipur at this time of the year?

With the weather having mood swings at one end, planning a whole day out circling in and around the city definitely seems to be an expensive and impossible event. Hence, we end up spending chunks of cash at luxurious resorts and satisfy our guilty pleasures or hang out in some usual cafe close by.

To make sure none of the high spirited Jaipurites miss out the fun in this summer, Jaipur Beat brings to you an amazing summer bonanza with its ‘all at one place’ package where we have planned a perfect day out right here in the urban heart of pink city, Malviya Nagar giving a perfect excuse to go out, with fun just some doorsteps away.

Begin this journey of an amazing day out by energizing your lazy minds with these refreshing breakfast places-

  1. Saras Parlour, the heart of all the Jaipurities still stays iconic with their crispy jalebi, crunchy paneer pakoda, swirling softy and refreshing lassi.

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  1. Cafe Lazy Mojo, this mesmerizing and relaxing place has it all to make you fall for its mouth-watering salads and Mexican flavours.

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  1. Coffee Culture, a big shoutout to all the caffeine lovers will surely make you drool over the aroma of their exotic varieties of coffee. This place has an electric and vibrant ambience to set your energy bars higher for the day.

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  1. The Good Times, delicious la carte menu offers to a big fat breakfast buffet, this cafe indeed assures a good time.

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After a full-fledged breakfast, don’t let the scorching heat drain out your energy. Booze your filmy dose with the latest movies in town at the nearest theatre-

  1. Cinepolis at World Trade Park is at par the best theatre in Jaipur. Recliners and big screens is all you need to have a thrilling, romantic, adventurous and a comfortable experience with!

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  1. Shop! Shop! Shop! Explore the magnificent WTP and pamper your inner shopaholic at these marvellous stores like Shoppers Stop, Iconic, the famous Dubai Bazaar and what not.

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We are sure your hungry tummies must have started buzzing by now. So what are you all waiting for?

The Food Court at World Trade Park has countless cuisines to satisfy your cravings.

  1. Thirsty mouths, grab the little bottles of joy by Keventer’s milkshake. These freshly made shakes loaded with chunks of sweetness come best in bubblegum, mint Oreo, and Oreo.

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  1. banquete a besta’, Feast the beast in you with wine and beer and authentic Portuguese and Lebanese food by Barcelos, a fine- dine restaurant.

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  1. Bring out the awesome Punjabiness in you with Kathi Junction. Try out their ever time favourite spicy and tangy rolls and finger licking kebabs.

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  1. Inchin, a fusion of authentic Chinese food with the mouth-gobbling flavours of India is a true delight.

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  1. Say cheese! Go cheesy with yummy pizzas at Fat Lulu’s, all set to stir your mouths with their Italian platter.

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  1. Our Indian tummy seems to be empty without our traditional naan and paneer butter masala. The Yellow Chilli has a big fat Indian platter ready for you with a twist from the regular dhabe ka khana.

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  1. Pamper your sweet tooth in The Chocolate Room with their highlights, hot brownie and chocolate fondue. Explore and relish!

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What fun it is without some plotting and gambling? Get your minds all hyped up as we have some cool and interesting activities listed down for you-

  1. Indulge in a sporty and healthy competition of bowling with your friends at Masti Zone in GT Central. They have a range of virtual games and activities to engage with.

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  1. Nurture your minds in bask of nature through a healthy competition of bicycle riding. Pink Pedals at Jawahar Circle provides bike rental at a minimal cost to let people rejuvenate their souls.

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Not feeling like putting your mischievous side into action? Well Malviya Nagar has incredible spas for an enchanting and relaxing evening-

  1. Bloom and mesmerize your soul in Style n Scissors and get a dream makeover by the experts.

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  1. Get a massage by expert masseuses at Sabai Thai Spa and surround yourself with its exotic and pure aura.

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The nightlife of this place has hit top notch with the opening of these peppy rooftop lounges and restaurants.

Wink an eye and button up your suits. Go shimmery on clubbing!

  1. Looking forward to have a chill gala time with your peers? Visit TaBLU at Clarks Amer for an amazing light-hearted time at their open bar with a beautiful view of the city skyline.

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  1. Eat, dance, rave, repeat and what not? The Fort, Malviya Nagar has been the talk of the town as it makes one drool over its jaw-dropping magnificent ambience. This peppy place has a lounge, restaurant and a cafe all at a look away which makes it a star mark destination to go.

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Now say ‘yes’ to a high spirited day out with your friends and unleash the zest of these trending places!

 

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6 Events in Jaipur You Must Attend This July

A new month is upon us with new events, new plans and yes a completely new taxation system. We, the people of Jaipur, might take some time to adjust with the GST but when it comes to events we hardly need any time to get ready and join the latest happenings in the town. Therefore let’s get ready to check out what does month of July has in store for us (wishing that it includes lots of rain). 🙂

 

1.) Saat Phere – The luxurious wedding fair Saat Phere will host its next season in the month of July and will showcase a fabulous assortment of wedding products and services through a range of designers,startups and celebrated brands. For all those who are looking forward to a wedding should definitely attend this one for some early shopping.

Date: 7th – 8th July 2017

Venue: Shakun Hotelsaat phere2.) Honestly Speaking with Amit Tandon – The famous comedian will soon be in the city to tickle your funny bone. The comedian, Amit Tandon, also known as – The Married Guy, has made a huge place for himself in the standup comedy circuit and has a lot of fans around the country. The lovers of standup comedy must not miss this event.

Date: 9th July 2017

Venue: Maharana Pratap Auditoriumamit tandon3.) Aspiration – New tax or old tax, we are not going to stop shopping especially when we have a lifestyle exhibition coming up in Jaipur. On 10th and 11th of July, Aspiration – a lifestyle exhibition, will host its yet another fashionable edit with many brands.

Date: 10th – 11th July 2017

Venue: SMS Convention Center aspiration4.) Shubham Rakhi Exhibition – One of the most popular exhibitions in Jaipur, Shubham Rakhi exhibition is back. According to the astrologers Jaipurites may experience a long shopping spree this month as we hardly know anyone who has been to this exhibition and come back empty handed. 🙂

 

Date: 14th – 15th July 2017

Venue: Birla Auditoriumshubham5.) Neha Kakkar Live Event – All the music lovers rejoice as the voice behind ‘london thumakda from Queen’ and ‘Kar Gayi chull from Kapoor and Sons’ , Neha Kakkar, will be soon in Jaipur to give a live performance.

Date: 16th July 2017

Venue: SMS Investment Groundneha kakkar6.) Adaa – In order to increase your shopping bill, Adaa, a lifestyle exhibition, is coming up with a range of designers in fashion, jewelry and décor segments. You are going to see some fresh and amazing brands at this exhibition.

Date: 18th -19th July 2017

Venue: Holiday Inn adaaHappy Shopping! 🙂

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Purohit Ji ka Katla – Jaipur’s Wholesale hub for Wedding Shopping

The Wedding season is right upon us and we know you can’t wait to shop! Although Jaipur has become a big name when it comes to wedding shopping destination with the growth of major fashion brands, retail chains and amazing concept stores in the city. But there’s one place that still holds a magnetic charm for all the good things it offers to the shoppers- Purohitji Ka Katla! .

Okay, if we can ignore its suffocating entry points, Purohit Ji Ka Katla, by far is one of the most wonderful shopping destinations for the wedding shoppers in the Pink City!

Though, the most complicated market space in the city, Purohit Ji Ka Katla after so many years, still holds its traditional market charm, which can be seen in the passion with which each local steps inside the lanes and makes their way through the pouring crowd.  Majority of the buyers seen here are the locals and rural people from nearby areas of Jaipur, as tourists could never really reach THIS market of the walled city. A wholesale market hidden within the Johri Bazaar is the shopping hub for cheapest goods, hence the people from villages nearby come here to shop products in bulk.

Intrigued by the glitz and glitter of wedding fabrics, dresses and sherwanis hanging on the entrance of the market, out team at Jaipur beat decided to give this Katla a shot. So we are here with our first hand experience of ‘Purohit Ji ka Katla’

Let us take you to the back story of the ‘Katla’ as it is fondly called by the locals. Even though this market is decades old but we are good at digging roots and found out that  this particular area was actually a place to keep the horses and carriages belonging to the royal family, sounds interesting! Oh yes, as we moved further we noticed it to be a huge compound, very spacious to manage the horses. Each shop has steps that lead to a room, which was the place where the horses were kept. Now the shopkeepers use it as a store to keep goods. Some of these rooms were surprisingly  bigger than the shops.

In spite of the old world traditional practices, we observed best of the both worlds (modern and traditional) in Katla. If you are tired of sitting in the old traditional shops with “gaddas” and about to have a heat stroke you can quickly move to the fancy upmarket fully air-conditioned shops within the Katla.  All these shops are run by families who have been involved in the same business for generations. It’s heart warming to see the “peedhiyas” keeping the traditions intact and showing family traditions of business run by generations after generation with same zeal and enthusiasm.

The market houses some of the most traditional shops of the city. There are cozy, beautiful lanes that are amazingly organized in geometrical shapes with everything from fabrics, raw materials, accessories, jewellery, nick knacks to utensils, toys, stationery, party suppliers, decorations, plastic stuff and house hold items to offer. Interestingly, the market also has makeshift shops, which are seasonal according to the festivals. As Raksha Bandhan is the closest festival right? Hence these shops change their products and stock doris, loomis and rakhis.

This is the hub for wedding shopping in the city and the beautiful saree shops attract one’s eyes!  These are manufactured in nearby villages and further sold to retailer shopkeepers and customers. Most of the material found here is brocade, cotton, while Lehariya and bandhej dominate the market. The Sarees and lehangas sold here are also imported from Kolkata  for its handwork and Surat for machine work.

This is this beautiful shop of Gopal Lal Radharam Safewala which is one of the many shops from where you can rent sherwani’s starting at the price of 2000 and going on till 25,000. A mirage of multicolored safas , torans, varmala are few of the hundreds of wedding things you can find in Purohit Ji ka katla. Ramsahay Banshidhar is a shop specializing in tassels used in dresses and items used for Baraat Swagat in weddings.

 

The most number of customers visit Katla during festive season and in month before the wedding time which is locally termed as  ‘Saawah’. Since the prices of the all the things are very low you would not even feel like bargaining. The special wedding mala for grooms caught our attention which is designed and decked up with currency notes and it is only found in Purohit Ji ka Katla.

Mukesh tailor is one of the oldest tailors in the market. Currently the fourth generation of the family is involved in stitching of poshaks for all the main temples in the city like the Govind Dev ji temple. The shop is very small but has been the workplace for this family for the past 50 years.

M.B Dresses which is also a 60 year old shop is involved in retail of different kinds of materials. Their customers include boutiques and event management companies of Jaipur. Major high end boutiques of the city shop for raw material like borders, boutis and latkans from katla. These materials which are made by hand are also exported to various parts of the country. You will get to see a lot of Gotta Patti work in these shops.

The shop owners in the katla are endearingly called Sethjis and they claim to be coming to their shop on a regular basis for more than 30 years.

Purohit Ji Ka Katla is an experience altogether! There are innumerable shops to see and you need atleast 2-3 hours to explore this market. The market opens at 11.00- 11:30 am and you can shop till 8-8:30 pm except Sundays .

So if you are planning to  pay a visit to the Purohit Ji ka Katla then here’s Jaipur Beat’s quick tip for you- Stay hydrated 😀  However, once you enter the lanes the weather wouldn’t even matter as it’s much cooler inside with the riot of colours. Warning for claustrophobic  It will be very crowded but it’s definitely worth a visit.

 

HOW TO REACH:

As there are a lot of entrances to the market, but the best way is to go towards Badi Chaupad from Johari Bazaar and ask the passers by to guide you till the entrance 😉

Pick up your tote, a water bottle and drive down to Purohit Ji Ka Katla to witness the real charm of the market as the best time to visit this place is now 😀

Blog Credit- Anjali Sarda (Intern at Jaipur Beat)

Editing – Team Jaipur Beat

 

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Gharaz- A Contemporary Jewelry Brand From Jaipur Turns 3

With various markets like Johari bazaar, Haldion ka raasta and many other markets which are solely dedicated to jewelry. It’s not uncommon for another brand to open up in Jaipur. The pink city tops the lists of wedding shopping destinations in the country and the jewelry shops in the city have majorly contributed to that. Be it gold, silver, lac, thewa, meenakari and kundan the options and varieties are innumerable and this is another reason why the name Jaipur is synonymous with jewelry shopping in the whole world.

Among many small shops and big stores Gharaz is a brand started by Vishakha Agarwal who comes from a family involved in the jewelry trade and is the fourth generation of her family in this industry.

The budding young designer hosted an event called “GHARAZ TURNS 3” at cafe Lazy Mojo to celebrate the successful completion of 3 years of her brand which was started in 2014.

JAIPUR BEAT attended the event and got a chance to see her exquisite collection of contemporary and modern jewelry which has a touch of tradition. Her work involves a fusion of different styles which was clearly visible in her jewelry and jewelry customization as per choice of the client. The event was co-hosted by her sister Akshya Agarwal who handles her own home decor brand called the Bhrti home decor and is also the director of Avyaya Welfare Foundation, an NGO promoting skill based development. The fashion aspect was introduced by Nidhi Agarwal, their youngest sister. The sister trio is very creative and wishes to show the culture and rich heritage of Jaipur in all their respective fields. the event was also attended by Mrs. Archana Surana, director of ARCH Academy, who appreciated the work of Vishakha who is the alumnus of ARCH academy.

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Vishakha’s pieces are simple, classy, elegant and cost effective. She uses nickel free gold plating as it has a longer life and does not cause skin allergies. Other than diamond, silver she also uses semi precious jewels with mostly pastel shades for her designs as they can be worn on an everyday basis and  for parties and weddings and also adds a cool, casual vibe to any look.

What stands out in her collection is that all the pieces are very light weight contrary to the appearance that they give. The neck pieces look heavy but once after trying those on you won’t feel the weight. The jewelry is designed keeping in mind the modern women and as an addition to the personality of the person wearing it. The most unique designs are the ones which are made up of vintage coins with inscription on them. “Rather than buying something for a special occasion which you won’t wear again, it’s better to invest in pieces which you can wear in your office, for a party and even in weddings”, quoted Vishakha, designer of Gharaz.

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Her collections are handcrafted by local Jaipur artisans and involve a lot of traditional carving on jewelry. Her upcoming collections will involve the use of wood and brass.

The label has bought in a new aspect to jewelry shopping in the city with online store which provides shipping all across the world.  The designer is working very hard to complement traditional jewelry from Jaipur with her own brand which stands to create modern looks for women of every age. She wishes to change the image of Jaipur jewelry from traditional to modern with a touch of elegance. She is also creating a balance and incorporates the rich culture of Rajasthan in her modern pieces. Her collection is also available at around 30 different online portals.

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She has a retail store along with her sister who is working in home decor at 72, Vishnu garden colony, opp. Airport boundary main Tonk road, Jaipur. You can also shop from their website which is www.gharaz.com and www.bhrtiimpex.in respectively and their Instagram handles which are @gharazbyvishakha and @bhrtihomedecor.

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These young Jaipurites are working to create a different shopping experience in the fields of jewelry and home decor for everyone in the city and also in other parts of the country.

 

Blog Credit- Anjali Sarda (Intern at Jaipur Beat)

Editing – Team Jaipur Beat

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5 Events You Must Not Miss in Jaipur this June

Amidst the raging temperature in the pink city and a few rain showers, the city dwellers have many reasons to step out of their homes this June. Right from colorful exhibitions to new launches and DJ parties, the month is packed with celebrations for people of Jaipur. 🙂 Here is what you should look forward to in the month of June.

1.) F Bar & Lounge, Jaipur- 1st Anniversary

The famous bar and lounge of Jaipur has completed its first year in the city and to celebrate the same with its patrons, F bar has come up with an amazing weekend plan, filled with great music and performers. So get ready to be dazzled with the mixology music and magical nights as F Bar celebrates its one year anniversary. The bar will host DJ Gouri on 1st June, Ankur & Ghalat family on 2nd June and Dance Republic (Nikhil Chinapa + Rohit Barker) on 3rd June.

Venue: F Bar & Lounge,Hotel Golden Tulip.

Date: 1st June-3rd June ’17F bar final2.) Coffee Culture –Opening, Jaipur

The 11 year old coffee brand is all set to spread its wings in the pink city Jaipur and to add glory to their celebration, they are giving the first 300 customers FREE FOOD for the entire year. Coffee Culture Cafes are superior cafe lounges with quirky ambiance & lively atmosphere. Their cafes serve as everyday hangouts for all segments of the society. The place has been known for its coffee, beverages and some great food items like Sizzlers, Pizzas & Burgers. So get ready to explore this new hangout in Jaipur.

Venue: Opposite Genpact, Malviya Nagar

Date: 4th Junecoffee culture final3.) Urge Exhibition

To keep up with the latest trends in apparel, accessories, home décor and jewellery you need to visit this exhibition. We are sure that all the fashionistas and shopaholics of Jaipur will definitely be here to keep their wardrobes updated. To add entertainment to this amazing exhibition, a tarot card reader will also be there for those who are interested.

Venue: Holiday Inn

Date: 9th June – 10th June’17urge4.) Jhalak- Wedding & Lifestyle exhibition

One of the most famous lifestyle exhibitions, Jhalak, is back again with another edition of fabulous style, amazing designs and leading designers. The exhibition has already made a name for itself in the city and has become a go to place for many fashion enthusiasts of the city. If you have never been to this one, make sure to not miss out on it this time.

Venue: Holiday Inn

Date: 21st& 22nd June’17  jhalak5.) Hi Life Exhibition

This is definitely a month dedicated to fashion and lifestyle in the Pink city as yet another fashion exhibition is here to lure fashion lovers. Hi Life, a national level lifestyle exhibition, will be here in Jaipur to present a fashion and luxury extravaganza showcasing premium fashion designers and renowned labels from across the country. The exhibition will host the most desirable designers and their creations from India in furnishing, home decor, handbags, fine jewellery, art and much more.

Venue: SMS Convention Centre

Date: 23rd June – 24th Junehi lifeGiven such an interesting line up of events in June, we are sure you are looking forward to the month with more enthusiasm now. 🙂