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A fanfare of celebrations: Teej in Jaipur

A vibrant splash of colours, tremendous fanfare, and intriguing rituals, Teej festival in Jaipur is the time of year when the city brims with colours and fanfare. While peacocks celebrate monsoons with dancing in the rain, Womenfolk in Jaipur marks the blushing season by singing folk songs and swaying on a tree swing.

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You’ll not find any better way to experience the colourful culture of fascinating Pink City than now!  With the augment of August month accompanied by showers; Jaipur is already brimming with the spirit of ecstasy and Teej festivities.

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This year the Sawan Teej festival will be celebrated on 3rd and 4th August 2019. Teej
Festival though is fêted all over the state but celebrated at its colorful best in Jaipur. Jaipurites welcome the advent of monsoon through Teej celebrations, which is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva after a penance of a hundred years. A spellbinding procession of Goddess Parvati, followed by Palanquins, chariots, dancers and a band winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur for two days.

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Apart from the traditional procession of Goddess Teej in the city, to showcase the galore and culture of Rajasthan ‘Taal Katora Ki Paal’ becomes the hub for cultural events, where the Teej idols will be submerged later.

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Teej is marked with great pomp and fair in Jaipur. One day before Teej, a married woman receives Sinjhara from her parents, which is a hamper that includes bindi, vermilion, mehandi or henna, bangles, ghewar and Lehariya as a symbol of their covertures.

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If you are a connoisseur and wish to blend in the festivities and experience it from close then waste no moment. Buy a special tie and die pattern, called LEHARIYA, which is only available at this time of the year. The wall city market area of Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar offers many shops.

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The significance of lacquer (lac) bangles is also very special, and Jaipur is famous for its alluring lacquer bangles. Don’t miss to check out the multihued adornments that render more beauty the festive attire.

Get your hands decorated with the henna patterns, which you can get done at different corners of the city. The front façade of Saraogi Mansion near Bapu Bazaar, the lanes of Johri Bazaar and major shopping malls like Pink Square, GT and Crystal Court would have numerous henna artists, who decorate beautiful hands with fascinating designs.

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The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colourful lehariyas, and
blossoming flowers and women folks decked up with henna on hands in their traditional best add more colours to the essence of the jovial season.

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The government of Rajasthan state arranges a special sitting area for foreign tourists coming to witness this magnificent festival by providing comfortable viewing and to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.
This monsoon, travel to Jaipur to not just feel the lively spirit of Jaipurites around the festival, but also witness and partake in the jovial culture of the colourful Pink City of Rajasthan.

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Ghevar: A savory dessert delight of Jaipur

“The belly rules the mind” goes a famous Spanish proverb, a tantalizing phrase that Jaipur, the land of the kings and rich cuisines, is no stranger to. Rajasthani platter is a scrumptious combination of sweet, spicy and colorful dishes. We Jaipurites with our salivating mouth proudly say that it is incomplete without the mention of Dal-Bati-Churma, a traditional wholesome meal of Rajasthan. Mind you, sweet dishes are never addressed as ‘dessert’ in our land, because unlike desserts which are had after the meal, we relish desserts before, during and after the meal.

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Now is the perfect time to talk about the much-celebrated dessert in this season of special festivities. “Ghevar”,  an incredible Rajasthani Delicacy which is widely popular and traditionally associated with Teej Festival (locally called Sawan ki Teej or Hariyali Teej) and Raksha Bandhan festival falling in the month of August.

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Ghevar is a round mesh-like disc-shaped fried delicacy drenched in cardamom and saffron flavoured sugar syrup and topped with sliced nuts and flavored rabri. We bet you are already dreaming to gobble Ghevar because this festival Dessert is always a chart-topper!

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The luscious sweet is enjoyed indifferently as per an individual’s taste preferences; some enjoy it crispy while others love it tender with the toppings of Mawa or Malai.  Ghevar also tastes great when it is eaten with hot Milk or Kheer.

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Having such a variety in taste, Ghevar can definitely satiate your sweet tooth pangs for the time being but cannot satisfy your need to have it again and again. “Padharo mahare des” is an apt phrase, which means: “Welcome to my land”, where you can experience the flavours of uniqueness that it has to offer and enhance it with the wonderful hospitality, food AND Sweet Dishes like Ghevar that Jaipur is famed the world over.

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Events in August Awaits your Presence!

Festivities are around the corner and, you are all anchored with your plans. Jaipur is also one step ahead in making your August plan more exciting and power-packed with new endeavours. The festival of Teej, Rakhi, Independence day, World Photography day and what not is already in store.

Jaipur and Jaipurites are already excited as one could plan for festivals, comedy gig, and a variety of exhibitions and workshops that are happening this August. With a list of events below, prepare and plan wisely to have a blast this month-

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Teej and Rakhi are the most important festivals of this season and, which is something you cannot miss. The colourful Teej processions, splendid exhibitions, delicious savouries will give you a perfect festival vibe.

Jaipur’s Royal Teej Celebration

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Teej Festival though is fêted all over the state but celebrated at its colourful best in Jaipur. Dedicated to Goddess Parvati a royal procession is held every year during Shrawan month. On the occasion women, girls dress up in their colourful best leheriyas, adorn lac bangles, sing devotional songs, put up mehndi, eat delicious savouries. The mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur via Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) Tripoliya Bazar and Gangauri Bazar with chariots, decorated camels, dancing folk artists, brass bands and royal palanquins for two days. Get your cameras ready to capture the real flavour of Jaipur!

Date: 3rd-4th August 2019

 JAIPUR TEEJ TOUR by Red Earth India

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The tour is particularly curated for the tourists who can observe the glorious festival of Teej in the Walled City in addition to the culture and traditions of Jaipur by visiting the old Bazaars and temples. If you want to experience the grand procession of Teej in the Pink City and revel in the city’s bazaars and shop for Jaipur specials; let’s take a walk through the 18th c. the walled city of Jaipur. Explore some lesser-known Vaishnava temples of Jaipur, relish special festival food and Rajasthani delicacies and uncover the crafts & design heritage of the city with RedEarth India.

Exhibitions and Workshops-

Check out the most exciting exhibitions and workshops

 Rakhi Malhaar by Anantaya Decor

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Raksha Bandhan is a festival of irreplaceable bonds and promising vows. To celebrate this sibling spirit, Anantaya Decor brings to you the gift launch exhibition where you could choose from a range of products starting from eco-friendly rakhis, upcycled makhmal bags, handmade pottery, Kathhaa wearable jewellery and many more. Visit to buy the ideal gift for your sibling.

Rakhi Exhibition by Sumayaa

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Sumayaa Exhibitions is the biggest shopping platform for today’s lifestyle needs and this season they are organizing rakhi exhibition in the city with the best of exhibitors and their products.

Rakhi Workshop at Art Forte

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Join a Creative workshop at Art Forte on this Rakhi tie a handmade rakhi on your brother’s hand.

 House of Masaba – Jaipur Pop Up

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House of Masaba bringing their array of silhouettes and prints to Jaipur. The show is presenting the latest collection by houseofmasaba at Grand Uniara Hotel.

BrushPen Calligraphy Workshop by Royal Letters

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Looking for some artful lessons on calligraphy to create beautiful designs? Brushpen Calligraphy by Royal Letters is in town this August to give you a complete workshop on this for 2 days. Join this workshop and bring the creator in you.

StoryTelling Documentary Workshop-TOSS

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This documentary workshop by TOSS can be a golden opportunity for the amateur or the budding filmmakers as acknowledged personalities like Nilotpal Majumdar and, Surpriyo Sen will be the part of the mentor panel. It will focus on in-depth discussions on multiple genres and new ways of expressions. Register yourself to experience learning with professionals.

Entertainment, Entertainment & Entertainment

This August your stomach will hurt so much with all the laughter coming to your way. There are many stand up comedians coming to Jaipur to give you all a good laugh. Choose your favourite artist and have a great time this season, laughing.

Jeeveshu Ahluwalia – Stand-Up Comedian

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You’ll be in splits of laughter and bouts of dance all through the same evening at the Grand Launch of Hi Lo (The Underground).

Venue: Hotel De Nada

Date and Time: 2nd August 2019, 8:00 P.M.

Vijay Yadav – Bantering You

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Venue: Club Colaba, Jaipur

Date and Time: 4th  August 2019; 7:30 P.M.

Sundowner Poll Party – DJ Jhonnie Ernest

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Celebrate the bond of friendship from sunny day to starry night at Jaipur’s first real Sundowner & Pool Party.

Venue: Hotel De Nada

Date and Time: 4th  August 2019; 3:00 P.M.

Atul Khatri Live

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Venue: Fort-Kitchen and Banquet

Date and Time: 18th August 2019; 7:30 P.M.

Not Just Baniya! A stand up comedy solo by Gaurav Gupta

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Venue: Club Colaba

Date and Time: 18th August; 8:00 P.M.

Varun Thakur: Punchline Comedy Show

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Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer

Date and Time: 31st August 2019; 8:00 P.M.

LOL Night at Hi Lo by Nishant Tanwar

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Date & Venue- The Native Bar on Friday, 9 August 2019

The fun has a different connotation for everyone. Some find pleasure in playing with words; some take enthusiasm in writing words or, some, like to dance on the words penned by others. Every concern is taken care of with different programs and workshops.

Jaipur Brew Fest

Something not to be missed Jaipur Brew fest

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Venue: Beatles Bar and Lounge

Date and Time: 2nd-3rd August 2019; 5:00 P.M. onwards

Food is bae. Truism to this aphorism is affirmative as food has always been a top priority for us. Find out what the city has to offer-

The Brunch Affair

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Venue: Socorro, Crown Plaza, Jaipur

Date and Time: 4th, 18th, 25th August 2019; 12:30 P.M.

 Raja Babu Thali Weekend Brunch

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Venue: Tapri Ashram

Date and Time: Every Sunday from 3rd-31 August 2019; 8:00 A.M.

The plethora of events above will keep you high spirited this whole month. Attend whatever suits you the best and amuse yourself to the core.

Let’s enjoy the month of August!

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Let’s Celebrate Teej With Great Zeal In Jaipur

The hues of love, culture and beauty mingled with the tints of heritage, handicrafts and a grand legacy brought down the generations. You are pink, I am pink; for pink is the color that this city leaves in our hearts forever. Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’ was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in November, 1727. Known worldwide for its rich culture and architectural beauty, Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan, and its capital too. What makes it different from all other cities is its deeply rooted heritage that houses in itself not just the beauty of traditions and different art forms but also paves way for technological and architectural advancements. Whether it is about festivals or food, travel and tourism or corporal sector, Jaipur has a niche for every possible genre.

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The months of July and August are the most prismatic ones in Jaipur. The city looks dipped into and drunk on rainbows. With the petrichor mixing in with the amazing fragrance of our favourite ‘chai and pakode’ comes again the most voraciously celebrated festival of ‘Teej’. Teej is one of the most colourfully celebrated festivals in Jaipur. It’s all about women dressed in jazzy leheriya, patricoloured lehengas, ‘Mehendi ki khushbu’ and ‘Saawan ke jhule’. And when it comes to Teej, how could we forget our favourite Malai Ghewar!

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Teej falls on the third day after new moon. Teej as a festival is celebrated three times during the Indian month of Shravan, namely Hariyali teej, Kajli Teej, and Hartalika Teej. Badi Teej is celebrated with great zeal and pomp in our Jaipur city. Married women fast for the day and pray to Goddess Parvati for the long lives of their husbands and children. Young girls put on vibrant lehangas and leheriya sarees and enjoy the swings under lush green trees. As magnificent as this festival is, it keeps an immensely important place in the hearts of Jaipurites. We celebrate it with all kinds of food and festive preparations. Jaipur’s Teej celebration is not only famous across the nation, but also known across the globe for its enlivening and pulsing rituals, and traditions.

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The very famous Rajasthani dessert ‘Ghewar’ is the authentic food associated with Teej. Other savoury dishes associated with Teej are ‘Malpua,’ ‘Kesar Jalebi,’ and ‘Mirchi Pakode.’ The mere thought of a kesar jalebi or a delicious malpua melting in our mouths is enough to get us high on love for this festival!

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Besides the amazing excitement among common people for Teej, every year the Rajasthan Tourism carries out a pageant procession that passes from various areas of the old city of Jaipur including Tripolia Bazar, Chaugan Stadium  and Talkatora. Rajasthani folk dances, palanquins, tableaux, vividly ornamented elephants and drama are different parts of this vibrant pageant that takes place on the day of Haryali Teej. Scores of Jaipurites along with national as well as international tourists turn up to enjoy the festivities of this grand pageant. Apart from the common spectators, it also attracts hundreds of photographers and videographers for the extravaganza. Teej Procession is one of the biggest pageant held in Jaipur, over the year.

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Teej, for Jaipurites is not a mere monsoon festival, it is also a feeling of being tied to our colourful roots of Rajasthani tradition, that keep the beauty and avidity for culture alive year after year.

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10 Events Happening In Jaipur In The Month Of August

With the onset of monsoon comes a new ray of hope and relief. With the plants going green and flowers coming in their full bloom comes a moment of joy. With the colors blooming from all ends, the festive fever also comes alive. The month-long sawan ka mahina, teej and rakhi comes with the bonding of love and get together not only of families but also of friends.

To make these moments memorable and cherishable, we have got a list of events happening in the month of August in our very own Pink City.

  • Monsoon Tiki Delight

Keeping the spirit of the vibrant and colourful season of Sawan in mind, Pink City’s first and original restro bar on wheels – Steam at the Taj Rambagh Palace is celebrating- ‘Monsoon Tiki Delight’ till 12th August, in which it is offering a whole range of colourful, refreshing monsoon drinks and complimenting it with a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian satay.

So, Jaipurites it’s time to revel in the spirit of monsoon with the exotic Bacardi Tiki Cocktails.

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Date: 27th July – 12th August

Venue: Steam, Rambagh Palace

  • Mad About Clay Exhibition

Almost all of us have at least once put our hands in clay and tried to give it some shape. Time to relive those days and try a hand onto it. And if you haven’t ever done so, indulge into something new every time and take chances as you never know what may come across as a hidden talent.

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Date: 3rd – 5th August

Venue: Mool Foundation

Lifestyle Exhibitions

  • Jhalak

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To keep you trendy and fashionable this festive season, Jhalak offers you to flaunt all the fashion luxuries under one roof.

Date: 3rd-4th August

Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn

  • Shimmer Rakhi and Lifestyle Exhibition

With the festival of Rakhi just 15 days away, what to gift your sisters must be the main question to ponder about. Come and pick some exclusive handmade and classy gift items to make it a memorable affair for the rest of the life.

Date: 9th-10th August

Venue: Hotel Sarovar Portico

  • Talk Journalism

Often referred to as the 4th pillar of a democracy, media has been and will always be a hyped industry. Amidst all the fun and frolic of the season, some serious talks are a must for a smooth functioning. India’s biggest media and journalism festival – Talk Journalism is here again to discuss and debate about media.

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Date: 10th-12th August

Venue: Fairmont, Jaipur

  • Teej 

Celebrated by the Rajasthani folk women, Teej is a festival that every Jaipurite looks forward to. In Jaipur every year Teej procession is carried out in association with Rajasthan Tourism. The pomp and pagentry of the traditional procession starts out from the Zanani-Deodhi of the City Palace. It passes through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium, and finally converges near the Talkatora. Elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts, and folk performances are all part of it.

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Date: 13th-14th August

Venue: Tripolia Gate

  • 3rd Edition of World Photography Day

How can world photography day not be celebrated with all the photographers and artists being together on one platform? If you are a photography enthusiast come and witness the 3rd edition of World Photography Day at Lalit Kala Akademi.

Date: 19th – 22nd August

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi

  • Women’s Adventure Monsoon Drive

Why should boys have all the fun 😉 This time its not the boys but the girls and their jeeps to go for an adventurous ride.

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Date: 20th August

Venue: Kanota

  • Jaipur By Nite Marathon

If you are proud of the city in which you live, its time to run for its historic glory and heritage. So run to experience the Pink City. But before you get down to it, make sure to register yourself at http://www.jaipurbynite.com

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Date: 25th August

Time: 7 pm onwards

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

  • JAS’18

A platform where you can find all the renowned jewellers of the city as well as the country at one destination. If you are interested in jewellery and its know how, this event is a not miss.

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Date: 31st August

Venue: JECC, Sitapura

So, get ready Jaipurites for month long of excitement and celebrations coming your way.

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7 Reasons Why Jaipurites Love Saawan!

Though we love every season for all the reasons but when it comes to Saawan month, it has a very special place for the people of Jaipur. No other state welcomes rain as we Jaipurites do. With the arrival of monsoon showers, there is ample happiness all over which is celebrated by dancing, singing and feasting.

When it comes to women of Jaipur there is no other festival like Saawan when they are cheerfully clad in enchanting Lahariyas (multi-colored tie and dyed saree), put henna on their palm, keep fast for their love and seek blessings for a happy and long married life.

Saawan is not about one day but the whole month is full of festivities. Saawan can be touted as the longest festival as every day is a celebration in this month. Besides sprinkles of rain, here are more reasons why we Jaipurites go crazy about Saawan-

1.Lehariya

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Saawan is the time when the lovely ladies of Rajasthan can show off their love for lehariya every single day. Women adore this traditional print but cannot wear it all the time as no one wants to commit the fashion faux pas of repetition. Saawan is the perfect excuse to flaunt vibrant Lehariya prints every day.

2.Jhoola

 

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This month brings back Jhoola on trees. All of us love to swing high on the jhoolas and our inner child becomes really happy in Saawan. Swinging on decorated Jhoolas with friends makes this rainy month special.

 

3.Mehendi and Colourful Bangles

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The custom of henna comes back in Saawan. Hands adorned with fragrant orange colors look just beautiful. Every woman loves the jingling sound of bangles but hardly anyone wears them in today’s times. In Saawan, women get to indulge in their love for colorful bangles without having to worry about dress codes.

4.Picnics

 

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The weather turns cooler and there is greenery everywhere in Jaipur. This makes for the perfect setup for picnics with family and friends. So many well maintained, lush gardens in Jaipur make picnics marvelous.

5.Ghewar

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Ghewar is a delicacy that makes Rajasthanis, especially Jaipurites, wait one whole year before they can gorge on it again. We love to gorge on the decadent flavors of this sweet every day in Saawan month.

6.Saawan Ke Geet

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Dancing on the tunes of Saawan Aayo Re is always fun in this rainy month. Songs related to Hindola (swings), teej, Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade flow in the air throughout Saawan. Ladies sing these folk songs while dancing and enjoying rides on  swing.

 

7.Teej

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Teej brings all elements of Saawan together. The festival which pays tribute to Nature is all about women enjoying themselves. They dress up in lehariya, apply henna, bedeck themselves with jewellery and sing while swinging on beautiful jhoolas. Then there is teej procession, which splashes the cities with many more colors. The dances and other folk performances in Teej procession lure not just Rajasthanis but people from every corner of the world. Jaipur to witness the Teej procession on 26th and 27th July, 2017 starting from City Palace and passing  through the Old City of Jaipur with chariots, folk dancers and performers that will culminate at Taal Katora.

What’s not to love about Saawan!

If you have celebrated Saawan, do share your pictures with us on jaipurbeat@gmail.com.

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12 PHOTOGRAPHS THAT FASCINATE YOU TO TRAVEL TO JAIPUR

With the ample historical attractions, the city of Jaipur grabs the attention of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The Pink City indeed is a paradise with its rich and unique sights. The magnificent forts, palaces and architectural monuments truly manifest the rich cultural heritage of Jaipur.

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-

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Jal Mahal
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World Trade Park- beyond heritage
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View of the Pink City from Nahargarh Fort
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The lampposts running through the center of Johari Bazaar
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Light & Sound Show at Amber Fort
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Statue Circle during rains
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Jal Mahal at night
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Stately Hawa Mahal
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Festival of Teej
Albert Hall- a visual treat
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Amber Fort and Maota Lake
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Decorated Camels, when its festive

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Vivid Glimpses of Jaipur this Week!

The month of Bhadon or monsoon is full of celebrations, festivities and traditional hustle-bustle in Rajasthan. Especially, the week that was! With Eid-ul-Fitr, Sinjara and Badi Teej spanning the week, Pink City witnessed prayers, celebrations, preparation of traditional recipes and some very colourful cultural events in the city.

There’s no better way to experience the vibrant culture of fascinating Jaipur than attending the festival of Teej, and attending the traditional royal procession, called the Teej Maata Ki Sawari, led by decked up elephants, musical bands, chariots and folk performers through the walled city. Each year it begins from the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace in the evening, and ends with the immersion of the idol in a lake. This time the idol was ssubmerged in the Taal Katora pond. Here are some hues and highlights of the procession:

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Taal Katora: Pondrik Udyaan
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Down the memory lane with Jaipur: Alvida 2013 !!

As we are all set to enter the new year, let’s go down the memory lane and reminisce all that happened in pink city in 2013 🙂

Jolly January

The year 2013 began on a positive and clean note when Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Jaipur for Chintan Shivir. Even though the motive was to ‘connect’ with the urban middle class, Jaipur got a great deal as the entire city was spick and span, a view that we hardly get to see 😀

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At the same time, there was one thing that sure was loved by us; Inauguration of Ghat ki Ghuni tunnel in Jaipur by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on January 19th. This 2.8-km long tunnel in Jaipur offers an alternative route to connect Pink City with Agra. The tunnel has sensors for controlling air pollution, display boards and cameras for checking vehicles’ speed !

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Jaipur Lit Fest, Asia’s leading literature event that happens every year in Jaipur was this time graced by the great Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who came and enlightened us with his knowledge and superb wisdom.

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Classy February

Royalty, class and pride, hail the Indian army !! The civilians of Jaipur got a golden chance to witness the 61st Cavalry’s annual parade, an elaborate cavalry drill organized by the army for the first time in the history of pink city.

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This took place in Rambagh Polo Ground where 130 officers; sardars and sawars dressed in ceremonial outfits were seen mounting the well groomed horses. But of course the audience was seen behind the cameras clicking pictures like there would be no tomorrow to those precious moments 😀

Merry March

The pleasant march came with something that is close to all our hearts: luxury and cars. The 15th Edition Vintage and Classic Car Rally was held and people were seen mesmerized as it included rare cars like a 1923 Austin 7 Chummy, 1956 Thunderbird and a 1941 Packard that happened to be the first AC car that greeted the visitors at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace.

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March came with a little hitch though. The much acclaimed Elephant festival this year was a little disappointment for the tourists as the major highlight “Elephants” were missing due to the ban by Government.

Exciting April

Our very own Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur proudly and gladly welcomed its first match of IPL Season-6 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Jaipur was seen overjoyed as the cricket freaks for whom cricket is more of a religion, could show their love by screaming and jumping in the stadium seeing their own team play.

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With this, Jaipur also got a taste of Kingfisher beerup !! The famous Kingfisher Beerup event that happens every year, for the first time was also experienced in pink city.

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Beer games combined with live screening of IPL, lots of food, dance, music and Jaipur blasted with endless masti. It was organised at The Forresta Kitchen & Bar and encashed really well on social media with the twitter world buzzing with hastag KFBeerup.

May dismay

As the summers were on the peak, every creature had their own way to deal with it. In an unusual incident, while two Italian tourists were having a happy elephant ride in Jaipur, the elephant decided to jump in the Maota Lake below the Amber fort to escape the terrible heat !!

Scorching June

The super hot June came with the sight of the largest Supermoon of the year!! Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, the term “supermoon” means a bigger and brighter full moon. Many Jaipurites clicked and sent their pictures of Supermoon to Jaipur Beat.

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In this glorious month, our historic beloved Amber fort made it to the UNESCO’s world heritage list in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee. A proud moment that was 🙂

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Progressive July

Bidding goodbye to summers, came July with some relief from the heat !! Along with this, The Jaipur International Airport also bid farewell to its international terminal, Terminal 1 and all the domestic and international flights to and fro are now taken care of by the Terminal 2 😀

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Jaipur created its own textile park called ‘Jaipur Integrated TEXCRAFT Park Pvt. Ltd.’ The Park has been created to prevent and control the pollution caused in Sanganer and nearby areas due to the chemical disposition from dyeing and painting of clothes in a large scale in the area.

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A two-day weekend festival called ‘Jaipur by Nite’ was held to promote Jaipur as an all-year destination. The colorful event saw the main historical monuments all decorated and the famous bazaars situated within the city walls were open till late night.

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Included in the itinerary were two cultural evenings showcasing live music, fashion show, sound and light show, shopping, food and drinks at the City Palace and Hotel Clarks Amer.

The happening August

As the rain showered Jaipur, the Teej celebrations filled the pink city with joy and Jawahar Kala Kendra pepped up with a lot of folk dancers performing to this cheerful festival !!

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Apart from these celebrations, there was one more thing that was seen rising and rising high: the onion prices. This was followed by a weird incident where an onion laden truck was robbed by a group of three armed men at Shahpura village on Jaipur-Delhi highway, believe it or not !!

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In this month itself, one of the best schools of Jaipur; Maharani Gayatri Devi (M.G.D.) Girls school, that changed the way of girls’ education and took it to a new level, completed its 70 years.

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Run September

With a lot of noise and excitement came chugging the Jaipur Metro with its first trial run on September 18 that was done between Mansarovar and Shyamnagar stations. The metro when it begins will hopefully ease off a lot of traffic issues and transport facilities in the pink city.

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Along with this, to the delight of Jaipurites, started a tourist bus service namely ‘Hop on Hop off’ connecting all major tourist spots and market places of Jaipur.

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Sporty October

Even though we love October for a plenty of reasons, this time it was for Indian cricket and the great wall of India. Yes, you got it right ! The gentleman of Indian cricket and then skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Rahul Dravid, retired after winning every match that he played in the S.M.S Stadium, Jaipur in 2013.

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Moreover, in the ODI series of India vs Australia, Jaipur became the city to host India’s biggest ODI victory so far against the Kangaroos 😀 India recorded its highest successful run chase in this match scoring a 362 against 359 by Aussies with 9 wickets and 39 balls remaining.

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Sweet November

As the cold winds entered the domains of Jaipur, it celebrated 286 years of its foundation on November 18 with a lot of dhoom-dhaam !!

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This time, Jaipur hosted its first Art Summit at Jawahar Kala Kendra 😀 It was a true pleasure to watch the royal Rajasthan’s art being expressed in the forms of canvas, visual and digital art, sculptures, interactive art and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions.

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For the first time ever, Jaipur hosted an electric concert ‘Rahmanishq’ by none other than the Oscar winning and soul touching music maestro A.R. Rahman, who came and sizzled the city with his voice.

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Chilly December

Like it is said ‘Last but not the least’, this year December was surely the month that changed everything for the pink city. Rajasthan State Assembly Elections were held on 1st December with a voter turnout of approx. 74%, that was the highest ever for the state. With clear majority, BJP won the elections and Vasundhara Raje replaced Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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Along with the new CM, came vrooming into our lives the brand that defines what bikes are all about; Harley-Davidson. Harley opened its first showroom in Jaipur at Sahakar Marg, while the owners celebrated it with a huge launch party and a rally of bikes.

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 After an eventful 2013, just hold your breath and get set for another year, that is about to begin !!