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8 Cool Escapes To Beat The Heat

Jaipur experience all the season in their extremes. With the temperature being 46 degrees Celsius the heat is unbearable. But we, Jaipurites know how to enjoy the best of both worlds, no matter how extreme it gets. Summers in Jaipur is the warmest times usually extending from April till July. But summer is also that time of the year when we can socialize, unwind and relax cause summertime is vacation time. Most of the schools are on break and colleges are mostly inactive. Therefore, as soon as summer approaches we all start making plans for the vacations, deciding the next spot we want to visit, relishing over all things cool or having a water gun fight with your pals. Ah, summer is fun. But we all know Jaipur can get all heated up during summers and if you staying in the city like us then Jaipur Beat will help you beat this heat with these cool escapes.

1. Pool Parties

A pool party is always a good idea in summers, the best place to chill around with your family and friends. Splashing water all over the place and dancing to your favourite beats. Pink City has quite a few options for all the party-loving Jaipurites.

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2. World Trade Park a.k.a my second home

Experiencing an electricity cut, worry not. “World Trade Park hai na yarr…” you can go there chill or hang out with your squad, have food at the court and enjoy the window shopping in the air-conditioned malls for as long as you want.

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3. Water Park

Water Parks are an entertaining place to enjoy your break with your family and friends, you can have fun on exciting rides and slides. Pink Pearl is one the most popular water park in Jaipur and even has India’s first water Disco, though in recent times more water parks have come up in the Pink City which means more fun, you can spend your weekends with your family and friends at a water park and relax.

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4. Hawa Mahal

OK! So this is one of my favourites from my childhood. Jaipur is known for its heritage all over the world. Thousands of people visit it around the year. Hawa Mahal is the spot you cannot afford to miss be you’re a tourist or a localite. Here’s why, Hawa Mahal’s architectural feature allows cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer.

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5. Jal Mahal

Talking about heritage with cool escapes, you cannot skip the list without Jal Mahal. Walking past the ‘Paal’ of Jal Mahal is how you want your day to end as it not only furnishes the cool breeze but also provides a picturesque sight.

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6. Staying home and lazing around

Since its summer you get a chance to stick to your lazy bed/sofa and play games on your mobiles and laptops as your parents would be scared to send you outside due to the loo. And the best part is you can stay in your pyjamas the whole day, cause no leaving home.

7. Relish over ice cream/cold drinks

Who can say no to ice cream/cold drinks in summers? What are you even talking about, I survive on ice cream/cold drinks in summer.

Ice cream parlours in Jaipur serves many inviting flavours. Jal Mahal Ice Cream Parlor has some refreshing options on their menu that will make your taste buds go gaga with joy.

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8. The perfect excuse to run through sprinklers in the garden

Remember when you were a kid and use to play with water balloons, relive those moments, let the child inside you jump out and run through the water sprinklers till you are drenched. It’s one of the best things about summers.

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Maahi Roj: A One of its Kind Eco-Festival

Maahi Roj: Earth Day started with a Seed, imagined by Geetanjali Kasliwal to grow around World Earth Day. Her vision was to celebrate and preserve our earth not just on one particular day but it should be celebrated every day. In fact, the word Maahi Roj literally means “EARTH DAY EVERYDAY”. The 10-day celebration hosted by AnanTaya is from April 19 to 29th, 2019 with this year’s theme WATER: The energy force of Nature.

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The event is an ongoing experience where like-minded people will share new ways of living and celebrating our bond with the Earth and its element that makes us, sustain us and keeps the cycle going. It will showcase innovative crafts representing ethical fashion and lifestyle products.

Immerse yourself in talks with Dr Rajendra Singh: India’s Waterman, recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, water walks which will be the most enriching cultural experience and an idea to promote water conservation with the help of various activities.

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Explore the best at Maahi Roj, in a unique setting of AnanTaya, The Kanota Courtyard, Narain Niwas Hotel, reflecting heritage roots through historic craftsmanship. An opportunity to meet diverse & experienced talents through events including interacting workshops, inspiring talks, heritage walks & cultural tours, just to bring awareness and understanding on how we can pay tribute to Planet Earth.

Join environmentally concerned citizens of Jaipur and the world, to be mindfully respectful of Water’s importance, Every Day.

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8 Types Of Interesting People You Meet On Holi

All year round, you celebrate festivals with full energy and high fervour, some of you love Diwali, some of you wait for Rakhi to meet your brothers while some of you sleep on the night of 24th Dec in hope to wake up to Santa’s gift by your side ! But how many of these festivals actually give you a chance to embrace your wild side 😉 Let’s be honest, none ! And so, especially for your wild side to break the barriers and celebrate with ecstasy (No, we ain’t talking about turning into Christian Grey), there is a festival specially created to rock your world – Holi !!

So let’s set some ground rules here. Holi has no rules. So let us brief you about these varied species you shall encounter on this day and you might as well take it all in stride and give it back, but not take offense: D

  1. The Stranger We know that Mumma told you to not talk to a stranger, but Holi holds no such rule. So if a stranger is coming to color you and not doing anything inappropriate, just color him/her back with the same zeal and laugh about it !

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  2. Streetsmart KidsYou leave your house on your cycle/bike/car and some kids on the street or that little naughty kid on the balcony in your neighborhood drops a water balloon at you hurting you a little bit and obviously leaving you dripping in colors, don’t frown ! Make a strategy to do it back to them 😀

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  3. Bhaang MixersOh the classic sign of Holi ! Someone mixing bhaang in your thandai when you least expect it and the after effects are horrible, for you ! While those watching you are having a gala time 😉 Let it go and enjoy the craziness 😀

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  4. The Black HandedLike every year, you swore to play with gulaal and some water this year, but who will explain this to the wild freaks who are black handed and are going to turn you in a blackface with ‘pakka rang’ in few seconds ! Just keep your home made face packs ready and bring it on 😉

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  5. The Bouncers 

    By bouncers, we sure don’t mean the ones who would protect you, what we mean is the strong ones who are waiting for the right moment to spot the easiest prey and throw them in a bucket or a tub or a tank of water on Holi 😀 Don’t hold it against them and rather lay a trap 😉Holi 2

  6. PrankstersThey can start from people ganging up on you to something as disgusting as throwing ketchup and eggs at you 😉 Pranks don’t stop and so shouldn’t you 😀

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  7. The 3 p.m. VisitorsThe time around 3 p.m. when after an hour’s shower, you think you are going to eat and melt into your dear bed, you have a surprise visitor who came to wish you a bit late and won’t leave without coloring you all over again ! Be prepared 😉

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  8. Forceful Draggers 

    Just when you thought you will take a break from Holi this year, a doorbell rings and before you know, someone with colored face drags you out and breaks your dry spell 😉Holi - 7
    Bura Na Maano Holi hai !!

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Chilling Watery Winter

A poem depicting winters of Jaipur as seen from the eyes of Jalmahal Palace. 

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Rising to the fog in the grays of sky
Like a floating angel I smoothly lie
I watch the blue waves shiver
As the chirping birds quietly quiver

Alighted on my sun kissed walls
Their summer banter is missed by all
The black, white and chocolate brown
All of them perking up the pink town

Far away through the misty winds
I see some faces, with joy they brimmed
With devices in hands and eyes on them
To capture me with a single thumb
Some leaning on boundaries
Some gazing in haze
Overlooking the city
In pure amaze

 

Written by Nupur Agrawal,

Social Media & Content Manager at Jaipur Beat

 

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9 Things You Have Definitely Heard If You Belong To Or Live In Rajasthan

You are a true Rajasthani if you have heard these lines atleast once in your lifetime, probably from a distant cousin, in your college located in a different state or from an NRI relative 😉

1) I’m sure you eat Dal Bati Churma everyday!
You live in Mumbai, do you live on vada pao?dal bati

2) You must travel on camels there. How does that feel?
It’s surely a humpy ride, but it’s ok as we share the water that they store.camel-safari-1

3) Is the entire state a desert or do you have some roads too?
No no, our life is basically a desert safari.desert

4) I know everyone is a Marwari in Rajasthan.

Yeah, the toh sab jaano cho 😀Marwari

5) You know, there’s no water supply in Rajasthan.
If that was true, Rajasthanis would have set a world record of staying alive without water by now !!Jal Mahal

6) We know everyone wears Ghagra choli and turbans there.
Damn Bollywood !Turban

7) You must belong to a royal family na?
Yes, you caught me 😀khoobsurat

8) You must live in a grand Haveli !
They surely have left us with a lot of their property, but we haven’t shifted there yet.umaid bhawan palace

9) You are a Rajasthani, tumhaare yaha toh bohot jaldi shaadi kar dete hai.
Umm, if only you would take some time and step out of 1950s, you will know the answer to this better.balika vadhuImage credit: indiaopines.com