Revel in the royal festivities with Jodhpur Marwar Festival 2018

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The most promising and culturally rich Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur Marwar Festival. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Originally known as the Maand Festival, Marwar Festival is held in the month of Ashwin i.e. September and October. Scheduled for 23rd and 24th October 2018, the festival enthralls the tourists with spectacular activities, sports and musical performances for two days.
The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan’s rulers and the heroic tales of chivalrous soldiers who died in the battlefield with bravery.

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The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival. The folk dancers and singers assemble at the festival and provide lively entertainment. These folk artists give the spectators an insight of the days of yore, through their songs.

Among other attractions at the festival, is the camel tattoo show and polo. The venue of this festival includes the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort.

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Disclaimer: All images via Rajasthan Tourism Official website

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IRCTC’s new facility of Changing Passenger’s name in booked E-Ticket

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IRCTC now offers a very useful facility for the passengers traveling in a train. Now you can Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket.

This can be done by approaching the nearest railway reservation office. For availing this facility, the customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out and photo identity proof in original of one of the passenger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train as per extant railway rules, IRCTC added.

Here are few things to know how to Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket:

1.    The reservation offices can change passenger’s name against a request from the passenger as per extant railway rules applicable to another face to face counter booked tickets.

2.    The facility in the name change of passenger holding confirmed e-reservation has been permitted as per extant Railway rules noted as under:-

a. Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train to the nearest railway reservation office. It can be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. He/she should bring the ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out along with photo identity card proof in original and a proof for blood relation desired to be changed.

b. Where the passenger is a Government Servant proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.

3.    Such a request can be granted once only, said IRCTC.

Soak in the magic of Music, Heritage, and Culture at Jodhpur RIFF 2018

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Timed to coincide with “Sharad Purnima” the brightest full moon of the year, this year being 24th -28th October in north India, Jodhpur RIFF features a series of mesmerizing concerts and spectacular events based in and around Mehrangarh Fort.
Mehrangarh Fort is voted “Asia’s Best Fortress” by Time Magazine.

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India’s most magical destination festival, JodhpurRIFF combines the incredible setting of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur with an eclectic lineup of Indian and international artists in a 5-day musical extravaganza.  The festival is a not-for-profit partnership project involving two of India’s leading heritage trusts: Mehrangarh Museum Trust and Jaipur Virasat Foundation.

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Jodhpur RIFF’s festivities will be kicked off by a two and a half hour variety program of traditional Rajasthani music, also featuring excerpts from our main stage performances and ending in a rousing finale with drummers and dancers. So, if you’re planning a trip to Jodhpur and will be there between 24-28 October, you are in for quite the treat.

 

Download the entire day wise (24th to 28th October 2018) programme schedule from https://www.jodhpurriff.org/

Note: All Images via jodhpurriff.org

Mark the festivities of Dussehra at its best in Kota, Rajasthan

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The colorful state of Rajasthan is equally known for its colorful festivities. Every festival epitomizes the social, cultural and religious aspirations of the people.

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Dusherra, also known as Vijaydashmi symbolizes the triumph of Goddess Durga over the demon buffalo- Mahishasur. Although this festival is celebrated all over the country, but in Kota – this joyous festivity begins with the excitement of people to visit and be a part enthralling fairs and cultural events.

As we celebrate this festival with gaiety and love on 18th and 19th October, 2018 we ensure success in every endeavor and bring the message of being in reverence and gratitude towards everything by burning 70-75 feet tall effigies of Ravana, his brother Khumbakaran and his son Meghnath and removing bad fate and celebrating the victory of good over evil.

 

4th World Living Heritage Festival in Udaipur

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The 4th World Living Heritage Festival, being organized by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), jointly with UNESCO New Delhi Office, is bringing together a spectrum of artists and academicians, activists and student-delegates from India and overseas.

On October 17th, 2018, the Festival will begin with Ashwa Poojan – A Timeless Gratitude to Equinity. It is a ‘regal festival’ where Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, as the 76th Custodian of the House of Mewar, worships the horse and reaffirms the time-tested ties of the warrior with his steed.

The fascinating  World Living Heritage festival focused on living heritage will be hosted in Udaipur on 17th and 18th October 2018. The French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler will inaugurate the 4th World Living Heritage Festival here at the Sabhagaar Conference Hall, The Durbar Hall, Fateh Prakash Palace Convention Centre, on October 18th, 2018. The visit and participation of the French Ambassador to one of the ‘Best Cities in the World’ are going to be some of the highlights.

The Festival will be a feast for the tourists who throng Udaipur during the season and its residents who have an ear for music and care to laud the talents of both young and veteran artists.

Abhaneri Festival begins today

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Abhaneri is an ancient 9th Century village situated in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, which is famous for its post- Gupta and early medieval period heritage. The village has also contributed numerous pieces of sculpture to various museums across the world. The main attractions are Abhaneri step-well and Harshat Mata Temple.

The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan along with the Dausa District Administration every year organizes this cultural galore of vibrant activities and performances in Abhaneri village. It is organized to promote the heritage of the area.

The 2-day festival Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October 2018  is a blend of cultural performances like terahtali, bhavai, chakri dance, village safari, and a craft bazaar to attract and entertain the tourists.

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Join in this full funfair with music and colorful performances.

5 Things To Do At Hidden Treasures, Jaipur

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Ladies and ladies ! Do you know what is coming in town this festive season? Any guesses?

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Hidden Treasures is back with its all new “Winter Special Show” where lifestyle and trends will be redefined. Experience elegance, innovation, craftsmanship and excellence all under one roof along with live music and tempting treats only at one-of-its kind exhibition. Let’s give you a walk-through of Hidden Treasures, as what it has in store for us this festive season.

  1. Sophisticated styling

With wedding season about to start, Hidden Treasures brings to you a style that will be the next trendsetter for the upcoming festive season. Unique blend of contemporary and traditional designs, vibrant and playful style of fashion for the youthful you, pure Benarasi sarees from Benaras, Chikan, Mukesh embroidery from the streets of Lucknow, indo-western wear for your next Diwali, and if you’re bride-to-be, this exhibition is a must visit because it will make you go gaga over its tasteful bridal collection. Right from your movie plans to your wedding plans, it meets all your daily and exclusive needs.

Exhibitors– Mangalmayee, Shivani Bhargava, Timeless Banaras by Shivangi Kasliwal, Whimsical by Shica, Preevin, Aarish by Shivika Singh, Shikaarbagh by Mayankraj Singh, Clos, Moksha Fine Wovens, Troo by Roohi, Plum bum, Kinseel by Pam, Reda by Mansha, Muchtoluv, Baroque, Paridhi Jaipuria Label, Mukul, Shresht by Sakshi Creations, National Cottage Emporium, Saloni Singhi Label, Sola Jaipur, Baise Gaba, Ashsih Pandey, Aarti Khanna, Ekum, Vivi, Vibha, Padamshree M. Tayeb Khan, Kaavya Bhandari, Devils and Angels, Ekmit, Kameez, Gazal Mishra, Oja, Tanu Tamby, Butterfly Story, Amoda fragrance of India, Chea, Earthen Hands, Rang creations, Ek Katha, Nitya Designs, BBG Royal, Aavidi by Dimple.

 

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  1. Accessories

Styled by choice, so why not accessorize by choice as well? Funky jewellery to go with your meeting with friend in a café-plans, heavy jewellery to go with your bridal collection, shoes that are a perfect match for your next outdoor picnic plans with your family, hand-crafted mojris as your shopping buddy, not only for the young girls and women but also for kids that fancy clothes and accessories like no-one else does. Bring your children along because this time it’s about them as well.

Exhibitors– Desi Drama Queen, Radhika Agrawal Jewels, Shining Star, Hues by Damyanti, Oceedee Shoes, High On Vogue, Joypur Jewels, Kaksa by Sudhi Mishra, Aerate bodycare, Nirjara & De’anma, Imlee Jaipur, Saanjh, Symetree, Adarv jewels.

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  1. Décor

Bored of your home décor? Looking to revamp it this Diwali and confused where to shop from? Explore it at Hidden Treasures where quirky home décor items and handicrafts will deck up your home and leave your guests in awe. Your home will become the talk-of-the-town that we can assure you.

Exhibitors– Adya Jaipur, Vincraft, FaMa Elite, Piedra Home Jewels Jaipur.

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  1. Food

Being a Rajasthani and a foodie, how can we skip food 😉 Food is the ultimate delight to our soul and the curators of the exhibition know it very well. Exhibition has some very interesting food variety that you will relish forever. Chaat, Indian street food, bagels, salads, raw juice and the not-to-missed mouth freshener to lighten up your taste-buds is here to welcome you.

Exhibitors– Shillar House, Pratapgarh Collections, Prash- nuts & more.

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  1. Live music and tarot card reading

For your beau who doesn’t like to shop, loves to sit in a corner and enjoy music whilst gorging on his favorite snack, you have just arrived at the right place because Hidden Treasures will offer you all along with some exciting tarot card reading just for fun.

Not only for themselves, Hidden Treasures is an exhibition that supports the noble cause as well. Muskaan- ek asha, Pink Rickshaw Co. and Srishti Foundation are few of the causes that they are supporting this season.

Ladies, gentlemen and the lovely children, Hidden Treasures is coming back with a bang and in a much grander and better way. So mark your calendars now ! 🙂

What- Hidden Treasures- a lifestyle exhibition

When- 13th-14th October, 2018

Where- SMS Convention Centre, Jaipur