Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jodhpur Festival – 08th to 16th December, 2012

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Enjoy the “Jodhpur Festival” a complete package for all the family members involving shopping, entertainment and delicious Rajasthani food.

In this festival, you can shop till you drop, indulge in gastronomical delights and have full entertainment with friends and family.  The venue for Jodhpur Festival would be Ravan Ka Chabutra, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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The Jodhpur Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Be it young children or the old people, all of them take part in the pomp and show. It serves as a platform to perform local customs that have been there since times immemorial. If you are planning to visit Jodhpur, try to plan your trip between December 08 and 16, 2012 so as to experience the popular pomp and pageantry in Jodhpur.

Abhaneri Festival

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The Department of Tourism, Rajasthan in collaboration with the Dausa District Administration will organize a three days’ festival in the Abhaneri village (80 kms from Jaipur) from November 29 to December 01, 2012to promote Heritage Tourism in the area. The three day Abhaneri Festival will be a mixture of live cultural performances, village safari, and a craft bazaar.

“Abhaneri is an ancient 9th Century village in Rajasthan, which is famous for its post-Gupta and early medieval period monuments. The village has contributed numerous pieces of sculpture to various museums across the world. The Abhaneri step-well and Harshat Mata Temple (9th Century) are amongst the major attractions here.

The Abhaneri step-well “Chand Baori” will be the venue for day-long live cultural performances of Hela Khayal, Terahtali (both famous folk music of the district), Kacchi Ghodi (famous folk dance), Bahrupia (cultural performance) among others. Meanwhile, during the day the visitors can opt to visit the step-well or go for a safari on camel cart. Craftsmen and artisans are coming from all over the state to participate in the Art and Craft exhibition at Abhaneri.

Check out the complete schedule for Abhaneri Festival 2012

29th November 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia, Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai  at stepwell & Harshat Mata Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Best of Rajasthan (Performance by Rajasthani Folk Artists-

Hela Khayal, Pad Dangal, Kacchi Ghodi, Algoza, Terahtali)  at stepwell garden

30th November 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia,

Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai  at stepwell & Harshat Mata  Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Maharas Shri Krishna Bhagwan ki Raslila Performance

by Maharaj Ram Prasad Sharma of Vrindavan at stepwell garden

1st December 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia,

Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai at stepwell & Harshat Mata Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Qawaali performance by Sh. Ehsan Bharti at stepwell garden

Ranakpur Festival: Live the cultural folklore of Rajasthan

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Ranakpur, a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan welcomes you all to the grand festival of 2012 “The Ranakpur Festival” starting from 28th November to 01st December, 2012.

Department of Tourism, Rajasthan, is organizing this festival which comprises of holy chanting, cultural programmes, conventional Kathak performances and Classical Bharat Natyam performances.

The evening cultural programme is scheduled to start from 6.30 pm at the amphitheater that has been constructed within the premises of the Ranakpur temple. Also find the detailed programme schedules for Ranakpur Festival Events.

28th November, 2012: Bharat Natyam by Padmashree Geeta Chandran

29th November, 2012: Sufi songs by Zilla Khan

30th November, 2012: Kathak dance by members of Jaipur Kathak centre

1st December, 2012: Closing ceremony with performance by renowned Rajasthani Folk Artists.

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Besides, every morning at 8.00 o’clock a free jungle safari will also be organized for the guests of Ranakpur Festival. Some of the other attractions of this festival would be the food and craft bazaar where a great mixture of several cultures and amazing art & craft would be seen and experienced along with the arrangements for Rock Climbing.

Ajmer-Ahmedabad Special trains to run from November 26, 2012

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The Indian railways have started a new weekly holiday special train between Ajmer and Ahmedabad in view of the vacation rush. This train would start its first journey from November 26, 2012 and carry the passengers til December 26, 2012.

The North Western Railway official has confirmed that the Ajmer-Ahmedabad Holiday special train is scheduled to depart from Ajmer from November 26 to December 24 on Mondays at 09.20am with an arrival time of 07.00pm at Ahmedabad. It would return from Ahmedabad on Wednesdays at 06.05 in the morning from November 28 to December 26 and would reach Ajmer at 03.55pm.

This train would at Byawar, Marwar Junction, Phalna, Sirohi Road, Abu Road, Palanpur, Siddhpur, Uunjha, Mehsana, and Sabarmati Stations.

Apart from the Ajmer-Ahmedabad Holiday Special,  Agra-Jaipur Shatabdi Express and Bikaner-Delhi Sarai Rohilla would run from November 28 and December01, respectively.

Gamak, the film making workshop in Jaisalmer

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Let a journey into an inimitable atmosphere inspire the artist in you to find expression through modern cinema (film-making). Making movies on the move—that is what ‘Gamak’ (meaning movement in music) is about.

Gamak is an 8 days’ film making workshop to be held in Rajasthan from December 08, 2012 at the Nachana Haveli, Jaisalmer. In this event the participants will deal with the concept of idea generation, expression, scripts, craft, filmmaking, editing, idea development and much more and it is for both types of films whether it is fiction or documentary films.

The act of local hunting, research, film making can also help you to discover the city with a deeper perceptive as compared to a tourist. So, be a part of realizing cinema with Gamak.

Jaipur-Agra Fort Shatabdi Express to run from November30, 2012

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The pink city is all set to receive the gift of Shatabdi express this month. Announcement about the train was made in the union rail budget 2011. As per the Railway officials, Coaches of the luxury train have now reached Jaipur and the train would come down on track from November 30, 2012.

The Jaipur-Agra fort Shatabdi express is scheduled to depart from Jaipur at 7:05 in the morning with an arrival time of 10:35 at Agra. It would return from Agra fort at 4:20 in the evening and would reach Jaipur at 7:50 pm. The train would only halt at Bharatpur station during its journey.

A Winter Getaway to Rajasthan…!!

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Planning to head to the beach like every year? Well, this year, we urge you to try something different. Head west to the colourful cities of Jaipur and Shekhawati! One is being hailed as the most vivacious city on the face of the planet and the other, famous as the story book town in desert state of Rajasthan along with other romantic cities like Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Rajasthan is a one stop location to enjoy chilly vacation. Winter season in Rajasthan is the correct time to get ready for those steamy pecks to be with your family for a wonderful vacation. Hail Rajasthan!! The chilling winter can make your vacations unforgettable.

Rajasthan is a very renowned place to spend Winter Vacation in India for both international and domestic tourists. If you have plans to visit Rajasthan in these winters then your choice is awesome. Rajasthan is a colorful city. It is known for its culture and traditions. If you travel from one place of Rajasthan to another you can easily feel the difference in culture and traditions. This is the reason tourists are attracted towards Rajasthan. People all around the world visit here to know about its ancient glory and unremarkable history. Besides, Rajasthan is famous for its spicy and delicious food. The shivering winter will be a great time to enjoy the royal cuisines and the local cultural festivals.

Rajasthan has glorious past and if you want to experience the royal hospitality then heritage hotels in Rajasthan are the best choice for you. A trip to Rajasthan with the host like Rajasthan Tourism Buzz  in no way, only a ‘getting acquainted’ vacation; you’ll see it when we will introduce you to the splendid architecture of royal Rajasthan and get you up, close and personal with its culture, art, cuisine and lifestyles. Interested? Pack your bags and get ready for a rendezvous with royalty you aren’t going to forget, ever. We still have it perfectly etched in our memories. ….

Bundi Utsav

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Bundi is a picturesque location in the Hadoti district of Rajasthan. Bundi Utsav is not only the festival of Rajasthan but also an important festival of India. Numbers of traditional and religious customs are associated with this festival. Bundi Utsav 2012 will take place from December01 to 03, 2012.

The spectacular mix of traditional art, Rajasthani royalty, handicrafts, attires and home decors are found during these three days of the Bundi Utsav. The festival is a culmination of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which surprises every visitor with its grandeur. Events like Music, Dance, Sports, Sightseeing, Competitions and many others are not only engaging but also present the scale of Indian Culture and traditions in front of foreign tourists.

The Programme includes: A colorful Shobha Yatra, Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition, Deep Daan, Folk/Classical Music & Dance Programme, Sight Seeing, Traditional Rural Sports, Turban Competition, Bridal Attire, Musical Band Competition & Sparkling Fireworks display etc. Early in the morning after the full moon night of Kartik (Purnima), women and men are seen clad in attractive colorful costumes lighting diyas on the banks of River Chambal and seeking blessings by offering prayers.

Tourists love to visit Bundi during this time to have an amazing time and are enthralled with the various cultural programs during the Bundi Utsav days. It is the city which claims to be the house of World’s best paintings, especially the paintings at Chitrashala are known across the world.

Jai Mahal Hotel introduces ‘Giardino’- The Traditional Italian Restaurant

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The fans of traditional Italian food have one more thing to be happy about in Jaipur and it is the launch of the Giardino restaurant in Jai Mahal Palace Hotel, Jaipur.

Set in a red brick courtyard near the poolside, Giardino serves traditional Italian cuisine and one can binge on cheesy pizzas and scrumptious pastas while sipping exotic wines at this restaurant.  There is a wide selection of starters and mains and a great wine list to choose from. An open kitchen makes for a more interactive experience.

Giardino at Jai Mahal is open every evening from 07.00 pm to 11.00 pm to serve the flavorful traditional Italian Cuisine in a friendly ambiance and the hospitality is worth appreciating.

This is a fine Dining- expensive restaurant but is worth every penny!

Jaipur Theatre Festival 2012 – Jairangam

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“Jairangam-Celebrating Theatre” to be the most exciting, innovative and accessible Festival of Theatre is scheduled from 19th-25th November, 2012 where the theatre lovers in Jaipur will witness numerous forms of theatre art. This National level theatre festival would promote the cultural, educational and economic well-being of the people in Jaipur.

The festival is dedicated to Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore and Saadat Hasan Manto. Jairangam 12 is clubbing around 750 + artists from the country. The famous personalities who would be the centre of attraction for the festival will be “Ratan Thiyam, Manik das Ompuri ( Natha Peepli Live fame)  ,Ranjit Kapoor, Tripurari Sharma, Teekam Joshi , Arvind Gaur and Nageen Tanveer”.

The artists performing in the festival had staged their shows around the globe and are well recognized as eminent theatre personalities even outside India.

The plays to be staged from outside the city in the festival will include many recognized plays like Ramkali, Jaat hi Poocho Sadho Ki, May Be This Summer, Begum Ka Takiya, Charandas Chor, Chekhow Ki Duniya, Kanupriya, When We Dead Awaken, and Jaipur theatre will perform Visarjan, In Rishton Ko Kya Naam Diya Jaye?, valentine’s Day, Sylviya,Teen Tappar & 30 Days in September.

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Here’s the list of plays with their respective dates and schedule.

Date Time Play Title venue
19-11-2012 07.00 pm Ramkali Ravindra Manch Auditorium
19-11-2012 05.00 pm Visarjan Jawahar Kala kendra
20-11-2012 05.00 pm In Rishto Ko Jawahar kala Kendra
20-11-2012 07.00 pm Jaat hi pooch saduh ki Ravindra Manch Auditorium
21-11-2012 05.30 pm Sylvia Jawahar Kala Kendra
21-11-2012 07.30 pm Begum ka Takiya Ravindra Manch
22-11-2012 05.30 pm Chekhow ki Duniya Jawahar Kala Kendra
22-11-2012 07.00 pm Thirty days in September Ravindra Manch
23-11-2012 07.30 pm Teen Tappar Ravindra Manch
23-11-2012 05.30 pm May be This Summer Jawahar Kala Kendra
24-11-2012 07.30 pm Charandas Chor Ravindra Manch
24-11-2012 05.30 pm KanuPriya Composition of 4 sections Jawahar Kala Kendra
25-11-2012 05.30 pm Valentines Day Jawahar Kala Kendra
25-11-2012 05.30 pm Triyatra Jawahar Kala Kendra