From a decent and fresh beginning in the year 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival has grown into the largest and the most important literary festival in entire Asia-Pacific. In the year 2012, more than 100,000 people attended hundreds of sessions over the Festival’s five day duration. Such an influx of people means that it is important to start planning your trip a couple of weeks in advance, in order to get convenient accommodation and save on flights. Here we are sharing with you all the information you’ll need for an easy and hassle free visit to Jaipur for Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 .
The Festival is scheduled from January 21-25, 2015.
What is the venue of Jaipur Literature Festival
The festival will take place at Diggi Palace hotel which is situated in Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar, around 10 minutes walk from the Old City of Jaipur. As Diggi Palace and its venues were overflowing in 2012, the music stage has been shifted to a different venue at The Clarks Amer lawns (around 15 minutes drive south of Diggi Palace).
What Happens at Jaipur Literature Festival Festival
Apart from renowned Indian authors those from abroad come to take and attend sessions at the Festival. The sessions include readings, discussions, and questions & answers. Some lucky attendees also get to buy the authors’ books and get them autographed as well. In addition, there’s a range of stalls selling everything from food to handicrafts. An outdoor lounge bar is also set up for relaxing. Music performances are also organized in the evenings, after the literary sessions are over. In recent years, the Festival has turned into quite a fashionable occasion, and attracts plenty of socialites from Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur.
Who Will Be Attending the 2015 Jaipur Literature Festival
Where former Indian President and distinguished scientist, A P J Abdul Kalam will share his vision of India, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will add a flavor of Bollywood. Adding to that, around 77 authors have been announced. They include Nobel Laureate Sir. V. S. Naipaul, 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton, acclaimed novelist Hanif Kureishi, celebrated American travel writer Paul Theroux, and internationally-loved German children’s author Cornelia Funke. Leading Indian authors include prominent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh, current Man Booker Prize nominee Neel Mukherjee, best-selling novelist Amish Tripathi, and celebrated author and translator Arshia Sattar. The entire list of speakers can be seen here.
Jaipur Literature festival and Music Evenings
Live performances will take place in the evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hotel Clarks Amer. Tickets can be booked online. The music events are free for Festival Delegates.
Jaipur Heritage Walks
Vedic Walks Organization will be offering eight heritage Walking tours to the festival attendees. These walks will take place morning and evening on January 21-24, 2015.
How you can get to Jaipur
Jaipur, one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan is easily accessible from Delhi. You can take the train or bus or direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai.
For Further Information you can log on to Jaipur Literature Festival’s Official website http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/
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