Monthly Archives: September 2015

When it’s morning in the Blue City!


If you are really looking forward to see vibrant colors in the stark desert of Rajasthan, backpack your stuff and head down to explore the blue city of Jodhpur. The legends say that Brahmins first started painting their houses blue to show their high position among the society. Sooner, it was followed by everyone else, which created this incredible contrast to this dusty desert town.

Jodhpur is a prominent city on a tourist map. It is common to see the attractions of Jodhpur. But we thought to do it bit differently. When the first ray of Sun falls on the blue city, we took our camera and went on to discover the streets of Jodhpur to capture the life of its people and their everyday rituals.

  1. An old man enjoying the morning sun while reading newspaper.

An old man enjoying the morning sun while reading newspaper.

  1. Lady in red walking through the streets carrying pot filled with water on her headRTB 2
  2. Birds in the morningRTB 3
  3. Girls on their way to schoolRTB 4
  4. A common feature in Indian houses- Clothesline in Balcony. A lady busy in hanging wet laundryRTB 5
  5. An old woman with her stick trying to grasp little sunRTB 6
  6. Panoramic view of the blue cityRTB 7
  7. Indigo Aura in the streetsRTB 4
  8. Alleyways in the old cityRTB 10
  9. Pilgrims at Mehrangarh Fort dressed in bright colorsRTB 11

Eco Tourism In The Border State Of Rajasthan


The state tourism and forest department is planning to start with the concept of eco-tourism the golden city of Rajasthan- Jaisalmer. With the large number of tourists visiting the picturesque town of Jaisalmer every year, this is another edition to showcase its beauty.


The itinerary for the tourists includes a ride in the western sandy Thar Desert for sightseeing of wildlife including our state animal camel, wildcat, godawan, deer, and various other species.



Along with this, to experience the real and true Rajasthani culture some hamlets in the National Desert Park of Jaisalmer have already been chosen for tourists to stay and enjoy the rich Rajasthani culture, art and craft. The whole tour of wildlife sightseeing would sum up within an hour, with the help of a young guide for all.


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Hope this great step helps to promote the rich colorful desert culture.

Jaipur Safari Now In a Glass Covered Bus


Jaipur finds the first glass covered double decker restro bus for a royal experience especially for the tourists. Virajosa Tourism Pvt Ltd discovered the bus- Jaipur Safari for giving a bird’s eye to the majestic Jaipur.

Jaipur Safari

Jaipur Safari serves you with the food of Gods on a comfortable cushion seat to experience the lavish life. Along with the exotic dining facility, it also has a fully equipped catering kitchen, mocktail bar and an audio-video guide system.

Jaipur Safari 1


It offers two programs during a day. The first is Jaipur Safari Tour in the morning from 7:00 am daily, providing breakfast, exquisite lunch and hi-tea accompanied with a mocktail drink. The other is Jaipur by Night which takes on at 7:00 pm daily providing lavish dinner.

Jaipur Safari 4

So feel the music of eternity and let every monument of majestic glory welcome you in Jaipur Safari to add into you magical and unforgettable moments.

Jaipur Safari 2


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Bagore Ki Haveli Is India’s Top Museum


Rajasthan added another feather in its cap! This year the list of Trip Advisor’s Traveler Award included some offbeat names which were even unheard by the Indian travelers and one such is destination is the Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur, which enriches the holiday experience by helping the visitors understand the glorious heritage of that place.


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Trip Advisor’s Traveler Choice Award threw a limelight on Rajasthan by awarding Udaipur’s Bagore Ki Haveli as the top museum in India. Bagore Ki Haveli is built on the banks of Lake Pichola in the Lake City of Rajasthan- Udaipur. It is an 18th century old mansion built by Amir Chand Badwa, Prime Minister of Mewar’s Royal Court but it was converted into a museum in the year 1986.

Bagore Ki Haveli

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The Haveli also provides a glimpse of the royal life and gives you a pleasure to wander. The Bagore Ki Haveli also showcases one hour night show from 7pm to 8pm followed by a Rajasthani folk dance performance by Dharohar, a dance group.


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Bagore Ki Haveli secured the top spot in India and 17th in Asia, making Rajasthan proud and making it shine in its glory.

The Fair of Ramdeora begins at Jaisalmer

Ram Deora

Ram Deora

A large annual fair is organized every year in the village of Ramdevra (Rajasthan) in memory of Baba Ram Dev. The fair is held every year in the months of August-September, which corresponds to the month of Bhaadon, according to the Hindu calendar. This year the 631st inter-state Ramdeora fair started on Tuesday. The fair began following traditional mangala aarti and the golden crown was placed at the baba`s Samadhi. In the western Rajasthan, this fair is considered equivalent to kumbh.
The village of Ramdevra is about 12 Kms from Pokhran in Jaisalmer.

People from all religions and caste gather to attend this annual fair in large numbers. They consider this time to be ideal to offer prayers and worship their deity Baba Ramdev. Throughout the fair, people sing and dance in happiness and devotion.


Baba Ramdev was well-known for certain magical, gifted powers, which led to his fame. Slowly and slowly he became very popular about his powers and gifted traits. Because of this five saints came from Mecca to test and verify his powers and if all that is said about him was true. After all the possible examination when they were convinced, they indeed paid homage to him. There is also a well in the same area which is supposed to have been built by Baba Ramdev himself. The local villagers consider the water of this well to be sacred and holy.
In 1931, the Maharaja of Bikaner, constructed a temple around the “Samadhi”.

Taste The Irresistible ‘Unified Flavors Of Punjab’ At Lalit Jaipur


The Lalit Hotel, Jaipur is celebrating the charismatic cuisine of Punjab from Sept 18- 27, 2015.

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‘Lassi da glass aur pind da swaad’, is your mind already floating in the mustard fields of Punjab where the entrancing aroma of spices is filling up your senses? Well, ours was when we visited the ‘Unified Flavours of Punjab’ festival at Lalit Jaipur today.


While we thought it would be a regular Punjabi food festival with a modern taste and feel, we were pleasantly mistaken. In a truly delicious experience, Chef de cuisine – Jaspratap Bindra a.k.a Jassi and Executive Chef – Ajay Mathur shared with us the nostalgic and beautiful stories of Punjab and how he brought along with him the secret behind the authentic Punjabi cuisine.  They blended the unmatched taste and rustic feel of Punjab in the spices of food preparations at Baluchi, the Pan Indian Destination (Ranked No. 1 in Jaipur by Tripadvisor in the food festival.


The table was set with tangy pickles that…

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Engross In The Art Of Shekhawati Region @Momasar Folk Festival


The Shekhawati Utsav- Momasar Folk Festival is a two day event, which is organized by the Jaipur Virasat Foundation that offers an opportunity, especially for the youth, to connect with rural folks. It showcases the rich culture, heritage, stories, art and cuisine of the local communities of Shekhawati region.

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This year it’ll be inaugurated on the 18th September 2015 with Baal Mela. The Baal Mela is a special feature for children to make them aware about the art and craft of their regions as well as the state of Rajasthan. It also includes a 5 day painting workshop in association with Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur along with the screening of two documentaries relating to water conservation and pertaining to our heritage respectively.


On the 19th September 2015, Shekhawati utsav will entail a Folk Festival which will unite approximately 200 folk artists from across the state of Rajasthan to showcase their skills and keep the state’s rich culture and traditions alive.


So come and enjoy the prosperous heritage of Shekhawati and enrich in the beauty of its art and music.

World Flute Festival in Jaipur



If you are a keen follower of music and instrumental music is something you die for, then here’s a buzz in the Pink City of Jaipur. The global flute players are heading to Jaipur today for the Times Raasrang World Flute Jam.

Imagine when the popular flautists from around the world will play together the rhythms in their own unique style to mesmerize the audience of Jaipur. Indulge all your senses into some soothing music as the renowned flautists from all over the world are coming together in Jaipur today to give a divine temptation in the World Flute Jam.

Date: 12th of September 2015
Time: 6:00 pm onwards
Venue: Maharana Pratap Auditorium , JLN Marg, Jaipur

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Begins in Jaipur


GAnesh modakThe festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins from today. And Rajasthan is famous for two Lord Ganesha Temples that celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with fervor. One is the Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple and the other is Ganeshji temple in Sawai Madhopur.

In the middle of Jaipur there rises a small hill Moti Dungri meaning ‘Pearl hill’, since it looks like a drop of pearl on the top of a hill. The Moti Dungri hill is occupied by a palace and a temple. Moti Dungri temple of‪ Jaipur‬ is significant for worshipping Lord Ganesha, where many people from far away come to this sacred temple. Here the festival is celebrated on a grand scale.

If you are lucky to be in Jaipur for the following week, then don’t miss to attend the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Moti Dungri temple.


In Sawai Madhopur, the festival is rather more special. The ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the fort of Ranthambore, about 12kms from Sawai Madhopur and it is one of the most important Ganesha temples in Rajasthan. The temple celebrates three days of Ganeshotsav with great fervor where thousands of pilgrims come to pay homage to the idol. On the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi the replica of idol is taken out and finally submerged into the water pond nearby. This year’s dates for Ganeshotsav at Sawai Madhopur are 15, 16 and 17th September.

Special trains are also run by Indian Railways for the convenience of pilgrims of Ranthambhore Ganesha Temple.


This year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 17th September. If you are enthusiastic about visiting the sacred temple of Ganesha in Jaipur and Ranthambhore, then plan your trip now!

Khushboo-e-Rajasthan; an Online Photography Contest



Jairangam in association with Jaipur Beat organized a photography contest called “Khushboo-e-Jaipur” last year in 2014, which was a big hit among photography amateurs.  The Event is back again with a bang !!

We are happy to announce that Jaipur Beat this year again is privileged to partner with the Online photography contest called “Khusboo-e-Rajasthan, even bigger and better. The contest this year is divided in two segments: CAMERA click and MOBILE Click. Each segment is further divided into three categories which are : A. Culture & Heritage, B. Changing Face of Rajasthan and C. Expressions. The contest ends on 30th September 2015 at 6.00 PM. To submit your entries please click on this link :


(An Online Photography Contest)


6th-11th Oct, 2015, Timing-11:00am to 7:00pm

‘Khushboo -e Rajasthan’ an online photography contest is now in its second year. This is a month long contest that will continue till 30th Sept, 2015. The contest will be run on Social Media as an event, where all photography enthusiasts are free to participate and can upload the pictures representing the true flavor of Rajasthan. Entries to be submitted under the two categories viz.,Mobile camera & SLR camera. On the basis of the number of likes and the judges’ choice, entry to the next level of the contest will be decided. Photographs shortlisted depicting the essence of Rajasthan will be showcased during Jairangam 2015 to be held between 5th to 11th Oct, 2015 at Jawahar Kala Kendra art gallery.

The contest ends on 30th September 2015 at 6.00 PM. So upload the photographs and get a chance to win exciting prizes.