Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell who recently opened a showroom in the state-run emporium – Rajasthali in Jaipur will now showcase Khadi collection at the seventh season of India Runway Week Winter Festive 2016 in Delhi. The event will take place from September 16-18 where Bibi Russell will be showcasing hand-woven fabric with a contemporary touch.
Russell went to London school of Fashion but still draws most of the inspiration from Asian women. She wants everyone to enjoy what they wear and designs in such a way that a teenager and adult can carry off the same clothes according to their style, as told by her to Jaipur Beat the last time she visited Jaipur.
Her collection at Delhi will be under the label Rajasthali by Bibi which will be brimming with colorful and designer clothes reflecting a completely new outlook.
With the rise in the population and development of the country, there have various environmental concerns pacing up. And to control these, various initiatives are being taken up like monitoring air quality on regular intervals.
Rajasthan is one such state that has already begun with it rather than waiting for the festival of lights Diwali. There are 21 places in the city that have been selected for the same.
Initially, air quality at six places each in Jaipur and Jodhpur and three places each in Alwar, Kota and Udaipur will be monitored. Each station will be monitored on 24-hour basis twice in a week. Various equipments have been procured for the same. Moreover, state department recently prohibited the burning of leaves and left-over straw after harvesting of crops in the entire state.
There is a constant rise in tourism in India and Rajasthan being an important state both in terms of heritage and culture has been constantly attracting tourists.
While tourists show their interest in us, it is our paramount responsibility to take care of them. Hence, after several other steps taken for them, there is another thing which is going to make the stay even more convenient for International tourists. So, on World Tourism Day i.e. September 27, foreigners who visit India on e-tourist visas won’t have to go for as much formalities as earlier to attain Indian sim cards.
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State-owned telecom operator BSNL is going to provide this service to foreigners. The sim cards will be loaded with some free credit. Moreover, foreigners with an e-tourist visa will also be provided with maps, booklets with information about various destinations, and emergency contact numbers.
To add a spark to the night life of Jaipurites and its tourists, Pink City is holding the 4th edition of “Jaipur by Nite”. With the carnival beginning on 16 and 17th September, it will mark the beginning of first-of-its-kind night marathon this year.
With Diya Kumari its Brand Ambassador, the event promises to bring forth the rich heritage and culture of the state.
The first day of the event, i.e. 16th September will have various musical performances by bands such as Euphoria which will be performing at Jaigarh Fort. With a blend Rajasthani music, Rajasthan Roots will be enchanting its audience with Rajasthani folk fusion. Other than these will be various other Rajasthani Troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Shekhawati Chang Dhap, Bhope Bhopi and Dhol wale along with some fun events such as puppet show, magic show, parrot card reader and live paintings at night.
The next day will be dedicated to Marathon which will begin from Hotel Clarks Amer which will be divided into two categories of 10 km (for 14 years and above with timing chip) and 5 km (no age limit without timing chip).
This event will provide a chance to all the visitors across India to participate and get accustomed to the heritage and culture of Pink City at night.
Take a look at some of the pictures from previous Jaipur by Nite events.
With the rise in foreign tourism in Jaipur, a need for foreign currency exchange counter was seen. And hence keeping in mind the convenience of travelers especially foreign travelers, Jaipur International Airport inaugurated a new foreign currency exchange counter at the arrival area of Terminal 2 which will have various other facilities such as currency notes, traveler’s cheques and multi-currency prepaid forex cards.
This foreign exchange counter is definitely going to bring relief to the foreign travelers where they can have easy access to local currency.
On the occasion of Krishna Janmotsav (birth of Lord Krishna), two-day Kaman Festival is being organized in Bharatpur which began today. The festival started with ‘Shehnai Vadan’ at Shri Gokul Chandrama and Madan Mohan Mandir at 5 am. Followed by this are performances by various groups at 8pm.
On the second day i.e. tomorrow 26th August, Nandotsav will be celebrated at Shri Gokul Chandrama and Madan Mohan Mandir at 9 am. It will be followed by a procession which will be starting from Shri Madan Mohan Mandir at 4 am. Artists will be showcasing their talents during this procession.
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At 5.30 pm tomorrow the procession will reach Kot Upar Stadium where Dadhi Dan Leeela, Matki Phod and various other programmes will take place. Accompanied by this will be the cultural performances by artists from various parts of the state like Kalbeliya dance (from Jaipur), Algoza and Chari Dance (from Tonk), Mayur Dance and Phoolon Ki Holi (From Deeg), Musical performances Bhapang (from Kaithvada).
Hope you have a wonderful time throughout the celebrations.
Happy Janmashtami! 🙂
With the rise in tourism in Rajasthan, there have been various innovative things adopted by the officials. And in Jaipur’s Nahargarh Fort, IRCTC is going to provide a facility of Hot Air Balloon safari which will be at a height of 3500 ft so that the travellers can enjoy the panoramic view of the city from top. This facility is going to start from September 1, 2016. The keen travellers will be able to travel in it for 45-60 minutes.
Children from 5-12 years will be charged Rs 7,500 whereas others will be charged Rs 12,000 per person which includes picking and dropping off at their respective hotels.
For more information and registration for the same, visit www.irctctourism.com
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