Monthly Archives: November 2016

Vedaaeranya Heritage Festival at Ramgarh Shekhawati, Sikar

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Unconventional and unique like its name, the ‘Vedaaeranya Heritage Festival’ is set to mesmerize the locals and tourists in Rajasthan with some over the top activities and sessions! The State tourism department and Shruti Foundation in collaboration with All Ladies League will be organizing a four-day ‘Vedaaeranya Heritage Festival’ (VHAH) from December 6-9, 2016.

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The festival, which will take place at Ramgarh Shekhawati in Sikar, will be aiming at recreating the splendor of the region which is talked about for its wall paintings, heritage havelis and moreover local artists.”The VHAH Fest will focus on the resurgence of this living heritage of the region. The underlying objective is creative, social and economic development of the local artistes of Ramgarh Shekhawati region.

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Spectacular shows and a plethora of activities will take place throughout the festival. There would be interactive sessions on “The Healing Power of Mantra” by Shruti, ‘Genius of Indian Scientific Heritage’ by Mathematics genius Prof C K Raju; master classes on ‘Gems From Our Spiritual Heritage’ by MP Dinesh Trivedi; ‘Meditation for Concentration’ by Aditya Ahluwalia and ‘Ramgarh Ke Deewaron Ki Kahaniyan’ by Guru Shovana Narayan on stories painted as frescoes on Ramgarh Shekhawati havelis.

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MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS to come with amazing surprises this Christmas and New Year

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Maharaja’s Express is an awarded and much-loved Indian luxury train which who wouldn’t love to board at least once in life! So if you too are fancying a royal sojourn on this luxury train but concerned about the tariff and out of budget journey packages then here’s a good news for you! Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure brings to you two amazing offers on these journeys ! 

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One of the most popular luxury trains in India, Maharajas’ Express has lined-up four special departures during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Get all geared up to make your celebrations even better and lavish on-board this ‘luxury on wheels’.  Following are the departures:

  • The Heritage of India (17th Dec 2016) – This 7 night / 8 day journey covers Mumbai, Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, and Delhi.
  • Treasures of India (25th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey covers Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • Gems of India (28th Dec 2016) – This 3 night / 4 day journey offers a visit to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur.
  • The Indian Panorama (31st Dec 2016)- This 7 night / 8 day journey offers visit to Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.

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Another highlight of Maharajas’ Express Christmas and New Year’s Departure is two amazing offers on these journeys. The offers are valid till the date of departure of the journeys and is subject to availability of cabins.

  • OFFER 1- 50 percent discount

The first offer on the above departures states that on booking a cabin on twin sharing basis the first adult pays the full cost but the second sharing the cabin will avail 50% discount on the adult cost. This offer is applicable for all nationalities. In clear terms, if you and your partner are going, you pay for one and your companion pays 50 percent only

  • OFFER 2- Early bird offer

The second offers states that on booking a Deluxe Room, the guest gets a chance to upgrade his room from Deluxe Cabin to Junior Suite, by just paying only 50% of the difference in Tariff between these two. This offer is valid till 30thNovember 2016. This offer too is applicable for all nationalities.

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All the journeys of Maharaja Express are very meticulously-planned and offer a visit to some of India’s best destinations. The itineraries include sightseeing, special meals, shopping and other memorable experiences. The décor of the train is gorgeous and the hospitality is impeccable. The luxury train has 43 guest cabins along with two multi-cuisine restaurants – Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. The train also features a souvenir coach and a lounge. Have a memorable journey, amid modern world-class comforts.

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For more information, you may visit http://www.maharajas-express-india.com

Art on Wheels by Jaipur Art Summit and Uber

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In another step towards appreciating art and making it accessible to more people, Jaipur Art Summit in collaboration with Uber, has come up with a unique platform, Art on Wheels. The platform is set to give artists from Rajasthan a chance to woo the city dwellers through their art, which will be seen running across the city streets displayed on Uber cars. This innovative campaign has been fashioned to celebrate creativity and to promote and encourage young talent from Rajasthan.

Uber, the urban way of travelling, that has changed the meaning of mobility for millions of people across the world and India, is all set to bring the artists of Rajasthan to the fore by introducing their art on more then 100 Uber vehicles.

The flagging off of the event that launched this initiative took place today at Ravindra Manch at 2:00 P.M. The artwork, converted into vinyl stickers, can be seen displayed on the bonnets of these cars. Inside each of these cars one can find interesting information related to the artist and Jaipur Art Summit.

Not only this, riders using these cars for travel will also get many surprises. Uber has rolled out some very amazing gifts for travelers of, Art on Wheels. The first among those who will get to ride these particular Art on Wheel, cars(available through Uber Go Option on Uber App)  will get two rides absolutely free.  On taking minimum 3 rides from now until Dec 2, 2016 with the #ARTONWHEELS promo code, riders stand a chance to win 10 custom made paintings by local artists. Not only this on 3rdDecember between 12PM – 3PM, riders across the three cities will be able to see a new view on their app called ‘UberART’ which they can use as an option to book  aride and also to experience an #ARTONWHEELS car at the push of a button.

We are sure you cannot wait anymore for your next Uber ride.

Water Sports for the visitors at Udaipur Lake Festival

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The locals and tourists, especially young crowd and kids have got a reason to rejoice in Udaipur!  The three days spanned Lake Festival here is making it all happen.  Hundreds of people thronged along the famous Fateh Sagar lakeside on the first day of the festival in Udaipur on Friday. The event is being held in association with the Municipal Corporation and Urban Improvement Trust.

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Udaipur lately has emerged not just as a tourist destination but as a water sports destination in the country. In the evening yesterday, audience were spell bound by the live cultural program given by Jaipur Beats Band. A visit to the exhibition at the lakeside displaying various handicraft products is also a delightful experience during Lake Festival. Another exciting activity called ‘Marathon by night’ would be the attraction tonight i.e. Saturday, a program being held in association with Round Table India, an NGO. 

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The festival is open for all, immerse in the excitement of water sports and other exciting attractions in the lake city of Udaipur 🙂

Image courtesy: Udaipurkiran

Sail on the beautiful Lakes with Udaipur Lake Festival

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Lake city of Udaipur is one mesmeric destination in Rajasthan that attracts thousands of tourists every year! Moreover, the cultural and seasonal festivals make it more alluring city to visit! This year in an effort to sensitize people on the importance of water not only as a thing of utility but essential matter for everyone’s survival,  the tourism department and Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) is all set to host the second ‘Lake Festival’ from November 18-20, 2016. Musical programs, adventure sports, jungle safari, bird watching, light and sound shows and art fair  would be held around the lakes during the three days of the festival.

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The Lake Festival is sure to allure the residents and tourists alike. A road show would also be flagged off on November 18 from Fatehsagar ki Pal which would move around Udaipur streets demonstrating the tasks undertaken to conserve rain water.To allure the youth, a national championship of dragon boats, open kayaking and canoeing events would be held during the festival.

The Lake Festival Attractions

  • Day 2 :- Singer Nitin Mukesh go to perform LIVE on 19th November, 2016
  • Timing :- 7pm to 10pm 
  • Venue :- Fatehsagar Paal
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  • Day 3 :- Ghazal Singer Panjak Udas to go perform LIVE on 20th November,2016 
  • Timing :- 7pm to 10pm 
  • Venue :- Fatehsagar Paal
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The festival is free and open for all the tourists and local people.  So witness and take part in the festivities of Lake Festival and to celebrate the beauty of beautiful Udaipur city.

National Silk Expo weaves in the Pink City

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National Silk Expo

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This month definitely has in store some event or the other for everyone. This one’s for the ladies in love with silks. The national silk expo will be held on 15 November at Birla Auditorium.

The stalls at National Silk Expo will represent various states – Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, and Orissa. Bihar has the highest representation, as it has several belts which depend entirely on silk for livelihood.  The Silk and Cotton handloom products on display have a range between Rs.500 and Rs.20,000 at the upper end for exclusive hand crafted sarees.

Date: 15th November

Venue: Birla Auditorium

Last day of Jaipur National Craft Fair (Saras 2016)

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Jaipur National Craft Fair (Saras 2016)

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Jaipur can never run out of exhibitions. Jaipur Saras craft exhibition is not only a place where you can go a shop for huge variety of crafts but it is also a noble initiative in collaboration with Indian government, to uplift of village industries.

Date: 3rd -14th November

Venue: Amroodon ka Bagh

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