Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jaipur pays tribute to Sawai Man Singh II on his 107th Birth Anniversary today

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The Pink City of Jaipur marks the 107th Birth Anniversary of HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II today at the Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur.

HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II was the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur who embarked on a program of modernization, created infrastructure and numerous public institutions. He left the dwellers of Pink City with a lot of memories to treasure all through their lives.

The present Maharaja of Jaipur HH Padmanaabh Singh presided the ceremonial function at the statue of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II which was unveiled on 30th March 2015 on the occasion of Rajasthan Divas in Jaipur.

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Annual Youth Festival of Thomso, IIT Roorkee to happen in Jaipur

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The annual Youth Festival of Thomso, IIT Roorkee, for the very first time would be in #Jaipur with Thomso Zonals. Playing host to the most talented scholars and academicians from all over the country -Magical Fantasia, the theme of this year’s edition is set to welcome students from more than 600 colleges across the country comprising several IITs and NITs.

Hey, Jaipurites grab the chance to get into the finals of this highly competitive and diverse events of Thomso’17 which is scheduled on 27th August 2017 at the JECRC University, Rajasthan.

Register yourself at www.thomso.in/zonals/jaipurlatest by 26th August 2017.

Night Tourism to begin at Sambhar lake, Rajasthan

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Sambhar Lake, situated 96 km from Jaipur – usually known as India’s largest salt lake is lately declared as a bio-heritage site. The big news is that the Salt lake is getting ready for the night tourism with Laser Sound and Light Show, and much more!

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After Amer Mahal, Jantar Mantar and City Palace, the shimmering Sambhar Lake is all set to be developed for Night Tourism. The salt lake complex will host Laser Sound and Light Show and further be advanced for night safari which includes salt track, museum, cycling track and train safari for tourists.

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Sambhar extends in three districts of Jaipur, Nagaur and Ajmer. Sambhar lake is a magnificent array of bird life, both native and migrant, making it one of the best places in India for bird-watching, but most of all, just sitting out there in quiet and watching the sun go down as night draws itself into a white noise.

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Now with the proposed plan of night tourism the tourist spot with be a mesmeric destination for night travelers by June 2018 as informed by the RTDC official.

 

Revel in the festivities of Krishna Janmashtami in Rajasthan

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Lord Krishna is loved and worshiped across India, and in fact abroad for the qualities that are attributed to Krishna.  At the simplest level, Krishna is protector and savior.   At the most complex level, he is the epitome of unconditional love, oneness,  as the only way to true happiness, self discovery and liberation. So the Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with tremendous fervor, especially in Jaipur.  And the epicenter for these celebrations being Govind Devji Temple.

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With the melodious sounds of flute and bass of drums, Janmashtami festival brings the air of cheer and happiness in each Radha Krishna temple in Rajasthan.

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For the celebrations of Janmashtami i.e on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the magnificently adorned idols of Radha Govind ji are placed in a specially decorated swing and the temples explode with colors and energy.

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In Jaipur, thousands of worshipers flock the temple and celebrate the festival with an outpouring of ecstatic music, dance and poetry in both classical and common languages amid the tranquil sounds of temple bells.

The Govind Devji temple of Jaipur will follow new time schedule on 15th August, 2017. According to this Gwal Jhanki will be open at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.

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Revel in the festivities of Janmashtami at Govind Devji temple in the City Palace of Jaipur where adorned markets, decorated temple compound, beauty of performances, devotion of people and sight of Murli Manohar Lord Krishna will steal your heart.

 

 

Tourists will have to pay entry fee for visiting Elephant Village in Jaipur

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Elephant Safari has been one of the most preferred activities among the tourists visiting Jaipur. For that reason, Hathi Gaon, the Elephant Village gained popularity in the recent past.

Though, the development of the village is still underway. Only 25 percent of the work related to the Elephant Village project has been completed. So as to fund the remaining development, Rajasthan Forest Department has announced entry fee for tourists visiting Elephant Village in Jaipur. The fee will be charged in the name of maintenance and development of the village. A domestic tourists will have to pay Rs 50 for an entry ticket, while an international tourist will be charged Rs 300.

The new rates have come into effect from Tuesday, August 08, 2017. The administration of Elephant Village was handed over to forest department from the Rajasthan tourism department. On the first day, after the entry fee was announced, around 55 foreign tourists and 53 domestic tourists visited Elephant village and paid for the entry.

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Hathi gaon ( Elephant village ) is a small village that was set up by the government in 2010 to give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their elephants that served tourists in and around Amer Fort during the day. Along with all the homes and shelters for the elephants there are big man-made ponds in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it after a long hard day’s work. People can visit the place and enjoy the sight of many elephants playing and bathing in open which is a rare sight in this part of India. It’s a photographers paradise indeed.

A perfect get away from Jaipur, Hathi Gaon is a splendid abode of Elephants for the families with children who can spend good time in the cool breeze and greenery all around with elephants entertaining themselves and their visitors.

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Image Credits: 2 and 3 via google.in

5 Reasons to visit Jaipur in August

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The month of August is here, probably that time of the year when everything turns green and beautiful. In Jaipur, a large no. of picnics is planned during this season.  🙂 Given the change in the weather we are sure many of you also have plans to do something interesting this month before the heat catches up again. Let Raj Tourism Buzz help you plan some of your trips by sharing with you the biggest events that are lined up for you in Jaipur.

1.) Stories worth sharing Meet up – This amazing event after gaining popularity in Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities is now coming up with an edition in Jaipur. This event works on a unique concept top allow people to share their stories, which may not have changed the world but changed (their) world. The concept is based on the belief that stories are to be cherished and ideas deserve an open platform to flourish.

Venue: Full Power, Jaipur

Date: 5th Augustfull power2.) Workshops at Arya Niwas – Arya Niwas Hospitality, Jaipur is hosting some amazing workshops open to everyone from Jaipur and outside. The workshop includes learning to make dream catchers, designing jewelrywith help of natural elements and paper mache. We are sure this will be a fun learning experience for everyone, so why not give it a try.

Venue: Arya Niwas hospitality

Date: 12th – 14th August 2017

3.) Women’s Adventure Monsoon Drive– Alankrita Women empowerment group has joined hands with Club Rajputana Classic Jeeps and Panch Tatva and they are together coming up with adventure monsoon drive to kanota, especially for women.  A great opportunity for women to enjoy a powerful drive.

Venue: Kanota

Date: 20th August 2017women adventure4.) Forhex – The premium home décor exhibition of Jaipur, Forhex, is back again with its eighth edition. We all know that Forhex is a premium destination for the best of stylish Home Décor, classy furniture, timeless artifacts, and native handicrafts. The exhibition hosts brands from all across the country and is a treat for people who are looking to redo their homes.

Venue: Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue Circle.

Date: 25th August 2017   forex5.) Stand-up Comedy with Vipul Goyal  – Given the growing popularity of stand up shows in Jaipur it hardly ever happens that we are left without one in any month. This time around we have comedian, Vipul Goyal , who will be in the pink city to tickle our funny bone.

Venue: Maharana Pratap Auditorium

Date: 27th August 2017comedy nightHope this has helped you plan your event schedule for August 2017. 🙂