Category Archives: Events in Jaipur

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.

Rajasthan witnesses the festivities of Saawan Teej

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Rajasthan is always bathed in the colours of fairs and festivals all round the year! Festival of every religion is celebrated here with true passion and similar beauty, be it welcoming or bidding farewell to a season, praying for the healthy life of spouse or any other small or big occasion for that matter. Each festival holds a significant importance in the lives of people in Rajasthan.

 

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One would not just feel the lively spirit of Rajasthan’s people around the festivals, but could also witness the rich culture of Rajasthan. And one such festival is Teej, which is falling today, 26th July this year 🙂 As per mythology, Teej was the day when Goddess Parvati reunited with Lord Shiva after a long separation. It is believed that whoever worships Parvati on this day is fortunate enough to get their desired life partner by her blessings. Sinjhara is celebrated one day prior to Teej when the swings are decked with flowers and hung from trees, women dressed in leheriya and decked with beautiful jewellery make merry and sing songs! Teej symbolizes celebration of growth when women observe fasts for the long life of their husbands and men pray for good rain and crop.

The Jaipur City of Rajasthan celebrates Teej with great pomp and fair. One day before Teej, a married woman receives Sinjhara from her parents, which is a hamper that includes bindi, vermilion, mehandi or henna, bangles, ghewar and Lehariya as a symbol of their love and covertures. She then adorns herself with henna, jewels, wear lahariya sari and take delight in the celebrations of this auspicious festival of Teej.

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On City level, a decorated procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur with chariots, elephants and dancers for two days. Other than the traditional procession of Goddess Teej, to showcase the charm and culture of Rajasthan this year  once again ‘Taal Katora Ki Paal’ will be the hub of a large number of folk and cultural events, where locals and tourists can enjoy the cultural activities. Later the Teej idols will be submerged at Taal Katora pond.

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The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colourful lehariyas, and blossoming flowers and women folks decked up in their traditional best add more colours to the essence of jovial season.

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So if you also wish to join in the festivities of Saawan ki Teej in this beautiful weather, then visit Jaipur as the celebration will continue till 27th evening here!

Great Indian Travel Bazaar gets underway in Jaipur

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Great India Travel Bazaar, a joint initiative of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Rajasthan Tourism, and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, , is the three days B2B travel show that promotes Rajasthan as a preferred tourist destination. The event was inaugurated in Jaipur on Sunday.

The three-day tourism fair was inaugurated by NC Goel, Additional Chief Secretary – Tourism, Government of Rajasthan in the presence of Suman Billa, Jt. Secretary – Tourism, Government of India, and Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson, Tourism Committee of FICCI.

The highest priority to tourism infrastructure in the State is assured by the tourism department ministers during the event. Rajasthan has already submitted proposals to the Union Tourism Ministry to the tune of Rs. 500 crores for developing innovative circuits like Spiritual, Heritage, Mega Desert, Tribal and Eco-Adventure. Some infrastructure projects under the schemes of PRASAD and SWADESH were also being developed.

Owing to the development of infrastructure as well as an aggressive and creative marketing campaign, in the year 2016, Rajasthan registered an impressive growth of domestic tourist arrivals by 18% while that of foreign tourist arrivals by 3 %. In the current year, the tourist arrival trends are suggesting even better growth.

There has been an impressive growth of foreign tourist arrivals in the country to the tune of 11% and around 9% in domestic tourist arrivals in 2016, said Billa. The trend in initial months of 2017 indicate a growth of 16%. The primary reason for a quantum jump in the tourist arrivals was also owing to the introduction electronic visa facility.

GITB is the most significant platform and the sole promoter of Inbound Tourism in India. Giving a snapshot of GITB over the past few years the Chairperson of Tourism, Jyotsana Suri  highlighted that the number of buyers have increased from 260 to 275. There has also been significant rise in the number of B2B meetings from 3000 to 10,800 since it began.

Lagan-Mandap Wedding and Lifestyle Exhibition in Jaipur

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No celebration of love, friendship and relations in the world is bigger than a wedding. In India where family ties and celebrations of relations play such an important part in one’s life, weddings are celebrated with great fervor as a beautiful union of two families.

To get a better access of all the requisites of a wedding celebration, Lagan Mandap wedding and lifestyle exhibition – One of the city’s best wedding and lifestyle exhibition is here again in Rajasthan’s capital city- Jaipur with the best of fashion. Lagan Mandap showcases a dedicated wedding collection in clothing, accessories, venues, catering and other things related to wedding. It is  a one stop solution for all of you, who are planning a wedding.

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As the name suggests,  the exhibition aims to cater complete solutions for all your wedding needs. The event will continue for two days bearing counters for décor, beauty, food ideas, makeup, clothing and accessories, various theme based aids and all the current party ensembles.

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Lagan Mandap is the perfect opportunity for those getting married soon to get a taste of all the elements they could effectuate at their wedding. Visit with your family so that all could pitch in a couple of ideas based on their judgment.

The members of the management team of Lagan Mandap would be there at the venue for all two days to answer your queries and make arrangements for further communications if you choose to.

To enjoy a better element of the colorful state of Rajasthan, we suggest that you plan a trip coinciding with the dates of the exhibition. Places to visit in Jaipur include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort, Birla Temple, etc.

Address : Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, No.1, Sardar Patel Marg, Near Nehru Sahkar Bhawan, C – Scheme, 22 Godam Circle, Jaipur, India

Date: 21st April – 22nd April

Venue: Holiday Inn

Images Courtesy: Lagan Mandap

10 not to be missed April Events in Jaipur

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April is an important month that marks the beginning of a new financial year. Although, April is not just about a new financial beginning, it’s a whole new month of the beginning of new events, exhibitions, launches and celebrations. As the new fashion collections hit the stores be ready to shop for your new wardrobe. At the same time, we bring to you many new exhibitions and other events, where you can shop and have a great time with your friends and family respectively.

1.) Colorstrokes –  Colorstrokes, a popular fashion and lifestyle exhibition is here with its summer edition. Get ready to check out the latest collections by designers from Jaipur and other cities, who will showcase amazing collections of clothing, accessories and handicrafts.

Date: 1st April – 2nd April

Venue: Diggi palace

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2.) NU Hub – NU Hub, a one stop solution for all your healthy food requirements, is all set to open up at C-Scheme, Jaipur. Now you can eat as much as you want without worrying about those extra calories.

Date: 2nd April

Venue: Landmark building, Ahinsa Circle

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3.) Aamelia Exhibition – The ultra luxurious Aamelia exhibition is here to keep your wardrobe glamorous as ever. Renowned designers from Lakme Fashion Week and India Fashion Week will be here to present their collections at the exhibition. Don’t forget to visit here and pamper yourself with all the shopping.

Date: 3rd April

Venue: Shahi Bagh, Rambagh Palace.

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4.) TattletalesFashion, Design, Food and Music are the key features that define this event. The 3rd edition of this amazing and fun exhibition, promises triple the fun and many activities & performances.

Date: 7th April – 8th April

Venue: Grand Uniara

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5.) Shakespeare Comedy Theater Festival – Featuring some of the biggest names in theater industry like Ranveer Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and many more, Shakespeare Comedy Theater festival comes to Jaipur. The city is set to see performances: Macbeth: what is done is done and Hamlet – The clown prince, at the festival.

Date: 9th April

Venue: B.M. Birla Auditorium

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6.) The Tale Tellers @ Oven the bakery – A bundle of interesting tales await you at this event being organized at Oven the Bakery. If you enjoy listening to tales and also love to spin one of your own, then this is the place for you.

Date: 9th April

Venue: Oven the Bakery

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7.) Jaipur Komedians Open Mic – Now, who doesn’t love to sit and relax while the best of comedians perform and tickle your funny bone? Jaipur gets an opportunity to be a part of an amazing stand-up comedy event and get a dose of laughter, the best medicine.

Date: 14th April

Venue: Celebrazio

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8.) Maahi Roj 5th Edition – While we all celebrate different events of life it is important that we do not forget to do our bit for sustainable living. Maahi Roj, an event by Anantaya, focuses on sustainable living and promotes the same through Interactive Workshops, Heritage Walks, Inspiring Talks and Cultural Tours, in order to create an understanding about how we can pay tribute to Planet Earth.

Date: 14th April

Venue: Narain Niwas

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9.) Lagan Mandap wedding and lifestyle exhibition – One of the city’s best wedding and lifestyle exhibition is here again with the best of fashion. Lagan Mandap showcases a dedicated wedding collection in clothing, accessories, venues, catering and other things related to wedding. It is  a one stop solution for all of you, who are planning a wedding.

Date: 21st April – 22nd April

Venue: Holiday Inn

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10.) Rajasthan Real estate Expo – One of the most important element of a beautiful life, your home, is exactly what this event focuses at. Hosted by CREDAI Rajasthan the event will have the leading real estate developers and the their projects, showcased at the event. All you need to do is come to the event and leave with the dream home of your choice.

Date: 21st April

Venue: Ambedkar Circle, Jaipur

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Get ready for an eventful April 2017.

Mesmerizing Closing Ceremony of Rajasthan Festival at Janpath Jaipur

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A four-day long celebration of Rajasthan’s glory was marked in Jaipur to commemorate 68th year of Rajasthan’s foundation. The celebrations kicked off with an aim to highlight Rajasthan’s art, culture, tradition and heritage to attract tourism into the state.

The grand Rajasthan Festival’s Closing Ceremony was a fitting finale to the past three days of cultural extravaganza witnessed on 30th March at Janpath in Jaipur.

Enjoy the view of the cultural and projection mappingtoday at Janpath at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival’ in Jaipur.

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The mega event showcased the true essence of Rajasthan – its brave hearts, mighty warriors, rich wildlife, colorful festivals and vibrant culture – while portraying the State’s future readiness. The event saw an integration of technological elements like projection mapping on the striking facade of the Vidhan Sabha; water projection and finally a laser integrated music performance.

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(From left to right) The Chief Guest the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje today at Janpath in Jaipur at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival . Also seen are:  the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh (extreme right) and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were also the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh and the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Minister of State for Tourism, Smt. Krishnendra Kaur ‘Deepa’ and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show at Janpath.

 

Behold the colourful extravaganzas of Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan

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Behold the colourful extravaganzas of Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan

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Vibrant clothes, mehandi designed hands, sounds of folk music, temple hymns and decorated streets! Gangaur festival offers a beautiful blend of religious and colourful extravaganzas in the culturally rich state of Rajasthan. It is among the most enthusiastically celebrated fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. Celebrated across the state, Gangaur reserves a remarkable seat in Jaipur. It is held in the months of March or April. This year’s dates are 30th and 31st March.

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Gangaur festival in Rajasthan is also considered as a celebration of ‘Martial Fidelity‘. Onlookers, especially tourists, find it exciting to watch the various ceremonies and activities of the festivals and show keen interest in learning about the culture.

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You’d love to catch a glimpse of groups of womenfolk, who are the main participants of the festival. They enthusiastically adorn the idols of Eesar (Lord Shiva) and Gaur (Goddess Gauri), the consort of Lord Shiva. The intensity of faith that is manifested as clay idols of Eesar and Gaur is worth admiring. Another noticeable thing would be the women, who beautifully adorn themselves with vibrant outfits and traditional jewellery. The festivals add spark to Rajasthan tourism by attracting people from foreign lands who are inclined towards culture.

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The belief working behind the Gangaur festival is  the hope that the worship would bring harmony in the lives of married women. Serving as the well-known Rajasthan attractions, the festival is equally important for unmarried girls as they get a good husband.

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The Gangaur festival in Jaipur is celebrated with great fervor in the royal families of Rajasthan as well. Magnificent human size idols of Eesar Gangaur are placed in the City Palace and other royal houses for worshiping. The royal women also get mehandi (Heena) applied on their hands by expert professionals.

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The most exciting part of the festival is when women take out the Gangaur processions on the street, followed by immersing these idols in river or lake. The euphonic voice of ladies while singing the traditional songs, dedicated to the Gods is mesmerizing.

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While in Rajasthan, especially Jaipur, don’t miss to sweeten your tongues with finger licking “Ghewar”, a sweet dish that specially being distributed on the occasion.
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