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Admire the works of Top Artists at the Sculpture Park in Jaipur

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Come 10th December 2017 and you will be able to admire the works of leading Indian and international artists in Jaipur. The Government of Rajasthan is launching The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts. This exhibition is being planned as an annual event.

The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace Nahargarh Fort

This year, artworks by 15 Indian and 9 international artists will be exhibited at the palace. Some of the artists include Subodh Gupta, Jitish Kallat, LN Tallur, Huma Bhabha, Aastha Butail, Anita Dube, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Gyan Panchal, Prashant Pandey, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal, James Brown, Stephen Cox, Evan Holloway, Matthew Day Jackson, Hans Josephsohn, Arlene Schechet and Arman.

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Many renowned international galleries including Hauser & Wirth, London, Salon 94, New York, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York and Livingstone Gallery, The Hague are also lending their artworks for the Park.

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The park has been curated and designed by Peter Nagy, director of Nature Morte Art Ltd. The entrance fee to the park will be just Rs 20 (for Indians) and Rs 50 (for foreigners).

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Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace Ranks Amongst the 50 Best Hotels in the World

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Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace Ranks Amongst the 50 Best Hotels in the World

Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace has been ranked amongst “50 Best Hotels & Resorts in the world” in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The hotel has ranked no. 25 in the World and ranked no. 2 in India with a total score of 98.38 out of 100 marks.

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More than 3,00,000 travelers took part in the 30th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments were used. The data was then analyzed to create a list of winning favourites that are shaping travel across different categories that include castles, safari camps, hotels, river cruises and islands among others.

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The list features the top-rated newcomers and stalwarts known for providing authentic, personalized and unexpected experiences for their travelers. Among the hotels the Palace has been rated highly for its commitment to quality across facilities, location, service, food, and overall value for money.

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The General Manager, Rambagh Palace, Mr. Manish Gupta said that Rambagh Palace has always been a consistent testimony of trust among its guests. We thank all of them who voted for us. This award will further inspire the iconic hotel to reach new milestones.

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It is to be noted that this year Rambagh Palace was also rated among top 100 hotels in the world by ‘Travel + Leisure Readers Travel Awards 2017’. The Palace also ranked 16th in India in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards and was rated among top 10 Heritage Hotels in the world by Travel Weekly, UK for the year 2017.

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Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. It is to be recalled that originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions. In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. Its elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history.

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 to Showcase State’s Rich Heritage

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Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 to Showcase State’s Rich Heritage

Famous fashion choreographer Prasad Bidapa will be presenting another edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week soon. The event is aimed towards ‘branding Khadi and Handloom masterpieces and position them as true luxury that is rare and unique.’

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Rajasthan Heritage Week showcases traditional textile arts of the state in integration with the most talented designers in India and abroad. India has so many varieties of textiles and related art forms which need dedicated promotion. Such fashion-oriented events help in making India’s youth aware of their rich heritage and encourages them to integrate traditional styles with their modern sensibilities.

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Rajasthan Heritage Week will be held from 7-10 December 2017 at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The event is presented by The Khadi Board along with the Government of Rajasthan, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates.

You can watch the introductory video here.

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Lion Safari to Start in Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur

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Lion Safari to Start in Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur

Another safari is being developed in Rajasthan for wildlife enthusiasts. After tigers and leopards, tourists coming to the state will be able to witness the king of the jungle. The safari is expected to open in April next year. Three new cubs- one female Tara and two males, Tripura and Tejas were born recently in the biological park. Tigress Tejika gave birth to them. The tigress and her cubs will be shifted to that area of the park which is already inhabited by one female and male lion. Suhasini and Siddharth respectively. Another pair of lions will be brought to the Nahargarh Biological Park from Jodhpur Zoo.

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The work is in progress and will be finished by the end of February. The purpose of  the safari is to promote eco-tourism, conserve wildlife, facilitate breeding of lions as well as to provide nature education to visitors. The park is just 12 kilometers from Jaipur and is located on Jaipur-Delhi highway.

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Alsisar Haveli from Jaipur Wins the Title of Best Historic Hotel in Asia/Pacific

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Alsisar Haveli from Jaipur Wins the Title of Best Historic Hotel in Asia/Pacific

That Rajasthan has some of the best luxury hotels not only in India but globally is a well known fact. These beautiful hotels keep getting prestigious awards which adds to the recognition. For the recent Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Asia/Pacific by Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, 2 well-known hotels from Rajasthan were nominated. These were-  Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur and Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner. Alsisar Haveli was the proud winner of 2017 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

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Alsisar Hotel, Jaipur

Both the heritage hotels offer an indulgent experience to their guests. Other nominated hotels were from Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore. This is certainly a moment of pride for the state tourism.

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Laxmi niwas palace, Bikaner

Jaipur Set to Get the Old Airport Back

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Jaipur Set to Get the Old Airport Back

Jaipur is a very popular tourist destination and it is developing rapidly as well. This means a lot of rush. The city has one airport terminal known as terminal 2 at Jaipur International airport. Before this, the city had terminal 1 and it was converted into cargo airport. Now due to addition of many new flights, the airport has come under a lot of pressure. This sometimes causes trouble for the travelers. Seeing this, the authorities have plans to make the old airport functional again. A few flights will be shifted to the terminal 1. This will help in easing the operations which will be good for both travelers and management.

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In more news from the airport, the airfare between Jaipur and Chandigarh has increased. The Chandigarh-Jaipur flight used to cost INR 3000-3500 a seat but now it costs INR 4800. As the season for travel to Rajasthan, winter is almost here, the fare is expected to rise even more. This has happened because of repair work at Chandigarh airport. Earlier there were 2 flights between these two cities but now only one flight will ply which has resulted in higher airfare.

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Awards Galore for Rajasthan

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Awards Galore for Rajasthan

This World Tourism Day brought a lot of well-deserved awards for the desert state. Rajasthan tourism was awarded by Hon’ble President Mr. Ramnath Kovind yesterday. National Award for Best Tourism Film was won by a 30 second short film that promoted state’s musical instruments in an innovative way. Here’s the film-

Rajasthan tourism was also runner up in  National Tourism Award under Best State- Comprehensive Development of Tourism.

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In another feat on World Tourism Day, Rajasthan famous for its museums made it to the list of travel website Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for Museums. Five Indian museums appeared among the top 25 Asian museums and two of them are in Rajasthan. City Palace, Jaipur was on 15th position and Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur graced the 18th spot on the list.

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