Category Archives: Jaipur Happenings

Embark on a Journey With Rajasthan’s Heritage Train – Palace on Wheels

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Embark on a Journey With Rajasthan’s Heritage Train – Palace on Wheels

When you come to the royal state of Rajasthan, you know how royal things can come in your way. When you come to the city of royals, there has to be something unique to let you experience the luxuries of the bygone era of the Maharajas. One such royalty that a tourist cannot afford to miss is the heritage train – The Palace on Wheels. The train is well known nationally as well as internationally and has won many laurels to the country.

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The tagline of this luxurious train is self-explanatory – A Week in Wonderland.  From the royal Rajput forts to the bustling streets, everything has something unique and royal touch to itself. Similarly, how about a journey boarding a train can get – it beholds its own beauty.

And we got lucky enough to capture a glimpse of this luxurious train during the Great Indian Travel Bazaar.

The Royal Rooms

The rooms are crafted after a great thought. There are 14 coaches and each coach has its own speciality. Right from the artworks, paintings, bed linen, and even the wall art is based on the theme of the city on which the name of the coach is based.

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Bar

Unwind and relax after a full day of sightseeing with your fellow friends at the luxurious bar. Choose from a large array of choices available and de-stress your day’s worries.

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Dining And Cuisines

Two restaurants are on board with you, when you travel on the Palace on Wheels. Maharaja Restaurant and Maharani Restaurant offers you an exclusive affair on wheels like never before. Soups, salad, continental, Indian and desserts, have whatever you want and make this culinary affair an amazing one.

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Royal Spa

We told you it has everything. To rejuvenate and reinvigorate your soul on the wheels, Palace on Wheels brings to you a royal treatment where you can get a therapeutic treatment far from the hubbub of the city in a relaxing environment and the only noise you hear is of the track wheels. It will be one of a kind leisure trip for you.

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We hope you enjoyed your journey onboard with us in the Palace on Wheels. You can book your room in this train for a solo journey ahead. Happy Journey!

 

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The Great Indian Travel Bazaar’18 Starts Tomorrow

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The Great Indian Travel Bazaar’18 Starts Tomorrow

Rajasthan – a state where if you visit once, you cannot take your eyes off. The state of Rajasthan has always something new to offer every time you visit. The different places of tourist interests along with its picturesque beauty have made Rajasthan an important international tourist destination.

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With the enormous increase in the inflow of tourists during the last one year, the tourism industry in India has seen a drastic change. Here is another chapter of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2018 taking place in the fabled Pink City from April 22 to April 24.  The event is being organized by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan; Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It is supported by leading national and regional associations like Hotels & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO).

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Apart from the host state – Rajasthan, Tourism departments of 9 other statesGujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Punjab and Tamil Nadu are also participating. The main focus during the 3-day travel bazaar will be on inbound tourism. Inbound tourism generally refers to, when a person travels from his/her home to another country for not less than 24 hours and not more than a few months for leisure. The 10th edition will host B2B meetings with over 280 tour operators from around 55 countries.

During the exhibition, do not miss the special showcase of the luxurious train ‘Palace on Wheels’ by the Rajasthan Tourism Department on 23 April at Durgapura Station, Jaipur.

Inaugural Session:22 April’18 at The Lalit, Jaipur

Exhibition: 23-24 April’18 at JECC Jaipur, Jaipur

HIDDEN TREASURES, JAIPUR – AN EXPERIENCE THAT GOES BEYOND THE EXHIBITION

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Rajasthan’s popular heritage mansion of Jaipur, Diggi Palace is all set to host yet another event that will make the city go crazy about it. There will be lights, decorations, food and how can we forget the mesmerizing hidden gems from all around the globe, who will present their treasures in Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur for the first time. Hidden Treasures is a lifestyle exhibition that will leave you with no choice but only to shop, shop and shop.

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Lifestyle, trends, accessories and fashion, no these are not the only things that Hidden Treasures is about. It is a lifestyle exhibition that is much more massive and unique in itself that you will witness for the first time in Jaipur. Experience the show that has fun-frolic activities in store for the non-shoppers in you.

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A fan of music and can’t say a no to your friend to accompany her for this extravagant lifestyle exhibition, then don’t hesitate because open mic and live music sessions are there to accompany you. Hidden Treasures has been curated keeping you in mind as well, and they will offer the best live music and open mic sessions along with night band performance.

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No show is complete without food and Hidden Treasures will bring to you scrumptious delights that will leave the taste in your mouth forever. Mouth-watering sherbet, tangy chaat and melt-in-the-mouth desserts will make you fall in love with them and no one can stop you to take loads of bags of these delicacies home.

Guys and girls this exhibition is like no ordinary one and it is definitely not only for the shoppers, but also for the entertainment enthusiasts that is present inside you.

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Date: 23rd-24th February

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 showcases modern clothing infused with noble thoughts

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In the midst of great line up of events taking place in and around Rajasthan, the third edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week stands out as one of the biggest events of the state. Launched in Jaipur on 7th December 2017 with a fabulous lineup of designers & master artisans, the fashion and apparel event is a platform where the designers will showcase The New Face of Khadi, bringing a new vibrancy and modernity to our not so humble fabric of freedom at Hotel Diggi Palace Jaipur. Inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, whose State boasts of the highest number of artisans and craftsmen, the evening was commenced by the National Award winning weaver Mustakeen Kachara and Mohammed Sabir, farah Ansari, Sita Ramji, Feroz Bhai and Mohammed Yaseen.

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The first day of the event featured internationally renowned designers like Bibi Russell, whose contribution to the revival of handwoven textiles in her native Bangladesh is immeasurable, inspiring the CM to invite her to Jaipur to replicate her success.

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Other prominent designers who showcased their creations on the first day were Neeraj Raj Babuta , Ajay Veer Singh (Shri Lanka), Manish Saxena (Bangalore) Swati Vijaivargie (Jaipur), Bibi Russell (Bangladesh) Malvika Singh (New Delhi), Himmat Singh (Jaipur) Madina (Uzbekistan) Rajesh Pratap Singh (New Delhi)

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Here’s a peek into the First Day of Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017, which is beautifully showcasing and promoting the heritage textiles of Rajasthan from 08th December to 10th December at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

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Camping and More at the Campout Festival in Jaipur

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India’s first adventure festival is here to give you an adrenalin rush. Campout Festival aims to bring together outdoor adventurers and their friends & families to celebrate the world of adventure with more than 20 thrilling adventure sport activities in 2 days along with live music, comedy acts and bonfire. There will be food and drinks to appease your palate.

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The festival will include activities like quad biking, paint ball, low rope course, roller zorb, sumo suit, zipline, kids’ zipline, bubble bash, reverse bungee, bungee elastic run, land zorbing, wall climbing and rappelling etc.

Tents will be provided to the people for night-stay with bonfire and live music. The festival is being planned as an annual fixture. This year, Campout festival will be organized in Jaipur on 9th and 10th December.

For passes click here- https://www.eventingclub.in/Events/The-Campout-Festival/157

Jaipur Jewellery Show 2017 will Open Next Month

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The popular jewellery event, Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) is coming up with its 14th edition this year. The theme of the show is ‘Ruby- Red, Rare, Royal’ so expect blazing hues of red all around. The finest collection of gems and jewellery will be on display where exhibitors from India and various foreign countries will display their collections.

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From rough stones to finished jewellery pieces, everything is displayed at this show which is also known as the ‘December Show’. The objective of the show is to ‘provide a platform to the manufacturers of Gem & Jewellery to market these products.’ JJS also intends to create awareness about the gems and jewellery industry and to provide a platform for gem & jewellery marketing on National & International level.

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JJS brings together artisans, sellers, buyers and spectators. This year, you will witness 250 booths of gemstones and around 450 booths of Jewellery while remaining booths will be for allied machinery and publications.

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This year, JJS will be held from 22nd to 25th December at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center(JECC), Exhibition Ground, EPIP, Sitapura, Jaipur.

For more information- http://www.jaipurjewelleryshow.org/

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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.

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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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