Category Archives: Shopping

Bibi Russell to showcase Khadi collection in Delhi

Standard

Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell who recently opened a showroom in the state-run emporium – Rajasthali in Jaipur will now showcase Khadi collection at the seventh season of India Runway Week Winter Festive 2016 in Delhi. The event will take place from September 16-18 where Bibi Russell will be showcasing hand-woven fabric with a contemporary touch.

Russell went to London school of Fashion but still draws most of the inspiration from Asian women. She wants everyone to enjoy what they wear and designs in such a way that a teenager and adult can carry off the same clothes according to their style, as told by her to Jaipur Beat the last time she visited Jaipur.

Her collection at Delhi will be under the label Rajasthali by Bibi which will be brimming with colorful and designer clothes reflecting a completely new outlook.

bibi-russell-pic

img_0904-copy

 

 

 

Advertisements

Rajasthali Emporium- Best Place To Shop In Jaipur

Standard

Rajasthan is a home for arts and artisans. Whenever you travel here, you won’t be able to leave empty handed. The artistic outputs will definitely spellbind you. One such place that brings together everything under one roof for all shopping enthusiasts is Rajasthali which is located on M.I. Road, Jaipur. This is the Rajasthan Government’s sole handicraft emporium which provides a platform to small artisans from various parts of the colorful state to showcase their craftsmanship.

rajasthali 3

Handcrafted products such as hand-woven/ vegetable dyed/ hand-block printed fabric, furniture, blue pottery, terracotta pottery, paintings, silver and lac jewellery,  etc. among many other traditional products from various parts of the desert state are put forward for the customers to take benefits of. Some of the iconic styles have even reached the international markets where they are being largely appreciated.

rajasthali 2

rajasthali1

In fact, recently, a Bangladeshi fashion designer and former international model, B.B. Russell opened her brand outlet of products created and sourced from Rajasthan in the showroom here. Ms. Russell who has been working in Rajasthan with local artisans and craft persons for the past couple of years has displayed the creative apparel and innovative accessories in the 240 square feet outlet of the first floor of Rajasthali.

Rajasthali

The talents are called upon from the interiors of the state and are given a stage to promulgate their artistic attributes. They belong to different regions and carry out various unique techniques belonging to their region. For example: Kotadoriya sarees from Kota, Akola print tasser sarees from Udaipur.

rajasthali 5

 

Anyone coming to Jaipur must buy Rajasthani crafts & textiles from here as this is where they get authentic stuff which is high in quality at really competitive prices. Moreover, you don’t have to wander hither and thither in search of stuff as you will find them all under one roof.

rajasthali 4

Hope your quest for shopping gets satisfied here and you take back beautiful handcrafted memories along with you.

Top 10 Weekend Getaways From Jaipur

Standard
  1. ALSISAR

The entire Shekhawati region has mesmerized millions of tourists and has been aptly dubbed as the ‘Open Art Gallery’ of Rajasthan. The region, which is approximately 200 kms from Jaipur is replete with palaces, minor castles, wells and also a deer sanctuary. As the region is said to be a mini desert, we advice to you travel on a horse or a camel to enjoy the semi desert feel and watch for the well preserved wall painted havelis.

Alsisar 10 copy

  1. BHANGARH

How about hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage sceneries?
Flanked among three Aravali Mountains, 52 km. away from Jaipur, Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place.
The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. Entry to the place is closed after sunset due to paranormal activities reported inside. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience.

Bhangarh 10 copy

  1. BUNDI

With a majority of blue houses, Bundi, loacted 219.7 km away from Jaipur via NH 12, is surrounded by the Aravali Hills. Lazy and narrow lanes, Lakes, around 60 step wells (Baories), temples and mosque dominate the town. Not many knew this fact that Jodhpur- the blue city and Bundi have a strong affinity to the color blue. Get to the top of Bundi Fort to get a glimpse of the beautiful Blue City. A picturesque Nawal Sagar man made lake in the heart of the town, add more beauty to the place, especially during sunset when it soaks the reflection of the two-storied fortified complex ‘Garh Palace’. Garh Palace is host to ‘Chitrashala’ where the walls and ceilings are embellished with miniature paintings. Bundi miniature paintings depicted on the walls are still in its original form.

Bundi 10 copy

  1. DEEG PALACE, BHARATPUR

Relatively less explored in Eastern Rajasthan, Deeg Water Palace is an awe-inspiring visual masterpiece, 192 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Built in 1772, Deeg palace was a luxurious summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur State. It is open 9 am to 5 pm except on Fridays.
Stay the night at Bharatpur, just 32 km away from here !

Deeg 10 copy

  1. JODHPUR

Rambling between the mighty Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan, the sun kissed city of Jodhpur is situated 337 km away from Jaipur. Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur is dotted with soaring forts and palaces shimmering in sandstone while the narrow lanes lead to an alluring world of antiques and handicrafts. The blue of houses renders an alluring “Blue City” especially to be seen at sunrise and sunset. The other places to visit include Sheesh Mahal, and Osiyan Temple that are some of the most imposing architectural works of ancient times and the Osiyan sand dunes will take you away from all the hustle bustle. Jodhpur Sweets, Gatta, Chakke ki sabzi and Mirchibada are not be missed !

Jodhpur 10 copy

  1. MOUNT ABU

Mount Abu is the only hill station in the dry arid lands of Rajasthan, which can be reached through a 7 hour drive from the capital city of Jaipur. This hill station provides a great tourist destination owing to its picturesque land. Some of the main attractions of the city are Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temple, Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. Capture a perfect sunset from the Sunset Point in Mt. Abu J

Mt Abu 10 copy

  1. NAWALGARH

Situated 115 km from Jaipur, Nawalgarh is better known as the ‘Open Air Art Gallery’. It is a small town where the vibrant streets depict the true blend of architecture smoothly fusing the Hindu, Mughal, Persian and British facets together. As you walk down this “Open Air Art Gallery” you will be amazed to see how the painted havelis and frescoes have captured the culture,customs and royal lifestyle of the Shekhawatis. The Roop Niwas Kothi , Murarka Haveli, Bhagton Ki Choti Haveli are some architectural gems which illustrate an impeccable mélange of Rajput and European architecture.

Nawalgarh 10  copy

  1. PUSHKAR

Situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and is also one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Hindu. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma- creator of the world. People from all over the world visit Pushkar especially for Pushkar Fair, the largest cattle fair of the country. Set on Pushkar Lake, Pushkar is a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. You can also drive to the Dargah in Ajmer !

Pushkar 10  copy

  1. RANTHAMBORE

Once a hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur and now a Project Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India, covering an area of 392 km². It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 160 km southeast of Jaipur. Ranthambore gives a unique flavor of nature, history and wildlife and houses a large number of Bengal tigers that can be easily observed hunting and taking care of their young ones during the jungle safari.

The destination pulls the attention of myriad wildlife lovers and photographers every year. The legendary Machli or T-16, is probably the oldest and world’s most photographed Tigress alive who also has a postal stamp on her.

Ranthambhore 10  copy

  1. SHAHPURA

65 kms. Away from Jaipur city, Shahpura, offers a life that is unhurried, a beautiful town of friendly people un-spoilt by the creepy fingers by modernity. The real charm lies in visiting its quaint village and experiencing a feel of authentic rural Rajasthan with all its charming eccentricity. Exquisite and discreet, the 300 years old impressive Shahpura Haveli is a tribute to the glorious past.

Shahpura 10  copy

 

 

6 Things to Do in Jaipur When You Are Done With The Great Indian Travel Bazaar

Standard
6 Things to Do in Jaipur When You Are Done With The Great Indian Travel Bazaar

So you have booked your tickets for Jaipur and are all set for GITB 2016 but have you thought about what you would do for some fun? Recreation is a must after hectic business activities to refresh your mind. When you are in Jaipur there is no dearth of fun things to do. We have put together a list of top things that you must do in Jaipur-

1. Shop Some Souvenirs

mojris

Shopping is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind, when they visit the Pink City. Get some traditional Rajasthani prints like bandhej and leheriya for sure. Jaipur jutis, mirror work clothes and handicrafts should be on your list as well. The four-walled city has markets for everything from jewellery to shoes. Bapu Bazaar is a great market to shop at and so is Hawa Mahal.

 

2. See the Sights

sept

Amer fort is the most popular tourist destination in Jaipur. The Light and Sound Show will give you chills and you will remember it always. Do not miss out on other grand forts like Jaigarh and Nahargarh. A stroll near Jal Mahal will make your evening when you feel the breeze on your face.

 

3. Chokhi Dhani

chokhi-dhani-jaipur

Want the taste of real Rajasthan? Make sure that you visit Chokhi Dhani. It’s a beautiful place that is modeled like a village. Here you can experience camel and elephant rides and dance with folk dancers. The Rajasthani food is offered in a traditional setting at Chokhi Dhani, a first for many tourists.

 

4. Eat like locals

lmb

There are many food-joints that Jaipurites frequent for the authentic taste. As a tourist you might want something that you can find easily so simply go to statue circle, order a yummy cuppa at Uncle’s Coffee. Ramchandra kulfi at Ajmeri Gate is the stuff that dreams are made of. For authentic Jaipuri food and desserts, LMB in Johari Bazaar is very popular among locals and tourists alike.

 

5. Balloon Ride

hot-air-balloons

You do not get to fly in a hot air balloon everywhere but Jaipur is different. Book a balloon ride and behold Jaipur in all its glory from sky. This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience so you should go for it this time.

 

6. World Trade Park

wtp

The much loved symbol of modern Jaipur, World Trade Park is a place for shopping the big brands and eating at the hippest food chains. Even if you do not want to shop, you will love to roam around here.

Jaipur’s Art & Craft Makes The City Proud Yet Again

Standard

India is a finery of arts and crafts and every state savors in its specialty. Craft over the years have become a catalytic tool for empowerment. Since ages ‪Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur has been nurtured as a centre of artistic excellence, but for the first time Jaipur  has made India’s maiden entry to the Creative City Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the Crafts and Folk Arts Category. 

RTB 1

The UNESCO runs a Creative Cities Network with a view to promote creativity and culture industry. Recently, the UNESCO designated Jaipur as one of the members of this Creative Cities Network for its indigenous art and crafts.

 

 

Jaipur Pottery by Jaipur beat

 

UNESCO’s creative network aims to foster international cooperation with and between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.

 

 

Pushkar Fair Programme Details

Standard

The much awaited annual Pushkar Fair of Rajasthan is all set to begin from Wednesday, 18 November 2015.

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair is a spectacular tourist attraction that pulls Indians and foreign buyers together. The trade of cattle, attractive activities like desert sports, music encores, unique competitions and attractive markets constitute the major chunk of the fair while a series of cultural events precede the fair which includes lively puppet shows and camel races.

Pushkar Fair Pushkar camel fair

The Pushkar Lake very much visible from Pushkar Palace, is the point of attraction for millions of devotees for a holy dip and provides an opportunity for the traders and organizers to create a festive bonanza for the devotees coming to the town.

Pushkar Lake

 

ghat night

It’s true that most locals look at the Fair as an occasion, and the foreigners love being a part of this occasion. Here’s the detailed list of events to be held during the Pushkar Fair.

Pushkar Fair 2015 – Tentative Programme

Wednesday November  18 , 2015

09.00–09.25 a.m. Flag Hoisting Stadium
09.30–10.00 a.m. Mandna Competition Stadium
09.35–09.50 a.m. Group Dance (By School Girls) Stadium
10.05–10.25 a.m. Camel Race Stadium
10.30–11.30 a.m. Football Match (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium
06.00–06.30 p.m. Deepdan Sarovar (Lake)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

10.00–11.00 a.m. Satolia Match (Locals v/s Visitors) (Traditional Game) Stadium
10.30–11.00 a.m. Langari Taang Competition (Traditional Game) Stadium
11.00–11.30 a.m. Camel Decoration (Gorband) Stadium
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

Friday , November 20, 2015

11.00–12.00 noon Camel Dance Competition Stadium
12.00–01.00 p.m. Horse Dance Competition Stadium
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

Saturday, November 21, 2015

08.00–10.00 a.m. Spiritual Walk Gurudwara-Stadium
10.00–11.00 a.m. Kabbadi Match (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium
01.00–02.00 p.m. Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium
03.00–03.30 p.m. Inauguration of “Shilp Gram” Art & craft Bazaar Shilp Gram
03.00–03.30 p.m. Inauguration of “Shilp Gram” Art & craft Bazaar Shilp Gram
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
05.30–06.00 p.m. Inauguration of Gir & Cross Breed Cattle Exhibition Cattle Exhibition Ground
06.00–06.30 p.m. Inauguration of “Udhyog Craft Fair” Rural Haat
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple
08.30-10.00 p.m. Cultural Programme Stadium

Sunday ,  November 22, 2015

10.00–11.00 a.m. Gir and Cross Breed Competition Stadium
11.00–11.30 a.m. Turban Tying and Tilak Competition Stadium
11a.m.–09 p.m. “Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Bazaar Shilp Gram
11 a.m.–10 p.m. Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat
11.30–12.00 noon Moustache Competition Stadium
01.00–02.00 p.m. Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
07.00–08.30 p.m. Indian Bride & Groom Competition (For Foreigners) by Rajasthan Tourism Stadium
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple
08.30-10.00 p.m. Musical evening by renowned vocalist Smt. Vidhya shah Stadium

Monday , November 23, 2015

08.00– 09.00 a.m. Wrestling Competition Stadium
11.00–11.30 a.m. Matka Race (Water pot race for Women) Stadium
11a.m.–09 p.m. “Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Mela Shilp Gram
11a.m.–10 p.m. Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat
10.00–11.00 a.m. Horse, Camel and Nagauri Bull-Animal Competition Stadium
12.30–01.00 p.m. Matka phod Competition (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium
01.00–02.00 p.m. Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
07.00–09.30 p.m. Best of Rajasthan – Cultural Show by Rajasthan Tourism Stadium
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

Tuesday , November 24, 2015

11.00–11.30 a.m. Musical Chair Race Stadium
11a.m.–09 p.m. “Shilpgram” Art & Craft Bazaar Shilp Gram
11a.m.–10 p.m. Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat
03.00–04.00 p.m. Champion Cattle Competition Cattle Exhibition Ground
01.00–02.00 p.m. Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition (Final) Stadium
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
07.00–10.00 p.m. Cultural Programme Stadium
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

Wednesday , November 25, 2015

09.00–11.00 a.m. Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution (Cultural Programme,  Folk Artists & Camel Parade, Cattle Show, Horse Race, Camel Race, Tug of War, Jalebi Race, Water Pot Race etc.) Stadium
11 a.m.–10 p.m. Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat
05.00–05.30 p.m. Maha Aarti Varah Ghat
08.00–09.00 p.m. Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

London Market in Jaipur

Standard

london market

This is going to be no ordinary spring / summer season. Are you ready for a brand new you? Look out for the clothes, jewellery & accessories that will empower you to be the best that you can be. And with that in mind, who do you want to be? The answer is here… ‘London Market’ Spring Summer Edition takes us through this season’s top trends.

This spring summer season is not going to be a regular one. Get ready to see a brand new you. Start hunting for the empowering clothes, accessories and jewelry to bring the best out of you.

Why not come to Jaipur and dip a well-dressed toe in the start of the new season? Get ready to play with new shapes, silhouettes and stripes. Spring summer is often one of the most wearable seasons; it’s about flirting with trends & colors, and having fun with a new style mood. This is not about rules – this is about raw originality.

The Royal City- Jaipur is going to host a posh ‘London Market at Hotel The Lalit, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur on April 25 and 26 ‘2014 from 1100 hours to 2200 hours.

With the launch of their Spring Summer Jaipur Edition, ‘London Market’ is the ultimate destination for starting your Spring Summer shopping list. At the venue, there will also be a fashion walk showcasing London Market’s ‘Designers in Focus’.

From the Haute Collection by Top Fashion Designers like Ritu umar to latest brand launches to exclusive pop-up shops, ’London Market’ presents the most exciting products arriving this season. It’s time to start making your wish list.