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Jaipur Literature Festival off to London for 2 days!

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The Jaipur Literature Festival has recently gained its place in the global literary calendar as the world largest free literature festival. After gaining appreciable appraisal at the global level ‘JLF (Jaipur Literature Festival)’ this time reaches to Southbank in London for the resplendently second time. This is the time when the London is deep drowned into the colors of Rajasthan.

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Exhibiting South Asia’s multilingual literary heritage. JLF’ 15 held for two days along with “Alchemy”, South Bank Centre’s festival of South Asian culture.
JLF began in 2006 and now it is one of the world’s biggest literature festival. Along with the debate sessions, lectures of the award winning writers and famous personalities, it’s also featuring attractive music sessions, interactive workshops and many more.
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Sawai Madhopur MLA, Princess Diya Kumari represented the Chief Minister of Rajasthan and inaugurated the second edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the Southbank Centre in London on late evening Saturday.jlf2
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Rajmahal Palace In Jaipur Gets A Royal Makeover

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Image Courtesy- SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur, India
The Rajmahal Palace is the oldest and the most prestigious properties in Jaipur, located in the heart of the ‘Pink City’. It has undergone a massive makeover by famed designer for Good Earth – Adil Ahmad along with Princess Diya Kumari, daughter of Late His Highness Maharaja Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur.

The old traditions have been renewed at the Rajmahal Palace by infusing bright and vibrant colors, also keeping in mind the tranquil and pastel color palette. There has been use of many Jaipuri prints and motifs. The walls have been decorated with 46 different styles of hand blocked papers, featuring polo horses and other royal symbols. Ten feet tall painting of Maharajas and extra ordinaryand exotic birds and animals has also been showcased.  Around 14 suites have been painted in soft shades which create a calm and soothing environment in the dry arid region of the Thar Desert.

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Image Courtesy- SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur, India

SUJAN  have been handed with the managerial functions of this imperial hotel. They have widened the range of meals with fruit platter for breakfast, leafy salads for lunch and rich Indian feasts in dinner. Their team of managers, chefs, and housekeepers will look after the hospitality at the Rajmahal Palace and will make sure that the stay here becomes memorable.

As the interiors have got a shocking and striking transformation, the exteriors are definitely not left untouched. The gardens have been renewed from the inspiration of Persian gardens, fountains have been installed and there are horse carriages to sail into the regal gates of Rajmahal Palace. There will be an outdoor swimming pool and a spa with two shops; a Palace Collection Boutique, with items of décor and Kashmir Loom, who are the makes pure Kashmiri shawls.

Credit-This feature appears in the spring issue of Ultratravel, the Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine, available on March 14. 

For more details, check out- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/63932/rajmahal-palace-hotel-jaipur-sujan-review-and-details.html

Royal Holi Celebration at the Jaipur City Palace

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The royals of Jaipur City Palace donned a festive spirit and celebrated holi with their relatives and foreign tourists in the city. Along with all the cultural significance, the festival of Holi was observed with verve and gaiety at Jaipur’s City Palace premises on Dhulandi, March 17, 2014 in the presence of Royal family, prominent guests and tourists.

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A large number of foreign and Indian guests came to play the festival of colours with the members of the erstwhile Royal family – Rajmata Padmini Devi, Princess Diya Kumari and Maharaj Narendra Singh. The younger son, Maharaja Lakshyaraj Prakash of Sirmour was also seen enjoying himself. Everyone had a whale of a time with traditional cuisines, folk holi music and dance performances – not to forget the myriad colours, water balloons, gulal gotas and even dunking in the pool.

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Every nook and corner of the City Palace presented a colourful sight of holi to cherish till the next year!!