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January festivals and events in Rajasthan you shouldn’t miss

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Happy 2019! Here comes the season when Rajasthan becomes a canvas of colours and merry day and night! It’s that time of the year when the land of Maharajas gives you an opportunity to live through the best celebrations of life, opulence, and chivalry through dance, music, colours, lights and food! Whenever a person thinks about Rajasthan, the first thing that comes to mind is the lively culture, courteous hospitality, soul-stirring music & dance, and royal heritage! You’re in a mood to drink in the vibrant galore of festivities in Rajasthan and Rajasthan Tourism Beat is ready with the first list of the festivals of 2019! Come, witness or take part in some of the most exciting, and amazing festivals of the state. Come; live through the best festival experience in Rajasthan.

 Bikaner Camel Festival
12-13 January 2019

A vibrant event in the desert land of Bikaner, Camel Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture Rajasthan every year. In the chilling winter of desert, Camel Festival fills the warmth with cultural evenings, local sports, art and craft fair and business of livestock. Watching decorated camels and men in attractive turbans offers an interesting frame to the photography enthusiasts.

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Lohri
13th January 2019

Lohri is a festival connected with the solar year. The festival is celebrated mark the harvest season’s bliss. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples from Sikh community, who would sing and dance around the campfire and share delicious delicacies made from jaggery and sesame.

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 Makar Sankranti
14th January 2019

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Makar Sankranti festival coincides with the beginning of the sun’s northward journey, and falls on January 14 according to the solar calendar. Kite festival is the biggest attraction of Makar Sankranti in the pink city of Rajasthan. In Jaipur, this festival is a wonderful spectacle as kites take to the sky all across the state. While one can enjoy colourful kites in a variety of shapes and sizes, the celebration takes a mesmeric turn after sunset. Thousands of lanterns and firecrackers fill the sky with the light of joy on this festival. The Jal Mahal ki paal in Jaipur also hosts an international level Kite flying competition, which sees experts from across the world taking participation.

Jaipur Literature Festival
24th – 28th January 2019

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As the largest FREE literary festival on earth, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world. From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker prize winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of people thong the Jaipur Literature Festival for not just literary sessions but for fashion update too, yeah you read it right!

Extend your weekends and turn them into mini vacations!!

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If you are planning your vacations in advance for the coming festive season, the good news is there are some holidays in between the weeks and near weekends that can be easily extended to make a small vacation.

If you have a five-day week, then taking a holiday on October 12th and 15th will stretch the weekend from October 12 to October 16 (Navratra Sthapna). Even those working on Saturday can at least get a three-day break. The long holiday from October 26 to 28 can begin earlier with a day’s leave on October 25, as October 24 is Dassera.

While Diwali is on November 13, a day’s leave on November 12 (Monday) can light up the weekend right from November 10. It may get extended if Pratipada, the day after Laxmi Pujan, is also a holiday for your establishment. The last opportunity to extend the weekend in the year comes if one avails a day’s leave on December 24 (Monday), making it a holiday from December 22-25.

Here’s the chart!!

13, 14 october- weekend; 16 october – Navaratri sthapna.

take leave on- 12, 15 october.

Your vacations- 5 days.

24th & 26th Oct (Wed & Fri) – Dussera & Bakri Id

Take leave on: 22nd, 23rd & 25th Oct (Mon, Tue & thur)

Your vacation: 9 days!

13th & 14th Nov (Tue & Wed) – Diwali
Take leave on: 12th, 15th & 16th Nov (Mon, Thur & Fri)
Your vacation: 9 days!

25th Dec (Tue) – Christmas
Take leave on: 24th Dec (Monday)
Your vacation: 4 days!

Now, enjoy your smartly planned vacations with your friends and family. The Colorful Rajasthan could be one of the best destinations to explore within these holidays!!

 

Hotel Tariffs likely to Hike in Jaipur by 13 Percent

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It has now become history that the tourism season in Jaipur is only for October to March. As a result of fluctuating weather and other economical aspects, the hotel industry is rendering the different statistics.

A survey of “Hotel Price Index” presents a new statistics, according to which, the average tariff of the hotels of Jaipur and other destinations like Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Mysore and Manali has been increased by 19 percent in year 2011 as compared to the year 2010.

The statistics tell that the tourism season in Pink City- Jaipur continues round the year. The survey of “Hotel Price Index” says that the domestic and foreign tourists now visit Jaipur round the year because Jaipur is one vertex of Golden Triangle of Indian tourism and one of the major attractions in Jaipur, Jantar-Mantar is now declared as the World Heritage Site. This is the reason that the hotel rooms in Jaipur are fully booked round the year.

Hence, the “off season discounts” are less popular among the hotels of Jaipur. On the contrary, now the tariff of hotels in Jaipur increased by 13 percent in comparison of last year. The same pattern is also observed in the hotels of other popular destinations of India.