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Welcome the New Year 2018 in Rajasthan

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A fusion of modernity and tradition, the vibrant colours of Rajasthan are truly captivating.  This New Year’s eve enjoy a quick getaway and celebrate it amidst the royalty of palaces and serenity of nature in Rajasthan. Mesmerizing destinations in Rajasthan give you a marvelous insight of historic sites, wildlife and pilgrimages. Unwind and pamper your soul as we list out the best destinations to mark the new year in Rajasthan with sheer bliss.

The Blushing Pink City – Jaipur

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The capital city of Rajasthan is not just the epicenter, but the pink city is the party pulse of the state. A home to the most luxurious hotels and clubs in the state, jaipur is a combination of heritage, luxury nightlife and shopping where the fun and excitement is limitless.

The golden threshold of sand and dunes- Jaisalmer

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One of the best place for new year in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer has beautiful golden yellow stone fort with detailed stone carvings to embellish the traditional Jharokhas and arches. While a campfire within the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an experience one can never forget.

The shimmering city of lakes – Udaipur

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One of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur is surrounded with shimmering lakes, luxury resorts and the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. It is once in a lifetime experience when you cruise through the lake pichola on wooden boat or gaze at the panorama of lakes from City palace of Udaipur.

The brimming sand of Bikaner

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Another desert destination popular for its camel festival, sand dune riding and  various other desert activities, Bikaner is home to the Junagarh Fort which is an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. But if you love tranquility over grandeur, enjoy nature’s bliss on the banks of the river Gajner.

The tourist city among world’s top ten – Jodhpur

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The blue city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is enchanting as it dazzles with its spectacular architecture and brightly painted homes. However, if you seek serenity in this famous tourist destination, away from the hustle and bustle of city life head straight to a heaven for bird lovers, Khichan. It is a small village and bird paradise in Jodhpur District hosting 20,000 Demoiselle Cranes.

The hill station of hot land- Mount Abu

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For a chilly new year experience, visit the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu. It is amidst forest hills of coniferous trees and dotted with huge rocks. It is home to many sages and is famous for its Dilwara Jain Temple built in the 11th-13th Century.

The place famous for not just jauhar but magnificent UNESCO fort- Chittorgarh

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The famous fort of Chittorgarh takes you back to the 15th century AD. Get a glimpse of heaven on new year’s day at the Char Bagh patterned garden that plays host to many peacocks and several parakeets at sunrise and sunset even today.

The undiscovered paradise- Bundi

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Quite strange that this destination is still hidden from the tourist crowd. Regarded for its intricate paintings, Bundi is the historically rich town of Rajasthan. Encompassed by the Aravalli Hills on three sides. The intricate carvings on its monuments and impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis and temples with carved pillars with a beautiful lake is an enchanting paradise right in the heart of the town.

The tiger land – Sawai Madhopur

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The tiger land of Rajasthan is this fascinating paradise of wildlife and nature called Ranthambhore in Sawai Madhopur. Nestling adjacent to the natural beauty of the wildlife of Ranthambhore is Nahargarh Palace. In the town of Sawai Madhopur dwells this leading luxury Palace Resort. It hosts fantastic new year events in Rajasthan. For a picture-perfect yet thrilling and dramatic experiences with sun-kissed poolside, head straight to this place. The palace’s royale spots like the Hathikund, swimming pool, Lancer’s Bar and Den Bar with fine detailing and ambiances will pose a blissful contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.

The storybook town – Shekhawati

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In the painted town of Shekhawati lay the magnificent Palace Alsisar Mahal of Alsisar. If you wish to join an exclusive party at the 17th-century palace in Rajasthan then you’ll be enthralled to experience the exciting activities and arrangements in Alsisar. There are magic shows, snake-charmers and dancers, fireworks off the roof of the palace and the exotic banquet with succulent cuisines.

The sacred town of holy ghats and temples- Pushkar

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Begin the fresh year by washing away the sins of the past year and praying for a prosperous and peaceful 2018 at Pushkar. Among the many famous temples in Pushkar, you can find the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Bramha. The Pushkar Lake has huge religious significance, as it is supposed to have been created when Bramha dropped a lotus on earth. Ajmer and Pushkar are both places of worship and if one is religiously inclined, can prove to be perfect sites to begin an auspicious year.

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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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‘Jaipur By Night’ concludes on the glittering notes

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The 5th edition of the three-day cultural festival ‘Jaipur by Nite’ concluded on Saturday late night with a unique night marathon. Around 1500 runners participated in the marathon. It was flagged off by brand ambassador for the marathon Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of erstwhile Jaipur royal family at 10 pm.

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‘Jaipur By Nite’ was jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Indians (YI), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Department of Tourism (DOT), Government of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Khadi & Village Industries Board and the Department of Archaeology & Museums also supported the initiative.

On the occasion Swaraag Band performed the musical programme while Ms. Neela Singh performed scintillating ‘Zumba’.

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The unique night marathon began from the City Palace. There were two categories – for 10 kms run (with timing chip) and for 5 kms (without timing chip). The route for the 10 kms run was from City Palace to Gandhi Circle on JLN Marg and back and that for the 5 kms run was from City Palace to SMS Hospital Gate No. 6 and back. The marathon, like last year, was a distinct activity and unique initiative wherein the participants joined from various parts of the country to witness and promote beauty and heritage of Pink City at night. Ambassadors of Fiji, Poland; three senior diplomats from Greece; diplomats from Kongo and Uganda as well as participants from Indore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and many other places took part. IAS officer Kuldeep Ranka and his wife Poornima Ranka participated in the 10 km marathon while Ashwani Bhagat and his wife participated in the 5 km run.

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The winner of the 2nd edition of Jaipur By Nite Marathon was Mr. Ajay Kumar (34.39) while Mr. Abhimanyu Gurjar (36.22) and Mr. Shivendra Singh (36.47) finished second and third, respectively. In female category, Ms. Kiranjeet (51.02) finished first.

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Members of the Indian National Polo team Mr. Angad Kalan, Sidhant Sharma, Pranav Kapur including National Coach Uday Kalan and Fitness Coach Ajay Singh also participated in the marathon.

The two-day food festival entitled ‘The Bite Fest’ concluded yesterday. The fest had stalls from Burger Farm, Decked up by ‘Garden Café’, Fat Lulu’s, Crunchy Gourmet, TGIH, Papa Cream, Keventers, What a Patty, Liquido, Zarpar, Clarks Amer, Hilton and Chokhi Dhani.

The other attractions for the evening were Rajasthani troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bhope Bhopi, Dhol wale, Ghoomar dancers, Kaalbelia, astrologer and mehendi artists,etc.

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Tourism in Jaipur affected owing to curfew

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Normal life and tourism in Jaipur is affected as indefinite curfew in more than four areas of Jaipur’s walled city continued for third day on Sunday after Friday night’s violence, arson and firing that also claimed one life.

The curfew-bound areas of Jaipur- Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate, Ramganj and Manak Chowk, the areas that are dominated by the minority community are also the major roads leading to the maximum tourist destinations of Jaipur.

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The Tourism has also been affected as Jaipur’s main attraction Hawa Mahal, major temples like Galta, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji and way to Jal Mahal, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and  Amber Fort are either closed or the tourists are diverted through long routes. These are the main draws for tourists, especially foreigners. Though, armed force is camping and monitoring the situation minute to minute, but it is advised to postpone your travel plans for Jaipur in the current time looking at the sensitivity of the atmosphere.

We suggest you all to stay away from these areas and stay safe.

 

Museums of Jaipur to have Government Souvenir Shops

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Sightseeing bhi aur Shopping Bhi – all at one place!  Now the domestic and foreign tourists in Jaipur will be able to make their Jaipur visit memorable and can also take back the fond memories in the form of mementos and souvenirs without hogging different places.  The Rajasthan Tourism Department is planning to open souvenir shops at all the museums where tourists will find gift items that represent the culture and heritage of the city. They include puppets, T-shirts and coins.

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“As part of a pilot project, we began a souvenir shop at one of the museums. We got tremendous response. We are now planning to open such shops at all monuments and museums,” said a tourism department officer.

The Souvenir shops at the museums of Jaipur like Albert Hall, Amer and Nahargarh will be operational from the International Tourism Day i.e. September 27, 2017. The museums which have enough space will have these gift shops indoors, while mobile carts will be used to sell souvenir where there is less space.

It is also informed that the tourists can buy the stuff for a reasonable price at these souvenir shops.

 

Revel in the festivities of Krishna Janmashtami in Rajasthan

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Lord Krishna is loved and worshiped across India, and in fact abroad for the qualities that are attributed to Krishna.  At the simplest level, Krishna is protector and savior.   At the most complex level, he is the epitome of unconditional love, oneness,  as the only way to true happiness, self discovery and liberation. So the Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with tremendous fervor, especially in Jaipur.  And the epicenter for these celebrations being Govind Devji Temple.

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With the melodious sounds of flute and bass of drums, Janmashtami festival brings the air of cheer and happiness in each Radha Krishna temple in Rajasthan.

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For the celebrations of Janmashtami i.e on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the magnificently adorned idols of Radha Govind ji are placed in a specially decorated swing and the temples explode with colors and energy.

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In Jaipur, thousands of worshipers flock the temple and celebrate the festival with an outpouring of ecstatic music, dance and poetry in both classical and common languages amid the tranquil sounds of temple bells.

The Govind Devji temple of Jaipur will follow new time schedule on 15th August, 2017. According to this Gwal Jhanki will be open at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.

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Revel in the festivities of Janmashtami at Govind Devji temple in the City Palace of Jaipur where adorned markets, decorated temple compound, beauty of performances, devotion of people and sight of Murli Manohar Lord Krishna will steal your heart.

 

 

What you should look forward to at Talk Journalism

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Talk Journalism is the next big thing happening in Jaipur and it starts in tomorrow. With the advent in technology the biggest hike the biggest amount of technology startups have definitely happened in the media industry. The reach of media has now penetrated every nook and corner of the country and none of us have been left untouched by the same.

The youth of the country, which also accounts for largest part of population in India, is the biggest user of the mass media. Not only is youth a receiver but also the biggest contributor in the same too. Today a large no. of start ups in India are being run by the youth itself. Many more youngsters are trying to make a name for them in this huge and ever evolving media industry. Luckily for the youth of Jaipur, Talk Journalism 2017 is coming up with so many amazing opportunities to learn and make a place for them.

For those looking to carve a space in the media industry, here are few Talks and Workshops at #TJ2017 they should not miss-

Workshops by Google, Youtube and Twitter

Who better then these media giants to give you an insight about functioning of digital media?  Youtube and Twitter are two of the biggest social media platforms in today’s time and have an undisputed global reach. Similarly Google is the largest search engine in today’s time and learning from people running the show at the back end of these companies is nothing short of excellence.

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Talk by Gaurav Hajela, Co—Founder of Jaipur Beat (Digital Magazine)

Jaipur Beat, today is the biggest digital platform in the pink city Jaipur and the students of mass communication and journalism in the city will get an opportunity to listen to Mr. Gaurav Hajela, Pioneer of Social Media in Rajasthan, a Social Media and Branding Consultant and also a seasoned photographer and ad film maker. His talk on how the role of Digital Media industry is shaping up in this city is sure to help students in finding their place in this industry.

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Storytelling Workshop by Kommune

Kommune, a leading community of artists, producers, patrons and art lovers will be presenting a storytelling workshop at the event. The session followed by a workshop will have artists like Tess Joseph, Shamir Reubena and Hussain Haidry. In case you are interested in sharing your stories, this is the best platform.

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Student Newsroom

Apart from all the learning that youngsters will get at the event, they will also get a chance to showcase their talent too. Student newsroom, a contest by Talk Journalism, gives the students of mass communication and journalism a chance to submit stories, created by them and the winners will get a chance to be published nationally within a month from the event.

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Apart from the amazing contests, workshops and talks the youth of the city and media enthusiasts have a chance to network with the high profile people of the industry. We are sure that you are not going to miss this chance. 🙂 

Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur

Date: 28th July – 30th July 2017

Register Online: http://www.talkjournalism.in/tj-online-registration/