Udaipur Bird Festival – 2017

When: 21 – 25 December, 2017
What: Bird Festival
Where: Udaipur, Rajasthan
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The Udaipur Bird Festival, an annual event that provides a platform for bird lover to gather information and observe various species of birds in and around Udaipur is back. This time around, the event will offer bird lovers a chance to explore various bird species and gather information about them through a contest of bird race. In this competition, 6 teams – 5 members each will be formed and will be handed over a manual, a book-log and a vehicle. The teams will be heading towards the major water bodies spread around 40 km radius of the city to spot different species of birds. Each team will be required to note down the details in the book log and submit the collected data to the juries by the end of the day. The team with maximum information on bird species will be declared as the winner. Besides, there will be seminars, photo exhibition, photography contest, and workshops disseminating valuable information. There will also be competitions for kids and activities like bird watching and on spot photography.

Programme Schedule is as follows:

Date      Programme/Session       Venue

21-12-2017 – (12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.)- Handing over Bird logbook, manual, related materials and vehicles to teams participating in bird race – Office of the Chief Conservator of Forests, Udaipur (Near Mohta Park, Chetak Circle, Udaipur)

22-12-2017 – Early morning to whole day – Departure of teams from Udaipur to waterbodies on bird race – Waterbodies located in 40 km. radius from Udaipur City.

22-12-2017 – 6:00 P.M – Participant teams of Bird race will reach at Field Club and submit their bird logbook to the Juries. Followed by evaluation and declaration of results – Field Club, Udaipur

23-12-2017 – 8:00 A.M – Inaugural Function of 4th Udaipur Bird Festival – Kalka-Mata Park- Jungle Safari,Sisarma, Udaipur

10:30 A.M. – Birding and On Spot Photography Competition for two groups : Women and Others

11:30 A.M – Spot Painting & Written Quiz Competition for School children

23-12-2017 – 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M – Workshop on Wildlife Photography by photography experts (only for registered participants) – AranyaKutir, Udaipur

23-12-2017 – 11:30 A.M – Bird Photo Exhibition and Stamp Exhibition – Inaugural Function (Lasts for 3 days) – Information Center, Udaipur

23-12-2017 – 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M – Seminar based on Udaipur Bird Festival – Conference Hall, Hotel Landmark, Near Sukhadia Circle, Udaipur

24-12-2017 – Whole day – Bird Watching at identified waterbodies (Buses will start by 6:00 A.M. from Mohta Park, Chetak Circle, Udaipur) – Identified routes – 1. Menar, Badawai, Kishankareri 2. Mangalwad, Nagawali 3. JawaiBandh

25-12-2017 – 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M – Session on experience sharing, valediction and prize distribution – Conference Hall, Hotel Landmark, Near Sukhadia Circle, Udaipur

Head to this one!


Jaipur Jewellery Show – 2017

When: 22 – 25 December, 2017
What: JJS 2017
Where: JECC Sitapura – Jaipur, Rajasthan
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jjs 2017

The much awaited, 14th edition of the December Show – The Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS 2017) is here! The on-going event was inaugurated yesterday, i.e 22 December, 2017 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) at Sitapura, Jaipur. The 4-day event will be organised on the theme — ‘Ruby – Red, Rare & Royal’ this year.

Spread over an area of 1.75 lakh sq. ft, B2C and B2B visitors will get to see more than 800 booths at the mega event. These booths will feature not only brilliant gemstones but also fashion jewellery in its contemporary as well as traditional forms. More than 180 top retailers are to participate in the show.

As per the spokesperson of the show, JJS will have a new dimension this year in form of the Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival (JJDF). This festival will be an integrated part of the JJS for the first time and will now be a regular annual feature. JJDF will feature elements like talk shows, wall displays, idea café, book launch, bloggers’ meet, seminars and artist workshops. Furthermore, there is free shuttle service for the visitors from Ram Niwas Bagh and SMS Investment Ground to the venue from 9 am to 4 pm. From the JJS venue, the buses will leave from 1 pm to 7 pm. Special business hour timings from 10 am to 1.30 pm have been kept for B2B interactions for the convenience of the jewellers.


Ranakpur Festival – 2017

When: 21 December, 2017
What: Ranakpur Festival
Where: Ranakpur, Rajasthan
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Ranakpur turns into a delightful setting for one of the most popular festivals of Rajasthan, The Ranakpur Festival. Organized by the Department of Tourism, this festival offers a unique insight into the local culture and heritage. With fun activities like yoga, nature walks at the foothills in forests of Aravalli’s, visits to the Ranakpur Jain temple, hot air ballooning, interesting activities like : tug of war, beautiful decorations, cultural programs, the open air amphitheater at Sun Temple showcases attractive folk and classical performances every evening and much more, the Ranakpur Festival is something you wouldn’t want to miss.


This festival, held on 21 December, 2017, will play host to tourists from all corners of the globe, to immerse them in a colorful affair of cultural festivity. While Rajasthan stands out as a tourist destination for its colorful fairs and festivals, it is a splendid opportunity for tourists to gain insight into the life of people of Rajasthan with the onset of cultural and religious festivals one after another.

Mark your calendar!

Things to do in Jaipur

The city of Jaipur lives a lifestyle that is of a fanfare of festivities and celebrations. Carved out of the desert, it is indeed a magical city that encloses within its walls beautiful architecture, color and charm. While everyone is telling you what to do when in Jaipur, here is the one Thing to do no one is telling you about.


Come winter, people engross in kite flying, loud music and food on their roof tops. However, this is a festivity that usually refers to ‘Makar Sankranti’, a kite flying festival that scientifically marks the beginning of warmer and longer days. While the festival itself is on January 14th, the kite flying season goes strong through November to February when the wind and the weather are ideal. ‘Makar Sankranti’, or the Sun’s Northward journey, is the day of this festival and it is only fair you spend it outdoors right under the benevolent Jaipur sun. With hundreds of kites and aerial wars fought over rooftops and cries of ‘woh kaata’, a tiny sliver of the Indian spirit resides in the ‘patang’ and kite flying is an absolute must during the season. Families crowd their rooftops to fly their kites and engage in animated, complex aerial wars, in keeping with the spirit of kite-flying on this day. The city celebrates kite flying with such enthusiasm that you’ll find it tough not to get a little tipsy with excitement yourself!


To see how one whole city can drop everything just to be able to tug at the ‘manjha’ (special thread used for kite flying) and cut their opponent’s kite, just climb on to the terrace and watch the war of the Kites for yourself. It doesn’t matter if you even know your adversary; that flying kite, sailing proudly in the windy sky is just asking for a skirmish. With the glory and charm of Jaipur in the backdrop join us for kite flying this season, come and fly a kite or battle it out in a kite war or just watch the kites flutter in the azure sky. Indulge in ‘patang bazi’ (kite flying in the local language), festival goodies, live music and the bright sun.

Tip: If you want to experience the local flavor walk around the local market that have specific shops specially decorated for the kite flying festivities flooded with color and thread where you can buy your own kite and even learn how to distinguish between the thread that has to be used for the same.


Museum At City Palace Jaipur To Remain Closed At Night

When: 06 – 13 December, 2017
Where: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum – City Palace, Jaipur
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Museum at night will remain closed for tourists and visitors at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace Jaipur due to unavoidable circumstances from 06 to 13 December, 2017. While the City Palace will close an hour earlier than usual today i.e 09 December, 2017. The booking window will close at 1600 hrs for today.

Rajasthan Heritage Week – 2017

When: 07 – 10 December, 2017
Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur
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RHW 2017

Back with it’s third edition, Rajasthan Heritage Week showcases traditional textile arts of the state in integration with the most talented designers in India and abroad. The event is aimed towards branding Khadi and Handloom masterpieces and position them as true luxury that is rare and unique. A fashion-oriented event helping in making India’s youth aware of their rich heritage and encouraging them to integrate traditional styles with their modern sensibilities. The four-day fashion extravaganza is a unique endeavor to revive the traditional handmade traditional textiles and the beauty of Khadi.

The event will bring together renowned designers from across the world and the country, including Abraham & Thakore, Hemant Trevedi, Rohit Bal, Bibi Russell, Rimzim Dadu & Ajai Vir Singh among many others. The Rajasthan Heritage Week is part of the textile development program that reaffirms the commitment to the traditional textile weavers of our state, RHW is determined to give our Khadi and handloom the tag of luxury, which it very rightly deserves.

An annual affair launched in 2015 for the promotion of Rajasthan’s traditional textiles and crafts by engaging leading national and international designers to work with state’s weavers. The event aims to create increased employment, success and a better quality of life for the artisan of the state. The event will showcase richly handcrafted and traditionally designs integrated with a blend of traditional textiles through modern appeal and techniques.

Jaipur-Agra flight to be launched from December 8

When: 08 December, 2017
Where: Jaipur – Agra – Jaipur
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The much awaited flight between Jaipur-Agra-Jaipur by Air India’s Alliance Air will be launched with effect from 08 December, 2017. The flight will take off thrice a week and depart every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am from Jaipur and reach Agra at noon by an ATR aircraft. The inaugural flight is on this Friday. A company official said that Alliance Air, which is launching the flight under the UDAN scheme, will use an ATR aircraft.

Schedule — Mon/ Tue/ Thurs

  • AI 9687 – Dep Jaipur 1115 — Arr Agra 1205
  • AI 9688 – Dep Agra 1225 — Arr Jaipur 1315

Meanwhile, maiden flights to Kishangarh airport started on Friday, with its first flight from Udaipur. A private airline has started the service with a 9-seater plane and will increase the capacity on demand. The flight from Udaipur reaches Kishangarh at 12.15 pm and returns to Udaipur at 12.30 pm.