ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is not just a celebration encompassed within walls of Diggi Palace but is a celebration swarming the entire city with its yin and yang.
Here is where you can join in all the festivities apart from the Diggi Palace. So check on the must visits of the city to soak into true gulabi colours of literature, art, culture and music.
ZEE JLF in association with Rajasthan Tourism has arranged for heritage evenings at two spectacular locations to celebrate architecture and history of the Pink City.
The exclusively curated evenings will offer an experience that uniquely places cultural performances within the context of the city’s built heritage and allows audiences to engage with these significant places in a new dimension.
First one on the list is “Rhythm and Rhyme” to be held at Amber Fort on January 20, where celebrated American poet Anne Waldman and polular Bollywood lyricist Swanand Kirkire will entertain the visitors with their poetic sagas followed by sarod Recital by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour.
Second fanfare is “Mujre Se Multiplex Tak,” that will be held at icon of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal on January 21. Writer and musician Vidya Shah along with actor Luke Kenny will take the audience on a down walk to the change in entertainment mediums with their melodies and poetic banter.
Passes for these sessions are available at information desk at Diggi Palace.
Musical Performances by Top Stars
Like every year, JLF organisers has arranged for an ultra-ravishing musical stage at Hotel Clarks Amer from January 19 to January 22. This invite only event will feature top musicians and bands including Malian-French female singer Inna Modja, Oscar winning band Gravity, Shillong-based blues rock band Soulmate et cetera.
Cafes near Diggi Palace
If you do not wish to indulge in otherwise high rate food stalls at the Diggi Palace or you wish to getaway from hustle-bustle of the venue, here is our exotic list of places you can munch and chill around Diggi Palace.
Tapri – the tea house located opposite to Central Park offers some platable delicacies like khakra pizza, lebanese sevpuri, et al.
O2 – the plant cafe, is a quaint place at Lal kothi just a kilometre away from Diggi Palace where you can enjoy lip-smacking dishes on budget.
Anokhi Cafe is one of its kind cafe working on table sharing concept and offers authentic food made with organic and farm-picked ingredients.
Shopping Spree At MI Road
You may want to ditch a session or two at the lit fest to take a shopping stride on streets of local markets brimming with quintessential Jaipuri souvenirs, blue pottery, handicrafts and other items. For this purpose, you can visit MI Road which is parallel to the venue. Here you can buy some exotic Rajasthani items. And if you wish to pick some handmade things from the house of local artists, consider visiting Rajasthali which is a shopping complex set up by the local government to promote textile and handicrafts of Rajasthan.
The colours of lit fest are emblazed in every nook and cranny of the city. Take a few moments to resonate serenity and fun away from the busy cosmos to explore Pink City and you will surely end up with truck loads of chromatic gulabi memories