A First-Timer's Guide For Every Student Going to Jaipur Literature Fest This Year

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Jaipur Literature Festival is right around the corner.

The literature and culture festival will be held from 24st January to 29th January, and like every year expect a crowd of more than million at the doors of Diggi Palace (the venue).

If you are a student, and a first timer, I have put down anything and everything you will be needing for planning your trip to Jaipur.

Getting There:

Reaching Jaipur is not too difficult. In fact it's one of the most approachable places from Delhi.

Via Train

From New Delhi Railway Station

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Suggested: Ajmer Shatabdi, Ranikhet Exp, Double Dckr

Price Range- INR 500-700

Via Bus

It is is best to make an easy overnight journey to Jaipur, and buses run from Bikaner House, ISBT and Dhaula Kuan every half hour.

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Price Range- INR 500-700

Staying There

Find hotels around Diggi Palace (the venue) so you save traveling to and fro the hotel, and instead spend more time exploring the city.

Maya Niwas

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Tariff: INR 1200- 2300

Hotel Kalyan

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Tariff: INR 900- 1600

Hotel Arya Niwas

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Tariff: INR 1600-2600

Red Fox Hotel

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Tariff: INR 2200- 3000

The Festival

Registration:

Make sure to have pre-registered yourself online. Click here for registration.

On spot registrations do happen but they fill up by Day 2 and it's always to be sure beforehand.

Programs:

Take your picks, but a pro-tip is to select two back to back sessions in one venue. Otherwise you will have to stand through the program, trying to steal a peak without getting the best of it.

Find day to day schedule of programs here.

Evening Music Performances:

I cannot stress enough the importance of reaching before time.

The timing of evening shows is 7:30- 10:00 pm, the gates open at 6:30 pm. So be there by 6:30- 6:45 if you don't want to lurk around corners.

Find out who is playing when and where.

Don't worry about getting a ride back. Jaipur loves it's tourists and autowallahs, rickshawallahs and even taxi drivers are waiting to pick you up. You can even hitch/carpool with fellow festival goers.

Roaming Around Jaipur

If you plan on doing more than just attending the festival, then Jaipur is a tourist's haven.

Take a culinary tour of the city, discover

Foodie's Day Out in Jaipur and find the best places to try out local cuisines.

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Explore the historically vibrant city and its many attractions through the eyes of a student.

Grad City: Jaipur lists more than just typical monuments and temples. From hidden lakes to local fairs explore Jaipur like a local.

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If you are more of a traveler than a tourist, then backpacking must be your way of life.

Rendezvous with Rajasthan - A Lone Backpacker's Diary is a step by step itinerary of backpacking to Jaipur and beyond.

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Enough with planning, go ahead and have an enlightening time.

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