The Greatest Literary Festival Is Coming to Jaipur In January, Are You?

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Jaipur Literature Fest (JLF) is the world's biggest literature festival that is held in Jaipur, Rajasthan every year. Authors and readers from all over the world flock to JLF each winter, welcoming stories from every nook and corner of the globe. If you are part of the very few people who haven't attended even a single JLF, you're missing out on something that might just change your life. Here are a few things that you cannot miss if you're at JLF 2019 which will be held from January 24-28, 2019.

1. The Fest

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JLF is a 4-day fest where notable authors, speakers and intellectuals speak on various topics and hold interactive sessions with the audience. Whether it is a book release or a common topic of debate of the recent times, JLF is the place to hear about it all. The sessions are held hourly from 10:30 - 6pm across 5-6 venues within Diggi Palace. This year's notable speakers include Markus Zusak, Colson Whitehead, Akhil Katyal, Meghna Gulzar, Shabana Azmi and many more.

You can register for free on their website here. There will also be a limited number of passes available at the venue that you can purchase.

2. JLF Music Stage

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The Music Stage is a night event that takes place in Hotel Clarks Amer. This year will witness mega-performers like Usha Uthup, Indian Ocean, Jasbeer Jassi, Roohani Sisters, Dub FX +Mahesh Vinayakaram dazzling the music stage. Be it jazz, Sufi, EDM, Spanish, or Hindustani music, the Music Stage is the perfect opportunity to improve your music playlist. In the serene gardens of the hotel, grab a drink, snacks and sit leisurely by bonfires as you enjoy live music.

Day pass for the music stage is priced at Rs. 750 while the festival pass will cost you Rs. 2500.

If you don't want to spend money for these music stages, you can also enjoy music performances at Diggi Palace that go on till 12am.

3. Fashion show at Jawahar Kala Kendra

If you're interested in textiles, a fashion show featuring work by artisan designers of Kutch is one you must attend at JKK during the fest. Witness a culmination of cultures and tradition through this fashion show while you enjoy Rajasthani folk music. While at JKK, don't forget to visit Cafe Quaint that offers scrumptious dishes with a twist.

When: January 25, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

4. Explore Jaipur

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Since you're going all the way to Jaipur, it only makes sense that you explore the city's rich history and culture. Plan on visiting architectural marvels such as City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort and Jal Mahal. You are sure to be astounded by Jaipur's past and its royal ways.

5. Shop till you drop

Shopping arcades like Bapu Bazaar, Hawa Mahal Road and Johari Bazaar are famous for selling Rajasthani handicrafts, kurtis, leheriya dupattas as well as precious and semi-precious jewellery.

6. Don't forget the food!

If you're a non-vegetarian, you must try Laal Maas, Rajasthan's signature dish. Restaurants you may visit to try Rajasthani food are Spice Court and Shikaar Bagh. To try the most loved food from around Jaipur, visit Masala Chowk, an open food court that brings together the best shops and food from all cities in one place.

So, begin 2019 by attending Jaipur Literature Festival and achieve your New Year's resolution of reading more books, learning new things, and of course, travelling more.

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