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A Bollywood fanatic? Then guess the movies shot at THESE 7 majestic forts of Jaipur!

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Bearing an ornamented heritage crown that sparkles with a string of arresting locations, the city of Jaipur is an absolute explorers' paradise. Symbols of unequalled art and architecture, the colossal forts in the Pink City have not only been the backdrops of memorable pictures but also provided superlative settings for some of Bollywood's timeless productions. While glancing through the grandeur of these edifices surely leaves one wide-eyed, try your hands at conjecture and see if you can recount the movie scenes staged at these 7 historic forts in Jaipur!

Amber Palace

Amongst the most toured spots in Jaipur, Amer Fort is a testament to the city's opulent history and unbeatable artistry. Crafted with rare varieties of red sandstone and marble, the walls of the fort resound with echoes of ancient tales. Standing tall through the times of the Mughals and the British, this archaic complex is one of the few places in the country that have successfully preserved their true and original virtue!

Movies Shot: Bajirao Mastani, Khoobsurat, Mughal-e-Azam, Jodha Akbar

Chomu Palace

A heritage spot turned into a modern-day hotel, Chomu Palace entwines unmatched semblances of grace and glory within its premises. Erected according to rules laid in the traditional Vastu Shastra, this magnetic building will make you fall for it, right at the first sight. A haven for all with an eye for fine detailing, the sculptures on its walls are essays dedicated to the thriving times in the past!

Movies Shot: Bhool Bhulaiyya, Gulaal, Bol Bachchan

City Palace

Popularly remarked as the most-visited spot in Jaipur, City Palace was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Abode of the erstwhile Royals, this palace circumscribes a number of heavenly courtyards, where the dance of sun rays creates a magical maze of light and shadows regularly. A glimpse of this architectural marvel will make you wonder over the exceptional artists and craftsmen that our ancestors were!

Movies Shot: Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan, Eklavya: The Royal Guard

Narain Niwas Palace

Built in 1928, this captivating complex presents a striking fusion of Indian and British styles of architecture. Ideated by General Amar Singh Ji, the then Thakur of Kanota, the palace weaves together the appeals of Rajasthan's royality and the gothic victorian era. With an extensive range of colours and artistic styles, this building is simply unparalleled in many ways!

Movies Shot: Paheli, Zubeida

Nahargarh Fort

Claimed to be one of Jaipur's palaces that provide breathtaking views of the city, Naharagarh Fort was constructed by Sawai Madho Singh in the eighteenth century. Bestowed with beautiful temples and serene gardens, the fort served as the summer house for royals seeking to escape the desert heat. Today, the structure stands as a link between the contemporary and the forgotten times!

Movies Shot: Shuddh Desi Romance, Rang De Basanti

Jaigrah Fort

Placed at the pinnacle of Hill of Eagles, Jaigarh Fort is a red-sandstone monument that sprawls over an expansive stretch of land. A treasure of architectural wonders, the fort encircles Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, Aram Mandir and the Vilas Mandir. What mystifies the visitors the most at this magical spot, is the hypnotising views of the neighbouring areas offered from the top of this skyrocketing structure!

Movies Shot: Humraaz

Hawa Mahal

Established in the year 1799, this enrapturing edifice comes equipped with nearly 953 windows. Given its open environs, the building receives magical ventilation, thereby being called the 'Palace of Winds'. An added beauty to the surrounding landscape of the city palace, Hawa Mahal is an essential in Jaipur's tourism itinerary!

Movie Shot: Beta

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Are you a Bollywood fanatic who aced the test with all correct answers? If not, we assure you that it won't be a bad idea if you think of binge-watching these movies to explore the best of Jaipur from the comfort of your home. Meanwhile, if you are intrigued to search for more films shot in Jaipur, do not forget to share your findings with us!

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

Knock Knock

Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

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