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Jaipur's constantly evolving city-scape is one that manages to keep a hold of history while also being progressive. This time, the newest such development is an overhaul of the entire airport's air traffic and radar system.

What does that mean for you? Well, for starters, it suggests that there will be a bunch of new flights from and to the airport. Jaipur's airport is constantly making room for more passengers and this addition of new technology is a way to accommodate the increasing footfall.

What's the update?

In the coming few months, there will be a slew of new flights that'll take off from Jaipur airport, owing to the newly installed ATC technology and high end radars. The controllers will easily be able to handle the increasing traffic with the help of new technology. In turn, bringing in more traffic to the city and more flights for Jaipurites to choose from.

The benefits of the new technology will be reaped mostly during peak hours, when the ATC will get more control over flights. This will enable them to streamline the entire process of taking off and landing.

What's in it for Jaipurites?

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With the help of the new technology that is available to the ATC room, Jaipur airport will be able to manage more than 30 flights in just an hour. This is quite an improvement from the number of flights that can be taken care of right now.

Travellers will now have more flight options to choose from, no matter what the destination. In fact, this could also mean that Jaipurites will get connectivity to more places in the near future.

As of now, Jaipur's airport is often seen bustling with passengers with its capacity full. With the addition of the new flights and the new ATC system, there will be a complete change in terms of how people travel to and from the city.

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Residents of Jaipur are always on the lookout for all sorts of new developments. This is something that directly affects not only the frequent fliers, but also those that fly on a short notice. We're glad that Jaipur airport is coming up with better ways to deal with the heavy footfall and we can't wait to see what the future holds for the city and the airport.

Just this year, the Rajasthan High Court had lowered the minimum age limit, from 23 to 21, for appearing in the Rajasthan Judicial Services examination. On this note, 21-year-old Mayank Pratap Singh, who hails from Jaipur has risen as the youngest judge in India, after he qualified the Judicial Services Exam 2018.

This has attached a historical value to his achievement and surprisingly, this prodigy hasn’t ever taken any coaching nor has he ever used Facebook or WhatsApp.

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Mayank has scored 169 marks out of 300, in the mains exam and he bagged a score of 28 out of 35 in the interview round to obtain the first rank.

Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat among other states, have been witnessing 21-year-olds appearing for their respective judicial services exams. But none in Mayank’s age bracket have made it yet which tagged him as the youngest judge in India.

During the final round, Mayank was questioned about the Sabarimala and Ayodhya verdict of the Supreme Court, which had just been announced a day before his interview. This questions ranged from conventional laws to practices, followed by current SC verdicts.

Mayank’s father had been a principal in Rajkumar Singh Government School and his mother too, is a government school teacher. They have even stated that Mayank has been a topper since childhood and honestly, we applaud his sincerity.

In a world where we cannot go an hour without checking on our social media, his success has evidently stemmed from true dedication and discipline.

Recently, the slew of artists who are coming to perform in Jaipur have got us hooked to the habit of having something fun to look forward to every weekend. If you're looking for an event that can get your spirits up and spread joy, then we've got just the thing for you.

Next weekend, you can go ahead and pay a visit to the comedy king himself, Sorabh Pant, who is coming to Jaipur as part of his set 'Born on Mars'. The comedy show is sure to be a memorable one, and will leave you with plenty of things to remember. After the long, hectic work week, the show is exactly what you need to unwind and relax over the weekend.

What's buzzing?

After a long wait, one of the funniest people we know, a revered comedian, the one and only Sorabh Pant is making his way into the Pink City. Jaipurites are not new to energetic comedy shows, but there's no denying that Sorabh Pant's show is going to stick out. The man is an internet legend and when you see him live, you'll know exactly why.

What we love about Sorabh the most, is his style of delivery and his enigmatic presence. The jokes are relatable, the humour fresh and there's just something captivating about the way he performs the entire set. The man is epitome of cool and laid-back and you expect a highly entertaining performance thrown your way.

About Sorabh Pant's new set

Born on Mars is a completely new comedy set from Sorabh Pant and you can expect to hear new jokes and anecdotes. Even if you're a close follower, this time around you'll have no idea about the humour balls Pant is going to throw at you. The fact that he always keeps it simple is something that everyone can get around and we're totally digging it.

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Though Jaipur is quickly becoming a hub for performers to showcase their talent, Sorabh Pant is in a league of his own. Within no time, he will have you giggling like there's no tomorrow, and honestly, that's what you want, right?

When: December 01, 2019

Where: Hotel Clark's Amer, Jaipur

Book your tickets here.

One of the largest and greatest literature festivals of India will soon be back with a bang, for its 13th iteration and we couldn’t be more enthused about it. Jaipur Literature festival will be a four day fest, organised from 23rd to 27th January and we’re super psyched.

In an age when the charm of reading printed books is fading away, Jaipur Literature Festival gives a shot in the arm to the book reading habit and does much to revive a dying hobby.

This LitFest is going to be a great occasion, to not only get up to speed with the latest publications but also to catch up with the literati- the authors, publishers, thinkers and speakers.

What makes Jaipur Literature Festival special?

The festival packs a kaleidoscopic adventure complete with literary fantasies, gastronomical trips, some soothing music and a whole lot of culture.

The main attractions of the fest are the book reading sessions, discussions by the perceptive authors from India and abroad and of course, the panel meets too. These sessions are spear-headed by prominent journalists and thinkers, which also stimulates our intellectual growth.

Apart from the literary side, the festival is full of many colloquial, ethnic and international cuisines as well, paired with some great soft and calming music for livening up the spirit of the event. Workshops and interactive events such as blogging competitions and essay writing competitions are also organised, so if you’re a budding writer, it is time to fight away the writers’ block and put on your thinking caps.

Past Highlights

Jaipur Literature Fest has been graced by renowned authors, journalists and cultural commentators in the past as well. Some of these include, poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur, investigative reporter Michael Rezendes, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, playwright Tom Stoppard, just to name a few.

Even the well-known and widely appreciated musician Zakir Hussain, has made an appearance at the event in the past. This year too, there will be over 60 speakers.

As is the case now, there have been cultural events highlighting the heritage of not only Jaipur but India as a whole. It serves a platter of India’s rich past and vibrant future.

Though the event is termed as Jaipur Literature Festival, it is also replicated in other cities across the globe such as Adelaide, New York and a few others under the same name- Jaipur Literature Festival.

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Jaipur Literature Festival is one event that transcends the boundaries of what a conventional literature festival is. It packs in a lot more in its spirit and showcases the culture, food, music and heritage of India as a whole.

Be sure to book your tickets soon because you're not going to want to miss this mega literature festival.

When: January 23, 2020 to January 27, 2020

Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur

If you’ve been planning a trip to Jaipur and wanna go-all-in without a care about your bank balance, we have the perfect news for you! Although hotels, zostels, guest-houses have been mushrooming in the Pink City without a breather, Airbnb has some news for us.

But take note; it ain’t for the faint-pocketed!

The Royal Details!

From 23rd November onwards, for the first time ever, the Gudliya Suite at the City Palace will become accessible to outside guests. You can book the room on the Airbnb app, at their introductory pricing of merely ₹71,445.50 per night! The original tariff of the room will be set at ₹5,72,280 (approximately) per night,1st of January onwards!

Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh has become the first of his kind, to offer a stay at his palace on Airbnb. The proceeds from this venture will be donated to Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, in order to promote women empowerment initiatives.

Facilities?

A chauffeur-driven car will take you through this heritage city and a private butler will be at your beck and call, to take care of all your needs.

The regal suite has a four-poster bed, a stellar lounge for you to chill at, a kitchen, a luxurious bathroom and also a private, indoor swimming pool! What more could we ask for? Two gourmet meals at the palace’s in-house restaurant, ‘Baradari’, is also a part of the package and you can expect vintage wines and sparkling champagne to keep you company. You can also relish your meals on their terrace, which provides for a panoramic view overlooking the majestic Aravallis and this is called ‘contributing to a cause in style’.

For history and architecture connoisseurs, there’s also a complimentary guided tour of the 1700s complex, conducted by a member of the royal staff. They will explain the intricacies of the architecture, art and décor at the palace and your cameras will be in for a real treat.

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This 300-yo palace has also hosted guests like Princess Diana and Oprah Winfrey and it is truly one the most iconic spots in Jaipur! Your stay here at the City Palace will shower you with insights of an inspiring journey, blended well with the rich history and cultural heritage.

So if you’re planning on an elaborate celebration here at Jaipur with bae or your fam, head over here and live your life king-size! It can’t get any literal than this.

The number of Jaipurites who are flying in and out of the city on a daily basis is skyrocketing. People are recognizing flights as a much faster and better alternative to other modes of transport. Owing to that, the number of vehicles at the airport- both personal as well as cabs, are constantly rising, making for rather congested entry points.

Now, however, matters are expected to be different because of new lanes that will come up at the entry of the airport.

What's the update?

After a long wait, there will finally be a segregation of private vehicles from commercial and cabs at Jaipur Airport. This is something that was pretty much the need of the hour and it will surely bring about some semblance of decongestion as you enter the airport.

As of now, the porch area is especially inaccessible and creates a hassle for flyers as well as those that drop them off. Cabs too are stuck in the middle with nowhere to go. With the help of segregation of traffic, one can expect a better flying experience from Jaipur.

How will it be implemented?

The plan to implement this rule is rather simple and foolproof. All the way from the entrance of the airport premises to the porch area, there will be segregated routes- one for cabs and the other for private vehicles. This is quite similar to what is seen at Delhi international airport and a few others in the country.

Apart from just that, there will also be a new parking space for private vehicles. The parking structure is looking more towards the long run and will surely make getting into the airport an easier task.

Additionally, the time limit for pick ups and drop offs has also been reduced to just three minutes, as opposed to eight minutes earlier.

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With Jaipur's current booming status, it is easy to lose sight of things like this. The airport often gives the first impression of a city and this one certainly doesn't paint a pretty picture.

However, with the help of the new segregation idea, we can expect much better and more streamlined traffic within the airport premises.

Jaipur Metro has had us pink-city residents quite giddy and full of hope. Yet, of late, it has been a bit hard to find some substantial information about Jaipur Metro's upcoming Phase 1B. However, after a long wait, we have some new information that takes us a step closer to finally being able to make use of Phase 1B metro corridor.

As it turns out, the JMRC is all set to begin the internal trials of the corridor this month. Phase 1B of Jaipur metro connects Chandpole to Badi Chaupar in the walled city via a 2.4 kilometer underground route.

What's the update?

The JMRC recently revealed this information and also mentioning the fact that the trials are expected to start in the next 10 days. As for the final, commercial launch of the metro route, it is expected to be open to the public by March of next year. Since these trials are internal ones, it is highly likely that a few things will be revamped and tweaked before the metro is finally open for the public.

At any rate, this internal trial that is going to commence by mid-November takes us a step closer to the the convenience of a whole new metro corridor.

What makes it an 'internal' trial?

During the process of making a metro route operational, internal trials are a must. The trials help engineers and planners in understanding the physicalities of the metro as a whole. Also, it is a great way for them to survey the areas that the metros pass through and provide even more benefits to travellers.

The main reason, however, remains the fact that the planners need to ensure that the metro tracks do not interfere with existing architecture- commercial, residential or otherwise.

About Jaipur metro Phase 1

As of now, only Corridor 1 is functional.

As of now, there is just one metro route that is functional in Jaipur. This is Jaipur metro's phase 1A corridor, which is often known as the Pink Line Metro. Comprising of a total of 9 metro stations along an almost 10 kilometre route, it is also one of the shortest metros in India.

However, that is not to say that it does not have the same conveniences of a regular metro. With an average of about 20,000 passengers on a daily basis, the metro is heralding a change in the way that people commute in Jaipur. Though this figure is far less than the projected footfall of a lakh passengers in a day, the Phase 1B should bring about a change.

As for the route, Phase 1A connects two ends of the city- Chandpole and Mansarovar. The 10 kilometre stretch has seen a slight improvement in traffic as well. Phase 1B of the metro is an extension from Chandpole all the way to Badi Chaupar, which is a length of 2.4 kilometres.

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Jaipur's entire cityscape is changing at a fast pace and in these times, keeping up with all that is happening in the city is a must. The public transport is getting a complete makeover as a result of the increasing appeal of Jaipur metro. The Phase 1B project is just what Jaipur needed to bring it at par with cities that have some of the best metro systems out there.

Jaipur is well known for it's already vibrant cityscape but during Diwali, all of it is taken to the next level. The walled city is one area that always leaves us mesmerised and this year is no different. With the magnificent decorations, including replicas of the Chandrayaan rocket as well as the Eiffel tower and more, the walled city is where you have to be in Jaipur to make the most out of your Diwali.

What's the update?

Jaipur is getting into the Diwali spirit in full swing and we're all for it! Diwali centric markets are cropping up all over the city and they're helping us get into the wonderful, festive spirit. Markets such as Gole Market and Bapu Bazaar are going to be especially busy, and bustling with life. The decorations at these marketplaces are just what one needs to get into the gaiety of Diwali.

What decorations can you expect?

The main draw of the walled city of Jaipur are the replicas that will be decorated this Diwali. You can expect a 15 foot tall replica of the Chandrayaan rocket, that was launched into space earlier this year. Apart from that, a makeshift statue of former President and Indian scientist, APJ Abdul Kalam will also be erected to showcase a spirit of nationalism.

Perhaps the most striking of these decorations is the replica of the Eiffel Tower from Paris, France. The absolutely massive 60 foot replica of the impressive monument at Choti Chaupar is striking to say the least and people have worked tirelessly to set it up. If that's not going to get your spirits up, we wonder what will.

Apart from just being home to massive replicas, the markets have also been adorned with electric dancing dolls, that make for a rather varied experience. This can be found at Kishanpole market. Other markets that will be alive with the Diwali spirit include Johari Bazaar, Ajmeri Gate and MI road market.

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During Diwali, everyone is out shopping and it only makes sense to decorate the marketplaces in the most elaborate ways possible. Since these are some of the most frequented marketplaces in the city, everyone can get a chance to see the amazing decorations here.

Also Read: 5 amazing places in Jaipur you need to shop at this Diwali week!