Electro Techno Dance Music Festival at Alsisar- Rajasthan

Electro Techno and Dance music sourced from the underground sounds of India and played against the backdrop of Alsisar Mahal, a 17th century palace will mark a new music and arts festival in Shekhawati.

Magnetic Fields to be held between December 13 and 15 at the Alsisar Mahal in the heritage village of Alsisar is one of the newest additions to the Indian music festival calendar with Charanjit Singh, the accidental pioneer of acid House, as the headliner. The lineup also boast of electro-dance on Shaa’ir + Func from Mumbai, producer Robot Koch from Berlin, Indian origin producer V.I.V.E.K from London who is one of the original pioneers of dubstep, popular drum and bass and electronic outfit Shiva Soundsystem (London) and UK based collective Engine-Earz featuring Orifice-Vulgatron. Other Indian talent at the festival would include Midival Punditz (delhi), trip-hop duo Sulk Station (Bangalore) and many other local folk performers.






The Fest at Royal Alsisar Mahal is divided into night and day sections, and for those unwilling to call it a day, there would be dawn breaking secret pop up parties throughout the three days festival. Each morning will begin with yoga sessions on the lawn. Through the day, there will be snatches of local culture to sample, from folk artistes to local craftsmen along with free workshops giving a peek into the region’s history and legacy. The food at the fest will be a contemporary take on the best of local cuisines.

img_5728So, Wait no more and book your tickets to experience the charismatic blend of Electro-dance music and royal luxuries at Alsisar Mahal-Shekhawati


Bundi Utsav: Fabulous blend of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship

Gracefully held every year in Bundi, a picturesque location in the Hadoti district of Rajasthan, Bundi Utsav is not only the festival of Rajasthan but also an important festival of India. Numbers of traditional and religious customs are associated with it. Bundi Utsav 2013 will take place on November 20 -21, 2013


Bundi Utsav is a fabulous blend of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which raptures every visitor with its grandeur. The people visiting Bundi during this Festival held in the month of Kartik are totally captivated with the scenic and natural beauty along with colorful carnivals , Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition ,DEEP DAAN ,Folk/Classical Music & Dance Programmes , Sight Seeing, Traditional Rural Sports, Turban competition, Bridal Attire , Musical Band Competition and sparkling fireworks display etc.


“Keshorai Patan” a small township near Bundi sometimes referred as “Mini Pushkar” especially during the Bundi festival on the full moon night of kartik, turns into a favorite spot for the tourists attending Bundi festival.

The prismatic festival will also take you through the journey around Rajasthan “Land of Kingdoms” to experience the diversity of Rajasthan exploring the people, customs, culture, costumes, music, cuisines and physiographic diversities!!!

Mark your calendar!!

Vintage tourist train between Delhi and Alwar

A vintage tourist train by Indian Railways, consisting of two coaches hauled by steam engine ”Akbar”, has commenced in the current season between Delhi and Alwar in Rajasthan from October 27, 2013.


The 48 year-old steam engine is one of the last surviving vintage steam locomotives in the country. Named after the great Mughal emperor Akbar, the Pacific class broad gauge loco is capable of speeds up to 110 kmph and used to haul prestigious express trains.

After remaining out of service for several years, ‘Akbar’ was restored, overhauled and reclaimed in full working condition. The engine was recently in the news with its use in the famous film ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’, portraying the life of famed Indian runner Milkha Singh.

The tourist train will start from Delhi Cantonment Station of the capital and travel to Alwar (138 kms) in Rajasthan via Rewari on a tour package which includes a visit to the Sariska National Park near Alwar. This would also give an opportunity to the tourists to sight tigers in Sariska.

The train in its current season will travel between October 2013 and April, 2014 on every second and fourth Saturdays.

Booking can be done on IRCTC’s website http://www.railtourismindia.com.

All-Women Van Huesen Store Opens in Jaipur

ImagePremium life style brand Van Heusen has opened its first exclusive Women’s wear store at Jaipur’s current most happening destination World Trade Park. The launch is in line with the brand’s endeavor to focus on women wear category which undoubtedly comprises a large part of the consumer market..

Spread across 892sq.ft the store will offer its patrons an enticing shopping experience. The store houses the entire Van Heusen women’s wear range and also the latest Autumn Winter’13 offering will be available making it the trend destination for Jaipur customers.

The promising brand already a rage among men is in no time going to be a shopping destination to all the women in Jaipur.

Jaipur International Animation Film Festival (JIAFF) 2013

The Pink City plays host to the Jaipur International Animation Film Festival, where a great line up of short and feature films will be playing throughout the day and artwork will be on display in the gallery.


With sell out screenings and great enthusiasm festival is set to be ultra fun, giving film makers more exposure, more reviews and more excitement for their films, whilst film lovers will get to see the ‘next big animated thing’ first!

Jaipur International Animation Film Festival is a part of the Jaipur International Film Festival, the world’s fastest growing film festival. The International Animation Festival by JIFF would be organized from October 06 to October 08, 2013 at various locations in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Animation Films

An ‘Open Air Terracotta Museum’ will now be in Udaipur!!

Lake palace Udaipur

Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. Adding to the numerous tourist hotspots is the new open-air terracotta museum, which is soon going to be built in Udaipur.


Western Region Cultural Centre in the Shilpgram of Udaipur city will set up the museum in the city of lakes. Well-known experts of Terracotta will make the museum. The expert’s will be staying in the city and will be designing exquisite artifacts to be showcased in the museum thereafter. Interestingly, Artifacts will also have the information about the artists who make them.

GITB 2013 Inaugurated!

The sixth edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2013 was formally inaugurated by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Vice President, Dr. Jyotsna Suri and the Principal Secretary Tourism, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava today morning at the Birla Auditorium by cutting a ribbon. Over 9000 pre-fixed and structured meetings are being held in the course of two days.

A comprehensive publication, ‘Re-inventing Rajasthan Through Tourism’ was also released at the Rajasthan Pavilion in the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) The Publication covers the State of Rajasthan in terms of fairs and festivals, luxury trains, availability of hotel rooms, package for investment in tourism, among others, which will also work as a handy guide for tourist.


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