People buying tickets on flights to sojourn India this January have yet another reason to justify their investment – the Pink City, Jaipur in Rajasthan is all set to host the kaleidoscopic Jaipur Literature Festival from January 21 to 25, 2015.
From a menial beginning as an assemblage of just 18 authors and about 100 attendees to becoming the largest literary fest in Asia Pacific, Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has seen an enormous evolution and a great patronage from literary-lovers around the globe. To be held in India’s Pink City, Jaipur, from January 21 to 25, 2015, this much-talked about fest is a real delight for bibliophiles, providing them opportunities to connect with and admire the work of many acclaimed writers. If you too have a penchant for literature and have already pocketed flight tickets to India, don’t miss to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival, which promises to be an eclectic gathering of some of the finest minds from the lit world!
Stimulating Literary Sessions
At JLF, authors act as rock stars and take on the stage to wow the audience with their literary expertise. They talk with participants, answer their questions and share knowledge on various social, political and economical issues. Sessions of story-telling and poetry recitation also take place, making it big a hit with lit-lovers not only from India, but around the globe. Some popular speakers and writers to look out for this year include Chetan Bhagat, Neel Mukherjee (Booker Prize nominee), Paul Theroux and William Pinch. Besides, you can spot many celebrities at the event; a number of Bollywood personalities like Javed Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi, Gulzar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Kabir Bedi are regulars at JLF.
Delectable Culture and Cuisines
Remember JLF is not a simple conference and is a festival celebrated with wonderful zeal and enthusiasm. Apart from the stimulating discussions, it is a great chance to savour the rich culture and cuisines of Rajasthan. Food lovers boarding flights to attend the fest are surely in for a treat with a number of stalls selling superb Indian foods, especially the Rajasthani delicacies. The best thing about the food here is that everything is cooked keeping the authentic taste in mind. Various shops that feature local souvenirs and artefacts provide a peek into the royal history and heritage of Jaipur. Besides, Vedic Walks, a tour company in Jaipur, offers walking tours during the fest. It allows tourists to come close to city’s interesting arts and history and have maximum bang for their money spent on flights’ tickets and holiday deals.
Great Musical Extravaganza
In evenings, the mood turns celebratory! Clarks Amer Hotel, about 15 minutes away from the event venue, always hosts a music show that is sure to enthral the visitors. One of the musical performances that are going to amaze the visitors during this year’s fest is the Rasa Duende, a dance and video collaboration between artists from India and Spain.
How to Reach There
Jaipur has an international airport that hosts flights from many airports in India and abroad. International tourists who are booking flights to Delhi or Mumbai can easily get their connecting flights to the Pink City. The Diggi Palace Hotel, where the festival takes place, is well connected with the Jaipur International Airport, by several means of transportation.