The year about to come to an end, clock has started ticking and the giants of literature from around the world are ready to off to the Pink City – Jaipur. Yes, we are here talking about the most prestigious event that happens every year, it is Jaipur Literature Festival. The event always takes places in the month of January in Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Lots of People not only from India but also from outside the country come and celebrate the amalgamation of different literature under one roof. So before move ahead and talks more about this literature extravaganza, let us make you introduce with a brief past about the pioneering and success of the festival.
History of Jaipur Literature Festivals
With an idea to bring authors, writers, journalists and every personality that is related to literature bring together, Jaipur Literature Festival was founded in 2006. In its inauguration year it drew the crowd of merely 100 attendees. Shobhaa De, Namita Gokhle, William Dalrymple and many other renowned personalities visited this festival. The level of the festival grew with the passage of every year. It started became livelier, more interactive and more nourishing. Salman Rushdie in 2007 and Johm Berendr were major center of attraction in 2007 and 2008 respectively.By the year 2009 the festival is started gaining its’ popularity. It was the year when the festival took itself to another level and witnessed 12,000 attendees and over 140 authors/speakers, nationally and internationally. Tina Brown, Hanif Kureshi, Colin Thubron, Farah Khan attended that 5 days literature gala.
In 2010 festival had 30,000 attendees and 172 authors/speakers. In 2011 the number increases to 226 including some renowned names such as Prasoon Joshi, Javed Akhtar, Gulzar and Parhan Pramuk. JLF took another leap in its’ level when famous international talk show host Oprah Winfrey attended Jaipur Literature Festival 2012. One more major center of attraction was Mr. Anupam Kher, the versatile actor and a writer attended the festival. He talked about his book ‘The Best Thing About You Is You’.
Year 2015, was about to be a special one in JLF’s history. The festival had held over 300 events in 10 venues beyond the four walls of Diggi Palace. Guests such as Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi participated in that year, but what add more value in this year is the session from our former President Dr. APJ Abudl Kalam who drew 5000 handsome crowed to the front lawns of Diggi Palace. 2015 became more also special because lyricist Javed Akhtar with Girish Karnard also gave their session on development and enhancement of literature along with versatile artists Naseer-Ud-Deen Shah and Shabana Aazmee.
In 2016 the festival was inaugurated by Rajasthan’s CM Mrs. Vasundhara Raje Sindhiya.
Literature Festival 2017 – A Synopsys
What started as humble, simple festival has now become a world famous phenomenon Just like Every year, the festival will be held for 5 days and will going to take place in the royal Diggi Palace. This year JLF is turning 10 years. Some of the renowned speakers of the festival would be Alice Walker, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Mark Haddon is some authors to just to name a few.
Publish Your Name on JLF Site
Jaipur Literature Festival has become a place where the giants of the literature world come and attend enlighten the audience with their unmatchable experience, works and poetries. Many of us want to be a writer and want to write something which is inspired by our favorite authors. Considering our Urge for becoming a writer, Jaipur Literature Festival launched a bog section, where you can unleash the writer inside you. Through this festival you will you will get a chance to publish your blog and become a published blogger on Jaipur Literature Festival blog page and the magazines related to this. You will be selected by the jury of judges on the basis of the creativity that you put in your poetry, story, and books review or author analyses. The jury will select the best 10 entries and if you get selected then all you lucky 10 get endowments to be a part of this literature gala. You will be invited to Jaipur be part of their blogger team. Being one of the major parts you will be allowed to blog directly from the festival.
Publish Your Name as Best Photographer
The blogging thing is not only for writers, poets. If photography is your passion then it is the right place for you also. You can showcase your photography talent here by clicking some amazing pictures based on different themes. All the best entries will go to be featured on Jaipur Literature Festival’s official Facebook Page and also on their website. The lucky two winners will be endorsed to travel to Jaipur and attend the entire 5 days festival.
Where to Stay?
Travelling to Jaipur, turning pages of lit fest and cherishing the moments is not enough when you do not get a perfect place to stay during your literature excursion. Hotel Dekho share the list of some of the Best Hotels in Jaipur which are nestled near the JLF venue and are also ranging from plush 5 star properties to pocket friendly budget hotels. Diggi Palace itself being one of the Best 5 Star Hotels in Jaipur filed with all luxury that charms its guests. The palace serves as the residence of royal family during its building in 1860. Ram Bagh Palace Jaipur is another option that serves under the category of 5 star hotels in Jaipur.
Treebo Corporate Inn is one of the Best 4 Star Hotels in Jaipur. The property is also nestled near Diggi Palace which is as comfortable as luxury hotels. Some other options that come as cozy as this one are Royal Orchid Central, Narain Niwas Palace Hotel and Treebo Woodsvilla Suites. All these hotels are considered as the best 4 Star Jaipur hotels.
It is not only the 5 & 4 star properties that we have in our bag, for all those who wish to stay at luxury but also wish to pay moderate prices for them we a list of 3 star and Budget Hotels which are filled with all contemporaries amenities and moreover nestled near the Diggi Palace. SMS Hotel, The Woodsvilla Suites, Hotel Ananta Inn are some of the Best 3 Star Hotels and Hotel Sukhvilas, Milan Guest House, Pink Turban and Jai Vilas are some of options you can go under Budget categories.
Suggested Tour: Jaipur Local City Tour Package By Car
So, collect your things, pack your bag and get ready to be a part of the most spectacular festival that you have ever seen. You will love exploring new territories, meeting new authors, forming new ideas, finding your new favorite. Get ready to get interacted with your favorite authors, one to one during their sessions. Padharo Mahre Des….