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January 12, 2012
Literature Festival of Jaipur
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 will be held in the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, from January 20th to January 24th. The largest literary carnival in Asia, the Jaipur Literature Festival is described as the “Greatest Literary Show on Earth” and witnesses thousands of visitors and over 100 speakers. The festival which began in 2006 with humble beginnings now sees throngs of people flocking to the festival to listen to their favourite authors speak or just to spot celebrities. The festival includes various readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive sessions, on literary, social and political issues, including book signings by various authors. The venue of the festival is the beautiful heritage hotel Diggi Palace located right in the heart of the city of Jaipur. Some of the authors and speakers present at the festival this year include; Ben Okri, Chetan Bhagat, Chiki Sarkar, Chandrahas Choudhary, David Davidhar, Oprah Winfrey, Prasoon Joshi, Javed Akhtar, Peter Popham and many more.
Location of Jaipur
Location of Jaipur
Jaipur, also popularly known as the pink city, is the capital and largest city of the state of Rajastan. The city is an example of being one of the finest planned cities of India and is rich in history and steeped in rich Rajput culture is a very popular tourist destination and is home to many famous historical monuments like the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Amber Fort among others.
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
Being popular with domestic and international tourists alike there is a lot to explore in and around Jaipur, here are a few popular tourist spots in the city:
Hawa Mahal Jantar Mantar
City Palace Amber Fort
Hotels and Accommodation
Being popular with tourists the city has a wide range of accommodation to choose from, be it five star resorts, mid range hotels to guest houses and home stays.
How to Reach Jaipur
Being a popular tourist destination Jaipur is a very well connected city and there are many ways of reaching there.
Rail
Jaipur is the headquarter of the North Western Railway Zone of the Indian Railways and hence the city is very well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Indore, Bhopal and many more.
Road
Jaipur is very well connected by a network of roadways and has a number of national highways running through the state, such as the NH 8, NH11 and NH 12.
Air
The Jaipur International Airport is situated in Sanganer and is connected to cities across the country by carriers like Jet Lite, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Air India.
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