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Jaipur’s Gems Arrive in Harrods

Close your eyes and picture this; you stand in a gleaming room as a conveyor sends gems of every colour imaginable, ready for you to pluck a glistening stone as it floats on by. Sounds like a surreal day-dream? Well at Harrods this has become… READ MORE >


Special Experience: Lunch with the Jain Pilgrims

Jainism, alongside Buddhism and Hinduism, is one of the three most ancient religions of India. Teaching a path to spirituality through living a life of nonviolence and renunciation, Jains live a simple and peaceful life. ‘Jain’ derives from the Sanskrit verb to conquer; referring to… READ MORE >


Special Experience: Learn Bandhani Tie-dye with our Master Craftsman

Bandhani tie-dye is one of the oldest forms of textile dyeing. An ancient art that is mainly practiced in the regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat, this technique has come to symbolise the stunning sarees, turbans and odhnis that inject these areas with colour and life…. READ MORE >


Special Experience: The Best Way to See Leopards

The ever-elusive leopard has finally given up his home address. Set in stunning rural countryside, the beautiful Jawai Leopard Camp is home to many incredible creatures including flamingos and monkeys, and of course a thriving leopard population. Conveniently located between Jodphur and Udaipur, it is… READ MORE >


Explore India with celebrity chef Peta Mathias

India Beat loves working with Peta Mathias. Be ready for ten days of fabulous sensory overload with renowned New Zealand food writer Peta Mathias. Discover the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata and Darjeeling. In this land of extremes, Peta’s tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, magical… READ MORE >


1135 AD: Fine Dining in Jaipur

1135 AD at Jaipur’s Amber Fort is an incredible concept restaurant that recreates the splendor of the maharaja’s court. We love to treat ourselves to lunch at the restaurant is its hidden location above the jaleb chowk’s main gateway. On arrival, get ushered upstairs to… READ MORE >


Jaipur’s beautiful Idli boutique

The Idli boutique houses an exotic collection of incredibly beautiful clothes, accessories, textiles and home furnishings, curated by our good friend Thierry Journo. Thierry’s expert knowledge of traditional Indian techniques such as tie-dye, embroidery and block printing intermingle with his French aestheticism and individual elegance to… READ MORE >


Jaipur’s Best Shops

Victoria Dyer, founder of India Beat “leads clients on a shopaholic’s dream tour, into the local gem markets and through the city’s best jewelry and silk boutiques…” Conde Nast Traveler Here are some of her favourite places to visit: 1) The Gem Palace: Probably the… READ MORE >


Jaipur’s Beautiful Bar Palladio

Jaipur has a wonderful hotspot, Bar Palladio in the gardens of Narain Niwas. Owner Barbara Miolini with the collaboration of Marie-Anne Oudejans has expertly created an enchanting atmosphere, subtly marrying Indian and Italian culture. Bar Palladio reflects perfectly her own effervescent personality in its casual joie… READ MORE >


Ranvas: a Rajput Paradise

India Beat recently visited Ranvas and loved the calm beauty of the hotel. The former royal zenana (Queen’s apartments) of this massive fort have been renovated to create a superb hotel. Amazingly,  beyond the hotel walls the whole fort is painstakingly being restored and archeologists… READ MORE >


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