Overview of the Jaipur Literature Festival
The Jaipur Literature Festival is considered as the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific. The first session was conducted in 2006 and every since there have been no looking back. Just last year in 2012, more than 100,000 people were seen attending hundreds of sessions during the educative five day affair. Amidst such number of enthusiasts, a bit of planning on your part before the festival will be a plus. You will have to make arrangement for convenient accommodations and flight tickets well in advance to avoid last minute rush.
This article will guide you on all the information you’ll need t attend the festival.
When is the Jaipur Literature Festival due?
The seventh session of the Jaipur Literature Festival will takes place from January 17-21, 2014.
Where is the Jaipur Literature Festival Held?
The Jaipur Literature Festival is held at the historic Diggi Palace hotel. It is located in Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar where M.I. Road ends. It is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Old City of Jaipur. As 2012 saw an overflow of Diggi Palace, a new venue (Char Bagh) has been added for 2014. With the addition, the capacity has been expanded by another 5,000 people per hour. The music stage will also be shifted to the new venue, The Clarks Amer lawns. It is a 15 minutes drive towards south of Diggi Palace.
What normally happens at the Jaipur Literature Festival?
Jaipur Literature Festival advocates the presence of both Indian authors and those from abroad. Many readings, discussions, and questions and answers sessions are conducted during those five days. You can buy the authors’ books and get them signed as well. The range of stalls from food to handicrafts is add on. For those who get tired going through the books, there is also an outdoor lounge bar for relaxation. Music performances are held in the evenings after the literary sessions. The Festival have turned out to be quite fashionable in the recent years and has been attracting bunches of socialites from Delhi and Jaipur.
Who Will Be Attending the 2014 Jaipur Literature Festival?
Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, British writer Samantha Shannon, actor Irrfan Khan and boxer Mary Kom along with authors like Vaidehi, Amish Tripathi, Geetanjali Shree, Lily Wangchhuk, and Jerry Pinto will be attending the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Activist Ganesh N Devy, American social and political activist Gloria Steinem, British historian Antony Beevor, and novelist Geoff Dyer, Hollywood actor Rupert Everett, and travel writers Robyn Davidson and Cheryl Strayed are also expected to mark their presence.
Theme for the 2014 Jaipur Literature Festival
The 2014 themes are not announced yet.
How to Reach Jaipur?
One of the most famous tourist spots of Rajasthan, the Pink City of India, Jaipur, can be most accessible from Delhi. Take a flight, drive or reach via train or bus.
- It is a six hours drive from Delhi to Jaipur on road trip.
- You can check the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation for the timetable of buses to reach Jaipur from various locations.
- Search and book private buses online through Red Bus.
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