The most awaited festival for the literati is here. Yes, we are talking about the ever fascinating Jaipur Literature Festival. Into its ninth season, Zee JLF is famed for bringing the best of writers, novelists, poets, critics, journalists, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel laureates at one place. The fest is known for its vibrant and lively decorations, debates and discussions, interactive workshops and sessions, concerts and the crowd that it manages to gather from all across the world.
When and where?
Date: 21st – 25th January 2016
Venue: Diggi Palace, Jaipur
What’s in store for you at JLF 2016?
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Expect the likes of Margaret Atwood, famed Canadian poet and novelist, India’s very own storyteller, Ruskin Bond, Avirook Sen, Stephen Altar, Molly Crabapple in conversation with William Dalrymple, acclaimed author and one of the founders of the fest and many such authors who charmed us time and again with their words countless times.
No fest is complete without a few book launches. Certain launch to watch out for are:
- Paresh Maity: The World of Colours
- You can be Smarter and Wiser, and
- Indian Accent Restaurant Cookbook.
Any event brings along with it a flavor of the city it is organized in. Gorge on some lip smacking Jaipur snacks and meals that will be served in the lawns.
Like last year, bloggers and photographers will get featured for their creativity. So all you writers, pick up your pen. Photographers, capture the best of JLF through your lenses and stand a chance to be a part of the limelight.
For details, check out the official website and Facebook Page of JLF.
|General Audience Fee||Free|
|Delegate Entry Fee:|
|Pre-Festival Registration (2nd Nov to 20th Jan, 2015):||Rs.3,500 per person/day|
|Rs.14,000 per person/5days|
|On-the-spot Registration:||Rs.4,000 per person/day|
|Rs.15,000 per person/5 days|
Note: Only delegates will have access to lunch, dinner and music concerts at Clarks Amer.
Sightseeing and accommodation
While in Jaipur, it is a crime to not roam around the city. Known for its forts and palaces, glittering bazaars and mouth watering delicacies, Jaipur is the ultimate place to unleash the leisure of travel. Notable Jaipur attractions include City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort. FabHotel Epic C Scheme is a well-suited budget stay option as it is just 3.5 km from the venue.