Hobnob with the literary crowd - January in Jaipur

Come to Jaipur if you are in India in January and take in the free Jaipur Literature Festival where famous authors from around the world converge to meet their readers. Lots of cultural shows happen here and the best of local and international food at the venue.

Jaipur has always fostered art and literature and continues to this day with the annual Jaipur Literature Festival every January at Diggi Palace, when a visit to Jaipur becomes the ‘arty’ thing to do.

Shop at Anokhi Cafe for best of cotton clothes, real coffee, cheesecakes and the best of organic food. This is the best place to bump into authors and celebrities from around the world during the Jaipur Literature Festival.


  • Watching Ben Okri sign your book Asking questions to experts on debates Enjoy poets recite, authors read excerpts Buy books, get them signed Have beer next to Orhan Pamuk Bump into Dalrymple everywhere Ask authors questions about their books

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Hotels We Like

  • Neemrana Fort Palace

    A ruined fort once armed to the teeth to defy the Mughals and even the British has risen again in splendour after painful restoration to its previous glory. The only difference, you are welcome to stay and experience Maharaja Luxury not far from Delhi or Jaipur. 

  • The Farm Boutique Hotel

    Genuinely creative rebuke to the faux royal hotels of Jaipur. Fun, sometimes silly and absolutely for talking, reading, sketching and not television. Jaipur seen through rose tinted specs and soul music

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    The Oberoi Rajvilas revives the princely lifestyle of India’s legendary Rajput princes and offers consistently high standards of facilities and services.

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