Popular as the biggest and the most intriguing literature festival of Asia-Pacific, this celebration of the writing works is worth attending. If you are anyhow planning a trip to Jaipur in January, make it a point to be a part of this wonderful event. Literature adherents can purposely plan a trip to experience the charisma of sharing space with the literature legends of international stature.
History of the FestivalThe inaugural Jaipur Literature Festival was held as a part of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival in the year 2006. By acquiring great success and worldwide attention for two years, the festival was organized as an independent event in 2008. The house of Teamwork Productions produces the festival, which is directed by the famed writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple.
Host City and VenueJaipur needs no introduction as one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The city serves as the capital to the state of Rajasthan and accommodates world-famous attractions like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Jal Mahal. The colorful city is known for its rich culture, grand festivals, handicraft markets and hospitality of the local people. A good idea to have a relaxing trip to the city is by choosing a Jaipur home stay option.
The festival is organized in the very famous Diggi Palace Hotel of the city. Some of the venues inside the hotel include the Hall of Audience, Durbar Hall, Mughal Tent and the garden area. The venue is easy to access and has a number of home stay accommodations in its close vicinity.
What to Expect?The festival marks the presence of authors, writers, poets and speakers not only from India, but from many other countries. The likes of Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton, Gulzaar, Shobhaa De, Miranda Seymour, Sarnath Banerjee and Hari Kunzru have been the part of the festival over years. The festival has also started hosting performances based on music, dance and art to further extend the allure of this event.