Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) es el centro cultural más importante de Jaipur, y es un homenaje a la cultura local. Aunque la construcción se inició en 1986, fue terminado recién en 1991, y desde entonces ha sido un éxito. En el lugar también hay una biblioteca maravillosa, una acogedora cafetería y un pequeño hotel. El centro exhibe trabajos de artistas famosos, y también ofrece obras de teatro de primera categoría. Como si esto fuera poco, hay aún más cosas para disfrutar: JJK también tiene en exhibición objetos tradicionales antiguos, para mantener la historia de Jaipur bien viva. Este sitio no puede faltar en ningún itinerario de viaje.
When one catches a glimpse of the striking edifice of the Birla Auditorium, it is hard to believe that it isn't a palace. Scenically set in middle of a garden, with a lively fountain in the center, this auditorium mirrors the customary decor of the renowned havelis of Jaipur. However from within, it is exactly opposite with its hi-tech equipment and state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities. A seating capacity of over a thousand and other conveniences such as an ample parking area, centralized air-conditioning and cafeteria within the confines, all add up to making this place a favorite with event organizers. Right from Rajasthani performing arts to business trade fairs, if it is a huge event, chances are it'd be hosted at the Birla Auditorium.
Ravindra Manch is one of the myriad places in Jaipur that hold a historical significance. The auditorium was among the seventeen cultural centers that were envisioned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and was thrown open to the public on Independence Day in the year 1963. Since then, the place has hosted a wide number of cultural shows and events. Some of the most renowned artists, dancers and actors have displayed their talent at this prestigious venue. Culture-lovers head here and have a blast! Call ahead for event information and more.
Fondly known as the SMS stadium to locals, the sprawling Sawai Mansingh Stadium was built by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. With a capacity of around 30,000, this historic venue has hosted numerous cricket test matches, the most famous being the India v/s Pakistan in 1987. Also in a city where polo is given precedence over any other sport, SMS is a lone stadium that is used for other sporting tournaments. The confines also house a cricket academy, hockey field, badminton court and a swimming pool. The stadium has restricted entry and is open to the general public only during sports tournaments, so it makes sense to call ahead for details.
For those who need a break from the tourist trail of Rajasthan, nothing could be better than a good movie watched on the silver screen. This is when Raj Mandir cinema to the rescue by screening the latest releases within its comfortable air-conditioned confines. Located in the central area of Jaipur, this theater is a convenient spot for the city's movie buffs. After enjoying a Bollywood hit, head to the nearby McDonald's or Tomatoes, in Silver Square for a light meal.
WAVS at the Maharani Palace hotel is one of the city's top nightlife destinations. Though small, accommodating up to 110 people, the club is well equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems that ensure the party keeps on going. With comfortable private areas, a happening dance floor and a great drinks menu, this Sindhi Camp club is a great place to blow off some steam with friends when visiting the Pink City. The chic décor, delicious eats, and bass-thumping beats combine to make an evening at WAVS one to remember. The theme is usually Bollywood so go ahead and bring your best bhangra moves to this party.
Counted as one of the biggest convention centers of the state, Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center is located in the prime Sitapura industrial belt and lies a short distance from the nearest international airport. Two well-designed exhibition spaces proffer 20,000 square meters (215,278 square feet) of a neatly laid-out area, apart from an array of meeting venues and an advanced convention center. Along with serving as an idyllic venue for corporate seminars and conferences, the convention center also features a sleek Novotel property on-site.