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Jaipur Literature Festival 2014

Friday, 17th January 2014

Price: INR 5,999

The Jaipur Literature Festival is the biggest and the most prestigious literary festival in Asia-Pacific. It is no secret that one would find the who'€™s who of the literary world rubbing shoulders and cheeks here. Celebrity spotting, book signing, photo-ops with authors is something that can only happen at the Jaipur Lit Fest. Debate sessions and workshops with authors are hotspots for scintillating discussions, intellectual and otherwise. A chilled glass of beer at the beer shamiana and a music performance in the evening, often a Sufi qawwali or Rajasthani folk music, are the perfect end to a glittering affair.

For tips on how to behave cool and pass off as a literary junkie at the Jaipur Lit Fest, read our blog:

Five reasons why you should visit the Jaipur Literature Festival

The non-reader's guide to the Jaipur Literature Festival


  • Day One Travel from Delhi to Jaipur, Head to the Literature Fest
  • Day Two Spend the day at the Literature Fest
  • Day Four Morning at Jaipur, Departure for Delhi at noon


  • Travel in air-conditioned car (Delhi - Jaipur - Delhi)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Jaipur
  • Daily breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Jaipur is optional (at no additional cost)

**Price is based on 4 persons travelling together


As for after-parties [...]
bring them on! Lit Fests are not earnest JNU seminars - they are festivals, so it seems to me quite proper that people should have fun in the evenings after the
sessions are over.

-William Dalrymple

The Jaipur Literature
Festival, is simply one of the
best literary festivals in the world. Authors and readers mix freely and anybody can go up to an author and start a conversation. I cannot recall just how many engaging conversations I had in the
course of the four days.

-William Dalrymple

Jaipur Literature Festival 2014

Positively the most prestigious literary festival in the Indian subcontinent, the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is a much awaited event that proves to be a crowd magnet every year. Drawing writers from not just the country but from across the world, it creates an intellectual atmosphere, where artists congregate, and share that one thing which unites everyone - a love for the arts. Scheduled to be held from the 17th to 21st of January this year, the festival will unfold at its usual venue, the Diggi Palace Hotel. Jam-packed with debates, discussions, workshops and other activities, this year too, Jaipur promises to open its doors to the world, welcoming them with the promise of a very unique experience.

To enable maximum participation, the literature festival of Jaipur is organised around a weekend, including the Republic Day holiday.

To put it simply, there are a lot of people coming. The panels include writers, intellectuals, and academic achievers. Popular figures you cannot miss will be William Dalrymple, and Namita Gokhale, who are the directors of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

The music at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival this time is probably the most exciting bit. With special performances including Rajasthani folk music, rap, Pakistani rock, Sufi, qawwalis, Progressive alternate rock etc. the range is simply outstanding.

While at Jaipur, you could make the most of it by also visiting the many forts this city is famous for. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar are some of the main attractions. So come be a part of this mela, where writers and readers join in together to create an eclectic mix of literature, art and music .