Things you should not miss at Jawahar Kala Kendra

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Charles Correa’s Jawahar Kala Kendra is a “piece of artwork.” He is correct in his assessment of his creation’s beauty. Since 1991 Jawahar Kaka Kendra has been an alluring center for arts and crafts in Jaipur. The center is an analogue of the original city plan of Jaipur drawn by the Maharaja of Jaipur. “Jawahar” exemplifies the love that the late Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru had for arts and crafts.

1. Architecture

Jawahar Kala Kendra architecture
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People come from all over the world to see Jawahar Kala Kendra because of its unique architecture and rich greenery. It is, as a friend of Charles Correa once commented, the “Best piece of art.” It’s a “nomad’s haven,” a place where the soul can rest. The NauGraha was the inspiration for the Jawahar Kala Kendra concept (9 Mandala).

2. Library

JKK Library
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If you enjoy reading, the JKK Library is undoubtedly the best place to visit in Jaipur. For more than 2 decades, the JKK Library has given enough research and study space in Jaipur. Over 14,000 reference books from many categories, including art, culture, religion, architecture, literature, and spirituality, are housed in the two-storey library.

3. Shilpgram

JKK Shilpgram
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The Shilpgram is another unique feature of Jawahar Kala Kendra. Shilpgram, which means “crafts village,” has hosted several fairs, haat bazaars, and festivals. The six huts, which represent Braj (Bharatpur), Hadoti (Kota), Tribal (Durgapur), Desert (Barmer and Bikaner), Shekhawati (Sikar), and Centre (Jaipur), are guaranteed to draw a crowd. In addition, the fairs and festivals that take place here provide a variety of colours and energy to the area.

4. Events

JKK Events
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At Jawahar Kala Kendra, renowned artists from all over the world perform. JKK is a hub for all types of art, whether performing arts like dance, music, and theatre or visual arts like paintings and photography. JKK also hosts summer camps each year that include various activities, seminars, and workshops in areas such as dance, music, theatre, and photography, among others.

5. The Indian coffee house

The Indian Coffee House
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It would be best to eat South Indian cuisine such as dosas, uttapam, idli, and vada to get your slurps and burps. And, of course, don’t forget about the coffee! This café’s USP is that it is inexpensive, and the view from the café is pleasant enough to brighten your day. In addition, a coffee shop is a meeting place for city journalists, politicians, poets, and thinkers.

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