jaipur literature festival at diggi palace in jaipur

Jaipur Literature Festival/ Photo Journey

Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is organized at Diggi Palace every year in the month of January in Jaipur. It is touted as the world’s largest free literature festival!

This year JLF festival was held  between 21st January to 25th January 2016. While it started as a literary event in 2006, over the years Jaipur Literature Festival has grown manifolds & has ceased to be merely a literary one! The event draws thousands of people every day to the festival venue. JLF is a five day event and the sessions are held simultaneously at six locations inside Diggi Palace from 9.15 AM  to 6.15 PM. There is JLF music show as well at a separate location in the evening. JLF after parties are organized at Naila Bagh in Jaipur, a popular place for late night parties.

Here are few pictures from the Jaipur Literature Festival:

View of the Jaipur Literature Festival in Diggi Palace 2016
Common sit out area inside ZEEJLF – Jaipur Literature Festival 2016
Famous Diggipuri Tea at Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur. Served in authentic Rajasthani style! #ZEEJLF
Endless cups of Diggipuri Chai being poured into kulhad one after another, at Jaipur Literature Festival! #ZEEJLF


Kulhad -Earthen pots used to serve the diggipuri tea at Jaipur Litrature festival. Eco friendly and authentic Rajasthani way to sip your “chai” !! #ZEEJLF
food at jaipur literature festival 2016 zeejlf
Adding something different- Charlie Chaplin at one the restaurants inside ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.
food lounge at jaipur literature festival at diggi palace 2016
view of one of the restaurants inside Jaipur Literature Festival. #ZEEJLF
jaipur literature festival at diggi palace 2016 zeejlf
Mural at Jaipur Literature Festival
Selfie point…. Most popular place in Jaipur Literature Festival for clicking your selfie. #JLF
worlds largest free litrature festival jlf jaipur
Looking at you…right…YOU!
Having fun posing! Who’s the real one?
This year’s theme for Jaipur Literature Festival decorations was puppets. #JLF
literary session in progress at Jaipur literature festival in Diggi Palace. #JLF
People waiting for their favourite authors session to start at samvad in Jaipur Literature Festival.
Heritage backdrop of colourful Jaipur Literature Festival, one of it’s kind! #zeejlf


Beautiful Rajasthani Leheriya prints at Jaipur Literature Festival. #ZEEJLF
Rajasthani Puppets could be seen across the venue in Jaipur Literature Festival


Jaipur Literature Festival has always maintained a very colourful look in true Rajasthani fashion. Many people love this feature -coloured look of the festival in a backdrop of heritage venue, right in the heart of the city. A very difficult combination to replicate! Indeed….

A detailed post on Jaipur Literature Festival will follow….very soon!

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32 thoughts on “Jaipur Literature Festival/ Photo Journey

    1. Yes Somali, the overall mood in the festival was happy. it kind of becomes a place to hang out with your friends, listen to famous authors, get the book signed by them and indulge in some shopping or enjoy food!!! 🙂

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      1. Okay. I’m not very active on fb though I’m present over there. I use instagram and Twitter as bloggers are pretty active on these two platforms. what name should I search you with on fb?

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  1. Happy to check this out…especially because it is free and the largest such event!
    A great way to socialize too. But why do they have parties?

    The chai in kulhad looks so tempting, I had it once somewhere in India 😊

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    1. I’m happy you liked it Alok. JLF parties are great platform to interact with famous authors, writers and personas on one to one basis. Kulhad chai is very popular here in Lit Fest too! Partly because of novelty and also because of the cold weather. Kulhad tea is very popular in Kolkatta, as well.

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