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The year-old entrepreneur is in deep conversation with a group of men at the Jaipur Polo Ground. He is working out the modalities of a polo match to be organised for an upcoming wedding function.
This year he has organised four polo matches and a few more are in the pipeline. Once known as a desert state with forts, the place is now the newest party hotspot for the rich and famous.
And spearheading the trend are international celebrities who have been going to Rajasthan for parties, shooting films and holidays. The two-day affair saw around guests from all over the world.
Earlier this year, DLF chief K. InUnion minister Praful Patel had a grand wedding party for his daughter. Much earlier, of course, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had been floored by Jodhpur.
Three years later, pop star Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand were married at a luxurious resort in Ranthambore. Rathore quit his job as a naturalist in the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh when he saw the immense tourism potential in Rajasthan. The figures tell their story too. The number of foreign visitors to Rajasthan, around 9.
There are many reasons why the spotlight is on Rajasthan. Ayurveda may have worked for Kerala and beaches underlined Goa — but Rajasthan is happy selling mystique. Rajasthan has always been seen as the home of the royals — which adds to the lure.
The Rambagh Palace, owned by the Taj group, was the first royal residence in India to be turned into a private hotel. Its high-end hotels are among the best in the world.
InTime magazine voted Mehrangarh the best fortress in Asia. The international spotlight on Rajasthan has helped locals in many ways.
Officials point out that it has reduced the rate of migration. Once-dying art forms are being revived, new cultural festivals have cropped up, international luxury chains are entering the state and old havelis are being spruced up. And all of this has generated employment. Folk dancer Gulabo Sapera seconds that.
The boom in high-profile events has led to a rise in incomes. Festivals have done their bit too. Tourists are planning their itinerary around events such as the Jaipur Literary Festival, Pushkar Mela or the folk music festival Jodhpur Riff.
This year, the Jaipur Shopping Festival made its debut. An international airport in Jaipur and proximity to Delhi facilitate travel. The state is now waiting for its next cele- brity. Halle Berry is expected sometime soon. And Rajasthan is getting ready with its welcome song.A Wing, 1St Floor, Capital Business Centre, Panch Batti, Bharuch, Opp Central Bank Of India AHXPSD HGIX Shree Krishna Surgical Hospital Surana Sethia Hospital & Research Centre Suman Nagar Sion Trombay Road Chembur AAATSR HGIX Swastik Hospital & Research Centre.
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