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Jaipur Prerna Yatra

Jaipur Prerna Yatra – a 3 days excursion across the pink city Jaipur to explore the rich heritage of Rajasthan. In addition, we would also visit amazing role models and social organization who are bringing positive change in the society and nation at large. After the yatra we would also conduct development programs for the rural youth and women to create livelihood opportunities in their villages.

We believe our yatra model is unique for it is deep into the travels that an individual gets to know not only of his strengths/weaknesses but has a profound effect on his overall thought process, perceptions,peacefulness and happiness. We are the first ones to come up with an initiative of this kind in Rajasthan. We firmly believe that after experiencing a 3 days yatra, the youth gets inspired to undertake lot of smaller initiatives in the social and business spheres to bring positive change around his/her world.

Role Models/Organizations

  • Morarka Foundation

  • Indian Institute of Crafts & Design Jaipur

  • Jaipur Foot

  • Dr. Mukesh Panwar

    Founder, Smile Express

  • Bharti Singh Chauhan

    Founder, PraveenLata Sansthan

  • Vitthal's Kitchen

  • Gaurav Sharma

    Co Founder, Thank You Waste Solutions

Yatra Map

 
 

Jaipur - The Pink City of India

Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan state in India was founded in 1727 by Maharaj Jai Singh II, who ruled Jaipur State from 1699–1744. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the King took great interest while designing this city of victory. He consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur.

With a strategic plan, the construction of the city started in 1727. It took around 4 years to complete the major palaces, roads and sqaure. The city was built following the principles of Vastu Shastra. According to that time, architecture of the town was very advanced and certainly the best in Indian Subcontinent. In 1876, when Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted to pink to welcome him and after that Jaipur was titled 'Pink City'. During this yatra we would explore and visit rich heritage sites of Jaipur city.

Yatra Destination

Amber Fort

Amber Fort, also known as Amer Fort is one of the best tourist destinations not just in Jaipur City but the whole of Rajasthan. Amer and the Jaigarh Fort are regarded as a single structure and a subterranean passage connects the two forts. It is believed that the passage was used to escape at times of war or enemy attacks. It is located on Cheel Ka Teela on Aravalli hills. The fort was built by Raja Man Singh I, one of the Navratnas of Emperor Akbar.  Later, expansions were undertaken by the successive rulers.  With its amazing architecture that combines Mughal and Hindu styles, the fort built in red sandstone and marble, is a sight to watch and walk through with its high ramparts, many gates, cobbled paths and splendid view. The Maota Lake looks splendid from the fort.

City Palace

The City Palace in Jaipur was once the seat of kings as it was from here that they ruled the region. One of the best tourist spots in the city, the City Palace is a vast complex and includes several buildings, courtyards and gardens. Two of the main palaces in the complex are the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal. The architecture is a fusion of Indian, Mughal, Rajput and even European styles and you can see the grandeur of the fusion in every nook and corner of the palace. The red and pink sand stone in which it is built adds a special beauty to the palace. The decorated gateways add elegance and magnificence to the
structure. The City Palace of Jaipur is a great example of how design, art and creativity can be blended to form an exquisite symbol.

Jal Mahal - Water Palace

Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. This low-rise symmetrical palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the centre of Sagar Lake. The light sand coloured stone walls of the Jal Mahal Jaipur are at a stark contrast to the deep blue of the waters of the lake, while from the innards of the palace lush foliage sprouts.

Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal Jaipur is the beautiful many windowed extension of the City Palace that is said to resemble the honeycomb structure of a bee’s nest. Since the construction of the Hawa Mahal Jaipur in 1799 the building has become the iconic structure of the city and the pink sandstone palace is considered as the finest example of Rajput architecture. The Hawa Mahal
Jaipur translated into English means the Palace of the Winds and this name is in reference to the clever cooling system which propagates a gentle breezes through the inner rooms even during the intense Rajasthan summers. This ingenious design has been completely lost after a recent renovation in which windows were installed behind each of the lattice openings, so today the palace of winds has no wind.

Yatri's Reflection

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    Ashay Shrivastav

    Electrical Engineer, Jaipur

    I am Ashay Shrivastav. I have completed b tech in electrical stream from jaipur and i was project engineer. I have participated in 1st edition Jaipur Prerna Yatra. 3 days Prerna Yatra was fully well planned. I have personally met amazing role models and got inspired by them. I got answers of my questions according to my purpose during this life changing yatra ,through life success stories of real role models. Looking forward to work on social issues. In complete yatra i felt positive and happy atmosphere and learned a lots of valuable lessons.

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    Aman Kumawat

    Co Founder, Swadhyaya Yog Shala, Jaipur

    It was really inspiring journey for 3 days we were meeting inspiring social entrepreneurs and organizations working towards betterment of society , travels were hassle free and the group energy was high , Nitin and Pankaj sir are great person to be be around with . Feel great to be part of looking forward for next one .

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    Mrityunjay Sharma

    Engineering Student, NIT Surat

    everyone wants to do something social in their life but many of us just waits for that kick to come in our life so what I feel is that these yatras are the real kick for all of us where we can see people working something spectacular at ground level in different sectors and realise that resources are a part of it to begin but the main thing is our will. so yaa that day I felt that although I live in jaipur but it was the first time I saw jaipur in a unique way. so yes I request all of you to please go for such yatras, explore yourself and I assure you that a new journey of your life will start after that!!. Thanks Nitin Sir and Pankaj Sir for selecting me for these beautiful 3 days!! and I hope that the bond between all the yatris will become more stronger from now!!

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    Shawan Ali

    Tata Trust, Madhyapradesh

    Having met so much diverse group of people from different walks of life and listening to them during the Narmada Prerna Yatra made me understand diversity in life. Seeing role model like Sewa Rural made me learn that there is much more than just carrying money. It is most into contributing to the society.

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    Deepasree Das Sarkar

    Associate Prof, Margherita College, Assam

    When I was undergoing a personal trauma, the death of my father Narmada Prerna Yatra helped me to restore the peace and comfort in me. I was informed about this Yatra by daughter Aditee and both of us went for this Yatra. First of all,unlike other tourism,it has a pure rustic aroma. It is basically tribal tourism, initiated to make them economically sound and bring them to the limelight. In quest of peace, far from the madding crowd you can recharge your emotions ..Nature never Betrays...In every step of the journey surprises are waiting, the tribal People,their innocent faces, boating in the backwaters, living in no mobile network zone, tribal cuisine, the moonlight night, horror stories, gazals, meeting with new team members from different parts of our country...It was spellbound experience, specially Nitin Tailor,CEO of Serve Happiness Foundation is an amazing personality, a gold medalist , who has left his coveted job in a reputed MNC and started this foundation as he has the passion to do something for the underprivileged rustic people. The journey was total revolution of our thought process and also the living style. We have met quite a number of Role Models who have inspired us that Life can be lived in this way also of which we never been thought. Though Happiness is a relative term but the ultimate question of Life is Whatever we are doing are we happy ...or just counting the hours...One should join Jaipur Prerna Yatra too and feel the difference

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    Aditee Sarkar

    Masters in Sociology, St. Mira College, Pune

    Narmada Prerna Yatra was one of the life changing journey. It taught me to see life from a different perspective, made me see that there are alternative way to live. I met a prince who is dedicated to working for the sidi tribe. I met the soneji family who took me back to my roots with sustainable living and farming. The pink city of Jaipur is upcoming with its own Jaipur Prerna Yatra and I am sure it will offer a lot more then the eyes can see and meet. All the best for it.

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    Sushil Kumar

    Ex Unit Head, Reliance Industires, Dahej

    Serve Happiness Foundation is based at Bharuch and was founded by an enthusiastic and passionate young social entrepreneur Nitin. And since inception it has been spreading happiness to the people from across India. He has chosen a unique process, taking group of people on Yatra, he calls it Prerna Yatra. I was part of Narmada Prerna Yatra and attracted to it for it's diversity and bringing people together. Interactive session with Role model in this part of Gujarat gives the glimpse of Gujarat and leadership lessons. The Yatra also takes you across Narmada River, interact with Tribal people and forces you to think. Understand the issues of tribals and how we could help them. Nitin ,You are doing a great effort to bring transformation in the country. Wish you all success for Jaipur Prerna Yatra.