They say a hobby a day keeps the doldrums away!
Tired of our everyday routine, we often seek the comfort of music, books, or painting to keep boredom at bay. However, sharing that passion with a bunch of people makes it double the fun.
If you too have a hobby but are wondering where and how to connect with like minded people, worry not! We have explored and curated a list of wonderful hobby clubs in Jaipur that you can join for free.
Whether you are an avid reader, photographer, cyclist or a music lover, you’ll find enough people here to talk, learn, share, and collaborate.
The Poetry recitals
Poetry Recital Club/Himanshu Atre
The Poetry Recitals is a community that brings all the local poets of the city on a common platform.
An initiative of RJ Ravindra, the members meet and celebrate the vividness and beauty of poetry. If you are an amateur poet or a budding writer, this is the place to showcase your talent. The group meets every Sunday at different venues and conducts poetry sessions.
If you find a connection with writings of Gulzar, Javed Akhtar or Mirza Ghalib, we’re sure you’ll connect with the people here too.
To stay updated with their events or join them, check their Facebook page here.
Jaipur Book Lovers
Jaipur Book Lovers
Celebrated writer Ernst Hemingway famously said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” I am sure avid book readers would agree to that.
But wouldn’t it be better to find a company of friends who love books as much as you do?
Jaipur Book Lovers is on such community that tries to bring all the reading enthusiasts of Jaipur together and celebrate the love for reading. Whether you are a voracious reader or a casual one, this club is open for all. They meet every week on Sunday to do just one thing; discuss books over a cup of coffee. The topics of discussion or the genre are pre-decided so that everyone could read up and contribute.
But if you don’t want to talk, that’s just okay. You can sit and enjoy the chatter and join in when you feel like.
To know about their next event, here.
Image: Jaipur Photographers’ Club
Bought a new camera and struggling with with all the buttons? Or maybe you want to expand your photography skills and learn taking pictures like a pro?
Jaipur Photographers’ Club is the ‘go-to-guide’ for all photography enthusiasts of Jaipur. The group started in 2010 by a small group of people who love to stay behind the lens and capture the world has been expanding ever since and now boasts more than 500 active members.
The club regularly conducts photo walks, workshops, exhibitions, photo contests and covers relevant events. It doesn’t matter what age and skill set you have if you love photography, this is the best place to fuel your passion.
Image: Music Chopal
Without music, life would be an error, won’t it?
No matter who we are or what we do, we all find solace in music. A few love to sing, others play, some dance to it while most just love to listen. But good music is something they all connect with.
Music Chopal is one such artist bank in Jaipur that welcomes young emerging music talent of the city. They’ll provide you a stage to perform live in the crowd and test yourself. The members get together frequently and play various genres of music, so there are no boundations.
It doesn’t matter if you want to perform or not, just go to their event and have a good time.
For more details, check their fb page here.
jaipur cycling comrades
Image: Jaipur Cycling Comrades
With growing desk jobs and pollution, the city and its residents both are fighting to keep themselves clean and fit. And the best way to do that is cycling.
Attempting to make Jaipur a cycle friendly city, the Jaipur Cycling Comrades promote cycling as a mode for commute and help people make it a hobby. The cyclists meet often early morning on weekends and ride the bikes in groups exploring some beautiful locations around the city. The group also conducts a three-day cycling festival ‘Thaar’ to foster the competitive spirit.
If the tunes of “Jo Jeete Wahi Sikandar” charge you up, here is a group you can join.