Bookworms, here’s why you have to go to Jaipur in January; Emma Richards; Travel Wire Asia

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

ANYONE looking for a little added culture on their first trip of the new year should consider the northern Indian city of Jaipur. While the cultural allure of this pink-bathed city can be tempting all year round, January sees the launch of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a literary extravaganza that draws appreciators of the written word from all four corners of the world.

Dubbed the “Greatest Literary Show on Earth,” this late-January festival sees some of the biggest names in the industry come to speak and share their wisdom. In the past, they’ve had headliners like Margaret Atwood, Steve McCurry, and Stephen Fry. And this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint.

According to the event’s website, the festival “brings together a diverse mix on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.”

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