Jaipur, March 13: The literature fraternity is rejoicing the return of the Jaipur Literature Festival after the pandemic. Despite numerous roadblocks and delays induced by the 3rd wave of the virus, the new venue, Hotel Clarks Amer, has conferred on JLF an avenue that a festival of this repute and magnitude truly deserves. 

Celebrated writer and journalist, Pragya Tiwari said that the 15th edition of the festival has been exhilarating thus far, JLF is happening for the first time in spring and Hotel Clarks Amer has provided a breath-taking setting with their gorgeous landscape and blooming trees.

Spead over the 100,000 sq.ft. of the Clarks compound, the festival arena is splendidly commodious. Individual session spaces are bigger and the entire festival experience is nestled among century old trees and acres of greenery. With a subtle sophistication which is innate to Clarks, the hotel has also transformed itself into a fun and festive wonderland for JLF. The space planning was executed while keeping in mind both functional requirements as well as aesthetics. Movement of crowds through the festival has been seamless and seating arrangements have been made keeping in mind COVID prevention protocols.

Several spacious lounges have been created for the comfort and convenience of Authors, guests and friends of the festival. The bazaar and restaurant kiosks have been allocated a separate, dedicated area to ensure that the literary events are conducted smoothly and the visitors can conveniently have the experiences they desire. The entry to the bazaar and restaurant areas has also been kept free of cost for visitors.

“I love staying at Clarks Amer and attending JLF here has been simply excellent. It is wonderful to look out of the Author’s lounge and be right in the middle of all the action”, said writer Sohaila Abdulali.

“This is my 7th JLF. I am a literature lover and every year I travel from Mumbai solely to attend the festival. The experience at Clarks has been wonderful. The spaces are serene and spacious, crowds are well managed and COVID protocols are sincerely followed. This is a relief.” – Razia Faizullabhoy