Jaipur, better known for its arid climatic conditions and diverse topography, is flanked with acres of dry desert land on one side and hilly tracts on the other. But what most of us don’t know is that the “Pink City”, which is the home to many hill forts and historical landmarks, has exquisitely beautiful landscapes to its name. The picturesque Jaipur, with miles of desert sand on one side and well-planned gardens on the other, serves as the natural habitat to a wide range of flora and fauna and has a wealth of green that adds to the city’s elegance. Most of the gardens and national parks in Jaipur are maintained and preserved by the Rajasthan government as a “green” initiative to maintain the eco-system of the city. You cannot come to Jaipur and go away without visiting the gardens here. The multitude of breath taking sceneries, sheer size and design of these lush green properties makes the gardens in Jaipur a worthy stopover. There are quite a few popular gardens such as the Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Ram Niwas Gardens and Vidyadhar Garden. Read further to explore more on the gardens in Jaipur.
Famous Gardens Of Jaipur
Ram Niwas Bagh
Built in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, this garden was initially spread across a whopping 76 acres of sprawling lawns, flowerbeds and captivating fountains. Today, however, the garden stands confined to 33 acres of scenic lands while the remaining land has been divided into a zoo, aviary, herbarium, museum and sports complex. One of the major attractions of Ram Niwas Bagh is the famous Albert Hall museum that houses an exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures, objects d’art, an Egyptian mummy, natural history specimens, and a beautiful Persian carpet. Apart from this, the garden also has a modern art gallery, an auditorium and an open-air theatre. This garden is open to the visitors on all days between 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, except on Fridays.
The Vidyadhar Garden is one of the best gardens in the city. Built in memory of late Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the designer-architect of Jaipur, this garden is an interesting specimen of Shilpa Shastra. Located 8 km outside the city walls on Jaipur-Agra Highway, Vidyadhar Garden is nestled between two rocky hills, which gives this place its much coveted scenic status. This sprawling garden, with its beautifully laid flowerbeds, chiseled fountains, sylvan lakes, pictorial vineyard, stunning galleries and Mural paintings, is a true feast for the eyes. The best time to visit this garden is during early evening when the garden is illuminated with bright lights.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built this natural sanctum in 1779. The garden, named after Queen of Sisodia of Udaipur, was a token of love from the king to his queen, who was worn down with domestic difficulties and daily court life. This garden, laid in Mughal style, has a wide spread of flowerbeds, fountains, wide pavilions and frescos depicting Lord Krishna in different scenes. This multi-level garden has an old world charm about it that never fails to woo its visitors. Located 6 km away from the Jaipur-Agra Highway, this garden truly displays mankind’s forethoughtfulness and skill. The best time to visit this garden is between October and March. This garden is open to the visitors on all days from 8 am to 6 pm.
Kanak Vrindavan Valley
The Kanak Vrindavan is a charismatic place set in the foothills of Nahargarh Hills. This scenic garden is walled by three important fortress of Jaipur - the Nahargarh Fort, the Amber Fort and the Jaigarh Fort. Believed to be styled after Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, this valley has long expanding lawns with beautiful watercourses, small brooks and ponds. Kanak Vrindavan is said to attract many migratory birds like spotted doves, kingfishers and the Indian roller. A trip to Jaipur would be incomplete without a visit to the famous Kanak Vrindavan Valley.