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Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur Address: Ghat Ki Guni, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302017, India
Situated very close to the Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, on the Jaipur- Agra highway, Vidyadhar Garden in Jaipur is a quaint little place in the heart of the city near Ghat ki Guni.
The Vidyadhar garden is one of the best maintained gardens of Jaipur and is taken care by the Rajasthan Government. Earlier, the garden used to be host to quite a few private parties which were eventually banned by the government of Rajasthan to maintain the well- being of the infrastructure and authenticity of the motifs and designs.
The most predominant flora here is the Alstonia tree as the garden is filled with them. The garden is the best place to view peacocks and monkeys.
Vidyadhar Garden is the best place for a nature and art lover, it is also recommended for the bird watchers as there are plenty of immigrant birds that flock here around the winter months.
History of Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur
The Vidyadhar Garden was built in the year 1988 in memory of Jaipur’s chief architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and is designed according to the principles of ‘Shilpa Shastra’, the science of Indian architecture. Shilpa Shastra is based on the Hindu principles and standards of designs, crafts, and arts which include paintings, pottery, making sculptures, wall as well as stone murals, textile designing and many more formats.
The architect was among the favourites of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh for the reason because he could make visual wonders with his elaborate designs and architecture.
Architectural Layout of Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur
The design layout and architecture of Vidyadhar garden is a mix of Mughal, Rajasthani as well as classical Indian architecture. The intricate designs and patterns on the pavilion walls are influenced by Hindu mythology, especially from the life of Lord Krishna.
Like all other Mughal influenced gardens, Vidyadhar Garden is also famous for fountains, flower beds and well- maintained gardens. There are terraced lawns, lakes with crystal clear water, and majestic pavilions that give out the real essence of the ornate frescoes that don the walls of the pavilions. While the murals depict stories from Hindu mythology, the intricate lattice work engraved on the walls along with the mirror work and terraced flower beds give away the exact feel and essence of the Mughal architecture.
The entire landscape of the garden speaks volumes about the amalgamation of two cultures with respect to design, architecture and art. There are courtyards between palace complexes and each one of the three palace complexes, namely the Vidyadhar palace, the Neela Mahal and the Raj Niwas, have their own separate colour scheme with varied designs. The gardens are sectioned between the complexes and are also very well manicured. The pavilions, courtyards, palaces and chhatris blend in extremely well with the surrounding hills.
A modern restaurant is built near the Vidyadhar palace and Neela Mahal. It is done up to match the taste of royalty and is worth a visit. Though a bit on the expensive side, when it comes to budget, the food served is authentic and certainly worth the money spent.
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Timings and Entry Fees of Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur
The garden is open between 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM during the day. There is no entry fee during the day.
Places to visit near Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur
1. Sisodia Rani ka Bagh: Visit the garden built by a king for his beloved second queen so that she could get away from the political discussions of the royal court and spend time at leisure. The garden is labour of love which reflects through the murals on the walls that show love of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.
2. Galta Ji Temple: Another architectural marvel and a place rich in history, this temple would most certainly give an architect and a history lover reasons to have a detailed look into the intricacies of the structure. Every temple in the temple complex has a story or a legend to tell.
3. City Palace: Built by the founder of Rajasthan, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace, till date serves as the private residence for the royal family, the descendants of the Maharaja. Take a sneak peak at the royal way of life by getting yourself booked on a royal tour. Though a bit on the expensive side, the visit is absolutely worth it.
4. Jantar Mantar: Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was a mathematics and astronomy enthusiast and that made him ask his chief architect to build Jantar Mantar. Visit to witness the finesse and precise calculation with which the monument was built. Check the time at the world's largest stone sundial.
5. Hawa Mahal: The ‘Palace of Winds’ is another architectural marvel of Jaipur and visit to the palace is a must because of the tiny colorful windows that apparently become the main attraction. True to its name, the Hawa Mahal does make you feel the wind on your face while you stand at the top.
How to Reach Vidyadhar Garden Jaipur
Located on the Jaipur- Agra highway, reaching Vidyadhar Garden is very easy via road since the connectivity within the city is very good. One may hire taxis or auto- rickshaw from the city or rent prepaid cabs like Ola, Uber, etc. One can also opt for a private cab from top car rental companies in Jaipur and cover all the popular places to visit in Jaipur quite comfortably.
The local state transport buses plying on this route are also the best economic option. Another advantage of traveling via local buses is that visitors can experience the local way of life in Rajasthan.
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