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Reliving The Amazing Memories At Kanak Ghati, Jaipur.

Kanak Ghati is one place where we all, at one point of our lives has been to. In retrospect, Kanak Ghati was the no. 1 picnic spot for the school picnics as well as family picnics. The maintenance of the historical garden has been kept up to date by the government and the café in the park’s premises still serves good food. The feel of Kanak Ghati still remains the same but, the people are so caught up in their own lives’, they hardly get any time to revisit this beautiful garden.

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Kanak Ghati is also famously called Kanak Vrindavan, it is named so as it was constructed based on the Lord Krishna’s Vrindavan. The picturesque idols of Lord Krishna and the Gopis, surrounded by the beautiful flowers at Kanak Ghati brings alive the spirit of the playful God in the truest form.

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There are various scenes recreated around Kanak Ghati with idols of Lord Krishna. The construction of the garden dates back to more than 300 years when the idol of Lord Govind Dev Ji had to be shifted from Vrindavan. The temples in Kanak Ghati area were constructed to house the idol of Govind Dev Ji, but in 1716, the idol was shifted to the now called Govind Dev Ji Temple in City Palace area in Jaipur.

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The particular spot that Kanak Ghati is at, the valley below Nahargarh was specially chosen for its construction as it adds special grace to the majestic Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and the Jal Mahal Palace. If you are looking to explore the heritage of Jaipur, there’s no better place than the trio of palaces, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer Palace.

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With very close proximity to the great palaces, Kanak Ghati is definitely a place to visit for a serene experience and the feel of Jaipur. The pools and fountains at the Ghati make sure the beauty of the Ghati remains extraordinary, and everyone in the family enjoys the getaway as much. As Jaipur is widely called, the Chotti Kashi, for the number of temples that it houses, Kanak Ghati adds another exciting layer of holiness and fun to the city of Jaipur.

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Kanak Ghati is a perfect full day escape from the hustle and bustle of daily lives we are so caught up in, the surrounding of Kanak Ghati make it the absolute serene garden in the city of Jaipur. The Ghati has a picturesque view of the great Aravalis and lies just below the valley of Nahargarh, there is certainly no other place with a view and location like this, in the entire world.

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Find Your New Home Which Is In Harmony With Beauty And Vastu!

Green open space, flowers-bordered walkways, patches of green tucked away, beautifully maintained parks, stepping out onto the dew-covered grass and invigorating environment.  Seems like a dream for most of us.
We all look for the places where we can find ultimate relaxation, comfort, and soul-satisfying atmosphere. No, we are not talking about some Ashrams or temples of Jaipur today. We are talking about our Home.
In the historical Jaipur city at one time the residents were only staying in the walled city but with the growing population, the city extended its wings to the open spaces.
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Our home is a place that truly enhances the overall living experience. Along with premium housing, today’s millennial generation is focused on having a space that offers peace of mind and energetic vibes. We no more look for housing spaces but to a home that contributes to good health and wellbeing of the members living there and thus arises the need for Vastu compliant house. Because Vastu Shastra guides us on how to have a home with good vibes.
Do you know, every single room in your home evokes a particular feel?
A modern, minimalist and inviting décor and a little Vastu ensure all natural energies to bless us, be it- Drawing room, Bedrooms, Kitchen, living room, and Dining room?
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The first impression is always the best impression. We all know that when we have a guest, it is our Drawing Room- that they see. We put emphasis on the perfect layout of our drawing room and designed it the way that will reflect our own style and bring comfort at the same time. The ideal location of the living room is to be directly linked to the main entrance without any obstruction.
For ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation- Bedroom-in our house is one place where we feel relaxed and at ease. Use of aesthetic colours, flooring, and furnishing creates a serene ambiance. It has to be plush and luxurious with built in wardrobes giving you ample space, so as to keep your bits and pieces out of sight, along with proper ventilation to soothe your senses. Ideally, the Bedroom in a south-west direction brings good health and prosperity. Avoid a bedroom in the north-east or south-east zone of the house as the former may cause health issues.
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The Hub of Your Home- Kitchen is a place where the health of the entire family depends. The right food is prepared with access to the right amenities. More space equals less hustle! Your kitchen needs to have all the right kind of cabinets, racks, and shelves that should be neatly and carefully fitted. The most important essential is that it should be well-ventilated or natural ventilation is also a good idea.
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Every corner of your house needs careful planning but Living Space to have natural light entering your home as it creates positive energy and gives joy to all. Nothing is quite as welcoming and relaxing as a well furnished and spacious classic living room. The reason we keep planters for our well being. The living room should face east, north or north-east. Alternatively, a north-west facing living room is also favourable.
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For many it’s a dream to have space which is in perfect harmony with nature, the tranquil environs bring forth a fresh breath of air in early mornings and evenings.
A Garden has all the benefits to keep you healthy in many ways possible. Devoting some time in growing your own garden helps you remain stress-free, boosts your self-esteem, lowers your heart-related diseases, and most effective of all, it cures depression and mental illness.
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Post our long day at work it is very important to get some sort of relaxation. A swim or a gym or a movie is not a bad idea but who has the energy to go out. Consider having a miniplex or a clubhouse under your house, where you can go and indulge yourself to give your mind some relaxation and make your evenings merrier with facilities like a Spa, Gymnasium, Mini Theater, Swimming Pool, cafeteria and many fun indoor games all at one place.
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But where do you get Harmony (Vastu) and beauty (Architecture) –a perfect match for the new home?
Here’s One stop for -Positive Mind, Positive vibes and Positive life-Your Home at Manglam Aananda
Manglam Aananda caters in delivering a residential nest in the city of Jaipur with a perfect balance of high-end amenities and comfort with ample of green spaces, swimming pool, clubhouse, badminton, squash, basketball, tennis court, and cricket pitch in addition to the of utility features like a gazebo with a scenic view, multipurpose hall with pantry, temple, and wide parking areas.
The large and luxuriously fitted clubhouse is probably the best-in-class feature when compared with any available property in Jaipur.
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And not to forget their tight security services that ensure the residence to have a peaceful sleep while their well-trained security personnel is on his duty, along with CCTV cameras, and boom barriers that provide you with carefree living. So, finding a home that ensures a healthy and safe environment is where you should invest in buying your new home. If you don’t find a house that meets all your criteria, give it time. You don’t need to move into the first house you see.
Buying a house is a huge investment, so take your time and only choose one that you can see yourself living in for. Because your Home is your ultimate happy place.

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20 Places to visit when travelling to Jaipur

Jaipur is a place with a glorious past and a very rich historic background. People come from far off places just to get the taste of its beautiful monuments and their architecture. For anyone who wants to visit Jaipur or even know about it, here is a list of 20 places one must visit and why.

1. Albert Hall Museum
Situated in Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall Museum is home to many beautiful paintings, sculptures and other distinct objects of historic significance. Dated back to 1876, it’s the oldest museum in the state and is quite popular for its Indo-Saracenic architecture. With lush green lawns alongside, you can sit and enjoy the beauty of this gigantic museum from outside.

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2. Amar Jawan Jyoti
Amar Jawan Jyoti was established as a tribute to the martyrs who fought and sacrificed their lives for the pride and honor of the nation. In the evenings, the place is lit with beautiful colored lights which makes the view all the more spectacular. Here one can view art, sculptures and audio visual movies dedicated to the defense force of the country. It is a perfect place for those who are keen to hear the gallant tales of the soldiers of our nation.

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3. Amer Fort
Amer or Amber Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is among the most visited places in Jaipur. The fort situated high on a hill overlooking the Maota Lake, is spread over a vast area with four levels, each having a courtyard. Every evening, the fort hosts a spellbinding Light and Sound Show, scripted by the great poet and lyricist Gulzar and voiced by Bollywood superstar Mr Amitabh Bachchan. With a blend of folk music, the show brings to life the legends, history, traditions and cultures of the Rajputs and Jaipur City. The high walls of the fort, made of red sandstone and marble, create an awe-stricken backdrop for the light – effects. This is something to be witnessed by every Jaipurite at least once in their lifetime.

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4. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir, also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, is a marvel made entirely of white marble. Situated on the elevated platform of the Moti Dunagri Hill, it looks splendid glowing in the night light. The major attraction is towards the idol of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi, which is carved out of one single piece of marble. With the pure and peaceful aura of the temple, surrounded by lush green lawns, it is the ideal hangout place for many Jaipurites as well as tourists to spend their evenings.

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5. Chokhi Dhani
For an ultimate Rajasthani experience, Chokhi Dhani, located approx 23 km from Jaipur on Tonk Road, is a place you can’t afford to miss. With the artificial village environment, soak in the spirits of Rajasthani culture and traditions. The lip smacking, traditional Rajasthani food adds to the charismatic appeal of Chokhi Dhani. Once you visit the place, the paintings, the wall art, the camel rides, the dance performances, the enthusiasm, the traditions, the Rajasthani attire and the smiling faces are all bound to mesmerize you and make you feel ecstatic.

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6. Chulgiri
Situated in the lap of the Aravali Ranges, is a beautiful Jain temple, Chulgiri. It’s famous for its 60 ft tall dome, which shelters the enormous 21 ft tall sculpture of Mahaveer Swami. The way to the temple is an adventure in itself. Hiking and trekking on the Aravali Hills is altogether a different experience and many tourists visit Chulgiri just for this. The Ghaat Ki Ghooni tunnel which eventually leads to the temple, is a major tourist attraction. During monsoon, surrounded by the greenery, the place looks all the more beautiful and attractive. With many scenic views, it’s a perfect place for a peaceful picnic.

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7. City Palace
Located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, City Palace is where the Kachwaha Rajput clan ruled from. Built in the 18th Century, the Palace is a blend of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture. Within the premises, one will find many gardens, ravishing courtyards and a Museum displaying many artefacts from the bygone era. Buildings like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Maharani Palace add to the allure of the Palace. Their richly crafted walls and ceiling, marble flooring and the mirror work are just an addition to the beauty of the palace. Govind Dev Ji temple, which is in the palace premises, is also a major tourist attraction and sees a heavy footfall daily.

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8. Galtaji
An ancient pilgrimage site, Galtaji, surrounded by the Aravali Hills has a series of temples built in a narrow crevice. From the hills flows a natural spring, that fills the seven sacred kunds, which the pilgrims consider as holy and come in thousands to bathe here. Galta ji is also famous for the hundred of monkeys that live here in the Galwar Bagh or also known as the monkey temple. It is considered very auspicious to visit the temple and to bathe in the kund on Makar Sankranti.

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9. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace, built in the shape of Lord Krishna’s crown, is the world’s tallest building without a foundation. With 953 Jharokhs, it was built for the Royal Ladies to witness the day to day activities happening on the streets without actually being seen. It was a great retreat in the summers as the winds would blow inside and cool the entire palace. No tourists can ever resist admiring the beauty of this Wind Palace.

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10. Jaigarh
Jaigarh, situated on the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravali Ranges, over looks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake. Also known as the Victory Fort, it is very similar to the Fort of Amber in terms of structure and architecture. The fort has a cannon named Jaivana which was once the world’s largest cannon on wheels. It is convenient to visit Jaigarh and Amber Fort on the same trip as they are considered as one complex.
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11. Jal Mahal
Situated in the heart  of the Maan Sagar Lake, is the fine masterpiece of both Rajput and Mughal architecture, Jal Mahal. A five storied building, Jal Mahal has 4 floors underwater and only one floor above it. While it is not open for tourists to visit it from inside, one can marvel at the beauty of this Water Palace from outside, enjoy the picturesque view and have a treat at the nearby Chowpatis.

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12. Jawahar Cirlce
Jawahar Circle, located near the Jaipur International Airport is considered as the largest circular park in Asia. The park has many musical fountains, swings jogging track and a chowpaati place to gorge on tasty food. Having a calm and soothing atmosphere, many people come here to spend some quality time.

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13. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has many stone, brass and masonry instruments which were made based on astrology and ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts. The place has the World’s largest stone sundial which has created a major buzz among the tourists.

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14. Kanak Vrindavan
Located at the foot of Nahargarh Hills, is a beautiful garden surrounded by lush green lawns and trees and fountains. It has many exquisite ‘Chhatris’ that depict the architecture of the bygone era. The Kanak Vrindavan valley, often being used as a backdrop for my Bollywood movies and a perfect picnic spot, offers a breathtaking view of the Jaipur City and the alluring nearby places. 

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15. Nahargarh
At the edge of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Aravali Hills, stands a magnificent fort named Nahargarh. It’s the favourite hangout place of many Jaipurites because of the height on which the Fort is situated and the breathtaking view of the city that it offers. Trekking to the top of the hill, where the fort stands, is an experience like never before.

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16. Panna Meena ki Baori
Panna Meena ki Baori, located near the Amber Fort, is an architectural marvel of the 16th Century. This step well was constructed as a community gathering place for the locals. During the monsoons, the place looks very attractive and soothing. The beauty of the place lies in the unique concept of symmetrical staircases. Legends say that a person can’t use the same staircase to go up and down and many tourist visit this place to check it out themselves.

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17. Raj Mandir
Constructed in the Art Moderne Style of architecture, Raj Mandir was considered as the finest architecture building in the history of the cinema halls. The beautiful chandeliers, the carpeted floors, crafted walls and everything about the place makes it a royal experience for the visitors. Titled as the ‘Pride of Asia’, this cinema hall is very popular among the tourists as well as the locals.

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18. Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Located near Ghat Ki Ghooni, Sisodia Garden was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh as a token of love for his second queen, Queen Sisodia of Udaipur. The garden is adorned with beautiful flower beds, musical fountains, water channels and murals displaying the eternal love story of Radha-Krishna. The place serves as a very famous tourist and picnic spot.

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19. Sargasuli
Constructed as a symbol of victory of Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh over Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, the tower is also called ‘Victory Tower’. The specialty of this sky-high building is that, from its roof one can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire Pink City. Located in the heart of the city, this tower is a very popular tourist destination in Jaipur.

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20. Vidhadhar ka Bagh
A pristine garden, Vidhadhar ka Bagh was built in the memory of the architect of the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, Vidhadhar Bhattacharya. Located near the Sisodia Garden, the place is a display of scenic beauty surrounded by beautiful fountains, lush green flower beds, royal pavilions and murals of Lord Krishna. It’s a very famous tourist attraction and an ideal place for a peaceful getaway.

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Enjoy the architectural beauties of Pink City and connect with the glorious history of each monument as this is the best time of the year to visit the city of Jaipur.

Written by our intern: Avni Mehta

 

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Tale of The Albert Hall

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Come forth to hear my tale
I’m the oldest museum in the state
Founded by the royal clan
Aren’t you wondering who I am?

During the times of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh
My foundation was laid
But it was his son Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh
Who decided my fate

Christened after the Prince of Wales
It’s been 140 years till date
His name was Prince Albert Edward, who visited the state
And by now, I am pretty sure you know my name

The king actually wanted me to be a Town Hall
But his son decided that I’ll be a museum, The Albert Hall

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In telling you this I take great pride
Ram Niwas Garden is where I reside
With lush green lawns on both my sides
I’ll tell you about a friend and take you on a ride

It was quite younger to me and its name was Kiran Cafe
About the served delicacies, I could really write an essay
Though this one didn’t live for very long
We still remember it like an old beautiful song

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To describe me in a nutshell
I’m like an old mystery book on your shelf
With lots of secrets and stories untold
That are more than centuries old

Every day I witness a huge crowd
Be it the traffic, or the masses roaming around
Some are there to admire my huge structure
And for some it’s my Indo-Saracenic architecture

Home to many distinct artifacts
Visitors always keep me jam-packed
From paintings and metal sculptures
To colorful crystals and antiques depicting different culture

I’ve got it all under one roof
Come see it yourself to get the proof
And while The Egyptian Mummy is the most famous of all
There are things to witness even outside my walls

Daily hundreds of pigeons gather around me
To recite the stories of those I can’t see
It’s a beautiful relation that we share
And to give it a name, it won’t be fair

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This is all I can say about me
For more you’ll have to visit and see
Come alone or bring someone, totally your call
But don’t forget that I’m waiting, says The Albert Hall

 

Written by our intern : Avni Mehta

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A Closer Look at What Stands Behind the Circles in Jaipur

The roads take us from one place to another and those same roads connect us to certain famous circles of Jaipur. Have you ever wondered what treasures of past they hold within themselves.

Let us understand what these circles reflect:

Statue Circle – Reminiscent of the rich history of Jaipur and also located in the heart of the city, the Statue Circle was built to pay tribute to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who is the founder of the city. The statue is built in white marble facing Pink City. The king was fond of Astrology and hence statue circle illustrates the king holding an astrological diagram. When the fountains and lights illuminates the whole place, the beauty in itself gets personified.

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Gandhi Circle – Located on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg is Gandhi Circle which has a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. This circle has its own charm and is an important landmark for city people. The circle looks even more spectacular with all the plants that surround it and when it is illuminated at night with lights with all the vehicles passing by, the statue looks glorious.

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Jawahar Circle – Said to be the biggest circular park in Asia developed on the highway is located on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg. The diameter of the circular park measures 452 meters giving enough space to walk, jog, and exercise. The circle is surrounded by various kiosks offering eatables for people.  Also, there is a musical fountain that can be enjoyed by the visitors.

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Trimurti Circle – The circle consists of three statues of policemen which was built in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives. Every year, an event is organized here in the memory of those patriots who lose their lives for their countrymen.

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Ambedkar Circle – The circle showcases a historical relevance with B.R. Ambedkar. One of the roads from circle leads us to Vidhan Sabha and Amar Jawan Jyoti. Looking at the splendid view of Vidhan Sabha surely arises a feeling of patriotism to which every Jaipurite can easily connect, right?

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Hope this made you fall in love even more with your beloved Pink City! 🙂

 

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Along with the Monsoon Showers, Jaipur gets a new park- Sawan Bhado !

Ram Niwas Bagh was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the 19th century. From that time, the exotic garden had been subjected to numerous new introductions, adding to its elegance and charm. The luscious green parks, majestic structures held the park together firmly. But with time, it started losing its charm when people began interfering with maintaining the cleanliness and harmony of the Bagh.

Under the smart city project, an old garden of Ram Niwas Bagh was renovated by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) which is named as Sawan Bhado Park. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister on 25th June, 2016. Located near Albert Hall Museum, the garden has been creatively crafted, and has several attractions.

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Walk with Jaipur Beat to get a first look of this newly done ‘Sawan Bhadon‘ park-

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As soon as you enter, you can notice that trees have been given various forms and shapes such as of elephant, swan which adds a picturesque effect to it.

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Properly drafted maps with areas alphabetically marked and information boards have been put up to guide the joggers and visitors about the way. Also, the fact gallery helps them to know more facts about plants and trees.

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It doesn’t just provide a jogger’s path to walk on, but also has separate flowerbeds for roses and palms. You think this is it? No. There is a “Garden of Seasons”, as they call it, which will have seasonal plants sown there.To retain the beauty and freshness of these flowers, long and circular fountains have been made. The visitors can comfortably walk or sit around and bathe themselves in the serenity and calmness of the park.

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The rich tapestry of green hue is added to the garden with the greenhouse area provided for trapping of sun rays for plant kingdom.

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Not only joggers get to have fun but also bird watchers and photographers find themselves surrounded with exorbitant fleets of birds and kingdom of plants.

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Keeping alive the age old tradition of Rajasthani chhatris, or pavilions, they have built them here with architectural balance.These chhatris and sitting spaces are given incredible designs that add poetic oneness to it!

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Alongwith taking care of their visitors, they have shown generosity towards birds by building them birdhouses for shelter.

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Isn’t it incredible? But this needs to be taken care of so that this gem persists. Let’s take a pledge to take care of it this time and assist in keeping it maintained while we spend some time in nature’s unruffled arms!