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Various Lush Gardens and Parks Blooming With Flowers in Mount Abu – The Hill City of Rajasthan

The Rajputs of Rajasthan were great lovers of art and architecture. They adore the beauty of forts, palaces and museums, an also enhancing natural beauty by gardening and planting flowering plants.

Gardens in Mount Abu

Gardens in Mount Abu

Mount Abut one of the most popular tourist destinations in summer is also popular in winters due to its scenic beauty. Gardens constitute great tourist attraction in Mount Abu.

There are many well laid out lush gardens and parks blooming with flowers in this hill city. The prominent amongst them are Brahma Kumari Serene Peace Park, Gandhi Park, Municipal Park, Shaitan Singh Park and Terrace Garden.

Insight View of Mount Abu

The quaint hill station Mount Abu is set amidst verdant hills and picturesque landscape.  A sacred retreat with the magnificent Jain Temples, mount Abu also attracts tourists for its scenic display of rocks juxtaposed with abundant flora and fauna.

The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. This is also the highest point between the Nilgiris in the south and the Himalayan range up north.

The hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage center.

There are various interesting treks and picnic spots close to Mount Abu.

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Umed Garden in Jodhpur – Home to Sprawling Lawns, Zoo and Government Museum

Jodhpur is known for its splendor, traditions and culture. The various forts, palaces, moments and many picturesque gardens talk a lot about the rich past of Jodhpur city.

Among the gardens of Jodhpur, the most beautiful are the Mandore Garden, the Umed Garden and the Nehru Park.

Umed Garden in Jodhpur

Umed Garden in Jodhpur

One of the popular gardens of Jodhpur is Umed garden which are dotted with varied species of roses, trees and sprawling lawns. It is spread on an area of 82 acres. The famous Umed garden of Jodhpur, was developed by Maharaja Umed Singh.

The garden has five separate gates around it to facilitate entry to the garden from different directions.

Attractions around Garden

Sprawling Lawns and Zoo

There are towering Ashoka trees, sprawling lawns, artistically designed fountains, a library and a zoo which inaugurated by Viceroy Willingdon, situated in side the Garden.

At the time of its inauguration, it had lion, tiger, zebra, ostrich and an emu but currently it houses different types of birds, local, African and Australian parrots, ducks, rabbits etc.

Also there are pigeons, crocodiles, foxes, deer, lions, leopards, etc. Children as well as adults very often visit the garden with equal interest.

Government Museum

In the garden complex lies the Government Museum, which houses rich collection of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars.

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Nehru Garden in Jodhpur – Beautiful Ponds, Fountains, Plants, Trees and Flowerbeds

Jodhpur – A City which lies on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert is an important part of the Desert circuit. It is the doorway to a wonderland of rocky terrain, thorny trees and shrubs and dunes.

The city is known for its splendor, traditions and culture. The various forts, palaces, moments and many picturesque gardens talk a lot about the rich past of the Jodhpur.

Among the gardens of Jodhpur, the most beautiful are the Mandore Garden, the Umaid Garden and the Nehru Park.

Nehru Garden in Jodhpur

Nehru Park was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia on 7th September 1966.

Nehru Garden Attractions

This garden is beautifully landscaped and attracts hordes of tourists. It provides an oasis to the eyes, otherwise bored by the barren desert landscape. Covering an area of 14 acres, this park is designed especially for children.

It is a great park that reflects the beauty of nature through its beautiful ponds, fountains, plants, trees and flowerbeds.

History about Nehru Park

Earlier there was a pond which was gradually polluted by the waste water. To prevent pollution, a part of it was converted to Bakhat Sagar residential colony. The lower portion of the pond now contains the Nehru Park.

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Jai Niwas Garden in Jaipur – Features Classical Mughal Designs

The Jai Niwas Garden is a beautiful garden located in Jaipur. Featuring a classical Mughal design, the Jai Niwas Garden is filled with interest and offers lush planting, outdoor sculptures, seating areas and even a small temple named “Govid Dev Ji”, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Chandra Mahal Near Jai Niwas Garden

The tourists can look out for the central Chandra Mahal, which features eye-catching marble pillars and detailed lattices.

Attractions Around Jai Niwas Garden

Chandra Mahal

The Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace), the seven tired, pyramid like inner sanctum of the palace. These were the royal apartment, complete with an internal garden. Crowing them is the Mukut Mandir which has superb views.

The Chandra Mandir, Ground floor, has air cooling water channels and delicate floral designs on the ceiling. From its terrace the ruler could look across Jai niwas Garden to the Sri Govind Ji Temple.

Govind Devji Temple

In the central pavilion of the sprawling Jai Niwas Garden to the north of the Chandra Mahal is the spire less temple of Lord Krishna.

The image in the form of Govind Devji, originally installed in a temple of Vrindavan, was reinstalled here by Sawai Jai Singh-II as his family deity. This is the most famous and popular temple in Pink City attracting devotees from all over the country.

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Beautiful Gardens Around Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer – Durga Bagh and Daulat Bagh

Founded in 1100 AD by Aijpal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from ‘Ajaya Meru’ the invincible hill, at the foot of which the present city stands.

Gardens in Ajmer

Beautiful Gardens Around Ana Sagar Lake

Ana Sagar is the tank (manmade lake) in Ajmer. It is on the banks of this lake that Khwaja Sahib is said to have stayed after arrival in Ajmer in 1192 AD. The lake as history records was built by Raja Anaji the grandfather of Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan by damming the river Luni. The palace of the Khaajas’s stay is known as the Chilla Khawaja Sahib’, whch is located on the top of the Anasagar Ghati.

Daulat Bagh

Later the Mughal Emperors made additional constructions to beautify the lake. In 1637 A.D Shah Jahan built five beautiful pavilions called Baradaris overlooking the lake with impeccable white polished marble on the embankment of Ana Sagar and the Daulat Bagh Gardens were laid by Jahangir.

Durga Bagh

Another charming garden on the banks of the majestic Ana Sagar Lake is Durga Bagh. The park built in 1868 AD by Maharaja Shiv Dan is a lush garden with numerous flowers and is one of the best known gardens in Ajmer.

Durga Bag is a garden on the near side of Ana Sagar and is a nice place to relax. There are marble monuments by the shore and plenty of ice cream and papad-wallahs selling snacks.

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Kanak Vridavan in Jaipur – Exquisitely Landscaped Gardens with Beautifully Carved Temple

Kanak Vridavan, one of the famous landscaped gardens are located just adjacent to the Jal Mahal in Jaipur.

Kanak Vridavan in Jaipur

According to historical records, the beautiful green valley was labeled as Kanak Vrindavan by Maharaja Sawi Jai Singh, almost 280 years ago. It is situated at the base of Nahargarh hills adjoining the Amber Palace and Road going towards Jaigarh Fort .

Attractions Around Kanak Vridavan

This Kanak Vally highlights a large temple, views of the Jai Mahal Palace, and endless picnicking opportunities.

Lush Green Garden

Kanak Valley, encircled by three forts of Jaipur, covers a vast area of land. The beauty of valley, covered with Dhok and Kadama trees, get enhanced at the sight of the scenic water cascades, blossoms, brook, ponds and lotus ponds.

On the side of Kanak valley, there flows Dharbawati River which soothes the environment with the cool breeze.

The evergreen gardens of Kanak Valley offer a perfect place to the weary visitors for sitting and enjoying the nature.

Divided into eight sections, the garden comprises a series of fountains. The fountain by the name of ‘Parikrama’ is carved out of a single piece of marble. The picture of the garden is amazing and one cannot describe its beauty in words.

Radha Krisna Temple

The temple looks marvelous with its chhatris, lattice and mirror work. “Garba Griha” is the seat of the lord, which is engraved with exotic panni work.

At night, when the temple is brightly lit, it offers a heavenly picture on the earth itself. The sounds of chants and hymns offered to the God complete the celestial picture of the place.

Kanak valley is simply breathtaking and due to its inexplicable charm, it has made background for many Bollywood movies.

Some Myths About Kanak Vally

Kanak Valley is also believed to be the blessed place where holy water from several rivers was gathered to carry out the Ashwamedh Yajna. Govind Deoji Temple, with its beautiful and delicate carvings, spreads a holy aura of spirituality all over the valley.

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A Picturesque Lush Green Garden ‘Company Bagh’ in Alwar – The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan

A picturesque garden was laid out during the reign of Maharaja Sheodan Singh in 1868 A.D in Alwar.  The garden was originally called Company Garden but later Maharaja Jai Singh changed it to Purjan Vihar.

Company Garden in alwar

Company Garden in alwar

Company Garden Attractions

Lush Green Surroundings

The lush green surroundings and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers. An awe-inspiring chhatri with remarkable Bengali top and bends is placed in the midst of this verdant greenery.

Shimla House

Apart from its splendid foliage, this lovely garden boasts of an outstanding formation, which is called Shimla house. A large vaulted structure, this was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh as a summerhouse in 1885 A.D. This is the most alluring part of the garden and the visitors can enjoy the beauty of the luxuriant vegetation by a promenade through the nice pathways set in here.

Entry to the park is free and the summerhouse open from 9 am to 5 pm.

An Insight View on Alwar

Situated in the cradle of Aravali hills, Alwar has a perfect picture postcard setting and looks as if carved magnificently out of jagged, crazy rocks. The harsh hills are surrounded by lush green deciduous forests and lakes, dotted with architectural splendors. The deep valleys and the thick forest cover is a heaven for many species of birds and animals.

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Chambal Garden – A Lovely Picnic Spot in Kota, Rajasthan

The lush green garden near Amar Niwas Palace makes a lovely picnic spot in Kota, Rajasthan. While absorbing the ambiance of the palace one can enjoy boating in River Chambal.

Chambal Garden in Kota

Chambal Garden in Kota

Attractions Around Chambal Garden

The centerpiece is a murky pond stocked with crocodiles, which can be crossed by a wobbly suspension bridge by boat to allow a close-up view of the fish-eating reptiles. But if you visit now, you wont see them as the crocodiles have been virtually exterminated by hunting.

The nature lovers can also spend the day studying the thousands of plant species that are present to add life to this place. There are some plants that are typical to this region and are of much interest to the students and researchers of botany. Thus it can also prove to be a wonderful place for study tours.

Some Insight View on Kota

Kota is situated on the banks of Chambal River and is fastly emerging as an important industrial center. It boasts of Asia’s largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and atomic power station nearby.

Modern Kota is a perfect blend of the medieval and modern times. Its wealth of centuries old forts, palaces and temples still speak of its glorious past.

Kota is also famous for its fine fabric called Kota Doria.

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Kesar Bagh and Shikar Burj Gardens in Bundi – The City of Step Wells

“Picturesque, enchanting and magnificent” – these would be just some superlatives that compliment the lingering medieval flavor that Bundi in Hadoti region holds.

Chaurasi Khambhon-ki-Chatri in Bundi Gardens

Chaurasi Khambhon-ki-Chatri in Bundi Gardens

Bundi town nestles in a narrow valley, enclosed by huge walls and fortified by four gateways.

The entrancing lad of palaces, stunning step wells or baoris and miniature paintings seems frozen in time. Bundi also claims stake on the foundations of an authentic school of miniature paintings.

Gardens in Bundi

Kesar Bagh

This could also be called the garden of cenotaphs. The ancient garden has 66 royal cenotaphs with rich architectural grandeur.

Among the 66 cenotaphs, the one built by Rao Anirudh in the memory of his foster brother will definitely catch your attention.

The 84 pillared cenotaphs dating back to the 17th century A.D with a Shivling is absolutely an architectural marvel. Besides, you could also see the Chattar Mahal, Zenana Mahal or a palace for the queens, adorned with paintings.

Shikar Burj

The royal lodge set amidst the lush surroundings. It is a favorite picnic spot.

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Vidyadhar Garden In Jaipur – A Tribute To Chief Architect of Jaipur “Vidyadhar Bhattacharya”

The famed Mughal-style Vidyadhar Garden located around 7 km to the east of Jaipur city center falls en route Galta Ji and very close to Sisodia Garden.

Vidyadhar Garden in Jaipur

Vidyadhar Garden in Jaipur

Well-Planned Garden in Rajasthan

Vidhyadhar Gardens is the only well-planned garden in the Majestic city of Jaipur. Vidyadhar Garden was built in the memory of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect and the city planner of Jaipur.

The Garden has been designed as per the rules and edicts of Shilpa Shastra, the ancient Indian line of architecture, just as Vidyadhar did while planning Jaipur.

Vidhyadhar Garden Attractions

The terraced garden has several galleries, wonderfully sculpted fountains, sylvan lakes and pavilions decorated with exquisite murals depicting scene from the life of Lord Krishna.

The rambling expanse of the garden, beautifully landscaped and tended also houses a picturesque vineyard.

Enjoying a scenic valley setting, the Vidyadhar Garden offers a great escape from busy city life and a beautiful spot for a peaceful picnic with views.

If you are here, you are standing at a perfect spot where you can see peacocks and monkeys. Twilight is considered as the best time to the Gardens, when the setting sun and the lights illumine its outline in the backdrop of the adjoining hills.

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