Sisodiya Rani Ka Bagh, Jaipur
Bagh means garden. The name can be translated as the ‘garden of Queen Sisodia’. Sisodia was the Udaipur princess who married Jaipur King, Sawai Jai Singh. The Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a royal garden, located a little away from Jaipur. The garden is famous for its flora wealth, natural attractions and for relaxation. This garden holds beautiful water fountains, pavilions, flowerbeds, galleries, murals, water channels and much more.
History of Sisodiya Rani Garden
The garden was built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh for his second queen Sisodia Rani, Udaipur princess. This garden was used by the queen for relaxing. The garden was decorated with mural painting of Lord Krishna and Radha to express the love that the king had for Sisodia Rani. The garden was specifically built outside the city to keep it away from the hustles and noises of local life.
Architectural Layout of Sisodiya Rani Garden
The garden is designed with a mixture of Indian style and Mughal architectural style. The spires and pavilions of the garden are designed in the Indian style. The wall paintings and decorations are also a form of Indian style. The flowerbed arrangement, water channels and fountains are designed in Mughal style. There is a small shrine and a natural spring near the garden that are dedicated to Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Lord Vishnu.
The garden overlooks the grand palace of the queen, which is filled with mural painting of hunting scenes, scenes from the story of Lord Krishna and so on. The palace is open for tourists to explore.
How to Reach Sisodiya Rani Garden
Although little away from Jaipur, it is easy to reach the garden from any part of the city. You can find buses and cabs from various parts of the city to the gates of the garden. You can find numerous buses from Ghat Gate to the palace and the garden. On the way back, you can find autos and cabs waiting for tourists outside the gate. Thus, it is easier to get back to the city after enjoying the garden.
Best Time to Visit Sisodiya Rani Garden
The garden is at prime beauty during winter season and early summer season. The winter season starts in October and ends in February. This is the time for pleasing walks, romantic strolls and other relaxing activities. However, during winter, you cannot findmany flowers in the garden. The recent rains would have brought lush and greenery to the region. The blooming season starts in summer. March to April is the best time for enjoying flowers, photography and evening strolls.
Entry Timing and Fee of Sisodiya Rani Garden
The garden is open from 8 in the morning until 5 in the evening.
Entry Fee for Indians – INR 50 per head
Entry Fee for Foreigners – INR 200 per head