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Jawahar Circle, Jaipur Overview

Jawahar Circle is situated in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur and boasts of being the largest circular park in Asia. The park has a peculiar jogging track and is encircled by a rose garden. Besides, it has play area for kids and kiosks. The main highlight of the park is the dance of the musical fountains which is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

Jawahar Circle is located in the middle of a highway in Rajasthan. Although the circle serves the purpose of a roundabout, it is quite a crowd puller for its landscaped gardens with beautifully developed pavements and jogging tracks. Jawahar Circle is a recent addition to the attractions in Jaipur. It was built by the Jaipur Development Authority in 2009 and took INR 17 million to be built. Locals visit Jawahar Garden mostly for their morning/ evening walks and recreational activities. But tourists also find it quite interesting to explore this unique creation in the middle of the hot and arid region of Jaipur. The place also has splendid musical and light fountain shows, people flock to Jawahar Circle in the evenings.

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Architecture of Jawahar Circle

Jawahar Garden has a diameter of 1483 feet and a circumference of 4659 feet. It has been designed to accommodate several concentric paths inside the circle with garden areas, jogging tracks, walkways and fountains. The entrance is through a massive gate called the Patrika Gate which looks like work of art in itself. The circle also has concentric parking space that can accommodate about 200 vehicles at a time. The gardens are mainly rose gardens that surround the walkways and jogging tracks.

In the centre of Jawahar Circle are the fountains with a water body which has a 308 feet diameter. The fountains go as high as 82 feet and have arrangements for colourful lighting. The garden also has a unique feature, the water screen, which measures 2700 square on which videos are projected through a 15,000 lumens projector. The water used in the waterbody and for the fountain show is all recycled water.

Things to do at Jawahar Circle

The first thing that strikes at the Jawahar Circle is the entrance, the Patrika Gate. It is the ninth gate in Jaipur and has nine pavilions adorned with colourful paintings. The gate is a modern architectural wonder and can be considered an attraction in itself because it is one of the most elaborate works of art created by local artisans. The structure has elaborate windows, chhatris, handmade motifs, images of blue pottery, the rulers of Jaipur and other imageries that define the vibrant culture, art and history of Jaipur.

Once inside the Jawahar Circle, visitors can explore the landscaped rose gardens through the walkways and finally reach the central water body. This is where, every evening, the fountains are lit with over 300 coloured lights. Visitors can enjoy the musical fountain shows and also watch music videos on the water screen that are displayed all through the day. The circle also has a Children’s Park. The outer area of Jawahar Circle is quite famous for street food where visitors can find chaats, sandwiches, paav bhaji etc.

There are some more attractions near Jawahar Circle that tourists can explore. The Alice Garg National Seashells Museum, Mukesh Art Gallery, Nahargarh Fort, Pink City, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Zoo. City Palace, Ambar Fort etc are some of them. These attractions are located at quite a distance from the Jawahar Circle because the circle is situated on the outskirts near the airport. If planned properly, tourists can cover at least 3 to 5 city attractions along with Jawahar Circle.

How To Reach

Jawahar Roadways is well-connected to other parts of Jaipur by roadways. Public transport (auto rickshaws, buses, tuk-tuks, OLA and Uber cabs) are easily available to commute within the city. It takes about 40 minutes to reach Jawahar Circle from Pink City which is about 10 kilometres away. Travellers can take the route via Ganga Path – Godam Flyover – Sahkar Marg – Tonk Road – Ashram Marg to reach the circle.

Outstation travellers can reach the city by state transport buses, railways or take a flight to Jaipur. The Jaipur Bus Stand and Jaipur Railway Station, both are located approximately 14 kilometres away. Tourists have to take the same route given above to reach Jawahar circle. Jaipur airport is just 3 kilometres away. Tourists can reach the circle via Airport road and Jawaharlal Nehru Marg.

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