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Kanak Vrindavan Garden, Jaipur Overview

Kanak Vrindavan Garden is a royal garden located on footsteps of Nahargarh hills near Amber Fort. The garden was built around 280 years ago by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Its layout has been given a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Divided into eight sections, the sprawling garden boasts of the intricate fountain of marble, Parikrama and the exquisite mirror work on the walls of Govind Devji temple built in the premises. The gardens here are often compared with those in Vrindavan where Lord Krishna once lived. There is also a sacred spot inside the garden where several rivers meet. The water in this region is considered to be holy and a temple was built near it to praise Lord Vishnu.

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Architectural Layout of the Garden

The boundaries of the garden are lined with lush green trees that form an umbrella over the lawns of the Garden. The walls of the garden are decorated with mirrors and jail work making the walls look gleaming and beautiful. There is a small fountain located in the middle of the Garden, famous for being carved out of a single giant slab of marble. People usually take rounds around it, which is also a religious activity called Parikrama. The room where the main deity of the temple is located is decorated with panni work. From the garden, you can spot Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort.

Places to visit near Kanak Vrindavan Palace

  • Nahargarh Fort: The fort was originally built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734 but was turned into ruins by 1868. The fort is a mix of Indo-European architecture styles. During the decade of the 1880s, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh turned this fort into a monsoon resort. Nahargarh is located along the Aravalli hills overlooking a beautiful lake. The fort now also is home to the Jaipur wax museum and glass palace.
  • Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. India has a total of five such monuments, the largest of which is in Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and the instruments here are made of stones with being large in sizes. Janta Mantar here consists of 19 large instruments and the most significant among these is the Samrat Yantra which is the largest sundial in the country.
  • Amber Fort: Amber Palace, the fort is located on a hill of Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles).  Built by Raja Man Singh, the fort, which is also spelled as Amer fort, is a scenic marvel. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. Highlights include the chamber of a thousand mirrors is possibly the most beautiful of all of the inner rooms which supposedly can be fully lit just by a single candle.
  • Sambhar Lake: The Sambhar Salt Lake is the biggest inland salt lake in India and even mentioned in the legendary epic, ‘Mahabharata’. History expresses that the lake was a piece of the kingdom of a devil lord known as ‘Brishparva’.
  • Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal is a five-story building that is situated in the heart of the city of Jaipur. The Hawa Mahal Jaipur translated into English means the Palace of the Winds and this name depicts a cooling system which pushes gentle breezes through the inner rooms even during the intense Rajasthan summers. The fort is an extension to the City Palace and has a structure similar to that of a honeycomb.
  • Jaigarh Fort: Mostly known as the Fort of Victory this particular fort is constructed to store the weapons and other military utilities. The fort stands at the top of the Aravalli ranges and is considered as the strongest monument in Jaipur. The Fort is made-up of sandstones and is spread over an area of 3 km. The fort may enlighten one about the Rajasthani Culture and history.
  • City Palace: The City Palace is one of the cherished attractions in the city.  There are two main entrances of the palace. These entrance gates are beautifully decorated and the palace complex is constructed in ‘Grid Style’ and features different attractions namely, ‘Chandra Mahal’, ‘Govind Dev Ji Temple’, ‘Mubarak Mahal’, and ‘Diwan-I-Khas’. The Palace Walls are beautifully decorated in Mughal Style.
  • Albert Hall Museum: The building of the Albert Hall Museum was built in 1876 as a concert hall. The museum gets its name from the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, because of the similarity of architecture.  In 1880, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II approved a suggestion by Dr. Thomas Holbein Hendley to open it as a museum of Industrial Arts in order to display products of the local craftsmen and till the date, the museum stands tall representing historical grandeur.

Best Time to Visit

Winter is the right time for relaxing, strolling and other leisure activities thus, it is suitable to visit from November to March.
Early Summer is the time when one can see new flowers blooming, thus people usually visit from March till the end of June.

How To Reach Kanak Vrindavan Garden

Kanak Vrindavan Garden is located in the Capital of Rajasthan state of India, Jaipur. It is distanced 10 KM away from the starting of the city. One can easily reach there by Air, Railway and Road.

By Air: Kanak Vrindavan Garden is located 40 KM away from Jaipur International Airport (JAI). From here, one can take up a cab to reach the Palace in 43 minutes.

By Railway: The Garden is located 10 KM away from Jaipur Junction Railway Station. Thus, one can take a cab to reach the destination in 35 to 40 minutes.

By Bus: Nearest Bus Stop to Kanak Vrindavan Garden is Bus Stop in Chandpole, Purani Basti which is distanced 5.7 KM away from the place. One can take up a cab to reach the destination within 15 to 20 minutes.

Distance from Major Cities - Agra (240 kms), Gurgaon (223 kms), Kota (258 kms), Faridabad (254 kms), New Delhi (248 kms), Noida (275 kms), Gwalior (337 kms), Jodhpur (346 kms), Kanpur (515 kms), Chandigarh (500 kms), Dehradun (523 kms), Ludhiana (564 kms), Jalandhar (625 kms), Udaipur (404 kms).

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