5 Best picnic places to visit in Jaipur 2019
1. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is India’s most visited tourist place. It is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan and famous for its magnificent architectural structure. The palace is in the middle of a lake, hence the name ‘Jal Mahal.’ The maximum part of the Mahal is inundated underwater.
However, the exact date of the construction of this manor is still unclear, it is assumed that the manor was built and restored by then ruler of Amber, Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century, whilst other suggests that Maharaja Madho Singh constructed the manor in 1799.
In 1596, there were no lakes due to which the lands would be loaded in water during the rainy seasons. When famine hit the area it left people distressed, Maharaja Man Singh I, decided to build a dam in order to preserve the water which would be useful for the people in times of need.
The best time to visit this palace would be between October to March, and you do not need to worry about the timings as it is open 24×7.
2. Jaipur wax museum
Just when you realize that Madam Tussaud’s is way out of your budget, then Jaipur’s wax museum would deem perfect for you. The museum is built in the fortress of Nahargarh, it is added as a crown feature in the Archaeological section and the museum of Nahargarh Fort which is at the highest point of Aravalli Hill.
The museum’s main characteristic is its sculptures liveliness. It depicts the silicon and wax statue of famous personalities. The museum is created by Anoop Shrivastava of Entertainment 7 ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Inside the museum, you’ll get to see Sheesh Mahal, hall of icons, and the royal darbar. Whenever the sponsors’ visit the place they would leave with a rather shocking (in a good way though) expression as the palace reminds you of the old years of the sheesh mahal.
The royal darbar is a representation of the Rajput dynasty, and it is head-to-head to the hall of icons, which depicts iconic personalities across the globe. The royal darbar was once a rest house that provided shelter to the soldiers and the darban right from its entry gate is shrouded with enthralling portraits which exhibit the rich heritage of the Rajput Dynasty.
3. Birla Mandir
Also known as ‘Lakshmi Narayan Mandir’ the temple was built in 1985. The construction of this temple started in 1977 by Ramanauj Das who was a great architecture at that period. The temple invested in Birla family who’s a popular industrial group in India. Ghanshyam Birla bought the area of Birla temple from Maharaja Man Singh II that cost him only 1 INR.
According to legends, Ramanauj had a dream about God Vishnu wherein Lord Vishnu told him to build a temple after him and his wife’s (Lakshmi) name. Hence, the name Lakshminarayna Temple.
The entire temple consists of white marble which gives a fantastic touch to it. The roof of this temple is a tomb shaped that offers an interactive sight to visitors. Traditional arts and magnificent flowers design the interior of the tomb.
4. Kanak ghati
Kanak ghati gives an insight view of Amber and Nahargarh Fort. This place was a ‘Vatika’ during the Maharaja’s period wherein the royal family spends quality time. The reason why this place is popular is that it proffers a sense of peace of mind and it is a part of the historical site of Lord Krishna. The statues within the garden depict his days with the ‘Gopiyas.’ The statue of Krishna placed in the center is with Radha.
You could visit this place anytime, there so restriction to timings and you could even take a countless amount of photographs, which is a good thing. Since in most places photography isn’t allowed. Furthermore, the garden is highly secured you could come here at any time of the day without any fear.
Nehru Garden in Jaipur is a place for both couples and children. The location is quite popular among kids and works as home to greenery and peace. This magnificent garden is situated in Tonk road, 2KM away from Sawai Man Singh stadium. The Nehru garden gotten its name from the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The park was initially opened for the public on 14th November 1967.
A break at this garden ensures complete peace of mind and soul, as you walk around the flower beds, with a soft wind gusting over the lake. The grand Moti Mahal constructed by Rana Pratap could be seen from this garden, as well. The park covers over 41 acres and is one of the biggest of its kind. The lily pond in the garden is enthralling.
This garden is one of the most visited sites amongst gardens and lakes in Rajasthan.