Gardens of Rajasthan
Often called as the “Land of Maharajas (Kings)”, the state of Rajasthan is the largest state of India (by area i.e. 342,239 square kilometers) and engulfed almost everything in its territory. There are a lot of things to explore for a traveler visiting here. Right from stunning palace & forts, to the vibrant culture to tranquil lakes to beautiful artifacts, Rajasthan attracts a huge of tourists (both domestic and international) every year. Rajasthan is also known for its harsh climate, Thar Desert, and terrain region, but this land also houses a number of beautiful gardens. In this write-up, we have mentioned some of the popular gardens of Rajasthan, which you must visit while traveling to this charming state.
Rani Padmini Garden, Chittorgarh
Located on the premises of the massive Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmini Garden was designed by Maharaja Sajjan Singh. This beautiful garden was created as a testimony of the regal beauty of its namesake, Rani (queen) Padmini of Chittor. Studded with colorful flowers, a large reservoir tank, well-landscaped gardens, and ornate gateways, this garden is truly a visual treat. This garden has recently been restored in a contemporary style. This gorgeous garden is also coined as a tribute to the queen’s sacrifice of going for “Jauhar” – a ceremonial suicide (which was committed by her and other women of Chittor rather than being taken alive as slaves) when Alauddin Khilji had besieged Chittor (the sultan of Delhi).
Gulab Bagh, Udaipur
Literally translated as ‘the Garden of Roses’, the Gulab Bagh is located in the Sajjan Niwas Park, in Udaipur. The Gulab Bagh was also laid by Maharaja Sajjan Singh during the late 19th century. This beautiful garden is known for the Gulab Bagh having every variety of roses in the world. This garden also houses Saraswati Bhawan (earlier referred to as Victoria Hall) Library and a toy train. In fact, a must-visit for the rose-aficionados, it is a celebration of the flower which is the oldest symbol of expressing friendship and love.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, Jaipur
Located right on the Jaipur-Agra route, the Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh can be quoted as a lush oasis in the barren and dry terrain of the pink city – Jaipur. This charming garden was constructed for Sawai Jai Singh’s wife (the ruler of Jaipur), who was a Sisodia royal from Udaipur. As per the folklores, this garden was mainly built to ease the queen’s (rani’s) homesickness and longing for the verdant and natural beauty of her homeland, which was somewhat missing in Jaipur. The garden houses an extensive range of fragrant plants and flowers. On the other hand, the stunning murals and paintings in the garden represent the love story of Radha and Lord Krishna (from Hindu mythology).
Sahelion Ki Bari, Udaipur
It is a well-planned and landscaped garden with extensive green lawns and shady walkways, lined by the picturesque Fateh Sagar Lake. The Saheliyon ki Bari garden was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the 18th century for 48 young ladies-in-waiting, or ‘sahelis’ who escorted a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The garden is studded with a number of fountains and four picturesque water pools. One of the most captivities of this garden is amazingly marble elephants and sculpted kiosks.
Apart from these, Ram Niwas Garden, Subash Bagh, and Daulat Bagh, Kanak Brindavan Garden, Sar Bagh, Kesar Bagh, Samode Bagh are some of the other popular gardens in Rajasthan. Make a plan to visit Rajasthan now by logging on to Rajasthan-holidays-package.com and indulge in the natural beauty of this state.