You are never really short of beautiful places in Jaipur. The minute you think that you have seen all in the stunning Pink City and bammm… you encounter a picture of a place that you have ever seen before. There is so much that the city has in store for us which is equally intriguing as any other popular site of the city. One such place is Jawahar Circle in Jaipur.
You might have crossed it a million times while on your way to the airport or while driving on JLN Marg in Jaipur but the next time you do so, STOP. Park your car at a distance and make way to the pleasant surprise that we call Jawahar Circle.
This tall pink structure made in typical rajputana style is a real beauty and is surrounded by lush green trees keeping it as a pretty secret from all the passer by.
Enter Jawahar Cirle through Patrika Gate and mind you, when you do so get camera ready as you would encounter one hell of a jaw-drop beautiful site. Insides are made with beautiful colours, painting and murals that lights up the whole place. This gate has been made keeping in mind the other 7 gates which are present in the walled city.
The beauty of this place makes it one of the most instagrammed places of Jaipur.
Patrika gate takes you back into the time of royals where vibrant culture of Rajasthan can be seen on each pillar. Hand paintings of temples, forts, palaces, portraits of Jaipur rulers, blue pottery, jewelry, photographs of Amer, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal are found here to give a glimpse of the entire history of Jaipur. There were some nostalgic & proud examples of scenes depicting weddings, wars and daily lives of people showcasing the way they earned their livelihood, all artistically portrayed in lively colors.
One can also see beautiful paintings of the modern architecture here like World Trade Park and Amar Jawan Jyoti. There is meticulous work done on the building which speaks volumes about the workers and artisans who worked on this.
Opposite to this there is a garden with a big fountain which offers a musical light show every Sunday from 7 p.m. There are benches, jogging track and beautiful trees all around, so one can enjoy this park thoroughly. In fact this place makes for a great picnic spot as it also has a children’s park which is well-equipped with swings and of course a chowpatty.
One can relish over total of 7 Shree Nath pav bhaji wala and around 5 pandit pav bhaji stalls. There are stalls selling baraf ka gola and kulfi to beat the heat and yes it works. Bombay sandwich and bhelpuri is a must-have if you are a street food junkie because the whole concept of Chowpati comes from Mumbai anyway ! The best part about this chowpati as compared to others in the city is the ample space to sit and eat.