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Checking out a little bit of wildlife after a day's tour of ancient forts and concrete structures is definitely a welcoming respite. Jaipur Zoo attracts animal lovers and nature enthusiasts to its well-maintained enclosure housing diverse species of wildlife. There are about 38 different species including 793 animals and birds. Besides showcasing extensive facts and trivia about wildlife, the zoo authorities also try to improve visitor's attitude towards animals by displaying thoughtful quotes related to the same. Interesting and educational for children as well as adults, the zoo is a must-visit on your trip to Jaipur.
Ram Niwas Bagh was built in 1868 CE by Sawai Raja Pratap Singh and also houses the famous Albert Hall Museum. One of the most expensive gardens of its time, Ram Niwas Bagh had started off as a drought relief project for the people of Jaipur. A decade later, the foundation of the Museum Hall was laid in its compound. Today, this garden is a favorite hang-out for locals as well as tourists. Although open through mornings, this place is usually crowded during evenings as people come to appreciate the spectacular facade of the brilliantly lit Albert Hall. If you are looking for a peaceful time, this is not the place for you; with the city traffic on one side and the tourists loitering around the other, Ram Niwas hardly qualifies as a quiet place to relax. However, the lively atmosphere is quite enjoyable if you give it a chance.
One of the many gardens of Jaipur, Central Park would have been like any other green stretch of land, if not for its unique bamboo shoot nursery and the piece of art housed within the park. Conceived by the renowned French sculptor Christian Lapie, this circle of rocks at Central Park is entitled "In The Path Of The Sun And The Moon: Universal Being" and with all its lighting effects, is spectacular to look at. This one of a kind sculpture is a pleasant deviation from the regular ethnic tourist attractions of the city. One of the best known hang-outs of Jaipur, Central Park is an oasis in the middle of a desert land.
Maharaja Sawai Singhji fulfilled his beloved wife's desire to have a separate palace, by building this lush dreamscape of sorts in 1710. The Princess married the Maharaja only after he had promised to give the throne to her son. This palace outlined with trees and spacious courtyards is where their son, Maharajah Madho Singhji was born. He ruled the kingdom after the consecutive deaths of Maharaja Sawai Singhji and his elder step-brother Sawai Ishwar Singh. Currently Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is open to everyone and allows visitors a chance to travel back in time while soaking in some splendid views. Named after the Maharani, this impeccably maintained palace, located amidst tranquil surroundings is perfect to spend time in solace. In the evenings, the Bagh is a sight to behold as the playful children of Jaipur splash in fountains interspersed with colors and lighting.
For those looking to escape the chaos of the main city, Jawahar Circle Garden might just be the right antidote. This vast expanse of lush greenery sees throngs of locals as well as tourists every day, who come by for a picnic with family and friends, or simply to enjoy their time alone. Claiming to be the largest circular park in Asia, this spot is definitely not worth a miss.
Nestled away cozily in the north of Jaipur, lies the lush green Kanak Vrindavan Valley. It was christened by Sawai Jai Singh, who was the ruler and founder of Jaipur. This natural attraction is one of the most visited tourist spots in Jaipur owing to its gorgeous ancient stone temples and the picturesque scenery it offers. The valley is also a favorite spot for film shooting and picnickers, and is also a perfect spot to watch exotic migratory birds.