Jaipur, India's celebrated Pink City and the erstwhile kingdom of the Rajputs find adequate mention in the annals of history. Apart from its glorious martial history, folklore and splendid epigraphic edifices the city is also renown for its natural beauty manifested in its gardens like the Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
is a hallmark of Sawai Jai Singh's love for his queen from Udaipur. The garden constructed in the year 1728 was a gift that the erstwhile founder of the Pink City gave to his beloved queen. The sprawling landscaped garden is an exquisite blend of traditional Indian and Mughal architecture and is sited at about 8 km from the capital city of Jaipur
The picturesque rambling lawns abounding in lush foliage and colorful vibrancies of the seasonal blooms is replete with pretty fountains with ornate figurines, galleries, pavilions, sparkling pools gleaming like a mirage of quicksilver, beautifully trimmed flowerbeds and murals vividly narrating the legends surrounding Lord Krishna. The murals are truly appropriate to the garden's central theme since they mainly portray the love that blossomed between Lord Krishna and his true love, Radha.
Way back in the 17th and 18th century, the elegantly laid multi-tiered garden was a popular summer retreat for the young maidens and royalty of Jaipur
. The gurgling springs at Galta housing the revered shrines of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman is situated in its vicinity and enhance the garden's sanctity.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, located in southeast Jaipur
is an idyllic green paradise, an oasis of quietude and a symbol of true love and thereby happens to be one of Jaipur's much coveted tourist spots.
Last Updated on : December 13, 2011