Vidyadhar Garden in Jaipur
This garden is situated in the vicinity of Sisodia garden and is also built based on the “shilpa shastra”. Just like Sisodia gardens, Vidyadhar garden is also a blend of modern Hindu as well as Mughal styles of architecture and comes with wonderful sylvan lakes, fountains, terraced lawns and also majestic pavilions that come with murals and paintings of Lord Shri Krishna. This garden comes under the Rajasthan Government. No doubt that it is a blend of imperial architecture with dazzling greenery.
Vidyadhar Bhattacharya is the chief architect of Jaipur city and this garden is built in memory of him. He was the chief architect for Maharaja Sawai Man Singh and is well known for his elaborate architecture, designs and capability of producing visual wonders. Though the garden was built in the year 1988, but designed based on the “Shilpa Shastra” which is the ancient line of architecture. Vidyadhar also designed Jaipur city based on this ancient text.
It is believed that the garden was a vineyard which was situated in proximity to Sisodia gardens. The walls of the garden are engraved with the intricate lattice work as well as mirror work found in the temple and architecture of the garden reflects the mixture of Mughal architecture that comes with the interiors typical of Rajput architecture. From this, one can understand the mixture of two cultures that is seen in the landscape as well as the design of the garden. As seen earlier, the garden is renowned for several fountains, bird watching, peacock dancing spontaneously and also the exquisite terraced flowerbeds.
The garden is also renowned for some breathtaking sights especially the sunset that converts the sky into a greenish hue and the pools glitter like jewel and the twinkling lights enthralls the tourists. Yet another beautiful sight is the torrential downpours that make the beautiful peacock to spread out its feather so that it could welcome the rains. The well maintained Vidyadhar Garden that offers spectacular view is one of the must see destinations in Jaipur that is an ideal place for those who seek solace.
Some of the nearby tourist attractions are Sisodia gardens, City Palace, Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar.