‘The opulent beauty’
The newly created entrance of Jawahar Circle (honored as the largest park all over in Asia) is through the kaleidoscope of the Patrika Gate. The magnificent pink structure in the capital of Rajasthan houses a colorful hallway that has certainly become one of the most trending places amongst travelers.
Each pillar of Patrika Gate is intricately carved and hand-painted with stunning forts, palaces, temples, portraits of Jaipur ruler and other monuments showing the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, THE LAND OF THE KINGS.
There are some nostalgic and 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.
Patrika Gate derives its name from newspaper and media company- Rajasthan Patrika. The gate is built on Jawahar Circle near Sanganer International Airport.
The idea of building this gate is linked with the old city gates of Jaipur walled city. When Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II founded the pink city in 1727 AD, he secured the perimeter with a wall and eight gates. The Patrika Gate is the ninth gate of the pink city.
What definitely catches the attention are the classical windows that have been put in to give the gate a more authentic look. But other than showing the history of the city, this gate also has illustrations of the new age architectural wonders of Jaipur like World Trade Park and Amar Jawan Jyoti to name a few.
The motifs which have been painted all over the gate speak volumes of the meticulous work done by local artisans. Each architectural element and design is unique and not repeated. It makes for a remarkable place for the architecture students and art lovers to visit for inspiration.
Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist cities in India and forms a part of the Golden Triangle Route. You can conveniently reach Jaipur via bus, train or plane from all over the country. Set 30-minutes outside of the city, Patrika Gate is located near Jaipur airport.
For this reason, you can tie it when arriving or departing Jaipur. Alternatively, you can take public transportation to the gate from anywhere in the city. Taxis, rickshaws, and buses are easy to come by in Jaipur.
While the gate is just one of the many architectural wonders in Jaipur, the opulent design is genuinely awe-inspiring. And the vibrant and intricate walkways serve as a true reflection of Rajasthani culture. So get your cameras ready, and do not miss this spot when planning your Jaipur itinerary.
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