Today I’m going to take you to one of the most Instagrammable-worthy places in India that is Patrika Gate in Jaipur. One of the most beautiful places in Jaipur, Patrika Gate has been attracting people since its inception. It is a big gate with amazing architecture and this place is for all types of age groups of people to enjoy a nice evening. Located at a distance of 30 minutes from the city center, the gate serves as a gateway to Jawahar Circle Garden. The grandeur design of the gate is truly amazing and the vibrant and intricate pathways act as a mirror of Rajasthani culture.
Why is Patrika Gate famous among tourists
As soon as I reached Patrika Gate, I saw a huge elaborate pink gate topped by luscious trees, which I cannot help but be amazed to see. Oh, Man! This is just the beginning, let’s take you inside. Inside the gate, I got to find a phenomenal Rainbow Walkway! As I walked under the gate, I found a row of magnificent archways. Each one is decorated keeping in mind Rajasthani culture. I was truly mesmerized by the decoration and kept admiring every detail. I clicked Insta-worthy pictures with my sister. That’s why this gate serves as one of the top Instagrammable-worthy spots in Jaipur. It’s truly incredible.
History of Patrika Gate
Patrika Gate Jaipur is built on the basis of the seven original heritage gates that were used to provide access to the walled city of Jaipur. This gate is relatively a new attraction. Patrika Gate is now the ninth gate of Jaipur and was named after a local newspaper company. It was built and opened to the public in 2016.
Patrika Gate is a unique monument showcasing the architectural and cultural heritage of all the regions of Rajasthan. The art, craft, and cultural heritage of Rajasthan have been integrated into a single structure in this incredible monument. Located on the busiest Jawaharlal Nehru Marg of Jaipur, this gate has been attracting everyone ever since it was built.
While designing the Patrika Gate, the southern gate of Jaipur, special attention has been paid to the nine-point Vastu principle. There are a total of nine pavilions, each is 9 feet wide. The width of the gate is 81 feet and the height is 108 feet which matches the width of the main bazaars of the walled city.
How to Get to Patrika Gate in Jaipur
Patrika Gate is a treasure trove not only for Jaipurities but also for travelers who come to visit throughout the country and the world. Jaipur is an essential place on the Indian Travel Itinerary. It is one of the most tourist places to visit in India which offers soothing vibes to the eyes and is a part of the Golden Triangle Route. You can reach Jaipur easily from across the country via flight, train, and bus. You can take public transport from anywhere to reach the Patrika Gate. Taxis, Tam-Tam, Richshaws, Cab Services, and Buses are easily available in Jaipur. As I’m a Jaipurite, so I get there on my own scooter with my sister.
Things You Get to Know Before Visiting Patrika Gate
- Timings: Patrika Gate is open 24/7 for Tourists.
- Entry Fee: Free
- Parking: Free
- Jawahar Circle Garden Entry Fee: Free
Best time to admire Patrika Gate
Locals and tourists come here all decked up to get the perfect shot so that they can click the most Instagram-worthy pictures and impress their friends. Even you can see numerous wedding photoshoots here. You can get here at any time of the day. But if you want to spend quality time with yourself and you don’t want any kind of rush to get your shot then early morning is perfect for you.
We reached there at 5 p.m. When we got there, we found many people there. Some were admiring this beautiful place, some were strolling with their loved ones hand-in-hand, and some others were clicking pictures and uploading them on their social media handles. To avoid the crowd you can get here during the off-season, around the time of monsoon. As this time (July to September) you will get to see very few tourists and this can save you time also.
Where is Jawahar Circle
Jawahar Circle is located in Malviya Nagar, which is also known as “New Jaipur.” Patrika Gate is about 10 km away from Hawa Mahal, 13 km away from Railway Station, and 5 km away from Jaipur International Airport.
Tip: If you’re coming to Jaipur from a flight then you can stop here at this place is just 5 km away from the airport. You can spend your quality time here admiring this remarkable spot. There is free car parking near the entry gate.
Things to Keep in Mind
- If you’re going to visit Patrika Gate, then give it at least 2-3 hours. This includes your travel and return time, so you can make the most out of your time.
- Though Jawahar Circle is safe, still, make sure to visit during daylight hours. Because if you are alone then avoid traveling late at night.
- Don’t forget to visit Jawahar Circle, after clicking beautiful pictures. This is really a peaceful area of the city and there is also a fountain show at 7 P.M.
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