Jawahar Circle

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Jawahar Circle
Location in Jaipur
LocationJaipur, Rajasthan
Coordinates26°50′26″N 75°48′01″E / 26.840425°N 75.800349°E / 26.840425; 75.800349Coordinates: 26°50′26″N 75°48′01″E / 26.840425°N 75.800349°E / 26.840425; 75.800349

Jawahar Circle is a garden situated in Jaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, built by the Jaipur Development Authority.

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Jawahar Circle is claimed by Locals to be the biggest circular park in Asia developed on a highway traffic circle. It is situated along Malviya Nagar near Sanganer Airport on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg. (though the same claim of being the largest circle in Asia, is also claimed by Swaraj Road, Thrissur in Kerala ignoring the fact that the largest Traffic Circle or Round about in the world with a diameter of more than 3.5 km is situated in PutraJaya Malaysia.)

The diameter of the circle is 452 m and the circumference measures 1420 m. This park was fully developed by JDA (Jaipur Development Authority), and is one of Jaipur's favorite leisure places. There are multiple concentric tracks in the park. It is surrounded by Rose Gardens.

A number of attractive features like musical fountains, modern play equipment, jogging tracks are being added to it.[1] JDA has spent 170 lacs for the development of this circle. The money has been judiciously spent on jogging tracks, walkways, parking, landscaping, benches and a musical fountain.

The Fountain has been installed in a water-body in the center of the park. Every evening at 7 pm a show is held for 30 minutes, when the water sprays dance to the music & are illuminated by colored lights all adding up to a rare experience. Taking a hint from the Si-Fi world they even show music video’s on a wall of spray. And after the show you can have some chaat or Saras Lassi or Custard Kulfi in the Chaat Bazaar.

Radius of the water body is 47 m. There are 290 effects. Height of the fountain is 25 m. Water screen size is 27 m wide by 9 m height. There are 316 colored lights. The video projector is 15,000 lumens.

A fact worth appreciating here is that Rajasthan is a desert state and to maintain such big gardens & fountains with drinking water would be foolhardy so the government is using re-cycled water which though safe for the garden & the fountain is definitely not safe for drinking or for bathing with. So it is a good idea to stay away from the water in the fountain.

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