If you are a nature lover, do not miss the beauty of nature at Gulab bagh, when you are at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The beautiful Gulab Bagh, located in the heart of Udaipur is the largest garde of the city, which is spread in over 100 acres of prime area. Gulab Bagh Udaipur can be regarded as the lungs of Udaipur city due to its greenery.
Gulab Bagh and Zoo Udaipur
Gulab Bagh has abundance of different varieties of roses. That is why it is popularly kown as Gulab Bagh. It has lush green campus and several places of attraction including ponds, library, zoological park, temples and several government offices.
The park has four entrance gates, which are designed artistically as old masonry structure. Out of four, only two gates are open for general public. There is appropriate parking facility is available at two operational entry gates, and it can currently accommodate 350 two wheelers and 50 car parking inside the park. The entire park is surrounded by a boundary wall, 3–5 m in height.
Gulab Bagh, also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 1881. It is the fourth oldest zoo in the semi-continent. It spans across 66 acres of land, and is hailed as one of the most beautiful and largest garden in Rajasthan.
The garden consists of a Lotus Pond, and many prominent trees that included many species of mangoes, guava, grapes, lemon, bor, mulbury, rayan, pomegranate, bananas, sapota, tamarind, bullock’s heart (ramphal), lichi, arjun trees, wood apple, karonda, campher, citron, jamun, pummelo, meetha neem, kargi lime, ficus species, anola, jack fruit, dhanverjia, grandi flora, jasmin, dawood etc.
Toy Train & Zoo
There is also a small train that meanders within the zoo. It is open for kids as well as adults, and there is a nominal fees for the ride. The train station is named as Luv Kush Railway Station.
A zoo is situated within the garden, at a short walk away through rose plants and open parks. The zoo, as such, is quite small. Animals and birds of many varieties are housed in cages. But there is enough enjoyment for the kids who can be seen craning their necks to get a glimpse of the tiger or the bear.
There is an Acupressure park called ‘Miraj Jyotish Upvan’ constructed and maintained by Miraj Products corporate group. It has tethered tiles for increasing blood circulation in human body. It also showcases numerous Ayurvedic and non-ayurvedic plants across the acupressure pathways.
The Victoria Hall Museum of Gulab Bagh is small but has a lot to offer in terms of curios, antiques and even common household items of the royal families from the 18thcentury.
Ticket & Location
There is no entry ticket to visit the place.
Gulab Bagh is situated at the center of the city, and the nearest colonies are Nayio ki Talai, Choti Brahmpuri, Kalaji-Goraji and Mograwadi. The main road circling around the entire Gulab Bagh is called as Gulabh Bagh Road. Various Hotels and other attractions like Vintage and Classic Car Museum, Pala Ganesh Temple are situated near around this place for visitors. Situated quite near Pichola Lake on Lake Palace Road, Gulab Bagh is an interesting park in the southeast of City Palace complex. It is easily accessible from the city by local transport, taxis or autorickshaws.
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