Yes, there exists a Bio diversity park in Jaipur. I visited this place today and i was amazed to see its beauty. I was scolding myself to not visit this place since i moved to Jaipur.
The foundation of "Smriti Van" was laid by Smt Vasundhara Raje in 2005 (october) and it was open to public after 2 years i.e. in 2007 (december).
The place is mesmerizing for morning visits for morning walks. Living in Urban forests of sky scappers, this place is a green forest with lots of trees and plants. Nature at its best amidst the city of Jaipur.
Various sections in "Smriti Van"
Vasundhra Van – It is main attraction of Smriti Van Jaipur. Plants like Mogra, Champa, Almonda, Coral trees etc have been planted in Vasundhra Van.
Eco – Environment Museum – Photographs of birds and flowers that are found in Smriti Van are displayed in this museum.
Vrindavan Van – This section contain work on drainage line treatment where slopers have been stabilized by spreading plants and nets in them.
Maru Van – 64 species of Xerophytic plants like cactus, agabe, euphorbia are planed here in good number.
Aravali Van – Various species of plants that are found in aravali ranges like Gurjan Hawan, Rohida, Khejdi, Dhak, Dhavada, Saalar, Gugal, Gangan are planted here.
Sarovar – This area has been dug 5 ft deep for storing water, nine pounds have been constructed. Different varieties of Lotus, Fishes and Ducks have been placed.Immigrant Birds have increased in good number during winter season.
Rashtriya Van – Representive plant species of the country can be seen here. Flowering scrubs and trees like Almonda, Bougainvillea, Sada Baha are also found inthis section of Smriti Van.
Champa Van – 108 varieties of champa plants are planted here. These plants produce flowers of different fragrance and colours.
Java Kusum Van – Plants brought from all over the country can be seen here in this section. Flowers of different colour, shape and size is an attraction and are worth seeing.
Nursery – To maintained quality and variety of plants a Hi-tech nursery is being developed.
Dhanvanti Van – Largest section of Smriti van developed as a herbal garden. About 250 species of medicinal trees scrubs, herbs and climbers have been planted here.
The place is a paradise for "Wild life photographers" as well as they can find lots of species of birds, butterflies, ducks and peacocks here.
Gandhi Nagar, Near RTO Circle, J.L.N.Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004.
- Rs. 30 with an ID card
Opening and closing time:
- 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Time Required to roam around:
- 2 to 3 hours