Isn't the title filling a little pride in your heart right now? For people from Jaipur, it is! And of course, for all the Indians too, because it exists in the largest state of India, Rajasthan! Well, Jaipur always comes with a little extra and, extraordinarily, it also entertains its visitors with an elite movie experience too. I haven't heard of any largest theater in India, till I stepped into the train and looking out for places to visit in Jaipur on google. As the movie is mandatory on my birthday vacation, I have searched the best places and I got this as the main one. I just fell in love with the pictures and decided to have a movie fun in Jaipur.
I haven't visited on my birthday though, but visited the next day in the night of the last show of the Bollywood movie 'Street Dancer 3'. I could have gone to any movie, indeed, because I have visited to witness and know what specialty this movie theater got. Trust me, soon after I have entered, it was spell-bounding.
And, the interiors were not completely lit by the time I entered. I could see many tourists, localite, visitors, movie lovers, waiting for the lights to be turned on. But, it was still breathtaking. I already had the best opinion without it has completely lit. Imagine, how beautiful it was. Quite indescribable. But, I will try to give you a view of my words.
Raj Mandir, taken as a prestigious statement of Jaipur's Royalty and the reign of Rajputs and their popular royal culture and traditions, it was constructed and designed in the year 1976. Since then this place has been organizing many premiers. No wonder, it is being counted as the Largest Single Screen movie theater in India and also Asia's largest movie entertainment space.
It was really a goosebumps moment, when the lights were turned on, just before a few minutes for the show to commence. It was like standing in a Disney wonderland. You must revolve 360 degrees to feel the awesomeness of the place. The royal chandeliers, the hanging lights, the aroma, the traditional Hindu idols of Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswathi in the upper corners under the heavily lit paradises.
Like other palaces and forts of Jaipur, the premises of the Raj Mandir are also very vast and expanded to the corners. It is named after the Royalty of King's entertainment. Like how cultural events used to happen in the Diwan-i-aam and Diwan-i-Khas of every Palace in Jaipur, this Raj Mandir has also inspired in such a way, that every inch will take you the ancient Rajasthani Royalty.
The blue floral carpets, the heavy wooden balcony staircase, the huge snack table at the counters for people to grab some bites in the movie theater, the vendor stalls at a few spots, the heavily hanging lights, the floral designs on the ceiling, every single thing of the main hall of this movie theater looks like a wonder.