Ram Niwas Garden
: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Built By : Sawai Ram Singh II
: 1868 AD
: Albert Hall Museum
The last Maharaja Ram Singh II, as a food crisis relief project, laid out the popular Ram Niwas Gardens located in Jaipur in 1868. It houses a Zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum and several sports grounds.
The Albert Hall museum is especially noted for its Indo-Saracenic structure. Recently there have been some additions such as Rabindra Manch with an auditorium, a modern art gallery and an open-air theatre.
To provide open space and greenery to the citizens, this big garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum and several sports grounds was built during
the reign of Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868.
The good-looking Indo-Saracenic structure of the Albert Hall designed by Sir Swinton Jacob was opened in 1887 AD as a public museum. It contains a fine collection of sculptures, paintings, decorative objects, usual history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and the celebrated Persian garden carpet. Recently the Rabindra Manch with an auditorium, a modern art gallery and an open-air theatre has been added to promote cultural activities.
Ram Niwas Gardens are open all days except Friday, from 10AM to 4.30 PM. There is an entry fee for entrance.