State : Rajasthan
The vast complex of well developed and planned gardens along with
an exquisitely and intricately carved beige stone temple with its
marble columns and lattices, it is situated in the foothills of
Nahargarh hills as we proceed from Jaipur to Amer. The sights are
so beautiful that it is a preferred place for picnics and shooting
of films. Kanak Vrindavan Valley definitely leaves a noticeable
impression as one visits the complex enroute on a trip to the three
garland forts of Jaipur, namely Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and
Amber Fort. The picturesque background boasts of divine views of
Jal Mahal and is certainly the best green retreat, the Pink City
offers to its tourists.
An erstwhile elephant path, Kanak Valley is surrounded by Aravalli
ranges and is situated adjoining the Amber Fort. The Dhok and Kadamba
trees of the region, the scenic waterfalls, blossoms and lotus ponds
grace this valley with their charms and enchantments. Birdwatchers
delight in spotting the migratory birds such as the kingfisher,
spotted dove and Neel Kanth. The complex houses temples that are
as old as three centuries and in cludes the illustrious temples
of Govind Deoji and Natawarji. The Kanak Bagh passes for a garden
always in bloom. An idyllic stopover point for the wearied tourists,
it offers greenery all around, serenity of temples on one side and
cool breeze of the riverside that grace the banks of the Dharbawati
River on the other side.
It is said that the river once crossed Jaipur but has now shrunk
to end in the famous Mansagar Lake. Kanak Valley is said to be
the sacred spot where it is believed that holy water from several
rivers was accumulated to perform the Ashwamedh Yagna. The golden
aura of Govind Deoji temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, at night
looks ecclesiastical and transports one to visions of heaven.
It is said that Raja Sawai Jai Singh himself, named the place
as Kanak Vrindavan at the time when Amber was his capital, because
the beautiful place seemed to him like Vrindavan, the land of
Lord Krishna. The strains of chants and hymns complete the cultural
picture of the place and processions that start from Amber Fort
during Teej and Gangaur festivals stop here for a while at the
temple to pay their homage.
How to Reach
Jaipur Airport, Sanganer is at a distance of around
11km from the city center. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and domestivc
carriers operate regular flighta to and from Jaipur. There are direct
flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and some
other cities from Jaipur.
The train service to Jaipur is available from all the
major parts of the country. The direct connections to Jaipur are
from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Agra, Lucknow,
Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.
Jaipur is well connected by road to various parts of India. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is one of the finest roads in India. Rajasthan roadways runs excellent regular service of AC and Deluxe Coaches from Delhi.
Jetty: From the Muhamma boat jetty the exhilarating boat ride to
the resortwill take about 10 minutes.