is a traffic round about In Jaipur. The Statue Circle is not
only the most famed circle but the most swarmly situated too.
Almost half the Jaipur passes by it. It is the favorite lounge
of Jaipur and a place for evening out, with 'Meals on Wheels'
standing by. Strangely it acquires its name of statue circle
after its figurine rather than the grand Sawai Jai Singh the
founder of modern day Jaipur. His statue stands in full imperial
symbols of staff and Jai Singh is made out to be holding out
astrological diagrams to exemplify his proclivity for astrology.
The memorial is be fitting to the great sovereign, builder and
futurist. The lighting and the colorful fountains cheer up the
roundabout and its surrounds.
Moti Dungri (Ganesh Temple)
In the middle of Jaipur rises
a small hill Moti Dungri meaning pearl hill, because it
drop of pearl. An exotic palace is parched which is a replica of
Scottish castle once occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh's son.
From There on remained as a private property of the ruling
family. In the recent past it served as a home for Rajmata
Gaytri Devi and her estranged son Jagat Singh. The mere view
of this castle is exotic enough. The highlight of this place is
the famous and auspicious temple of Lord Ganesh, which is
frequently visited by almost whole of Jaipur and people from
king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This
is the most easily recalled landmarks of Jaipur and is also its
icon. Located in the city Palace it is best viewed from the
outside for the palace is really a facade. This five-storey
building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a stunning
example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its pink
delicately honeycombed 953 sandstone windows known as 'Jharokhas'.
It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to
watch everyday life and processions in the city from their
Most people come here to get a view of the facade but they can
also climb to the top for a wonderful view from the latticed
windows. There is also a small archaeological museum there.
Entry to foreigners/citizen is Rs 30/10.