Patrika Gate Jaipur
If you go to pink city and are looking for worthy places in Instagram in the city, I am sure that Patrika Gate Jaipur will be the number one place on your list. Here all you need to know about Patrika gate Jaipur and history of Patrika gate Jaipur.
It’s so easy to understand why it’s a beautiful rainbow path that looks like something out of a Maharaja palace!
Why to Visit Patrika Gate in Jaipur?
More than three years ago, before this site became an Instagram superstar, I tried to find this place in the city, but at that time there was very little information about it.
So, I actually got out of the gate, but in the end, I came back and thought it wasn’t here at all…. palms of the face. It was an epic failure and I felt a serious FOMO when I saw it all over my Instagram channel.
So, on my last sightseeing tour to Jaipur, I decided to find this fabulously colorful corridor.
So that you don’t follow my mistake (very stupidly), I’ll give you all the details you need to find Patrika’s Gate. Plus, some great tips for visiting and getting the best shots!
What is Patrika Gate Jaipur?
Patrika’s Gate is an entrance to Jahawar Circle Park, which if you didn’t already know, is the largest circular park in Asia at a traffic signal!
Outside, you’ll find a huge full-length pink gate that sits at the top of a fragrant tree. Inside the gate, you will find a fantastic rainbow path!
As you walk under the gate, you will find a number of fantastic arches. Each of them is decorated with Rajasthan culture. It showcases the main attractions of Jaipur, such as the Jal Mahal, as well as colorful works.
You’ll really be amazed by the makeup and you’ll need a little time to marvel at every detail. It’s easy to see why this is the best location in town. It's incredibly beautiful.
History of Patrika Gate Jaipur
Although this gate is based on the seven original heritage gates that previously provided access to the walled city of Jaipur, this gate is a relatively new attraction.
Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh on the principles of Vaastu Shastra. At that time he built a strong city not far from Amer (the former capital) that had seven gates within the city walls.
Later, in the 1940s, an eighth gate called Naya Paul, or New Gate, was built in the city. An interesting fact is that this gate was based on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin!
Patrika Gate is now the ninth gate of Jaipur and is named after a local news company called Patrika. It was built in 2016 and is open to the public.
In 2020, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated this gate via video conference! In his speech, he praised Kulish Jiro from Patrika Media Company for his contribution to Indian journalism.
Best tips before Visiting Patrika Gate
I am allowed to visit Patrika’s Gate for at least 2-3 hours. Those travel times include getting back and forth, waiting for photos, and seeing all the beautiful architecture!
Be sure to visit at appropriate times of the day. Overall, Circle Jawahar is safe, but not really recommended to go late at night. Especially just.
On this note, beware of thieves! In practice there are many. However, I just looked and put my tripod and camera on display. No one approached me at all.
Don’t forget to visit the Jewel Circle after completing your photos. This is a really peaceful area of the city. There will also be a fountain show at 7 p.m.
Best Time to Take Photos of Patrika’s Gate
As one of the most attractive places in all of Jaipur, you can be sure that this colorful gate will definitely attract a crowd.
Locals, tourists, and tour buses all come here in a bucket to get the perfect staff. There are even wedding photos.
Although you can easily wait your turn and take a nice fresh photo here at any time of the day. I would say the best time to take a photo at Patrika Gate is early in the morning.
This way you can save a little time and not have to be patient to get your shot.
I arrived at Patrika Gate at about 7 am and was absolutely amazed to see so many people there. But, fortunately, they didn’t take photos haha!
Everyone was training and running in the Circle of the Lord. So, even if you arrive early, I’m prepared for the fact that runners can get through the gate!
Another great time to avoid crowds is to visit India during the off-season. From July to September, the number of tourists decreases significantly. The winter season, from October to February, is the busiest time to visit Rajasthan. So be prepared to enter early in the morning.
Where is the Jawahar Circle in Jaipur?
Jaipur is a big city and is divided into certain regions or districts to help you on your journey. The Jawaharlal Nehru district is located in the Malviya Nagar district, which is commonly known to locals as the ‘New Jaipur’. It’s just outside of the old tourist city’s famous tourist attractions.
Also, read about Patrika Gate Jaipur on Wikipedia
To view, Patrika’s Gate is about 10 km (30 minutes by car) from Hawa Mahal and 13 km (40 minutes) from Jaipur Railway Station. So set aside enough time in your day to get there!
The Indian movement is very bad, especially in the cities! So, if you are running out of time, make sure you plan your trip wisely.
How to get to Jahawar Circle?
When I lived in Jaipur, I loved that it has so many options for walking around the city and is incredibly affordable!
The most common way around town is to use Uber taxis or a rival Ola.
Hawa Mahal to Patrika Gate Distance and Fare
A trip from Hawa Mahal to Patrika Gate cost me about 150 rupees, which is nothing!
How to reach Patrika Gate Jaipur?
You can also rent a Tuk-Tuk or auto-rickshaw to go to Circle Jahawar from anywhere in the city. But, remember to negotiate! From a mile away you can smell the tourist.
Also in Jaipur, they have an electric rickshaw that you can share with others or rent for a private ride. These are called tam-tams! They work slower but are cheaper and better for the environment.
Finally, you can rent a driver in Jaipur. This is the least expensive by hiring in a day. The standard is around Rs 1,800 for 8 hours (remember to advise). You can ask the driver to stop here on the other way to the show!
Patrika Gate Opening Timing and Prices
Patrika Gate is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. So, you can visit this colorful checkpoint whenever you want in Jaipur. However, I can definitely say that it is better to upload photos during daylight hours.
Even during sunrise or after sunset, it can create less light inside the road.
Going around Pink City?
Jaipur is honestly one of my favorite cities in India and you will love it! Although it is called the City of Pink, you will actually see that it is more of an orange rose.
As the capital of Rajasthan, you will see that this place is full of cars, tuk-tukes, scooters, and camels! It’s an emotional attack ... but in a good way.
There are so many amazing attractions in Jaipur that you will be spoiled for choice. I would definitely recommend visiting Fort Amer, City Palace, Fort Nahargar, Hava Mahal, and Galta Ji Temple!
Where to stay in Jaipur?
There are many places to stay in Jaipur for every budget.
These are the few I’ve stayed in or I’ve seen and recommended myself. As a bonus, these are also Instagram-worthy.
Do visit Patrika Gate during your Jaipur sightseeing tour.