In an ambitious project, JDA has developed a 3800 Sq. Mts.( buffer area is 5 acres) valley in Simriti Ban on JLN Marg, Jaipur as a habitat for 46 species of commonly found butterflies. The area, some 100 mts below JLN Marg, has been planted with 80 varieties of big and small host plants. The area has some 900 trees and treated waste water is regularly sprayed on them to keep the moisture in the area high.They have developed waterfalls and ponds decorated with stones brought in from Nathdwara and Haridwar. So come February you need to visit the Butterfly Valley with your camera for a date with the fast vanishing delicate creatures.
Butterfly valley in Simriti Ban,JLN Marg,Jaipur
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Besides the soon to be open Garden Theatre located between OTS and the Karpoor Chand Kulish Smriti Ban on JLN Marg there are about six other open air theatres in Jaipur.
1.Behind Rabindra Manch in the Ram Niwas Garden
2.In the Jawahar Kala Kendra on JLN Marg.
3.Near the Nahargarh Fort.
4.In the Rajasthan University Campus.
5.Central Park behind the Birla Planetarium is often used for the monthly fixtures of the Music In The Park .
6.Kesar Kyari near the Amber Fort is the venue for the light and sound show on Jaipur.
The Garden Open Theatre has a seating capacity of 600 persons, a stage of the size 56′ X 28′, a projector room for screening film shows , a cafeteria and a rain water harvesting system. It is being built on 10 acres of land and the cost of the project after budget over run is about 3.5 Crore Rupees. The Theatre will be decorated with sculptures made by Raj Kumar Pandit. He has been commissioned with the task of making models of White Peacocks and Butterflies. It has also been proposed to open a butterfly garden in the theatre campus on the style of Singapore butterfly gardens, come March 2010. When the garden is fully commissioned there will be about 50,000 flowers and various fruit trees like pomegranate,banana etc and the garden will cover an area of 7 acres. Plants are also being brought in from Kolkata and Hyderabad. Besides being a butterfly preserve it is also going to be a place where one can educate one self about the various species of butterflies. This preserve will be a welcome addition as one more feather in the cap of the city of Jaipur.
A picture taken in the Karpoor Chand Kulish Simriti Ban
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