Moon land of Rajasthan in Kishangarh is the vividly beautiful place which is known as ‘Rajasthan ka Kashmir’ or ‘Rajasthan ka Switzerland’. Giving you a feel of a little paradise on earth, this white snowy place with snow will nowhere else be found; Isn’t it strange? We can say it is, but in a unique way.
The enchanting marble world of Kishangarh, ‘The marble dumping yard’ is located in Paryavaran 2nd Rd, RICCO Industrial Area, Kishangarh, Rajasthan, around 150 kms away from Jaipur.
Kishangarh is a small city in Ajmer, Rajasthan which is famously known as the Marble city of India with the largest marble market in the country. A place with a lot of tourists attraction, from the temple of nine planets to Kishangarh Fort, this place got its name from Kishan Singh, the prince of Jodhpur who founded the state in 1602. Kishangarh is also known for its style of miniature art painting known as ‘Bani Thani’.
History of Dumping Yard:
The picturesque place that has become a popular tourist destination of Rajasthan is not just a nature’s creation but a human made art. It started when the locals of Kishangarh started facing problems regarding the accumulated waste.
Then in 2005, RICCO and Kishangarh marble association decided to put the marble garbage in one place and developed a disposing area for marble slurry.
50-60 feet deep wells were dug to pour the waste but later the garbage was collected so much that it took a form of plateau looking like white hills and mountains covered with white snow.
The yard is covered in around 332 bigha land and required a long time to get completed divided in three parts, the second part was completed by Cluster Project in 2009 and totally completed in year 2015 with a total cost of around Rs 2-50 crore.
And now this place looks ethereal during sunsets and sunrise that makes one feel like they are walking on moon.
A picturesque destination for film shooting:
This heavenly place attracts a tons of tourists every year with its pure and abloom beauty. Dumping yards in the previous years has become one of the best destination for movies, short films or music video shooting. Since 5-6 years, a lot of Rajasthani as well as Punjabi songs are shot here.
This place got into spotlight in India when a song from the movie ‘Kis Kis ko Pyaar Karun’ was shot here.
Other than commercial things people visit this place to enjoy its delighted beauty, they take pictures and videos and enjoy the scenery.
Entry fee and conditions :
Visitors need to take permission from Marble Association center which is just 500 meter away from dumping yard. You need to show an I’d proof and have to answer some normal questions to get a pass that will allow you to enter the yard. The entry is for free and you just have to take permission.
Other conditions involve taking permission prior to a photo or video shoot with any drone or camera before a night of the shoot. Otherwise you will be fined 5,000-/ INR or 11,000-/ INR for breaking rules by the marble association center.
The area have certain rules and regulations to control the pollution level ,the air is a little thick around here, and you can feel the particles in your mouth and nose after spending a little time so it is suggested to carry face masks on your visit.
10:00 AM- 06:00 PM
Vehicles allowed :
All kind of light vehicles are allowed to enter into the dumping yard to the top of the hill.
Best time to visit :
The best time to visit this beautiful destination is early morning before 11:00 am or during evening at 4:00 pm onwards to watch the sunset. During early morning, evening and night this place will feel like moon land. The sunsets during winter month is a best time to be around.