Attractions in Jhalawar
Jhalawar Fort - This
imposing fort in the centre of the town presently
houses the collectorate and other district office.
Some exquisite paintings and mirrors on the walls
of zanana khas are of particular interest.
Permission to see these painting can be obtained from
the offices located here.
Government Museum - One of the oldest
museums of Rajasthan established in 1915 A.D., it
has a fine collection of paintings, rare manusripts,
idols and beautiful statues of Lakshminarayan, Vishnu,
Krishna, Ardhanarishvar, Natraj and Trimurti.
Natya Shala - Close to the fort is
the most unusual theatre in India. It was constructed
in 1921 A.D. where Parsi theatre was performed
initially. The building has been recently revived
and presents an excellent insight into the theatre
Gagron Fort - The impressive
fort, built over several centuries (8th to 14th
centuries A.D) bears testimony to many great
battles and is surrounded by the tranquil waters
of the Ahu and Kali Sindh rivers on the three
sides . A beautiful mausoleum of
a Sufi saint Mitheshah just
outside the fort is the venue for
an annual colorful fair held during the month of Moharram.
Getaways near Jhalawar
Jhalarapatan - The small town, popularly referred to as the
‘city of bells’, has an entire township
residing within the confines of a wall, that
was built to protect the trade caravans, as patan was the junction of caravan routes.
A magnificent 10th century Surya Temple (Padam
Nath Temple) is the major attraction of the
city. The temple has some splendid sculptures
as well as well preserved idols of surya.
Buddhist caves - The ancient Buddhist caves are located in
the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of Buddha
and the carved stupas are the
most impressive structures in
(6 kms) - A picturesque wooden cottage on the
banks of the Kishan Sagar pond, it is an idyllic haunt
for tourists. Situated 6 kms away the cottage was
originally built elsewhere and later transported to
the present location. Amazingly, it still retains
much the original design.
temples (7 kms) - 7 kms away, on the banks
of the beautiful Chandrabhaga river stand some splendid
7th century A.D. temples, intricately carved pillars
and arched gateways, marvellous examples of the temple
architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century A.D.
Shantinath Jain temple is also noteworthy with fine
murals and exquisite sculptures.
(24 kms) - 24 kms away, the dam built on the
Uajad river is near the erstwhile capital of Khichi
Chauhan rulers. Bhimsagar provides a view of the Rajput
and Mughal architecture in the ruins of palaces ,
temples and mosques.
Events in Jhalawar
A big cattle fair is held every year in the month
of Kartik (October - November) at Chandrabhaga near
Jhalarpatan. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima,
devotees gather to take a holy dip in the river. A
big cattle fair, which is a merger of religion and
commerce is held here. Livestock like cows, horses,
buffaloes, camels, and bullocks are brought from distant
parts for sale. Traders from various parts of Madhya
Pradesh and Maharashtra converge here and quick trading
takes place. The fair will provide you with an opportunity
to acquaint yourselves with the people of this region
and their rituals and traditions.
There & Away to Jhalawar
||The nearest airport
is Kota, lying some 87 km away.
rail head is Ramganj Mandi, at a distance of
25 Km. It is on the main Delhi Mumbai line.
However, not all trains stop here. To reach
here, Dehradun Express and Frontier Mail, which
have stops here, should be opted for.
is well connected with Bundi, Kota and Jaipur.
Infact NH12 passes through Jhalawar.
Getting Around in Jhalawar
Jhalawar is a relatively small town and easy enough
to get around on foot, but there are plenty of auto
- rickshaws, cycles - rickshaws and tongas.