Jhalawar Rajasthan Tours


 


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.

Bhawani Natya Shala, Jhalawar
Bhawani 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 art.

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.


Quick 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

Jhalarapatan near Jhalawar

most impressive structures in the caves.

Rain Basera (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.

Chandrabhaga 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.

Bhimsagar (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.

Getting There & Away to Jhalawar

Flights to Jhalawar The nearest airport is Kota, lying some 87 km away.
Trains to Jhalawar
The nearest 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.
Car and Bus Service to Jhalawar
The place 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.
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