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Jhalawar - Jhalawar, which lies in the south eastern region of Rajasthan is situated on the banks of the holy river Chandrabhaga and has a rocky but water laden verdant landscape. The areas surrounding this beautiful city are a treasure trove of wall paintings, formidable forts, forests and exotic wildlife.
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Jhalawar, Rajasthan

The princely state of the Jhalas, Jhalawar was created in 1838 AD after being separated from Kota by the British.

Remarkable contributions from various rulers including Zalim Singh I made it a culturally rich state. Lying in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan at the edge of the Malawi plateau, Jhalawar has rocky but water-laden verdant landscape, unlike much of Rajasthan. With some exquisite pre-historic cave paintings, massive forts, thickly wooded forests and exotic wildlife variety, Jhalawar boasts of rich historic as well as natural wealth.

One can spot countless species of birds as one drives past the lush countryside. Red poppy fields and orange laden orchards make the countryside all the more fascinating and colourful during winters. The area around Bhawani Mandi is known for contributing a major share to the production of citrus fruit in the country

Prime Attractions of Jhalawar

Bhawani Natya Shala
Close to the fort is the most unusual theatre in India. It was constructed in 1921 AD where Parsi theatre was performed initially. The building has been recently revived and offers an excellent insight into the theatre art.
Buddhist Caves and Stupas
The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of Buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves
Chandrabhaga Fair
The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalarapatan 6-km from Jhalawar in the month of Kartik (October-November). The river Chandrabhaga runs here and is considered holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. The fair, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot, which is known as Chandravati.
Gagron Fort
The impressive fort, built over several centuries (8th to 14th century AD), stands witness 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 Sufi Saint Mithe Shah just outside the fort is the venue for an annual colourful fair held during the month of Moharram.
Government Museum - Jhalawar
One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan established in 1915 AD, it has a fine collection of paintings, rare manuscripts, idols and beautiful statues of Lakshminarayan, Vishnu, Krishna, Ardhanarishwar Natraj and Trimurti.
Jhalawar Fort
The impressive fort in the centre of the town presently houses the Collectorate and other district offices. Some exquisite paintings and mirrors on the walls of Zanana Khas' are of particular interest. Permission to see these paintings can be obtained from the offices located here.

Excursions from Jhalawar

Atishey Jain Temple Chandkheri
(35Km.)
This 17th century temple is a notable example of temple architecture. It also has religious value having a 6 feet tall Adinath statue, in a sitting position. Accommodation and meals are available at ·reasonable prices near the temple area.
Bhimsagar Dam
(24Km.)
The dam built on the Ujad River is near the erstwhile capital of Khichi Chauhan rulers. Bhimsagar allows a glimpse of the Rajput and Mughal architecture in the ruins of palaces, temples and mosques.
Chandrabhaga Temples
(7Km.)
On the banks of the magnificent Chandrabhaga River stand some splendid 7th century AD temples. The intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century Shantinath Jain temple is also noteworthy with fine murals and exquisite sculptures.
Dag
(100Km.)
Renowned for some 12th century AD temples of Dageshwari Mata, Kani ka Maqbara and Kama Varneshwar Mahadeo, Dag is a fascinating experience in the rustic ambience.
Dalhanpur
(54Km.)
The ancient ruins of impressive temples extend over an area of 2-km. Marvellously carved pillars, torans and exquisite sculptures make these temples interesting. Dolhanpur lies on the bank of River Chhapi, where an irrigation dam is being constructed. Dense forests with lush foliage add to the natural beauty of the spot.
Fort of Gangadhar
(120Km.)
): An irnpressive edifice with the oldest rock inscription and some marvellously built temples.
Jhalarapatan
(6Km.)
TThe small town is popularly referred to as the 'City of bells' An entire township resides 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.
Kakuni
(65Km.)
Kakuni lies in Baran District. Some ancient temples dot the ruins of this old township. A life-size idol of Lord Ganesha and a Shiva Lingam dating back to the 8th century AD are the impressive structures. Ruins of the Bhimgarh Fort, built by Raja Bhim Deo, lie on the other side of the Parvan River and are worth a visit.
Rain Basera
(6Km.)
): A picturesque wooden cottage on the banks of the Kishan Sagar Pond, it is an idyllic haunt for picnickers. The cottage was originally built elsewhere and later transported to the present location. Amazingly, it still retains much of the original design

Climate - Jhalawar

Summer
42°C
27°C
Winter
25°C
9.5°C
Rainfall
60 - 95 cms.

General Information - Jhalawar

Location
87-km From Kota, Rajasthan
Best Time
September-March
Area
5,928 Sq. Km.
Altitude
745 meters
Languages
Rajasthani, Hindi & English.

Clothing - Jhalawar

Summer
Light Tropical
Winter
Woollen

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