There is no dearth of culturally wealthy states in Rajasthan. And Jhalawar is one of them loaded with extraordinary places. Here, we are going to explore about the popular places, best time to visit, best things to do and much more. Let’s check it out.
TAKE A LOOK INTO THE HISTORY OF JHALAWAR
In 1791 AD, this beautiful city called Jhalawar was founded by Jhala Zalim Singh. On that time, he was the Diwan of Kota. Jhalawar got its name from its founder Jhala Zalim Singh. Jhala Zalim Singh wanted to develop this place into a military cantonment. And the reason was developing it into a military cantonment in order to save it from the attack of Maratha invaders. After it, this city handed over to the grandson of Jhala Zalim Singh. The place was ruled by Jhala Madan Singh between in the year of 1838 to 1845.
MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION IN CITY
- Chandrabhaga Temples – It’s one of the renowned temples located 7 km away from Jhalawar. Because this stunning temple is located on the banks of the River Chandrabhaga, it’s called Chandrabhaga Temple. Apart from Chandrabhaga Temple, there are many temples situated on the bank of the same river like Padmanath Temple, Shantinath Temple Dwarkadhish Temple and so on. Most of the temple are establish in the 6th and 14the centuries.
- Chandramouli Mahadev Temple – if you wish to make yourself calm and cool then head to Chandramouli Mahadev Temple. It was established in the 7th century. The city was founded by Vikramaditya. You can visit the temple between 6 am to 9 pm.
- Jhalawar Fort – Skipping Jhalawar fort means missing a wide chunk of enjoyment while visiting Jhalawar . This stunning fort was established by Maharaja Rana Madan Singh in 1840-1845. Jhalawar Fort is also known as Garh Palace. The marvellous fort is decorated with outstanding paintings in an eye-catching manner. Whether you are an art lover or wish to explore the history before independence, Jhalawar Fort brings a great treat for you. There is no entry fee.
- Bhawani Natya Shala – It’s adjacent to Jhalawar fort and was established in 1921. It’s known for its unique underground construction.
- Government Museum – Avoid visiting this place on Friday as it remains closed on this day. You don’t have to pay the entry fee on the Monday. Here, you can find an incredible collection of paintings, manuscripts, coin and inscription.
- Gagron Fort – Though Rajasthan holds innumerable forts, but Gagron adds more shine to the incredible beauty of Jhalawar. Three sides of Gagron Fort are surrounded by water of the Ahu and Kali Sindh. This mesmerizing fort is located 12 km from Jhalawar. It was made between 7th and 14th century and particularly known for having artistic doorways, incredible pillars, chambers, arches and so on.
- Jhalrapatan – It’s also called CITY OF BELL since it’s loaded with a number of bells and temples. Surya Temple, Chandrabhaga Temple, Shantinath Temple, PadmaNath Temple are quite famous.
- Manohar Thana Fort -This is one of the famous forts of Jhalawar. MANOHAR is a Hindi word which means Beautiful OutPost. This stunning fort located 90 km away from Jhalawar at the meeting point of two rivers Parvan and Kaalikhad.
- Prithvi Vilas Palace – Don’t forget to visit Prithvi Vilas Palace since it was the residence of the former rulers. It was built by Raja Bhawani Singh in 1912 AD. Here, you find an outstanding collection of wildlife trophies.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS OF JHALAWAR
Apart from having a number of marvellous places, Jhalawar is also known for its famous fairs and festivals. Take a look.
- Gangaur – It is the most popular festival of Jhalawar which is celebrated in March April . This festival belongs to Goddess Parvati and it is celebrated with a great enthusiasm among the women. On this day, people pray for the longevity for their husbands. Procession are taken out on this day. Women sing hymns.
- Apart from it, Annath Chaturthi, Rang Panchmi and Kaleshwar Mahadev Fair are also very popular. And people come to become a part of this fair and festival all across the world.
BEST THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING JHALAWAR
After visiting eye-catching places and taking part in fairs & Festival of Jhalawar, let’s taste something very delicious. In this section, you will not only learn about eating but a little about shopping too.
- Eating – Visiting Jhalawar is incomplete without taste the delicious and jaw-dropping local food and cuisines of Jahalawar. You must not skip the chance to eat outstanding food like Makki Ki Raab, Sev Tamatar, Daal Baati Churma. Whether you love veg or non-veg, both type of food you can find here.
- Shopping – If you are thinking what to buy special from Jhalawar then you must keep in mind that cane baskets, hand cloth paintings, stone sculpting are some of the great things belong to Jhalawar.
BEST TIME TO VISIT JHALAWAR
October to March are considered the best time to visit Jhalawar. In summer, the temperature remains 32 – 45 C while it will be remained between of 10 -23 C in winter.
HOW TO REACH JHALAWAR
- By Air – if you have decided to go by air, then you may land at Kota Airport as it’s the neared airport. Kota Airport located 80 Km. There is a facility of cab and buses to Jhalawar.
- By Train – Jhalawar’s nearest the railway station is Ramganj Mandi which is situated 25 KM from the Jhalawar.
- By Road – Jhalawar is well-connected by road. NH12 play an important role to connect Jhalawar to major cities of the country. Bus service is available to Kota, Jaipur and Bundi.