November 27, 2022

7 Attractive Places to Visit in Jhalawar

Jhalawar

Top Tourist Attractions in Jhalawar

Jhalawar is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located in the southeastern location of the state. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jhalawar, and is the administrative headquarters of Jhalawar District. Jhalawar was once known as Brijnagar

Best Places to Visit in Jhalawar

  1. GARH PALACE
  2. BHAWANI NATYA SHALA
  3. JHALRAPATAN (6 KMS.)
  4. CHANDRABHAGA TEMPLE (7 KMS.)
  5. GAGRON FORT (14 KMS.)
  6. GAVDI HUTS
  7. KOLVI CAVES

GARH PALACE

This lovely palace is located in the heart of the city. Maharaja Madan Singh and his successors built it between 1838 and 1854 A.D. Beautiful artwork were eventually added to the interiors of the rooms. The magnificent murals and mirrors on the walls of ‘Zanan Khana’ are especially noteworthy.

BHAWANI NATYA SHALA

The Natya Shala, built by Maharaja Bhawani Singh in 1921, is located on the grounds of the Garh Palace. It was a well-known Parsi theatre (opera style) established for the presentation of plays and other cultural activities. It provides a fantastic glimpse into the art of theatre at the time.

JHALRAPATAN (6 KMS.)

Jhalrapatan, also known as the City of Bells, is an old walled town constructed in 1796 A.D. by Jhala Zalim Singh. It is located in the same area where the ancient town of Chandrawati was constructed by Parmar Raja Chandrasen and afterwards destroyed by invaders. As Jhalrapatan happened to be one of the caravan route’s junctions, the entire town resided behind the limits of a wall to safeguard trade caravans from Pindaris. Jhalrapatan’s pride is the 10th century Sun Temple (Padma Nabh Temple). It is one of the outstanding examples of temple architecture, complete with beautiful sculptures. Lord Vishnu’s idol may be found inside the temple. Another temple, Shantinath Jain Temple, was constructed in the 11th century and is noted for its sculptures and other monuments. Another significant temple in this town is the Shri Dwarkadhish temple, which was established in 1796 A.D. by Raja Zalim Singh. At the “Herbal Garden,” close to this temple, you may see a large variety of herbal plants. The Navlakha fort, which is located on the Jhalawar-Jhalrapatan route, is also worth a visit.

 CHANDRABHAGA TEMPLE (7 KMS.)

This temple is located on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river, just outside the old city. The complex has beautiful temples, some dating as far back as the 7th century. The Chandramoulishwar Mahadeo temple provides a great insight into temple architecture of that era. The carved pillars, arched gateways and exquisite workmanship make these temples look outstanding.

GAGRON FORT (14 KMS.)

Out of the nine ‘Durgs’ (forts) mentioned in the Shastras, it is an example of a ‘Jal Durg,’ or Water Fort (the ancient sculptures). The foundation of this formidable and magnificent fort was erected in the seventh century. It is bordered on three sides by the waters of the Ahu and Kali Sindh rivers, and its ramparts provide a spectacular perspective. Outside the fort lies a Sufi Saint Mitheshah’s Durgah, where an annual fair is conducted during the Islamic month of Moharram. A monastery dedicated to Saint Pipa, a contemporary of Saint Kabir, is located nearby.

GAVDI HUTS

These cottages created near gavdi talab, on the approach to its newly built railway station near mama-bhanja chouraha, give travellers with a pleasant view of natural beauty. The RTDC is in charge of the Gavdi Talab Hotel.

KOLVI CAVES

Kolvi Caves, also known as Kholve Caves, are located in Kolvi village in the Indian state of Rajasthan. They have been cut out of a laterite rock hill. Stupas and chaityas with Buddha figures can be found at this Buddhist location. The architectural style demonstrates the Hinayana sect’s prominence in this region. The caverns have statues of Buddha in meditation and standing. Stupas and huge Buddha statues are archaeologically noteworthy. Similar caves have been unearthed near Kolva hamlet, indicating the presence of a flourishing Buddhist civilisation in the area. The caverns are in a state of natural weathering, which has resulted in complete devastation on the northern and eastern sides, although their vestiges are significant in the architecture. The group consists of 50 caves, many of which have lost their figure faces owing to degradation. Caves are now unoccupied. There aren’t many caves with an open or pillared verandah.

Kolvi Caves, also known as Kholve Caves, are located in Kolvi village in the Indian state of Rajasthan. They have been cut out of a laterite rock hill. Stupas and chaityas with Buddha figures can be found at this Buddhist location. The architectural style demonstrates the Hinayana sect’s prominence in this region. The caverns have statues of Buddha in meditation and standing. Stupas and huge Buddha statues are archaeologically noteworthy. Similar caves have been unearthed near Kolva hamlet, indicating the presence of a flourishing Buddhist civilisation in the area. The caverns are in a state of natural weathering, which has resulted in complete devastation on the northern and eastern sides, although their vestiges are significant in the architecture. The group consists of 50 caves, many of which have lost their figure faces owing to degradation. Caves are now unoccupied. There aren’t many caves with an open or pillared verandah.

Best Time to Visit Jhalawar

Jhalawar is best visited during the winter months, from October to February, due to its location in a relatively hot region with an arid climate. The temperature is pleasant during the day and cool at night.

 How to Reach Jhalawar

BY TRAIN

Kota Junction is the closest major train station. “Jhalawar City” is a recently built railway station in Jhalawar. The ‘Jhalawar-Kota Passenger’ train takes around 2 hours to reach “Jhalawar City” station from Kota Junction station.

BY AIR

The nearest airport is in Indore. Jhalawar is 235 kilometres from Indore and can be reached by road. The other airport is in Jaipur. You can travel 335 kilometres from Jaipur to Jhalawar via road.

BY ROAD

The town of Jhalawar is located on National Highway No. 52. There has a strong network of road links. From Kota, Jaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, and Indore, it is well linked. Many government buses run across the area and beyond. There are also private buses accessible for transport. By road, it takes around 2 hours to get from Kota to Jhalawar.

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