With its landmark settled in Rajasthan's Southeast, Jhalawar is continually winning the hearts of tourists with its abundant beauty. During the days of its establishment, it was called as Brijnagar and was worldly known for its exotic variety of flora and fauna. The colourful look of this city, containing the red and orange orchards and the vibrancy filled verdant landscape are surely a heart-stealing sight. A major producer of citrus, this city has always been favoured as the sheath to abundant palaces, majestic forts accompanied with the Mughal and Rajput period’s descriptions. Fill up your senses with the amazing aura and charm contained by the city of Jhalawar while staying away from the hustle of your city.
Also known as the Garh Palace, the Jhalawar Fort has been one of the most important and beautiful part of Jhalawar. Showcasing the affluence as well as the utmost royalty with the way it is constructed, this monument still stands proudly since 19th century when it was established by Maharaja Rana Madan Singh.
This palace is majorly known for the varied colourful paintings showcased on its walls, however they can only be seen after the permission from the designated authorities. This masterpiece has been decorated from the eminent Hadoti School of Art and the murals present there are truly awe-inspiring. The Women’s Palace built in the fort, also referred as the ‘Zenana Khas’ has a totally elegant look due to the varied paintings of different shapes and sizes that has not solely been displayed on the walls but also on the mirrors.
Amongst the varied ancient forts present in Jhalawar, the Gagron Fort is the best out of them. The site is quite impressive and has more than enough elements to keep you engrossed in their beauty. Built over a good number of centuries, since 7th century (to be precise), it stands out to be the sole hill and water fort present in Rajasthan.
Also, on noticing its amazing construction and significance the fort has been listed amongst the World Heritage Sites brought up exclusively by UNESCO. The site is maintained very efficiently and it is bounded by the blessed waters from the Ahu and Kali Sindh and the sides left remaining have a space for the moat. The backdrop of this fort has been complimented by the existence of the mighty Mukundara Mountain Range that makes this fort look even more ravishing and beautiful.
The exquisite Chandrabhaga Temples are located on Chandrabhaga River’s banks and their physical appearance has always attracted a huge chunk of tourists in Rajasthan. Having an ability to touch your soul with the mesmerizing divinity lying in them as well as its pleasing architecture are the most important characteristics making this spiritual hub the most important landmark of Jhalawar.
The carved pillars, crafts performed and the ornate aches and other relatable artwork depicted in these temples are commendable. These temples have always proved to be the best symbolisation of the embracing architecture prevalent during that time. Despite of it being present in ruins, the divine centre is still able to impress its visitors with the utmost faith that is still there in it. It has been built up with an intention of paying homage to the Jain’s first Tirthankara Adinath accompanied with its statue having a height of approximately 6 ft. in sitting position.
You can easily figure it out from its name that the Bhawani Natyashala is related to the theatre and art theme. Yes, that’s true! It can also be said that the art, culture and theatre have been aptly showcased in the vicinity of the commendable Bhawani Natyashala. Situated in Jhalawar, this setup was made by Maharaja Bhawani Singh during 20th century with an intention of making an identity and thus, promoting the theatre and art in Rajasthan.
On seeing the Bhawani Natyashala, the visitors are surely going to get back to the golden days while memorising the theatre, culture as well as art that used to exist during the ancient time. The vibrant white and red colours of the Bhawani Natyashala, also the ravishing interiors containing the stages and the underground passages from where the characters of the play can enter on the stage are wonderful.
The ‘City of Temples’ comprising of a plethora of divine hubs within its premises is none other than the Jhalara Patan. The sonorous bells producing the vibrant sounds filling up our mind and heart with high positivity together are no less than a blessing for every travellers present here.
The Jhalara Patan is located at a distance of 7 kms from the city of Jhalawar and the whole site has been provided a sort of protection by the tall and wider walls. Along with the city, is the tranquillity filled Chandrabhaga River which has always facilitated some picturesque views from its shining water as well as the lush green environment for you when you are present here. There are numerous temples present in this city, but the most known one out of these is the Surya Temple having a marvellous height of around 100 feet.
By Air : Nearest airport is Jaipur
By Rail : Nearest railhead is Kota Junction, where all Delhi-Mumbai bound trains halt en route.
By Bus : Express buses ply regularly to Jhalawar from Kota's Central Bus Terminal near Chambal Bridge.
The weather conditions in Jhalawar are quite similar to those present in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Notably, this is the city that experiences the highest amount of rainfall as compared to all other cities in Rajasthan with an average of 35 inches. During the summer months, the temperature has been notified ranging at around 40 degrees Celsius and the maximum it can reach would be around 45 degrees Celsius. During wintertime, the temperature can even sometimes lead to 1 degree Celsius.
There are no transportation facilities available to commute within the city for the purpose of sightseeing activities. Thus, it would be preferable for you to travel here in your own vehicle or a chauffeur driven car.
The travellers shall find a great stay while being in Jhalawar since there are many accommodation facilities available here. The hotel options start from one star category to decent three star category in Jhalawar.
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