Best Sightseeing Places in Jhalawar
Before going for your Jhalawar vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during
Founded in 1915 A.D., it is one of the oldest museums present in Rajasthan. This
ancient museum has a fine collection of paintings, idols, rare manuscripts and beautiful
statues of Laxminarayan, Krishna, Vishnu, Ardhanarishwar, Trimurti and Natraj.
An impressive fort of Gagaron that is constructed through centuries (8th to 18th
centuries AD) and witnessed various great battles. This fort is enclosed by the waters
of the Ahu and Kalishindh rivers on three sides. The Mausoleum of Sufi Saint "Mitthe
Shah" is adjacent to the fort.
Prehistoric Buddhist Caves located in and around the village of Kolvi, Vinayaka and
Hathiagor holds great significance, both historically and archeologically. It has carved
colossal figure of Buddha and Stupas. The Buddhist caves of Kolvi was the Monastic
complex comprising about fifty rock cut caves carved out in the laterite rock hill. The
complex has chaityagriha, a sanctuary and a stupa, inside with a colossal figure of
seated Buddha in a Dhyana Mudhra on a pedestal. These caves are great way to
explore Buddhist culture of the olden times.
Prithvi Vilas Palace:
It is Maharaja's Palace with having 12 rooms which are run as Heritage Hotel by the
Bhawani Natya Shala:
It is a theatre built for the performance of plays and other cultural events. Located close
to the fort, this theatre was constructed by Maharaja Bhawani Singh in the year 1921.
It once housed great plays like 'Shakuntalam' and 'Shakespeare's classics'. This Natya
Shala is adorned with delicate architecture and has a unique structure in itself. It is
believed to be one of the only eight structures with a deep under the stage construction
in the world, allowing horses and even chariots to emerge on stage.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Chandrabhaga Temples, Sun Temple- Jhalrapatan and Chandkheri Jain Temple are
some of the other famous attractions of Jhalawar. If you get extra time, do try to visit
any of these places on your Jhalawar travel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Jhalawar
Jhalawar experiences a hot and dry summers with cool and pleasant winter season.
The monsoon season receives the highest rainfall in Rajasthan with an average around
60-95 cm. During monsoons, cool and light wind blows keeping heat and humidity
away. Therefore, the best time to enjoy sightseeing and other tourist activities in this city
is from the month of September to March. So, plan your Jhalawar trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Jhalawar
Similar to various other cities of Rajasthan, there is a variety of handicrafts and artifacts
available in the markets of Jhalawar. However, the cane baskets, hand painting on cloth
and stone images of Jhalarapatan are the specialties of this place. These items can
serve as beautiful souvenirs and home pieces for your home, friends and family.
Explore Options to Reach Jhalawar
Before booking your Jhalawar holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this city. To know more, read on:
The closest airport to Jhalawar is Kota airport (just 82 KM). You can hire taxis or cab to
reach the town.
Ramganj Mandi railway station is the closest rail link (about 25 KM) to the town of
Jhalawar. It falls on Delhi-Mumbai railway line.
Jhalawar is well-connected to other major cities of the state like, Bundi, Kota and Jaipur.
NH-12 passes through the Jhalawar district connecting it to other states of the country.
Select any of the traveling modes and come for a remarkable Jhalawar tour.
and enjoy your holiday.