The princely State of ihalawar, the land of the Jhalas, was created in 1838. It is a unique combination of legends and folklore, of rocky terrain on one side and dense forests and rivers on the other. This region is also rich in forests and has some of the most exotic plant and animal life. It is also a haven for numerous species for birds which can be spotted on the roads as one drives along the lush green fields. The saras cranes also have breeding grounds here. Red poppy field add their own colour in winters to the countryside.
In the centre of town, the fort now houses the Collectorate and other district offices. The Janana Khas of the fort has some, exquisite paintings on walls and mirrors. Permission to see these paintings can be obtained from the office located there.
One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan, it was established in 1915. Paintings, rare manuscripts, idols, and exquisite statues of Lakshminarayan, Vishnu, Krishna, Ardhanarishvar Natraj and Trimurti are specially noteworthy.
An interesting building constructed in 1921 where Parsi theatre was performed. Close to the fort, it has recently been revived and gives a very good insight into the theatre-art.
6 km. A beautiful wooden cottage located on the banks of Kishan Sagar, to the west of Jhalawar. Most interesting fact is that it was originally built elsewhere and then transported to its present location, retaining much of its original design. It is a popular picnic spot.
7 km. Located on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river, this complex has very beautiful temples some dating back to the 7th century. The Chandramaulishwar Mahadeo temple provides a very good example of temple art. The carved pillars, the arched gateways and the exquisite worksmanship make these temples outstanding.
6 km. Jhalarapatan, the city of bells is quite unique. Its entire township resides within a wall. It was believed to have been built basically to protect the trade caravans as Patan happened to be a junction of carvan routes.The pride of ihalarapatan is the 10th century Suryatemple. The idol of Surya, the lovely sculptures on this massive temple is impressive The 11th century Shantinath Jain temple is known for fine murals and sculptural richness
The foundation of this magnificent fort was laid in the 8th century and the fort was completed in the 14th century. It is surrounded on three sides by the waters ofthe Ahu and Kali Sindh rivers Outside the fort is themausoleum of a Sufi saint where a fair is held every year during the month of Ramzan. It is famous for parrots.
90 to 100 km The ancient Buddhist caves located invillage Kolvi are of great importance A colossal figure of Buddha, the carved stupas are some of the highlights of these caves
100 km It is famous for its 12th century temples of Dageshwari Mata, Rani-ka-Makbara and Kama Vameshwar Mahadeo Visiting Dag can provide some interesting Insights into the rural way of life as well
65 km Ancient ruins of an old township of temples are lying here There is also a huge idol of Lord Ganeshakm, and an 8th century Shiva linga Ruins of Bhimgarh fort, built by Raja Bhim Deo, lie on the other side of the Parvan river.
24 km Dam built on Ujad river, this place was an old capital of Khichi Chauhan rulers Ruins of palaces, temples and mosques are found in Rajput and Mughal architecture.
35 km. This 1 7th century temple is noteworthy for its architecture.
|Area :||5928 Sq km|
|Altitude :||745 metres|
|Climate Summer :||47 0 C 3,0.0'C|
|Climate Winter :||32 5 C 9.5'C|
|Rainfall :||60 cm|
|Best Season :||September-March|
|Clothing Summer :||Light Tropical|
|Clothing Winter :||Light Woollen|
|Languages :||English, Hindi|
|Local Transport :||Un-metered auto-rickshaws and tongas|
Air :Nearest airport is Kota 87 km
Rail :Kota, then by taxi or bus (85 km)
Road :A good network of road connections. Some important distances include Jaipur 335 km, Ajmer 292 Kota 87 km, Bundi 123 km, Delhi 590 km, Bhopal 265 km