Tourism Places In jhalawar

Best Time To Visit September - March

Famous Tourist Places to see
jhalawar fort (Garh Palace)
Government Museum
Bhawani Natyashala
Rein Basera
Chandrabhaga temple
Gagron fort

Garh Palace
 Garh Palace jhalawar Situated in the center of the town, this beautiful monument houses the Collectorate and other offices. It was built by Maharajrana Madan Singh during 1840 - 1845 and his successors later on added beautiful paintings inside the rooms which can be seen with the permission of the appropriate authorities. The Zenana Khas has some excellent frescoes on both walls and mirrors, prime examples of the Hadoti school of art.

Prithvi Vilas Palace
 Prithvi Vilas Palace jhalawar A beautifully built palace presently the private residence of former rule's family. It has a rare collection of wildlife trophies in their real life size. The palace has a marvelous view. The construction was completed in 1912 A.D. by Raja Bhawani Singh . The building has a three sided elegant entrances with a state monogram depicting humility and chivalry the abode of prosperity.

Gagron Fort
 Gagron Fort jhalawar 12 Kms. away from jhalawar, The foundation of this magnificent, impregnable renowned fort was laid in the 7th century and the fort was completed in the 14th century. Outside of the fort is the Dargah of Sufi Saint Mittheshah, where a fair is held every year during the month of Moharram. Nearby is the monastery of Saint Pipa Ji, a contemporary of Saint Kabir. Gagron Fort is perched on a low ridge at the confluence of the rivers Ahu and Kali Sindh whose water surround it on three sides. On the fourth side there used to be a deep moat completing its defenses. Gagron is among the rare forts which are both a vana and a jala durg that is both forest-protected and water-protected. It is surrounded by forests and has behind it the Mukundarrah range of hills.

Bhawani Natya Shala
 Bhawani Natya Shala jhalawar It is an interesting building constructed in 1921 by Maharaja Bhawani Singh, near the Garh Palace. This unique theatre was built for the performance of plays and other cultural events. It was a popular Parsi theatre in state times. It has been recently revived and gives a very good insight into the theatre -art. It is quite a unique structure and an architectural marvel. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that its deep stage with its underground construction allows the horses, and even the chariots to appear on stage. Believed to be one of the eight such theatres in the world, in its heyday it was the venue of great plays ranging from Shakuntalam to Shakespeare's classics.

Jhalrapatan is located 6 Km from jhalawar is known as the 'City of Bells' - derived from its numerous temples and their bells. A unique feature about this town is that the entire township resides within the confines of a wall which was built to protect the trade caravans as it was one of the junctions of the trade route. One can visit some beautiful temples: Surya tempes, Chandrabhaga temples & Shantinath Jain temple. The padma Nath Temple is the pride of Jhalrapatan . It is one of the best example architecture with lovely sculptures.

Government Museum
 Government Museum jhalawar One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan established in 1915 A.D., it has a fine collection of paintings, rare manusripts, idols and deautiful statues of lakshminarayan.Vishnu, Krishna, Ardhanarishvar, Natraj and Trimurti. Bhawani Natya Shala : Close to the fort is the most unusual theatre in india it was constructed in 1921 A.D. where parsi theatre was performed initially The building has been recently revived and offers an excellent insight into the theatre art.


Rain Basera (6KM)
 Rain Basera jhalawar A picturesque wooden cottage on the banks of the Kishan sagar pond, it is as idyllic haunt for picnickers.The cottage was originally built elsewhere and later transported to the present location .Amazingly, it still retains much the original design.

Jhalarapatan (6KM) : The small town is popularly referred to as the 'city of bells' an entire township resides within the confines of a wall, that was built to protect the trade caravans as patan was the junction of caravan routes.A magnigicent 10th century Surya Temple (Padam Nath Temple ) is the major attraction of the city. The temple has some splendid sculptures as well as, well preserved idols of surya.

Chandrabhaga Temples(7KM.) : On the banks of the magnificent chandrabhaga river stand some splendid 7th century A.D. temples the intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century A.D. shamtinath jain temple is also noteworthy with fine murals and exquisite sculptures.

Gagron Fort : The impressive fort, built over several centuries ( 8th to 14th centuries A.D) stands witness to many great battles and is surrounded by the tranquil waters of the ahu and kali sindh rivers on the three sides. A beautiful mausoleum of a sufi saint mitheshah just outside the fort is the venue for an annual colorful fair held during the month of moharram.

Buddhist Caves and stupas : The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village kolvi. A colossal figure of buddha ant the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves.

Dag (100Km) : Renowned for some 12th century ad temples of dageshware mata, rani ka maqbara and kama varneshwar mahadeo, Dag is a fascinating experience in the rustic ambience.

Kakuni (65Km) : Kakuni lies in baran District. Some ancient temples dot the ruins of this old township. A life- size idol of Lord Ganesha and a Shiva Lingam dating back to the 8th century A.D. are the impressive structures.Ruins of the Bhimgarh Fort, built by Raja Bhim Deo, lie on the other side of the Parvan River and are worth a visit.

Bhimsagar (24 km): The dam built on the Uajad river is near the erstwhile capital of Khichi Chauhan rulers. Bhimsagar allows a glimpse of the Rajput and Mughal architecture in the ruins of palaces , temples and mosques.

Atishey Jain Temple, Chandkheri (35 km): This 17th century temple is a notable example of temple architecture. It also has religious value having Adinath statue, 6 feet tall, in a sitting position. Accommodation and meals are available at reasonable prices in the temple area.

Dalhanpur (54) : The ancient ruins of impressive temples extend over an area of 2 km. Marvellously carved pillars, torans and exquisite sculptures make these temples interesting. Dolhanpur lies on the bank of River Chhappi, where an irrigation dam is being constructed. Dense forests with lush foliage add to the natural beauty of the spot.

Fort of Gangadhar (120 km): An impressive edifice with the oldest rock inscription and some marvellously built temples.

Manohar Thana Fort
Manohar Thana is as good as its name which means "Beautiful Outpost". It is a well-walled town with a strong fort. The fort commands the meeting place of two rivers Parvan and Kaalikhad. Fort has double fatification outer wall and battlements, inside which runs another circle of walls and battlements. A good Dak-Bunglow is lately constructed here in the fort with goodplantation around. Manohar Thana was a principal seat of Bhil kings who were supplanted by Hada Rajputs of Bundi. This fort in the tribal area of Manohar Thana once occupied an important strategic position. 90 Km from jhalawar.