Jhalawar Sightseeing Places
Jhalawar is a City worth Touring
You have probably not heard much about Jhalawar city, especially if you are not very familiar with India’s geography. Regardless, Jhalawar in Rajasthan promises to make your vacation memorable, if only you care to visit it.
The place has an interesting history. Jhala Zalim Singh I was the Dewan of Kota State at one time. It was not renowned as Jhalawar at that time, but Chaoni Umedpura. Since the place was located amidst dense forests containing plenty of wildlife, the Dewan loved coming there to hunt. Over time, he decided to convert Chaoni Umedpura into a military cantonment or township. It would even help to deter Maratha invaders from Malwa using this as a route to Kota, for capturing Hadauti states. Since then, Jhalawar City has become a popular tourist spot.
Surrounded by water on all sides, the UNESCO-protected Gagron Fort offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. It has many historical tales to tell you, especially as it belonged to the Jhalas, the supreme rules of the Hadauti region. As the largest fort in Rajasthan, it attracts many visitors. This is not the only construction displaying unique architectural splendour. There are many other architectural marvels too.
If you are lucky enough to be in this city in the month of November, you will be able to attend the annual animal fair held near the Ancient Chandrabhaga Temples. The locals take such pride in their animals and themselves, it is wonderful to behold. They are highly welcoming towards tourists.
Other attractions include the Buddhist stupas and caves, a few temples, the Bhimsagar dam, etc. It does not matter where you go or what you do. You are bound to relish the visual appeal of Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts everywhere. You will find it difficult to tear yourself away from Jhalawar.
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