Chandrai is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. People visiting Chandrai should definitely visit the nearest major cities of Jalore and Jodhpur located at the distances of 38 km west and 132 km north. The state capital of Jaipur lies at a distance of 367 km north-east. Those with a zeal for adventure in semi-arid conditions should try this place out.
Places to Stay
Being a village, Chandrai naturally does not have lodges to accommodate visitors. One will have to travel to Jalore city in order to find a roof. Some of the places worth a try are Raghu Ratan Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel City Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Hotel Amar (Tariff – Rs. 900).
The official language of Chandrai is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Chandrai is not famed for any tourist attraction, but the neighbouring city of Jalore sure has a couple of options. Some of them are Jalore Fort, Topekhana, Malik Shah Masjid, Sire Mandir among others. Sites worth visiting in Jodhpur are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, the Clock Tower known as Ghanta Ghar, Masooria Hills, Bhim Bhirak Cave, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace among.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 126 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jalor Railway Station in Jalore at a distance of 41 km.
State transport buses connecting the village to various other parts of the state are the main means of transport here. Buses to the area are readily available from Jalore. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.