Chawandiya is a small village near the famous city of Ajmer (88 km away to the north of the village) in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a part of the Nagaur district under the Ajmer division. The state capital, Jaipur, is also at a distance of 137 km. The area is semi-arid in nature and travelers can always stop by for a bite at the local dhabas or a darshan at the temples.
Places to Stay
The village does not have recognised hotels, which is why travelers are forced to consider Ajmer. If you are looking for decent and recognised hotels, here are some of the hotels to look forward to: Sahil Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Shahanshah Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Mehmaan Manzil (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the Urs (yearly event of commemoration at the Dargah of Ajmer).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have any places which are worth visiting. However, Ajmer as a city has plenty of options, among which are the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti – a great Sufi saint, the Taragarh Fort, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain Temple and others and Lake Foysagar.
How to Get There
The Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 143 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ajmer Junction Railway Station at a distance of 87 km.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.