Dhariyawad, also known as Dhariawad, is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Dhariyawad was founded in the mid-16th Century by prince Sahasmal, the second son of the famous Maharana Pratap. The name of the place is derived from the words – darya, meaning river and wad, meaning in between – as the village is still surrounded by rivers such as Jakham, Sukhali and Karmoi. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udaipur at a distance of 132 km north-west of the village.
Places to Stay
Apart from Hotel Fort Dahariyawad, there are no options to stay which is why one needs to travel to Udaipur for good lodging options. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Wonder View Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), North Star Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mewar Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Udai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in the village are its green forests, surrounding hills and the Jakham dam. A ride to the Udaipur will throw up a lot of options. A couple of must-see places in the city include the Lake Palace, City Place, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 115 km.
Udaipur City Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 130 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the village are available from Udaipur. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.