Jhalawar is the administrative headquarters of the Jhalawar district in the state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Jhala Zalim Singh and is named after him. Jhalawar was developed as a military cantonment and has a rich historical heritage. It is also well known for its thick forests, exotic flora and fauna, and lush green fields. Rich avian life dominates this area. There are also many animal and bird sanctuaries in and around this area.
Places to Stay
Jhalawar has many good budget hotels; most of them are part of the RTDC. Hotel Chandrawati (Tariff – Rs700), Circuit House (Tariff – Rs1000), Bhagwat Lodge (Tariff – Rs1400), and Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs1200) are some of the popular places to stay.
The official language spoken in Jhalawar is Hindi.
Chandrabhaga Kartik Fair held every year during the month of October or November is a very popular cattle fair. Holi, Gangaur, Id-Ul-Fitr, Dusshera, and Diwali are some of the important festivals here.
Places of Interest
Few places of tourist interest in Jhalawar are Jhalawar Fort also called Garh Palace, Bhavani Natya Shala, Jhalara Patan-City of Temple Bells, and Gagron Fort.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jhalawar is in Jaipur (330 km) and is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore.
The closest railway station to Jhalawar is in Ramganjmandi (25 km). Kota and Bhawani Mandi Railway stations are other close by stations.
Jhalawar is very well connected by road. Many government and private buses are available to Kota, Bundi, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Delhi. Jakhar Travels and Mahasagar Travels are some of the popular private bus services. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.