Jhalrapatan is a town in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. Jhalrapatan roughly translates as ‘the city of bells’; it is also known as ‘the city of temples’. Some attribute its name to the tribe Jhala-a regent of Jalim Singh. The ruins of the city cover a major area of the city. Several ancient and valuable coins have been found in the ruins, confirming the antiquity of the place.
Places to Stay
Some of the good hotels in Jhalrapatan are Rang Mahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,100), Hotel Kings Corner (Tariff – 1,600), Ajmera Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), and Hotel White Lily (Tariff – Rs. 1,400).
The official language spoken in Jhalpatan is Hindi. Hadoti is the local dialect spoken here.
Chandrabhaga fair is a major event in Jhalrapatan, held on a full moon night during Karthik Poornima between Novemeber 16-18. A cattle fair is also organised as a part of it for business.
Places of Interest
Jhalrapatan is known as the city of temples. The temple of Sitalesvara Mahadeva is the oldest standing temple in the city. Other famous temples include Jain Temple of Shantinatha, Kalikadevi, and Varaha Avatar temple. The Gaumali Sagar Lake and the Navlakha Fort Aanand Dham are other popular tourist attractions.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jhalrapatan is in Udaipur (230 km).
The nearest major railway station is on Jhalawar Road (2.7 km).
Jhalrapatan has one main bus stand. Various travel agencies provide buses from major cities to Jhalrapatan. Jakhar Travels is the only travel agency that provides buses to Jhalrapatan. Make use of cheap bus tickets online at Ticketgoose.com