Jalore is a small municipality in Rajasthan and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalore district. It was earlier known as Jabalipura-named after a saint Maharishi Jabali. It is famously known for the Jalore fort, which served as a safe keep for the treasures of its erstwhile rulers. It is also called the granite city of Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
The good budget hotels in Jalore are: Hotel Geetco, which is a three star hotel, Hotel Taanu (Tariff - Rs 1000), and Hotel Ravla Bhenswara (Tariff – Rs1500).
The official language of Jalore is Hindi.
The important festivals of Jalore are Holi in March, Vijay Dashmi Mela, which is a nine day festival in October, Jagrat Hanuman Jayanti, and Janmashtami in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Jalore including Jalore fort, Malik Shah’s mosque, Modra Mata Mandir, Jain temples of Adinath, Mahavira, Parsvanath, and Santinath-built in the 8th century. Mount Abu is also close by. Topekhana- once a cannon foundry, is a major attraction. A Heritage Haveli, about 18 km from Jalore is also an interesting place to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jalore is in Jodhpur, with frequent flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Udaipur.
The Jalore Railway Station is situated on the Raniwara- Samdari train route. The nearest major Railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station.
Interstate Bus Services are quite reliable and connect Jalore to Jaipur, Udaipur, Baroda, Jaisalmer, Sirohi and others in Rajasthan. Popular private bus operators are SRS travels, Jain travels, and Mahadev Travels. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.
Ambaji is a town in the state of Gujarat which is located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is around 65km from Palanpur and 45km from Mount Abu. Ambaji has a population of around 14000 people. Ambaji is well known for its marble and granite mines.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Banjara (Rs 1500), Hotel Apsara (Rs 1000) and Hotel Ambey Residency (Rs 1000) that offer accommodation to visitors.
A mela on BhadarviPoornima held in July is the major event of the year. Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Ambaji. Hindi is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Ambaji are the Gabbar Hill, the Ambaji Mata Temple and Kailash Hill sunset. All these sights are located within 20 km.
How to Get There
At a distance of more than 80km Udaipur airport which offers limited connectivity is the closest. Flights to several major cities can be availed at Udaipur.
Abu Road Railway station is the closest at around 18km away. Trains Bikaner, Jodhpur, Pune, Ajmer, Bangalore, Kolkata and other major centres can be accessed at Abu Road Railway Station.
The RSRTC bus stand 32km away is the main bus stand. Palanpur, Baroda and Ahmedabad can be accessed by bus. The best bus operators that offer quality service include RSRTC buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.