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.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh located in the centre of India is a rare combination of picturesque beauty, royal history and urban town planning. Bhopal derives its name from the city Bhojapal founded by raja Bhoj. Bhopal is a versatile city teeming with historical monuments, market places, mosques and palaces which leave a print of the emperors who once upon a time ruled here. The city is well designed with luxuriant and delicately laid out gardens, statues and wide streets.
Places to Stay
Manjeet Hotel (Tariff- RS 300 ) Hotel Sonali Regency (Tariff- Rs 1286 ) Situated at a distance of 1 km from station and 250 mt from bus stand, Hotel Surya- (Tariff- Rs 1100 and up) is situated at a distance of 1 km from railway station and 250 m from bus stand are some of the popular budget hotels.
Places to Visit
There are various forts and mosques which you can visit in Bhopal. Some of the noteworthy places are the Jama Masjid, The Laxmi Narayan Temple, The Government Archaeological Museum and the beautiful aquarium. The main bus stand in Bhopal is the Nadra bus stand and one can take bus to visit all these places.
The Khajuraho dance festival around the month of February and March is a must watch on your visit to Bhopal. Along with that some of the most loved events are the Gwalior Light and Sound show where the history of the fort is enacted with music, lights, dances and sound effects. These are treats which should not be missed at all.
The official language of Bhopal is Hindi. English is also spoken.
How to Get There
There are regular flights which connect Bhopal with Jabalpur, Delhi, Mumbai and Gwalior.
Bhopal is situated in the main line of Delhi to Chennai. All the major trains going to Mumbai via Delhi and vice versa have a terminus in Bhopal station.
Bus services connect Bhopal with Mandu (285 km), Khajuraho (383 km), Gwalior (423 km), Jabalpur (295 km) and Ujjain (188 km). Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online