Friday, 8 July 2011

Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Jhalawar is a city in southeastern Rajasthan. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jhalawar, and is the administrative headquarters of Jhalawar District.In old days known as Brijnagar. The chief town of Jhalawar, also known as Patan or Jhalrapatan (pop.7955 in 1901), is said to have been founded in 1796, by the side of an artificial lake. It was the centre of trade for the eponymous princely state, the chief exports of the which were opium, oil-seeds and cotton. The palace is four miles (6 km) north of the town. An extensive ruin near the town is the site of the ancient city of Chandrawati, said to have been destroyed in the time of Aurangzeb. The finest feature of its remains is the temple of Sitaleswar Mahadeva.(600BC)

Places to see:

Jhalawar fort (Garh Palace)

Government Museum

Bhawani Natyashala

Rein Basera

Chandrabhaga temple

Gagron fort

Sun Temple, Jhalrapatan

Jhar (Shiv temple)
chandkheri jain temple, khanpur...........

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