Friday, 8 July 2011

Khatu, Harsolav, Mundiyad, Manjhwas etc. More Places from Nagaur, Rajasthan

Khatu - Khatu's old name was Shatkup (six wells). When Shak rulers came to India then they brought two new wells with them which were called Shakandhu (Stepwell) & Kalandh (Rahat).

Harsolav - It is believed that this village is many centuries old. It has an old fort, a Ganesh temple, a Jain Mandir & a cenotaph of Ramchandra Gurjar which is worth a visit.

Mundiyad - It is situated about 25 kms away from Nagaur district Hq. in Nagaur tehsil. Village is centuries old, it is believe that the village was established by Mundra Maheshwari, hence it is called Mundiyad.

Manjhwas - The village is famous for "Pashupati Nath Temple" & "Phulabai Temple". It is 20 km away from Nagaur district Hq. on Deh route.

Ren - This Village is situated in Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. 15 kms. away from Merta City. Here is a famous Peeth of the Ram Sanehi community.

Kurki - Kurki is a small village in the Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the famous princess and poetess, Meera Bai, about 30 kms. from Merta.

Kharnal - It is situated on the Nagaur-Jodhpur National Highway near about 15 kms from Nagaur. It is the birth place of Lok Devta Veer Tejaji.

Jhorda - It is situated on the north of Nagaur about 30 kms away. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Baba Hariram and the poet Kandan Kalpit.

Son Nagar - It is situated on the north-west border of the district & is a favourite place for foreign tourists who can enjoy the desert life style here.

Gogelav - This village was established in the name of Lok Devta Gogaji and it is believed that Gogaji's Barat-marriage party had stayed here.

Peepasar - Peepasar is a small village in the Nagaur Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Jambhoji, the founder of the Vishnoi community.

Panchla Sidha - Panchla Sidha is a small village in the Khinvsar Tehsil of Nagaur district, 60 KM west from Nagaur. It is the famous forJasnath community. This is a holi shrine called Siddha Peeth established in 1575 Vikram Samwat, by Siddh Saint Boyatji.

Khundiyas - Khundiyas (Parbatsar) is famous for the temple of "Baba RamdeoJi" in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.

Kinsariya - Kinsariya is famous for the temple of "Keway Mata" in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district............

Maroth, Harsor, Phalvardhika: Nagaur, Rajasthan


Situated in Nawan tehsil of Nagaur District. 11 kms away from Nawan & 11 kms away from the Kuchaman Road railway station.


Situated in Degana tehsil of Nagaur district. About 30 kms from Degana.

Phalvardhika (Phalodi)

Situated in Merta tehsil of Nagaur district near Merta Road Railway Station. An old temple of Brahamani Mata known as Phalvardhika Mata belonging to the10th century or even earlier. Some believe the temple was constructed during the Pratihara period andsituated 11 kms from Merta City............

Nagaur, Rajasthan

Nagaur is a city in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Nagaur District. The Nagaur city lies about midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. It was founded by the Naga Kshatriyas.

Glorified by the bards, the history of Nagaur finds mention even in the Mahabharata. The kingdom of Ahichhatrapur which Arjun is said to have conquered and subsequently offered to his Guru Dronacharya, was perhaps some of the area of the Nagaur district. The birth place of Meeraand Abul Fazal, Nagaur district has a charbhuja and Parsawanath Temple at Merta and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Tarkin, a famous 16th century Bansiwala Temple at Nagaur city. Nagaur also witnessed the valour of Great Rao Amar Singh Rathor who challenged the mighty Mughal empire. The large old Fort has many glorious tales of bravery of the erstwhile rulers of the states.

Places to See:

Nagaur Fort

Sandy fort; centrally located; 2nd century old; witnessed many battles; lofty walls & spacious campus; having many palaces & temples inside.

Tarkeen Dargah

Most renowned after the Ajmer Dargah; sacred place for Muslims & Sufis.

Jain Temple in Glass

Lofty structure of glass; sacred place for the Jain community.

Saiji ka Tanka

Samadhi of a renowned saint, inspires the liberation of the soul with simplicity & truthfulness; a symbol of communal harmony.

Other Places - Cenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore, Bansiwala Temple, Nath Ji ki Chhatri, Barli


Khinvsar Fort - Situated 42 km away from Nagaur on the National Highway No. 65 towards Jodhpur; 500 years old fort in the middle of the Thar Desert; turned into a hotel furnished with modern facilities. Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb used to stay here; Khinvsar town has 25 small temples; black deer roaming in herds are a very popular tourist attraction.



Dadhimati Temple - Also known as Goth-Manglod temple; 40 km away from Nagaur; the oldest temple of the district constructed during the Gupta Dynasty (4th Century); Kul Devi of Dadhich Brahimins.



Meera Bai Temple - Also known as the Charbhuja temple; 400 years old; evidences how total surrender helps attain godly qualities; how deep faith converts poison to 'Amrit'.
Bhanwal Matta Temple - 25 km away from Merta City; carries a very interesting story that when thieves were found to be under threat of life they remembered mother by heart; mother appeared for their rescue; temple was got constructed under obligation; the thieves who escaped vowed never to commit theft again; mother takes two a half cups of wine from a true seeker. 

Kuchaman City


Kuchaman Fort - One of the oldest & most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan; situated on top of a straight hill; unique water harvesting system; Jodhpur rulers used to mint their gold & silver currency here; affords a beautiful view of the city; fort converted into a hotel has a strong attraction for tourists. 


Makarana - A treasure trove of marble; examplifies how stones can be shaped & made use of; marble mining is the main-stay of living for the locals; worth seeing how stone brings quality in life; this marble used in the construction of the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial & other buildings in white stone.



Jain Vishva Bharti Institute (deemed University) - A famous centre of Jainism; a school of thought; a centre of spirituality & purification; a society of Ahinsa; a treasure of tranquility; an abode of humanity on earth. I Myself (the Author of this blog) have completed Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences from this Institute............

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Bharatpur is a city situated at Rajasthan state in India. In a first sight it looks like a small crowded town, but it has a great history of Jat dynasty. The treasure of beautiful forts, palaces and world famous bird-sanctuary makes it the hottest tourist destination of Rajasthan. Bharatpur is only 175 km away from Delhi, a capital of India.
The history of this region started from the 5th century, when Matsaya Kingdom flourished here. The Name of the city is derived from Bharat, the brother of Lord Ram. Another brother of Ram, Laxaman is a family deity of Royal family of Bharatpur. It is to believe that the city and fort was founded by Lord Aditya in the early 17th century. Maharaja Suraj Mal was the most successful ruler in Jat dynasty. He made the state a formidable force in the region. During British Raj, the rulers of the region enjoyed the salute of 17 guns. After independence, in 1947 state merged in Indian Republic.
Places to See:

Deeg Palace:

This fort was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal. This fort has a moats, ramparts and gateways which impress the tourists. Internal part of the fort is all most ruin, but the clock tower still standing with the pride of his old days glory.


This small town is situated at the north of Bharatpur, is believe to be in existence from the time of Lord Krishna. A ruin portion of a temple still exists here and one can see the 84 highly decorated pillars of the temple, named ‘Chourasi Khamaba’. There is a tell that Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur took the idols of Madan Mohanji and Gokul Chandraman to his capital Jaipur but due to some reasons the idols brought back to Kaman.


Bayana is a small town only 45 km from Bharatpur. This place is famous for his fort called Bijay Garh (Vijay Garh) was built by famous Hindu King Banasur, during the era of Lord Krishna and later renovated by Maharaja Vijay Pal. The fort considered to be the third largest fort in India.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park:

The world heritage tourist site Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a synonym of Bharatpur in the map of world tourism. The National Park also called the Bird’s Paradise. Every year number of bird species migrates from the different parts of world (Europe, China, Siberia and Tibet) for breeding. There is more than 300 species of beautiful birds. So it could be a heavenly experience for those, who want to get a sweet wild experience.


Except these beautiful tourist sites Ganga Mandir, Laxman Mandir, Lohagarh, Bharatpur Palace and Government Museum are some other must visit tourist sites of Bharatpur............

Banswara, Rajasthan

Banswara is a city in Banswara District in south Rajasthan in India. Banswara princely state was founded by Maharawal Jagmal Singh. It is named for the "bans" or bamboo forests in the area. It is also known as 'City of Hundred Islands', due to presence of numerous islands in the Mahi River, which flows through Banswara. Banswara is one of the most beautiful city in rajasthan. The city is totally surrounded by the beautiful range of mountains and there are some ancient temples which are situated on the peaks of those mountains for instance the Madareshvar Temple is one of the most famous temple in the city.

Places to see:

Vithala Deo Temple

Apart from its natural beauty and tribal festivals, the presence of ancient temples makes Banswara an interesting place to visit. A few kilometres away from the city, the Vithala Deo Temple is a fine red structure. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and resembles the temples of Khajuraho.

The Mythical Tree

The charming environs of the Bai Talab also hold a couple of holy trees known as Kalpavriksha. According to Hindu mythology, the Kalpavriksha tree was one of the 14 gems which came out of the depths of the sea after the Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean).

Abdullah Pir Tomb

Banswara, like many other places in Rajasthan, was also influenced by Muslim rule. Apart from the Muslim festivals of Id and Muharram celebrated here, Urs forms an annual occurrence.

Dailab Lake

Dailab Lake is again one of those numerous lakes found in the desert state of Rajasthan. Covered with beautiful lotus flowers round the year the lake has a beautiful structure named Badal Mahal (Palace of Clouds).

Temples of Madareshwar

Banswara has a number of ancient Hindu and Jain temples, and In the past was known as Lodi Kashi or the city of temples. The temple of Madareshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is built inside a small cave.

City Palace

Shri Raj Mandir or more popularly known as the City Palace was built in the 16th century and situated on a hillock overlooking the town. Covering a huge area it follows typical style of old Rajput architecture.

Maharawal Jagmal Singh's Palace

Maharawal Jagmal Singh’s palace wasn’t quite as fortunate as the City Palace. This once imposing structure now lies in ruins on a hilltop south of the town. The stone wall that used to defend the city is also in ruins............

Sirohi, Rajasthan

Sirohi is a city in southern Rajasthan state in western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Sirohi District, and was formerly the capital of the princely state of the same name. Nearest railway station to Sirohi is Sirohi Road station.

In 1405, Rao Sobhaji founded the town of Shivpuri on the western slope of Siranwa Hill. Shivpuri today lies in ruins. In 1425, his son and successor, Sehastramal (or Sahastramal, Sehastramal), founded a fortress on the eastern slope of the same hill, which became his capital and grew into the present-day town of Sirohi.

Places to See:

Sirohi fort on Siranwa Hill

markundeshwar mahadeo mandir

chandrawati nagari

kambeshwar mahadeo mandir

vishnu, dattatriya and bramha mandir basantgarh

Ambeshwarji temple

Fort of Sirohi (Kesar Villa palace)

Pavapuri (temple of Jainism)

Sarneshwar Mahadev temple

Maa Vaarahi Temple (Maandva)


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...........

Bundi, Rajasthan

Bundi is a small city encircled by the Aravalli hills on three sides and is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name. It is an oasis built of stone in the dry Hadoti region of south-eastern Rajasthan. It was home to local tribes, such as the Meenas in ancient times and the land was named after its chieftain Bunda Meena. In 12th century the Hada Chauhans conquered the region and named it Hadoti. The Hadas traced their lineage to the Chauhan clan. In medieval times this kingdom also included the adjacent Kota.

Places to See:

Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort is one of the most famous destinations in Bundi . It was built in the 14th century. During the sunset, view from the fort is very beautiful and unique. The fort is the perfect piece of architecture and art. The Bhim Bhurj tower dominates the fort and provided the platform for a huge cannon ‘Garbh Ganjam’. There are several stepped water tanks inside the fort. The eastern wall of the fort is crenellated with high ramparts and the main gate to the west is flanked by octagonal towers. 

Bundi Palace

Bundi Palace is one of the attractions in Rajasthan where every visitor goes while spending vacations here. Its magnificent look and vast history makes it unforgettable and attracts people from all over the world. Wooden gate leads you to the Bundi Palace. Beautiful murals draw the attention of people here. The entire palace walls covered by beautiful murals takes you back into the era of Bundi royalty. However, these areas are restricted for public viewing barring the Chitrashala. Photography is not allowed for preserving its originality, because lights of the camera can be harmful for the palace. 

Baoris & Tanks

Bundi is prominent for its baoris or stepwells. There are around 50 step wells, out of which only few have been maintained till date. Most famous among them are the Nagar Sagar Kund, Raniji ki Baori and Nawal Sagar. 

Raniji ki Baori

Raniji ki Baori, set up by Rani Nathavatji is famous for its wonderful carvings and attractive shape. The step well was built in 1699. The temple of Lord Varuna, half submerged in the water of the Naval Sagar (lake) is one of the well-known attractions in Bundi . People can visit this temple by boat, because it is located between the lake. 

Sukh Mahal

Sukh Mahal was built during the reigns of Umed Singh on the banks of Sukh Sagar or the Jait Sagar. The main attraction of the palace is white marble chhatri, which stands in the centre of the roof at the second storey. This is the best place to visit in summers. The palace located on the bank of the lake creates the relaxing environment and people enjoy a lot of its beauty. Visit to this palace is regarded one of the most memorable moments due to its vast history and unimaginable attractions. 

Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri

The 84 Pillared Cenotaphs (Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri), the unimaginable and prominent place is one of the well-known tourist places in Bundi . It is a pavilion supported by 84 pillars, located south of the town. Rao Anirudh Singh built the pavilion in the year 1683 to honour the services of Deva, his wet nurse. This two storeyed structure not only serves as a cenotaph, but also a temple. But with passage of time the value of the cenotaph seems to have deteriorated. The ceilings on both the floors are adorned with paintings of Rajput battles and fish symbols............
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