Jhalawar

This extremely well-planned town owes much to Zalim Singh, the ruler of Jhalawar, who took a special interest in developing the area.

Abounding in natural wonders and historical marvels, the town presents a unique blend of legends, folklore, religion and history. Nestled in the undulating slopes of Mukundara hills; it is replete with lush greenery, dense forests, gardens and rivers. Jhalawar exudes a special charm as seen in its pre-historic cave paintings, formidable forts, forests and exotic wildlife. It is also a haven for numerous species of birds. In winters the red poppy fields add a special colour to the countryside while the orange-laden orchards are a delightful sight.

Jhalawar or the land of the ‘Jhalas’, is situated on the banks of the holy river Chandrabhaga. A three day long fair is celebrated every year in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) when an air of celebration pervades the whole area.

Chandrawati, located on the river bank is considered the most sacred spot be the devotees. Thousands gather on the full moon night of Kartik Purnima to take a holy dip in the river. A big cattle fair which blends religion with commerce is held here. Livestock include cows, buffaloes, camel and bullocks. Traders from as far as Central India converge here and brisk trading takes place.

The fair provided ample opportunity to the tourist to acquaint themselves with the people of this region, their culture and traditions.