Renowned for impressive temples and religious sites, Jhalawar is unlike any other city in Rajasthan due to its water-laden lush green landscape. Named after Jhala Zalim Singh, the then Dewan of Kota, the city have had historical significance. The tourism in Jhalawar revolves around its varied cultural heritage which is essentially the blend of Rajput and Mughal rule in the region. The majestic forts and palaces in Jhalawar attract tourists from Indian and abroad. The vibrant flora and fauna in the region with red-poppy fields and orange orchards are sight to behold in Jhalawar.
Located at the dead centre of the town, Jhalawar Fort is a striking beautiful monument built by Maharaja Madan Singh. The stunning paintings at the fort were added later by the successors. The vibrant frescos at Zenana Khas or ‘Women’s palace’ at the fort are prime examples of Hadoti School of art. Gagron Fort is a UNESCO World heritage site at Jhalawar. It is a fine specimen of hill and water fort sounded by three rivers Ahu, Kali, and Sindh that makes up for a spectacular sight for tourists.
Constructed in 1921, Bhawani Natyashala is a theatre where Parsi plays and cultural events would take place. Apart from being an architectural marvel, the underground passage which allowed horses and chariots on the state makes in one of the unusual theaters in India. Jhalawar Government Museum is one of the oldest museums in Rajasthan and a famous tourist attraction in Jhalawar. Constructed in 1915, the museum is home to some the rarest paintings, manuscripts and artifacts from the days of yore – making it one the best tourist places to visit in Jhalawar city.
A cluster of temples lies on the banks of Chandrabhaga River which are famous for their intricately carved pillars and gateways. Sri Dwarkadheesh temple built in 11th century by Jhala Zalim Singh is a revered shine visited by devotees from far and wide.
One the best activities tourist enjoys the most is the visit to the Buddhist caves and stupas situated in the Kolvi village, some 90 kms away from Jhalawar. These carved stupas and massive figure of Buddha at Kolvi is one the prime attractions in Jhalawar. The heritage walk into the nearby villages of Vinayaka and Hatiyagour offers a glimpse onto the rustic lifestyle and traditions of Rajasthani tribes.
It is to be remembered that between June to September, this region faces rainy season. If you are comfortable with rainy season then these months are also a pleasant months to visit this particular district. It is to be highly noted that the native and foreign tourist can visit this district between March and April. During the rest of the year also is the best time to visit this particular district.
The climatic condition of Jhalawar district is sunny temperature ranging between high 34 °C and low 24 °C throughout the year. This region is termed to be dry climate area of subtropical region. The winds speed is NW 9-15 km/h. The Humidity of this region ranges from 32 to 36 % with a dew point of 10° to 16°. The chance of precipitation may be 32% to 42%. During the rainy season the town gets scattered showers. The recorded Highest Temperature is 49.0C during May-June and Lowest Temperature is 20.0 C during January. There is also distinct winter and long summer season. The average rainfall recorded in this district is 880mm. The monsoon season falls in July to September.