Rajasthan Travel Guide

Excursions from Jhalawar

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Atishay Jain Temples- Atishay Jain Temples were constructed in the 17th century. These renowned temples are located in Chandkheri at a distance of 34 km from Jhalawar. The magnificent 6 feet statue of Lord Adinath, first Jain Tirthankara, seated in a meditating position attracts devotees from far-off zones. It is a 5th-century statue which was found in nearby Shergarh-Barapati forests. It looks beautiful in chocolate colour as made with original red stone. Temple is crowded during the birthday celebrations of Adinath.

Bhimsagar Dam

Bhimsagar Dam is built over River Ujad in proximity to the ruins of Mau Borda, which used to be the capital of the Khichi Chauhans and is located at a distance of 24 kms away from Jhalawar city.

Wreck of temples, palaces, and mosques to Muslims and Rajputs are found in this region. This is a famous picnic spot.

Buddhist Caves and Stupas

Buddhist Caves and Stupas are the prime attractions of the Jhalawar. These rock-cut caves, which were excavated from the village of Kolvi hold considerable archaeological and historical significance and is located at a distance of 90 kms away from the city of Jhalawar.

The elephantine structure of Lord Buddha and the beautiful carvings on the stupas further add to the splendour of the caves.

Fort of Gangdhar

Fort of Gangdhar is situated at a distance of 140 kms away from Jhalawar. An ancient rock inscription is the highlight of the place.

Travellers can also visit some of the temples nearby.

Manohar Thana Fort

The literal meaning of Manohar Thana Fort is ‘Beautiful Outpost’ and is located at a distance of 90 km from Jhalawar. The fort stands witness to the merging of the two rivers, namely Parvan and Kalikhad.

It has double layered fortification and battlements, because in the ancient times, the location was significant from the security point of view.


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