Home to the brave Chauhan Rajput, Jhalawar is a lesser explored treasure of history in Rajasthan. The distinctive landscape and the varied cultural heritages such as palaces, forts and temples from Rajput as well as the Mughal periods are the major highlights on offer here. Apart from this southeastern city of Rajasthan also flaunts its flora. One can expect to see fields and orange orchards and in the winter,witness the lush picturesque pink and white poppies. For those seeking to explore different aspects of Rajasthan, Jhalawar is a perfect experience that must not be missed.
Jhalawar was formed in 1791 A.D. by Rajput Jhala Zalim Singh as a military cantonment and township, then known as Chaoni Umedpura, so as to stop Maratha to reach and attack Kota. At that time, the township was situated amidst a lush green forest which was home to many exotic species. In the year 1838 AD, the English ruler, disjoined Jhalawar from Kota and gave it to Jhala Madan Singh, the grandson of Jhala Zalim. The tourists attractions of Jhalawar are as interesting as the city. This delightful city town is dominated by 19th-century forts and temples like Jhalawar Fort, Gagron Fort, and Chandrabhaga temple.
Most charming and incongruous part of the city is Bhawani Natyashala, which was modeled on the grand opera house the Maharajas had seen on the European tours. One should visit Jhalawar to witness a unique city, which is a harmonious blend of history and culture. If looking for a flamboyant and offbeat place to spent upcoming holiday in Rajasthan than nothing can be better than Jhalawar.