Jhalrapatan, Jhalawar, Rajasthan


Jhalrapatan founded by Jhala Zalim Singh in 1796 A.D. Is also known as the city of bells, is an ancient walled town, It is at the same place where the ancient town of Chandrawati was founded by Parmar Raja Chandrasen and later on ravaged by invaders. The entire town lived within the confines of a wall to protect the trade caravans from Pindaris, as Jhalrapatan happed to be one of the junctions of the caravan route.
Shantinath Jain Temple was built in the 11th century and is known for its sculptures and such monuments. and The 10th century Sun Temple (Padma Nabh Temple) is the pride of Jhalrapatan. It is one of the best examples of temple architecture with lovely sculptures. Inside the temple, there is idol of Lord Vishnu. Shri Dwarkadhish temple, built by Raja Zalim Singh in 1796 A.D. is another important temple in this town. Cose to this temple, you can see a wide variety of herbal plants at the "Herbal Garden". Navlakha fort situated on Jhalawar-Jhalrapatan road is also worth a visit.

Best Season: October - February