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bara-imagesThe Princely State of Jhalawar was created in 1838 A. D. after being separated from Kota by the British. It got its name derived from Jhalas, the Jhala clan of Rajputs, also the rulers of Jhalawar. Lying in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan at the edge of the Malwa plateau, Jhalawar has rocky, but water-laden verdant landscape, unlike much of the Rajasthan.

With some exquisite pre-historic cave paintings, massive forts, thickly-wooded forests and exotic wildlife variety, Jhalawar boasts of rich historic as well as natural wealth. Jhalawar region has an exotic flavor with its diverse range of flora and fauna, with which it is richly-blessed. Red poppy fields add to the vibrant color, while the saras crane breeding grounds spotlight the rich avian life dominating Jhalawar territory.

Total area of the district is 6928 km2. Around 21% of this area is forest area. Total length of tarred roads is around 1400 Km., out of which 94 kms. come in National Highway range, and 202 kms are in state highway range.District has 6 Sub-divisions, 7 Tehsils, 4 Sub-Tehsils, and 6 Blocks. Total revenue villages in the district are 1618.

History of Hadoti

images-baraThe city of Jhalawar is situated in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan, a region widely known as Hadoti (Hadavati), the land of Hadas.

The Hadas are a major branch of the great Chauhan clan of Agnikula Rajputs In the 12th century A.D., Hada Rao Deva conquered this territory and founded Bundi state and Hadauti. Later in the early 17th century A. D. during the reign of Mughal emperor Jahangir, the Ruler of Bundi, Rao Ratan Singh gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh, but when Sahajahan became the emperor, he issued a Farmaan in the name of Madho Singh, recognizing as him the King of Kota. The domain of the Hadas of Bundi and Kota extended from the hills of Bundi in the west to the Malwa plateau in the east, with a similar expense from north to south. The State of Jhalawar was founded on 8 April, 1838, out of the Kota territory. Jhalawar state got rise as a result of a treaty between English rulers, Kota state, and Malwa state

General Information
Area 6928 Km2
Population 11,80,342
Climate Summer – Minimum  32.5 C  Maxmim – 47.0 C Winter – Minimum 32.5 C Maxmim – 9.5 C
Altitude 469 meters
Average Rainfall 943 mm (Per
Best Season
to travel
- March
Clothing Summer – light tropicalWinter – light woolen

At the border of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, nudging its fat belly into neighboring MP is this fascinating place – Jhalawar. A mystery waiting to be unraveled. Questions waiting to be asked, answers waiting to be found. It was the capital of a small princely state created in 1838.

It is a rock-strewn, scrub-covered terrain, occasionally bright with fields of poppies and citrus-green groves of oranges. Lying in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan at the edge of the Malwa plateau, Jhalawar has rocky but water-laden verdant landscape, unlike much of Rajasthan.

Soil & Rivers

soil-&-riversJhalawar district is an expanse of fertile plain having rich black-cotton soil. It is watered by several rivers, giving it a verdant look. The largset river flowing through the area is Kali Sindh which flows through the territory to join the Chambal, Rajasthan’s largest river. Other rivers include Ujaad, Ahu, Parvan, Chavli, etc..


The Aravali hills, which are the most ancient folded mountain range in India, crosses the region, roughly dividing the plains of hadoti from the Malwa plateau. These hills and the surrounding areas were once thickly forested and teemed with wildlife.


The climate of the area is very much similar to that of the Indo-Gangatic plain, with hot dry summer and delightfully cold winters. The monsoon is, however, quite unlike and very distinct from the oppressive humid climate of the North India plains. Jhalawar district is known for the highest rainfall in the Rajasthan state. An average of 35 inches of rainfall keeps it cool, and gentle breezes ward off the stifling humidity.

Agriculture Area

images-bara2Total geographical area of Jhalawar district is 6.62 lac hectare, out of which 4.87 lac hectare is suitable for agriculture and farming activities. 66700 M Cft water is available for irrigation, which can pour 2.7 lac hectare land with water for irrigation purpose. In pre-independence time, there were 13 dams, which used 741 M Cft water to irrigate 3103 hectares. Now-a-days there are total 35 (4 medium & 31 Minor) irrigation projects/dams, which utilize 9677 M Cft water to irrigate 49842 hectares of CCA out of which 8674 hectares lies in Kota Diatrict. Presently there are 4 medium irrigation projects, 3 water-upliftment irrigation projects, 31 small irrigation projects and 13 old dams in the district for the irrigation purpose.

Sightseeing In Jhalawar

District Headquarter,

Most of the heritage & historical places
are situated in the heart of city, around
and in the fort. Rain Basera is situated on Kota Road, 7
Km away from Jhalawar.

Ren Basera
Garh Palace (Jhalawar Fort)
Government Museum
Bhawani Natya Shala

City of Bells,

Famous for ancient temples, rich in heritage and architecture. Chandrabhaga temples are known for 7th century architecture and sculptures.

Jhalara Patan(7 Km from Jhalawar)
Historical City
Sun Temple
Shanti Nath Jain Temple
Shree Dwarkadheesh Temple
Chandrabhaga Temples
Herbal Garden
Nau Lakha Fort

Underground Temple

The 17th century temple is known for its
architectural and religious values, having
6-foot-tall Lord Adinath statues in sitting position. These are nearly 1000-year-old

Chandkheri (Khanpur) (34 Km from Jhalawar)
Atishay Jain Temple

Rock-cut caves

Colossal figures of Buddha, carved stupas
and caves are worth a visit. Nearby villeges
also prove that in ancient times there was
considerable Buddhist influence in the region.

Kolvi (90 Km from Jhalawar)
Buddhist caves, Carved stupas
Nearby Villages, full of heritage
inayaka Gunai, Hathiya God.

Tribal Fort

This tribal fort in the area once occupied
an important strategic position.

Manohar Thana Fort (90 Km from Jhalawar

Oldest Rock

Inscription of the area was found here.

Gangdhar Fort(120 Km from Jhalawar)

Antiquity with modernity

A place of antiquity strewn with beautifully-carved
pillars, torans and some erotic figures
in the ruins of temples. Chhapi dam is the
sign of modernity and development.

Dalhanpur (54 Km from Jhalawar)

Shwetambar Jain Temple

An important Jain pilgrimage spot with
a 1000-year old Parshwanath statue. Excellent
accommodation and meals at Dharamshala available.

Unhel Nageshwar Temple(150 Km from Jhalawar)
Hotels in Jhalawar
Satisfactory and comfortable boarding and lodging
facilities areavailable in Jhalawar and surroundings. Delicious
Rajasthani foodis available on demand.Group tours of the area can
be arranged through consulting thehotel / lodge administration. Guide facility is
also available.Major hotels/lodges of the area are:
Site, Gawri Talab(RTDC) Phone :
Chandrawati (RTDC)Phone :
Dwarika Phone :
Purvaj Phone :
Surya Phone :
Dak Bangalow Phone :
House Phone :
Lodge Phone :
Lodge Phone :
Dharmashala Phone :
Hotels in Jhalawar

Tourist Information Center
Tourist Reception Centre,
RTDC Hotel Chandrawati,
Jhalawar (Raj.)
Phone :+91- 7432- 230081

Jhalawar district is known for the highest rainfall in the Rajasthan state. This rain is very helpful for the farmers of the region. Besides this satisfying rainfall, district has a lot of irrigation dams, ponds, and medium scale projects, that are serving according to the needs of farmers. Jhalawar is also known for the Production of Citrus (Oranges). The area around Bhawani Mandi has the distinction of being an important place on the International and National Citrus (Naarangi) fruit map. Orange-laden orchards provide a tempting sight. Citrus produced in Jhalawar region are of export-quality, and are exported to various foreign countries. Citrus-belt is spread around the Bhawani Mandi, Jhalawar and Pirawa sub-divisions further details please visit www.jhalawar.nic.in