The seventh-century Chandramouli Mahadev temple, with its heart-breakingly beautiful stone sculptures and set on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river, is only one of the treasures to be found in Jhalawar. There’s also the Chandravati ruins, Gagron Fort, a Sun Temple that’s known as the ‘Konarak of Rajasthan’, the old city of Jhalrapatan…
incidentally, Jhalawar is also known as the ‘Cherrapunji of Rajasthan’, for its green hillock-dotted terrain that spontaneously bursts into huge ponds and lakes every few minutes in the monsoon. The constituency of Vasundhara Raje Scindia gets few visitors now, but that’s set to change with her help.
Jhalawar is 2hrs south of Kota; For Bookings contact Prithvi Vilas Palace: 07432 – 231347 / 231091