The princely state of the Jhalas, Jhalawar was created in 1838 A.D., after being separated from Kota by the British. Remarkable contributions from various rulers including Zalim Singh I made it a culturally rich state. 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. 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. One can spot countless species of birds as one drives past the lush countryside. Red poppy fields and orange laden orchards make the countryside all the more fascinating and colourful during winters. The area around Bhawani Mandi is known for contributing a major share to the production of citrus in the country.
Kartik Fair / Chandrabhaga Fair
(every year in Oct - Nov) A big cattle fair is held every year in the month of Kartik (Oct - Nov) at Chandrabhaga near Jhalarpatan. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, devotees gather to take a holy dip in the river.
By Air : Jhalawar has no airport its own. The nearest airport is Kota, lying some 87 km away.
By Bus :The place is well connected with Bundi, Kota and Jaipur. Infect NH12 passes through Jhalawar.
By Train : The nearest rail head is Ramganj Mandi, at a distance of 25 Km. It is on the main Delhi Mumbai line. However, not all trains stop here. To reach here, Dehradun Express and Frontier Mail, which have stops here, should be opted for.
Jhalawar is a relatively small town and easy enough to get around on foot, but there are plenty of auto - rickshaws, cycles - rickshaws and Tongas.