Initialy Jhalawar was within the state of Kota but in 1838 separate State of Jhalawar was created by British India. The city was previously known as Brijnagar.
Surounded by thick forests the city of Jhalwar is popular for its wondeful encient cave paintings, massively build forts, exotic wild life and a brilient country side covered with red poppy fields and orange orchards.
Chandrabhaga Kartik Fair (October - November) On the banks of river Chandrabhaga, in the month of Kartik, a large cattle fair next in the size to that of Pushkar fair is held on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. Pilgrims from Hadoti region and parts of the neighboring state Madhya Pradesh come and bathe in the holy waters of Chandrabhaga river. The peasants bathe and worship, are variously entertained, and delight in the dazzling wares of the roadside stalls and small shops. Various cultural activities are held by Rajasthan Tourism Department.
Holi (March), Gangaur (March-April), Id-Ul-Fitr , Id-Ul-Zuha, Id-e-Milad, Dussehra (September - October)and Diwali (October - November) is celebrated with othr parts of the state.
The nearest railway station is Ramganjmandi (25 Km). Bhawani Mandi (45 Km), Kota Junction (87 Km) are also good options.ROAD
Buses are available for all major cities. Important road distances : Jaipur (330 Km), Ajmer (292 Km), Udaipur (385 Km), Bundi (125 Km), Bhopal (265 Km), Indore (235 Km), Delhi (590 Km).