Bhilwara is a nice city to visit. This is also known as Textile city. It comes in the southern area of Rajasthan. There are many places to visit in this city. It has a rich history and heritage. Some places are near to city and others are a bit far to the city. We will know all the places to visit in this city

a view of bhilwara city
Bhilwara City View

  • Harni Mahadev Temple

This is the best place as it is near to the city. It’s around 3-4 km. from the city center which is not far.
There are two temples, one is on a hill and another on its backside, which is Harni Mahadev temple. On the hill, there is a “Chamunda Mata” temple. From this place, You can feel city from the top if visiting this place. Buildings and houses can be seen from this place. This maybe relaxing to spend an evening or a morning here.

harni mahadev temple
Temple at hill
This is Lord Shiva temple, so every year on “Mahashivratri” (celebrated in a lunar month), a fair is also organized. All devotees of Lord Shiva comes here. Mostly On Mondays, peoples come here and pour milk to ‘shivlinga’.

  • Smriti Van

duck at smriti van bhilwara
Ducks at a lake in Smriti van, Bhilwara

This is a garden, which is near to the Bhilwara city. This is a biodiversity forest. This is one of the largest gardens of Rajasthan. It can be a good picnic spot to enjoy an evening with family.

Attractions : 

Lake in front of this garden is really very nice. If you like birds then you can see some unique species of birds and cranes. This lake is in the shape of a heart.

Timings :

Morning- early morning to 10

Evening- 5 pm. to 10 pm.

No tickets are needed as its a public garden. It gives a natural feel and has many trees in the garden. There are many different kinds of flowers near the entrance of the gate.

  • Meja Dam

This is a Dam built on “Kothari river” which connects some other rivers like mej, and some other small rivers. It supplies most of the water supplies to the city. Sometimes it’s not allowed to go near to this if the water level is high. Though you can feel and swim near to shore at this dam and spend time near this.
There is also a garden which is a good picnic spot to spend a holiday near this dam. 
Attractions : 
  • Sometimes birds like kingfisher and some other species of birds and cranes can be found near this place
  • Garden for picnic 

  • Badnore Fort

This is a fort, located near to Bhilwara city which comes in Badnore town of Bhilwara. This is a heritage place. You will see some natural views too there in the town. This is a bit far from the city. It’s 80 km. from the city center.

As it is a historical place, which can give some knowledge about history and ancient culture. Forts are the best places to know about history as this is the only heritage which gives a lot of knowledge rather than any other. It will take about 2 hours to reach the town And nearly 1 hour to visit this. 

  • Battis Khambhon Ki Chhatri, Mandal

This is an epitaph with details. There are 32 Pillars with an epitaph so it is called “Battis Khambhon ki chhatri. As you go around, there are some pillars weighting for you. 
This town is also known for a cultural form of dance, which is called Nahar Nritya” (Nahar dance) which represents some uniqueness and creativity with a different form of dance. 

  • Charbhuja Nath Temple, Kotri

charbhuja nath temple, kotri in bhilwara
Pillars In Charbhuja Nath Temple, Kotri

This is a temple, which is almost near to the city. It is around 35 km. from the city which takes 45 minutes to reach. This is now renovated beautifully. This is no doubt a nice place if you like temples. Temples shows spirituality and there are many peoples there who attracts you to have some faith in God.

charbhuja nath temple, bhilwara
Charbhuja Nath temple, Kotri in Bhilwara
Its a “Charbhuja Nath” temple, which is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Those enchants of devotees makes devotional atmosphere which fills you with tons of positive energy. 

  • Menal Waterfall

After temples and Parks, its time for a natural waterfall. this is a waterfall, which is also a far place from the city. You need at least 2-3 hours to visit this. 

The waterfall is surrounded by heart-touching landscapes and beautiful mountains which catches the eyes of everyone. This is although a nice place for picnic spot too. 
personal tip– always be safe and don’t be crazy for selfies, it may harm you.

Other than waterfall, there are temples, which were built in the reign of Great ruler Prithvi Raj Chouhan near 12th century. The temples are loaded with many details, though some are not in fine condition and were fragmented (spoiled) by Muslim invaders.

  • Jogniya Mata Temple

This is another temple in Bhilwara which is far from the city around 50-60 km. It will take around 1 hour to reach hear. This is located on a hill surrounded with magnificent landscapes which can please anybody who visit this. After glimpsing of the goddess, it comes time for nature. 

Down the hill, there is also the other temple. It can be amazing to visit this place if its rainy season. Green sceneries around the temple can make the day more beautiful. (this is not in Bhilwara city but suggested as its near to the city, in Chittorgarh district)

How to reach : 
You can pick up a bus or taxi from Bhilwara city, to this place directly. 

  • Triveni Sangam

triveni sangam, bhilwara
Parrots on the way to triveni

Triveni is a Sangam(meeting point) of three rivers, i.e. it is a point where rivers like menali, bedach and banas meets. This is a religious place, where enchants of bells can inspire spirituality in anyone who goes there.

triveni sangam in bhilwara rajasthan
Triveni Sangam
If someone wants to bath on the ghats of this Sangam, they can. But I don’t prefer anyone to do so, because water is not good. there is no filtration or cleanliness. Though if you are already much spiritual and don’t care about this cleanliness, it can be a nice experience to dive in this holy river. 

  • Ganesh Temple

        Ganesh temple is famous in Bhilwara. Every year “Ganesh Chaturthi” is celebrated in these temples as it is one of oldest temples of the city. Temple trust also organize a fair every year at this temple. With sounds of bells, it gives a lot of positivity and can influence any of the devotee’s. Colorful lightings and fair may attract anyone. Though it is too crowded during this fair as its a day when many devotees come here to visit this temple rather than usual days. 

  • Bijoliya Temple’s

Bijoliya is around 95 km. from bhilwara city. As is located on mp border and near to kota city too(70 km.).  Bijoliya town has Lord Shiva temple known as Mandakini temple and Pasharvanath temple’s. 

These temples show unique beautiful architecture. Bijoliya temples are known for its historical and architectural aspects. It is a Lord Shiva temple, also known as Hajareshvra Mahadev or Sahastralinga as there are small temples of Lord Shiva. There is also a holy kund(pond) near temple which gives a sublime feeling. 

  • Ram Dwara, Shahpura

Shahpura is a town which is located about 55 km from Bhilwara city. This city is known for a festival “fooldol festival” which belongs to Ramsnehi Sampradaya(sects). 
                  Fooldol means doorway to lord ram. Some communities have faith in this festival as it shows some religious spirituality. Ramdwara is famous among Ramsnehi sect. 

  • Mandalgarh Fort

This is another place in Bhilwara to visit. It is a fort which is now not in good condition as its too old heritage. It had importance in history as it was ruled under Mewar rulers but further attacked by Mughals and Muslim invaders. 

This is located 55 km from Bhilwara city.  This is a historical place in this city. But this is not in good condition now. Although this town has many heart-touching views of the town with natural views.  

  • Sawai Bhoj Temple, Asind

This is a temple in ‘Asind’ town of Bhilwara located 65 km from bhilwara city. Gurjar community has faith in this temple. They worship ‘devnarayan’ as an avatar of Lord Vishnu.  This temple also have an epic which is to be read with an musical instrument called “Jantar”.

Know more about this city – Smriti Van Garden, Bhilwara

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A blog By Niks Joshi

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