Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year in Jhalarapatan, 6 kms from Jhalawar in Rajasthan in the month of Kartik (October-November). River Chandrabhaga is considered holy by the people in Rajasthan and so on full moon day in the month of Kartik thousands of devotees take a holy dip in this river.

Chandrabhaga Fair

Rituals and Celebrations

To mark this occasion, a large cattle fair is held on the last day of Kartik which also attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India. The cattle fair which merges religion with commerce is held here and livestock like buffaloes, cows, camels, horses and bullock are brought in this place. Traders from distant areas like Maharasthra and Madhya Pradesh gather here and take part in the trading of these animals.

The fair also attracts tourists who get an opportunity to interact with the locals and familiarize themselves with their rituals and customs.

How to Reach

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. 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.

Getting around

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.

Tourist Attractions:

Following is a list of major tourist hotspots of the region that are worth a visit:
  • Jhalawar Fort
  • Bhawani Natyashala
  • Government Museum
  • Chandrabhaga Temple
  • Gagron Fort
  • Bhimsagar
  • Fort Of Gangadhar
  • Kakuni
  • Rein Basera
  • Dalhanpur

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