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Harni Mahadev

Harni Mahadev Temple is a very famous temple situated in the vicinity of the city, just 6 Kms from Bhilwara and is the closest pilgrimage spot from Bhilwara. Inside the temple, a ‘Shivling’ is placed under a stone near the beautiful waterfalls. The temple has its own religious importance among local people and a 3 days fair is held every year on the occasion of Shivratri.

Menal

MENAL located between the cities of Bhilwara and Chittorgarh, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This is located at a distance of 70 kms east from Chittorgarh. It is a pleasant place to be seen. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season when one can see ad enjoy the Menal river waterfall which is a beauty in itself. Menal is well known as a place of historical and archaeological importance. This place was at one point in time the capital of BIJOLIA.

One can see many temples, palace, statues, and palace halls which depict the unparalleled and extraordinary examples of architectural beauty. All of these palaces, temples and halls were originally built in the 11th century. The Mughals invaded these and destroyed most of the statues of this place.

The well known Joganiya Mata Shakti Peeth is located at a distance of 7kms from Menal. Menal as a place is surrounded by hills on all sides and offers an interesting view of the natural beauty.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India in terms of area. It is stated that the fort was constructed by the Mauryans during the 7th century AD and hence derives its name after the Mauryan ruler, Chitrangada Mori as per inscriptions on coins of the period. Historical records show Chittorgarh fort as the capital of Mewar for 834 years.[citation needed] It was established in 734 AD by Bappa Rawal, founder ruler in the hierarchy of the Sisodia rulers of Mewar.

It is also said that the fort was gifted to Bappa Rawal as part of Solanki princess’s dowry in the 8th century.[citation needed] The fort was looted and destroyed at the hands of Emperor Akbar in 1568 AD and subsequently never resettled but only refurbished in 1905 AD.

Three important battles were fought for control of the fort; in 1303, Ala-ud-din Khilji besieged the fort; in 1535, Sultan of Gujarat Bahadur Shah besieged the fort; and in 1568, Mughal Emperor Akbar attacked the fort.[citation needed] Not that there were only defeats at the fort. Excluding the periods of siege, the fort had always remained in possession of the Sisodias of the Guhilot (or Gehlot/Guhila) clan of Rajputs, who descended from Bappa Rawal.

There were also success stories of establishment of the fort and its reconstruction after every siege, before it was finally abandoned in 1568, all of which are narrated.

Textile City

Bhilwara, also known as ‘Textile City of India’, is a famous industrial town in Rajasthan. Located in the western part of Rajasthan, Bhilwara is well connected with all major cities in India Bhilwara emerged as India’s largest manufacturer of suitings, fabrics and yarn. Its share in the polyester/viscose fabrics (suiting) sector is around 50 per cent in India.

Bhilwara city had the birth of the textile industry way back in 1961 when LN Jhunjhunwala set up his first unit to manufacture synthetic yarn. The unit is known as Bhilwara Spinners Ltd. Today Bhilwara is a prominent and leading manufacturer, exporter and supplier of world-class Suitings, Flock Fabrics and Yarn.

The city has a quaint story of origin, carefully preserved by the locals. It is said to have come up in the middle of the 11th century when a Bhil tribal, supposedly one of the first settlers, built a Shiva temple on the site of the existing Jataun ka Mandir. This is in the area called Junawas, the oldest part of the town. And if we are to believe this, the town is more than 900 years old.

Hamirgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Best known for its world class flora and fauna, the Hamirgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is the most prolific place for wildlife tourists. The Hamirgarh wildlife sanctuary is one of the crowns in the rich heritage of wildlife in India. It is literally the heaven of all national parks. It is one of the greatest places where the flora and fauna reach their best of form. Its rich collection of vegetation and wild life is a real asset for any wildlife sanctuary Populated with a variety of animals and vegetation, the Bhamragarh wildlife sanctuary proves itself to be the real tourist spot for the nature lovers.