History, mythology, art, culture and poetry blend seamlessly to create a city of great depth and prosperity in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Ancient forts with crumbling walls, narrating tales of centuries gone by, stand proudly next to the burgeoning progress of a textile and manufacturing hub in this city
Poets have found inspiration here and artists, their muses. Age-old temples, lush green gardens and intricately carved rock formations only add to the understated beauty that is Bhilwara.It is believed that during the epic war of the Mahabharata, Arjuna passed through this town and a battle ensued at one of the temples. There are also many tales that claim the responsibility of how the city was named, yet no one knows what the real story is. It doesn’t matter after all—with so much packed in one of Rajasthan’s colorful, ancient cities, the traveler’s appetite will be more than whetted. The Badnore Fort should definitely be your first stop in Bhilwara. Though it is a crumbling structure today, it still displays the grand architecture quintessential to the erstwhile Rajput kingdom. Bhilwara is also full of natural rock formations and temples amidst nature that can only be explained by the divine. For example, Kyara Ka Balaji is where the deity of Lord Balaji seems to be carved into a massive stone. The Pur Udan Chatri is another such example.The city is also dotted with temples, many dedicated to Lord Shiva, which has pleased tourists by their architecture, carvings and, of course, religious significance. For Sikhs, the Bagore Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh Ji rested during his travels, may be a site they’d like to see.And for those who just want some peace and quiet or some alone time with a loved one, head to Love Garden—the name says it all, need we say more?Local transport in Bhilwara is fairly convenient. You can opt for the local buses that ply throughout the city or get familiar with the local train route for an authentic experience. Hiring a private car or taxi is probably the easiest way to go sightseeing in the city without worrying about time or transport.It is better to avoid venturing out post dark in Bhilwara, especially for women.If you’re hiring a cab, fix the rate beforehand to avoid getting fleeced later.Dress appropriately especially in the temples
Bhilwara is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Udaipur at a distance of 106kms.
Airports: Maharana Pratap Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Bhilwara from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Bhilwara