The city of Jhalawar is located in Rajasthan which was founded by Rajput Jhala Zalim Singh. in 1791 A.D., was then the Dewan of Kota State. He founded this township, which later became known as Chauni Umedpura as a camp. At that time the township was surrounded by dense forests and wildlife. At one time Jhalawar was known as Brijnagar.
Zalim Singh used to come here frequently for hunting. He loved the place so much that he wanted to create a township here. The king built a military camp and township in the area so that he could stop and attack the Maratha Empire before they could reach Kota state.
The fort is built on hills, one of the 6 forts in Rajasthan to be built on the hill. it was also listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2013. They were known as examples of serial cultural wealth and Rajput military hill architecture. Outside the fort is the tomb of the Sufi saint Mitthe Shah. An annual color fair is organized during the month of Moharram. Sant Pipaji Ashram is located around the confluence.
Bhimsagar Dam is located 24 km away from Jhalawar which has been constructed on the Uajad river. It is located close to the ruins of the old capital of Khichi Chauhan. There are many ruined temples, monuments, and palaces of Rajputs and Mughals. The dam is also known as a popular picnic spot.
Chandrabhaga temple is called Chandramouleshwar Mahadev temple. in 7th century AD, the temple was built on the banks of river Chandrabhaga. This is the best example of the sculptural work of the temple. The carvings in the temple, its arches, and its exquisite workmanship make it unique. The temple is about 7 km away from Jhalawar.
There are many other temples located here, the most famous being Shri Dwarkadhish Temple, the Padmanath Temple, and the Shantinath Jain Temple.
Kolvi Caves is also called Kholve Caves. It is located in the village of Kolvi in Rajasthan. They are carved on a laterite rock hill. This is a Buddhist site, which has chaityas, stupas containing figures of Buddha. The standing Buddha statue and mediation position of the Buddha statue is located in the cave.