A dip in the Holy Chandravati river is the highlight of Chandrabhaga Fair which is held every year in Jhalrapatan, 6 kilometers from Jhalawar. The fair is held in the Hindu month of Kartik. This year the fair will be held from 3rd to 5th November.
A big cattle fair is an important part of the event. Multiple cultural and musical activities are also organized to enthrall the viewers. Deepdan, Shobha Yatra and various competitions form the most attractive part of this 3 day affair. The fair attracts pilgrims and travel enthusiasts from world over.
If the travel bug is biting you or you simply want a spiritual experience, head to Chandrabhaga Fair next week.
Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year in Jhalawar, Rajasthan during the auspicious month of Kartik (October – November).
This Fair attracts people from all over the world and devotees come from around to cleanse their soul by taking a dip in the holy Chandravati River on the full moon day. It also witnesses big cattle fair and you can also immerse yourself in an array of musical and cultural activities.
How To Reach
Jhalawar doesn’t have any airport but one canfly to the nearest airport in Kota, which is only 87kms away from Jhalawar. Jaipur, Bundi and Kota are well connected to Jhalawar through NH12. One can also hace access to train and reach the nearest rail head- Ramganj Mandi, which only 25 kms away from Jhalawar.
Make your visit a memorable experience by visiting the Chandrabhaga Fair, which starts tomorrow – 24th November to 26th November 2015.
Another avenue opens to State tourism. With golden triangle, desert trail, jungle safari etc. already a hit with tourists, tourism department of the state to undo the image of state being seasonal tourism place and add new facility is contemplating to boost Monsoon tourism in Hadauti region of Rajasthan.
Hadauti region is different in context to ecological and natural environment from other regions of State. The region experiences heaviest rainfall as compared to other regions. The scenic water bodies and other natural spots in Hadauti are a treat to eyes for the visitor. The department is to promote tourist spots in Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar where waterfalls, namely, Bheemlat, Rameshwar and Menal and Sarson, Gagron Fort, Chambal River and Chambal garden gladden the hearts of aqua tourism lovers.
Hadauti region being a part of an ancient civilization has many archaeological sites which are an additional sightseeing spot apart from the more visited ones. Besides, a lot of religious sites and an array of fairs such as Bundi Utsav, Chandrabhaga fair, and Kota Dusherra fair attract a large number of tourists prominently domestic ones to savor the natural beauty of the region.
Nawal Sagar, Bundi
The tourist spots of hadauti region have liven up during monsoon and the tourism department is anticipating a boost in tourism riding upon its intense campaign in this regard.
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Every year in Rajasthan, on the full Moon night of Kartik Purnima, Jhalawar town is transformed into a religious carnival with the celebrations of Chandrabhaga Fair. The fair is annually observed by the thousands of pilgrims who thong the sacred place Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar and take holy dip into Chadrabhaga River, which is considered as a sacred and sanctifying river by the locals.
Scheduled from November 05 to 07, 2014, Chandrabhaga Fair would also attract farmers, cow, camel, horses, and bullock & buffalo owners from the neighboring states like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as huge cattle fair is also combined with the festivities.
If you are a fairs and festival enthusiast then this festival is a fabulous opportunity for you, tourists and visitors to partake and understand the rituals in this gala event with great enthusiasm.
The Chandrabhaga fair is one of the most popular festivals celebrated at Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, India to be celebrated this year from November 16 to 18, 2013. This festival is celebrated in the honor of the sun God. Devotees from various parts of India congregate here offer prayers to the Sun take a dip into the holy waters which nourishes this region. It is considered a holy place by the people residing in this region, which is known as Chandravati.
Every year in this Chandrabhaga Fair a huge cattle fair is organized where farm animals like horses, cows, camels and bullocks are bought here from the distant parts for sale. This fair gives good opportunity to the tourists to know more about the traditions and rituals of this region.
The indomitable forts, magnificent palaces, charming wildlife, traditional fairs and festivals and peaceful lakes are some of the things that build up the attraction of this place. Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar is one such splendid sight that truly deserves the attention of the tourists. This fair acquaints all travelers, pilgrims and explorers alike, with the rituals and traditions practiced in this region of the nation.
Tourist Attractions like Jhalawar Fort, Bhawani Natyashala, Government Museum, Chandrabhaga Temple, Gagron Fort, Bhimsar, Gangadhar Fort, Kakuni, Dalhanpur and Rein Basera are the major tourist hotspots of the region that are worth a visit during Chandrabhaga Fair.
The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, in the month of Kartik. The fair, held on the last day of Kartik, attract devotees who bathe in the holy water at the spot, known as Chandravati, which is considered as a holy river by the people residing there. The festival is named after this river is considered very sacred by the people.
The huge Cattle Fair which combines religion with commerce is going to be held from November 27 to 29, 2012. Farm animals like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought here from the distant parts for sale. Traders from different parts of Madhya-Pradesh and Maharashtra converge and brisk trading takes place. The fair gives a very good opportunity to the tourists to know more about the rituals, traditions and also about the people of this region.