About the District :
Jalore is located at the foothills of Swarnagiri Mountain just 140 Km from Jodhpur and 340 Km from Ahmedabad. In the recent times, the industrial growth in the district,particularly in Jalore, has been remarkable due to the world famous granite tiles and slabs. Presently there are 500 units producing high-quality granite products. It earns good revenue for the state; therefore it is one of the key cities of the state.
It has been tapobhumi (Land of Meditation) of MahirishiJabali, in the ancient time it was named after him Jabalipur, today it is known as Jalore which is a district head quarter.
Prathihar King NareshNagbhattIInd expanded the ambit of his state from Arabian Seato the Bay of Bengal.SongaraChouhans who were ready to die for their nation and its pride made it their Capital by fighting it out. The three main towns Jalore, Bhinmal and Sanchore were ruled by Prathihar, Parmar, Chalukya, Chouhan, Pathan Mughal and Rathore dynasties.
Before independence,Jalore was a part of Jodhpur province which was also known as Marwar. For better governance, it was divided into three parganasJalore, Jaswantpura and Sanchore. When Rajasthan state came into the existence Jodhpur province was inducted into it. When formation of districts was being done, Jalore also made its presence felt in the arena and it was also made a district.
Jalore is well connected to all the Major Cities of Rajasthan by the road and rail
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Tourist Places :
Jalore Fort is the main attraction of Jalore. It is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan which is one of the nine castles of the Maru’, under the Paramaras in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the ‘golden mount’. The precise year of its construction is not known however it is believed to be built between the 8th and 10th centuries. Jalore fort is perched atop a steep and perpendicular hill. It commands the town from rocky outcrop 336m high fortified with a wall and bastions with cannon mounted upon them. The fort has four gigantic gates however it is approachable only from one side, after a two-mile long serpentine ascent. The approach to the fort is from the north, up to a steep, slippery road through three rows of fortification to a single rampart wall 6.1m high. It takes an hour to climb up. The fort is built on the lines of traditional Hindu architecture.
Sundha Mata temple is about 900 years old temple of Mother goddess situated on a hilltop called ‘Sundha’. At 1220 m height in the Aravalli ranges there on SundhaMountainis a temple of goddesses Chamunda Devi, a very sacred place for devotees. There is a wildlife sanctuary nearby covering an area of 107 Sq. Km. nearto KHODESWAR MHADEV in JAWIYA forest area which is also wonder wild life & natural spot. In the sanctuary Sloth Bear, Blue -Bull, Jungle Cat, Desert Fox, Striped Hyena, Hanuman Langur, Vulture, owl, Indian porcupine, rock &jungle Bush Quail & Spotted dove and 120 species of birds
ShriLaxmiVallabhParshwanath 72 Jinalayaspreading itself across 80 acres of land it offers pilgrimage as well as temporary charitable rest houses to travellers. It is built completely in Marble such as given magnetic views.
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