Also known as the "Apollo of Mewar", Nathdwara, lies on the bank of the River Banas. This town is famous for the picturesque Pichhwai paintings and colourful terracotta products. The artwork industry of the region dates back to over 2000 years. Among all the art forms, 'Meena work' is the most popular attraction of the region. Tourists visiting this town can enjoy Shopping for various rich ethnic handicrafts.
jüSTa Brij Bhoomi is the perfect place to experience the rich heritage and spirituality of Nathdwara. The resort is nestled on a hill top, located at a comfortable driving distance of 1.5 Kilometers from Shrinathji Temple.
Expert Tip: While in Nathdwara, don't forget to miss the maìgala-ärati. At quarter past five every morning, the popular Shenai band calls upon the devotees to join in for the arti.
Places to Visit near Nathdwara
The Shrinathji Temple holds pride of place in the town of Nathdwara. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is one of the prime pilgrimage centre for Vaishnavs. There are many legends around the temple as to how it came to be. The temple is not just a spiritual hub but also an architectural marvel. The main festivals at the temple are Janmashthami, Holi and Deewali when the devotees throng the temple to pay homage.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 1.7 kms
Udaipur is another interesting place near Nathdwara, which is about 48kms away from Nathdwara. This City of Lakes is famous for its handicrafts, silver jewellery, miniature paintings and Rajput paintings.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 48.8 kms.
The pride of Rajsamand District, “Haldighati” in known across the globe for the chivalrous deeds of the great Maharana Pratap. 15.8 Kms. from Nathdwara, Haldighati is nestled in the middle of the Aravali range. This narrow turmeric coloured mountainous region played a stellar role in defending the honour of Mewar dynasty..
When Mughal commander attacked this region but had to beat retreat having been licked by the forces led by Maharana Pratap . Employing the guerilla warfare technique, the Rajput forces pushed the Mughals from the royal camp at Badshah Baag to open plains of Rakt Talai (Village Khamnor ). Accustomed to warfare in open plains, the mughal forces fought with Pratap but the outcome was indecisive. Maharana Pratap, astride his favourite stead “Chetak” attacked Man singh with his spear killed the mahout while Man Singh managed to escape. During the encounter, one of Chetak’s hind legs was wounded from sword held in the elephant’s trunk creating an emergency.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 15.8 kms.
The city of Chittorgarh is a repository of the royal heritage and awe-inspiring age-old monuments, that stand strong in the South Eastern Rajasthan. The city is an exemplar of the glorious Rajputana past, the ancientness of which is believed to date back to the time of Mahabharata. among all the magnificent monuments of this city, the most popular is the Chittorgarh Fort. The fort stands as a paragon of the battles fought here by the famous Rajput warriors. Not only this, the Chittor Fort is also famous for the amazing "Sound and Light Show". If you are a history buff and desire to know more about India's glorious past, this captivating show is a must visit.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 115 kms.
Take a trip to another temple town in Rajasthan – Eklingji. Situated at a distance of 33.7 kms. from Nathdwara, Eklingji is well-known for its Shiva temple that is an architectural delight. All the 108 temples in Eklingji are an example of beautiful carvings. The temple is usually heavily crowded on Mondays. Rajsamand, Sahitya Mandal Library, and Sanwaria Seth are other notable tourist attractions of the region.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 33.7 kms.
About 30 kms. from Nathdwara towards Udaipur is Nagda, an early Mewar capital, established in the 7th century. It was ruined by the invader Altamash in the 1220s but still has a few temples worth seeing.
The 10th-century Saas Bahu Temples – the name meaning ‘mother-in-law daughter-in-law’ – are dedicated to Vishnu and feature fine, intricate carvings, including a number of erotic figures. The Jain temple of Adbudji remains very fine, despite damage at the hands of the Mughals, and contains a 15th-century black-marble idol of tirthankar Shanti Nath. There are also some small temples submerged in the nearby lake; after a poor monsoon they’re completely exposed.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 33.9 kms.
51 Kms. from Nathdwara, Kumbhalgarh Fort is the most renowned site in Kumbhalgarh. The fort is the second important fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh Fort. Surrounded by 13 mountain peaks and strengthened by watchtowers and rounded bastions, the Kumbhalgarh Fort was built in 15years and was constructed by Rana Kumbha.
Stretching across the distance of 36km of the Aravalli Mountains, the fort houses a domed palace and rises to the height of 1100metres above the sea level. The fort has seven gates and each of them is wide enough for eight horses to march abreast through these If you are fascinated by wildlife and do you love Bird watching too, then Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place to see in Kumbhalgarh. The wildlife encloses the Kumbhalgarh Fort and covers an area of 586sqkm. Deriving its name from the Kumbhalgarh Fort the wildlife sanctuary is situated across the Aravalli Range and boasts of wildlife species of four-horned antelope, panther, wild boar, wolf, sloth bear, jackal, sambar, chinkara, leopards, hyena, jungle cat, nilgai and hare. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be the state’s only sanctuary that boasts of variety of flora and fauna.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 51.1 kms.
Situated at a distance of just 20 kms. from Nathdwara, Dwarkadheesh is another important place of worship for Vaishnavites. The place is popular for the temple Dwarkadheesh which represents Lord Krishna.
Distance from jüSTa Brij Bhoomi: 20 kms.