About Nathdwara, Rajasthan
Situated at a distance of around 50 Kilometers from Udaipur, Nathdwara is a beautiful abode of Lord Krishna's incarnation Shrinathji. This holy town blossoms with Rajasthani tradition, heritage and culture. The city owes its fame to the renowned Shrinathji Temple, which witnesses thousands of visitors every year.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.