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Jalore

Located just south of the Sukri River, which is a tributary of the Luni River, a medieval stronghold, Jalore was the 12th-century capital of the Chauhan Rajputs (the warrior rulers of the historic region of Rajputana) and was captured in 1310 AD by the Delhi Emperor 'Ala-ud-Din Khilji. An 11th-century hill fort overlooks the city. In the ancient- medieval times, Jalore was known as Jabalipur. The city is also referred to as Suvarnagiri after the name of the hill, at the foot of which it is situated.

Jalore was a flourishing town in the 8th century AD. It was ruled by Pratihar kings and consisted of beautiful temples and residential houses. The fort and the palaces passed into many hands before finally falling into the hands of the rulers of Marwar. During those times the Hindu rulers were great patrons of art and culture. Two of the greatest poetic works in any Indian language, namely, ¿Kuvalayamala¿ and ¿Kanhad Dev Prabandh¿ were composed in Jalore.

Prime Attractions of Jalore

Jalore Fort
Jalore is famous for its fort built by the Parmaras, probably in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous forts in the state that is standing atop a perpendicular hill. The palaces here are simple, without any superfluous embellishment. The fort of Jalore has a proud past aptly expressed in this famous couplet- ¿Let the sky be torn, The earth turned upside down, Let the iron armour be cut to pieces, Heads severed, Body fighting alone, But Jalore still would not surrender.¿ The fort has four gigantic gates but it is approachable only from one side, after a two-mile long serpentine ascent. The fort is built on the lines of traditional Hindu architecture.
Mosque of Malik Shah
In the centre of the spacious enclosure of the fort is the mosque of saint Malik Shah, which is said to be built by Allauddin Khilji.
The Jain Temples, Jalore
Jalore abounds in Jain temples dating back to 8th century AD. Most famous among them are those dedicated to Adinath, Mahavir, Parsvanath and Santinath.
Top Khana
Near by is the Top Khana, which is worth visiting.

Excursions from Jalore

Bhinmal

It was a renowned centre of Brahmanical learning under the rulers of Jalore. The ancient town is believed to have been buried due to a natural calamity.
Sanchore
(145Km.)
145-km from Jalore, the ancient town of Sanchore was a great centre of Jainism and Shaivism and a prominent centre for learning.

Climate - Jalore

Summer
32.8°C
16.8°C
Winter
25.4°C
7.3°C

General Information - Jalore

Location
240-km From Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Best Time
October To March.

Clothing - Jalore

Summer
light tropical.
Winter
light woollen.

Shopping - Jalore

Where to Shop
Jalore is the agricultural market for the surrounding area.


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