km on Tonk Road. It has beautiful Jain temples and important craft industries
besides the ruined palaces, broken city walls, triple gateway and a neglected
Mughal garden. Large and small units of block and screen printers produce some
of the finest hand printed textile in the country.
35 km south west on Ajmer road. The ground level fort is still in good shape.
Its attraction is hand printed cloth industry. The designs are simpler here,
the techniques less complicated and the colours of more earthly shades.
32 km north-east. It is famous for its huge artificial lake created by constructing
a high bund amidst tree covered hills where the citizens throng in a large number
for picnic during the rainy season. The temple of Jamwa Mata and the ruins of
the old fort still reminds of its hoary antiquity.
40 km north-west. The old palace renovated and rebuilt provides the most gorgeously
decorated and painted examples of Rajput haveli architecture. It provides an
ideal spot for outing.
86 km on the Shahpura-Alwar road. It contains the relics and structures of Mauranyas,
Mugahl and Rajput periods. The excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple,
unique in Rajasthan and the earliest structural temple in India, make it an
important historical place. Akabar the great, constructed a mint and his son
Jahangir a beautiful Mughal garden and a remarkable monument with painted chatris
128 km north-east off the Agra road near Bandikui. It is famous for the temple
of Harshad Mata built in 7th-8th century and the stepped Chanda Baodi. Two Jain
temples were built at a later period.
94 km west. It is famous for the country's largest inland salt lake. It is also
known for holy Devayani tank, beautiful Shakambhari Devi temple, the palace
and the nearby Naliasar. Sambhar lake is also famous for the illusion of water
( mirage ) during noon times.
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