An industrial town located at the border of Haryana and Rajasthan, Bhiwadi has a huge contribution to the Indian steel plant Industry. The best time to visit Bhiwadi is from October to March when the weather remains pleasant. Some of the well-known tourist places in Bhiwadi include Vijay Mandir, Sita Ram ji Temple and Jaisamand Lake, which is the second largest artificial lake in Asia. Among other attractions, there are peaceful gardens with lip-smacking street food on the sidewalk and a few museums to give that historical touch. It is the growth and the perfect location of Bhiwadi that is able to attract a large number of tourists every year. And because of this reason, the tourism department of Rajasthan has taken up the job of building as many guest houses, lodges and hotels in the town, so that there are enough places to stay in Bhiwadi for the tourists. Some of the tourist places to visit around Bhiwadi are:
1. Damdama Lake
Damdama Lake is located around 32 km away from Bhiwadi and is one of biggest lakes in Haryana. It has facilities for boating and the nearby Aravalli ranges offer opportunities for rock climbing as well. Several establishments offering adventure sports facilities have come up in the region, making it a perfect destination for team events and group activities.
2. Farrukh Nagar Fort
Farrukh Nagar Fort is a prominent attraction near Bhiwadi. We can see the remnants of this fort where once, nearly 4000 people lived. This 18th century Fort was built by Nawab Faujbar Khan.
3. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is situated near Sultanpur village, around 44 km from Bhiwadi. This park is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds and approximately 250 species of birds are found here. Migratory species reach here after covering incredible distances since their home in Europe, Siberia and Central Asia become inhabitable due to cold temperatures, snow covered grounds and frozen lakes. This place proves to be a much needed getaway from hustle and bustle of the city life.
4. Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand Lake is known to be the second largest artificial lake in Asia. Also known as Dhebar, it was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685 while making a dam on the Gomti River. This lake covers an area of 36 sq. km., stretches to the length of 14 km and width of 9 km. The lake is deep to the maximum of 102 feet and has a circumference of 30 miles. It also boasts of six interesting cenotaphs carved from marble on its embankment. This lake offers a wonderful place to relax and lighten up.
5. Vijay Mandir Palace
Vijay Mandir Palace is the royal residency of Maharaja Jai Singh, situated around 88 km from Bhiwadi. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the splendid architecture constitutes 105 rooms and is surrounded by lush green garden and a quaint lake. Within the palace complex is a beautiful Sita Ram Temple, generally crowded with devotees and visitors alike.
6. Siliserh Lake and Palace
Siliserh Lake and Palace is an offbeat travel destination near Bhiwadi. It is managed by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). The beautiful Siliserh Lake near the palace stretches over an area of 10.5 sq. km.
7. Tijara Jain Temple
Tijara Jain Temple lies on the Delhi-Alwar Highway and is known as a place of salvation owing to the many ancient Jain temples situated here. Tijara is a popular pilgrimage site for Jains and a place of great interest for history buffs as well. In 1956, during an excavation in Tijara, a statue of the main deity Chandra Prabha Bhagwan, the eighth Tirthankar was found and a temple of the same name was established.
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Alwar is just 90 km away from Bhiwadi and is popular for its possession of forts, gardens, lakes and palaces, and is a great weekend getaway.
Pushkar is a 6-hour drive from Bhiwadi. It’s set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation.