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Bijolia, Bhilwara in Bijolia

·  Summer: 35°C-42°C
·  Winter: 5°C-30°C
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Bijolia (also known as Beejoliya Kalan) is a town known for its rich heritage and sacred temples belonging to Hinduism and Jainism. Located on a rugged plateau, it is a walled town with two gates in the north and south directions. It once emerged as a popular centre of art and architecture and one can easily follow the footprints of the same while in the town.

Bijolia is famous for its fort which though in the state of ruins is still a noteworthy construction. The famous Shiva temple called Hajaresvara Mahadeva is located within the fort and is known for highlights carved archways, holy pond and more than hundred Shiva Lingams. Another attraction of the place is the series of five Jain Temples known for their rock inscriptions.

The most revered of these temples is the one dedicated to Lord Parsvanath. The adjoining Teerth Kshetra where Parsvanath is believed to have performed penance hundreds of years ago is visited by thousands of pilgrims. Interesting petrographs can also be found nearby.

Road: Located on National Highway 76, Bijolia is accessible from many popular cities and tourist destinations like Udaipur, Kota, Bundi, Indore and others. Local transport buses are cheap, but can be uncomfortable. Taxis and cabs can be booked from each of these destinations to reach Bijolia.

Railway: Uparmal Railway Station is located only 10 km. from Bijolia, though rail connectivity and further road transportation services are scarce. Alternative railheads are at Bundi (about 54 km. away), Kota (about 75 km. away) and Mandalgarh (about 40 km. away). One can avail buses and taxis from these places to cover the road distances.

Airway: Udaipur Airport at the distance of about 199 km. is the closest air access point with regular flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Jaipur International Airport is also a suitable option located about 233 km. away.