Kishangarh is a city and a municipality in Ajmer district in
the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies 18 miles north-west of
Ajmer. In recent years, Kishangarh has come to be known as the
marble city of India. It is supposed to be the only place in
the world with a temple of nine planets. It is the birthplace
of the Kishangarh style of painting, which is known for the
beautiful depiction of a courtesan known as Bani Thani. As of
2001 India census Kishangarh had a population of 116,156.
Kishangarh State was founded by the Jodhpur prince Kishan Singh
in 1609.Kishangarh was the capital of the eponymous princely
state during the British Raj, which was located in the Rajputana
Agency. It had an area of 2210 km˛. In 1840, Prithvi Singh,
became the 15th Maharaja of Kishangarh, and reigned till his
death in 1879, after which he was succeeded by his son, Sardul
Maharaja Madan Singh ascended the throne in 1900 at the age of
sixteen, at the time when the state was reeling from the impact
of a overwhelming drought. The administration under him and his
diwan was widely deemed worthy of approval; irrigation from
tanks and wells was expanded and factories for ginning and
pressing cotton were started. A social reform movement for
discouraging excessive expenditure on marriages made remarkable
impact during his reign.
The present maharaja is Brijraj Singhji. The town of Kishangarh
has a beautiful palace-hotel known as Phool Mahal and a massive
Fort. The city also has a large lake known as the Gond Talav.
There are many religious and picnic places which are situated at
the banks of Gond Talav such as Mukham Vilas and Bhairu Ghat.
The city also has a small temple of nine planets known as
NavGarh. The Kishangarh Fort is being surrounded by canal that
was built by Kishan Singh.
Tourist Attractions in Kishangarh
The most famous Kishangarh painting is called Bani Thani.The
Bani Thani style of painting got its name from a story with a
twist of romance to it. In the Kishangarh court during the
18th century there ruled a poet-king called Raja Samant Singh
(1699–1764) who had eyes only for Bani Thani, a court singer
and poet. Bani Thani’s eyes were what drew Samant Singh to
her, and so did her singing. Seeing Bani Thani singing in his
court each day helped the king’s heart grow fonder. Now Samant
Singh wrote poetry under the name of Nagari Das, and since
Bani Thani was a poet in her own right too, love was not far
Sukhsagar is a very quiet place in Kishangarh,it is located at
the bank of Gondulav Lake.Many people visit this place
regularly. They are local people of kishangarh marble city.It
is one of the oldest place of kishangarh.
Gondulav lake was once used for drinking water as well as for
recreational activities under the support of the princely
state of Kishangarh. This has now become a site of wastewater
disposal and facing a critical threat for its sustenance. This
deterioration of water quality and eutrophication are assuming
alarming proportions and can be attributed to the casual
attitude of people concerned, with the development of the
Pitamber ki Gaal
Pitmber ki gaal is near silora. Pitamber Ki gaal is a
historical place in Kishangarh.
This is the most beautiful place in Kishangarh marble city.
And many tourists come here to enjoy the life. This place is
very greenery place. Pitamber Ki gaal is about 250 year old.
Khoda Ganesh Ji Temple
Khoda Ganesh Ji Temple is Gajanan ji Temple which is located
about 15 Kms from Kishangarh in Ajmer District of Rajasthan.
It was founded by Kishangarh Royal family nearly 250 years
The temple is considered as Holy place in Kishangarh region.
It is often visited by newly wedded couples to seek Lord
Ganesha's blessings. Wednesday being Lord Ganesh's day, it
attracts lot of locales.
It was founded in 1649 by Maharaja Roop Singh, the attractive
fort of Kishangarh is an essence of the Rajput and Mughal
styles of architecture. The fort lies about 27 km away from
Ajmer city. An excellent showcase of the marvelous glory of
both the solemn styles, the fort is also named after its ruler
and is generally called Roopangarh Fort. The huge double
storied Durbar Hall has latticed windows above for the queens
to view the proceedings below. The fort is enveloped by a deep
moated wall which makes it one of the most formidable forts of
Rajasthan. The beautiful cravings on the walls and ceilings
make Kishangarh Fort one of the most outlandish structures of
Ajmer. Rather, the fort is one of the few unconquered forts in
Another structure which offers a fascinating appeal to the
fort is the Phool Mahal or the Flower Palace. The palace is a
living example of the magnificence of the Rathore Rajputs. The
walls of the beautiful palace are decorated by remarkable
frescoes and gorgeous murals. This enthralling Phool Mahal is
now converted into a heritage hotel.
Massive beautiful courtyard and eye-catching fountains also
draws attention of tourists.One can feel the amusement of
spring here, witnessing the inevitable beauty of the same. The
panoramic view of the Kishangarh town from the roof of the
fort is very amazing and incredible. Some of the outstanding
miniature paintings of the 18th century are also displayed in
the fort. Inside the fort there are unique, outstanding, and
breathtaking art pieces which compel you to fall in love with
its magnificent beauty.
The fort has witnessed many patronizing deeds of its rulers
towards art, architecture, music, and poetry. Kishangarh Fort
has played a crucial role in enriching the arts and culture of
Rajasthan. The Kishangarh School of Art, which produced the
Bani Thani style of miniature paintings and is renowned world
over, originated here in the 18th century. Many of these
beautiful miniature paintings are now on display in the fort.
For many art lovers, these paintings are a major draw at the
fort. Kishangarh Fort is worth a visit when one visits the
city of Ajmer. In the vicinity of the fort a stunning lake
with numerous rare birds thronging with their chirping sweet
sound await you. It was an amazing ambience to experience! A
visit to the amazing Kishangarh Fort definitely serves as an
amazing lifetime memory and hence, attracts a large number of
tourists all around the year.
Mokham vilas is the most popular place in kishangarh.
This is the part of Kishangarh Fort and the Mokham vilas is
also near the Kishangarh Fort. This is the historical place of
kishangarh marble city.
Phool Mahal Palace
The Phool Mahal Palace is founded in 1870, it served as the
royal palace of the Kishangarh Maharaja. It is located in the
centre of the city and has now been converted into a boutique
hotel for tourists. This hotel is laden with all the modern
day amenities and facilities.
The hotel rooms are decorated with attractive paintings and
ancient royal and British furniture. The guests can enjoy
delicious Indian, Chinese and western cuisines here. The
landscaped lawn and a man made lake enhance the beauty of this
palace. Various facilities are available for tourists like
library, jogging tracks, laundry services and so on at this
boutique hotel. Tourists can enjoy the Rajasthani music, dance
and witness Rajasthani art in this hotel. Daily yoga classes
are also held for those enthusiastic tourists, who wish to
refresh themselves. With all these facilities present here, it
is a must visit attraction in Kishangarh.
Kishangarh painting has emerged as a unique style in the middle
of 18th century under the support of Maharaja Sawant Singh.
Nihal Chand, a gifted artist in the Maharaja's court, produced
some highly distinctive Radha and sophisticated works. The chief
characteristics of the Kishangarh paintings were the elongation
of human faces, lavish use of green and depiction of panoramic
landscapes. Portrayal of Radha and Krishna in elongated faces is
a common subject of Kishangarh paintings. The extended neck, the
long stylised eyes with drooping eyelids, the thin lips and
pointed chin of Radha standing in an attractive pose with her
head covered with a muslin odhni, is certainly the most
remarkable creation of the Kishangarh school. This style
continued into the 19th century and a series of paintings of the
Gita Govinda were produced in 1820.
How To Reach Kishangarh
Kishangarh itself a railway station where most of trains are
connected from metro cities of India. Ajmer (27 kms from
Kishangarh) is a nearest railway station from where people can
reach easily to Kishangarh by train or by road.
Kishangarh lies 27 Km north-west of Ajmer. It is well connected
via Indian Railways and National Highway 8. Rajasthan State
buses ply from Jaipur, Agra, Nagaur, Haridwar, Bikaner,
Chittorgarh, Bharatpur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer to Kishangarh.
Jaipur is the nearest airport of Kishangarh. Once you reach at
Jaipur than there will be various ways to reach at Kishangarh at
your convenience like By Trains, By Cab, By Bus and Hired
Taxi.Kishangarh Airport is an airport in the Ajmer district of
Rajasthan that is being built by the Airports Authority of
India. Expected to commence operations in 2016, the foundation
stone for the project was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
in September 2013.