Kishangarh is a city and a municipality in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies 18 miles north-west of Ajmer. It is well connected via Indian Railways and National Highway #8. It is the birthplace of the Kishangarh style of painting, which is known for the beautiful depiction of a courtesan known as Bani Thani. In recent years, Kishangarh has come to be known as the marble city of India. It is purported to be the only place in the world with a temple of nine planets
As of 2001 India census, Kishangarh had a population of 116,156. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kishangarh has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 64%. In Kishangarh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age
Pitamber Ki Gaal (Picnic spot)
Phool Mahal Palace
Chauburja (A mini fort situated at hill in outskirts of the city) Marble Slurry Dumping Yard
Khoda Ganesh Temple
Nine Planets Temple
Thakur G Temple sanwatsar
Barefoot College, Tilonia
Tilonia is a small village near Kishangarh on Kishngarh-Jaipur Highway. It is home of the NGO, Barefoot College founded by renowned social worker Bunker Roy. Since it was founded, this village has become a model for all remote villages for economic and social development.
Khoda Ganesh Ji Temple
Khoda Ganesh Ji Temple is Gajanan ji Temple located nearly 15 km from Kishangarh in Ajmer District of Rajasthan. It was built by Kishangarh Royal family nearly 250 years ago.
The temple is considered 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.
Built in 1649 by Maharaja Roop Singh, the enticing fort of Kishangarh is an epitome of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. An excellent showcase of the tremendous glory of both the solemn styles, the fort is also named after its ruler and is popularly called Roopangarh Fort. The fort lies about 27 km away from Ajmer city. The nine turreted fortifications of the fort encompass within it several battlements, jails, granaries, armories, and foundries. The colossal 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.
Entry to this Fort is restricted & is open only for the Guests residing in adjacent Hotel Phool Mahal Palace, which is also owned by the Royal Family of this Fort
Phool Mahal Palace
The Phool Mahal Palace, which was constructed in 1870, 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.
LNT (laxmi narayan temple)
This paper published in the South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage describes the water quality status of Gundolav Lake in Rajasthan, which was once used for drinking water as well as for recreational activities under the tutelage of the princely state of Kishangarh. This has now become a site of waste water disposal and facing a critical threat for its sustenance. Recent years have led to an increasing awareness of the importance of water bodies and the need for conservation of water bodies, especially freshwater wetlands. The Ramsar Convention (2002) identifies wetlands as the starting point for integrated water management strategies. This is because they are the source of fresh water, maintain the health of the water course and water bodies, have the capacity to supply water to meet the human needs and are a key to future water security. The study aims at understanding the present situation and ecology of the lake, which can help in making attempts at restoring the balance between ecosystem and human activities in order to secure a continuous and sustainable improvement in the lake. The physico-chemical and planktonic composition of the lake reveals that it is tending, fast towards 'eutrophism' . The quality of water is deteriorating day by day due to inflow of domestic sewage, municipal waste, agricultural runoff and effluents of organic waste of animal and human origin into the lake. 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 urban population. The study argues for the urgent need to regularly monitor the water quality of the lake and to make attempts at diverting the city sewage away from the lake to preserve the flora and fauna of this ecosystem.
Thilonia's Barefoot College
Central University of Rajasthan