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Bhilwara

Bhilwara

An industrial city, Bhilwara came to be called so because it had a huge majority of Bhil inhabitants. However, these Bhils were driven away by peasants. Ironically, very few Bhils live in Bhilwara now. There's another story attributed to how the place got its name. Bhilwara reportedly had a mint where coins known as 'Bhiladi' were minted and thus came the name of the city.

Renowned in India as the 'Textile City', Bhilwara is home to more than 14,000 small-scale industries. The 900-crore textile industry employs about 35,000 people and is the greatest source of revenue for the city.

Asind
One of Prithvi Raj Chauhan's descendent's son Sawai Bhoj built some temples on the banks of the Khari. Asind itself is the headquarters of a tehsil and Panchayat Samiti.

Mandal
Situated at a distance of 13 kilometers from Bhilwara, Mandal houses a village called Meza where an irrigation dam has been constructed on river Kothari. The dam site has boating facilities and a picturesque lake for company. These make for beautiful tourist destinations. A Neelkanth Mahadev Temple here is also one of the must-see places.

Bijoliya
Walled with two gates on the north and south, Bijoliya is situated on a plateau called Uparmal and makes for a beautiful sight. The place has five Jain temples dedicated to Parsvanath. Then, there's a reservoir called the Mandakini Baori.

Shahpura
A sacred place for followers of the 'Ram Sanehis'. The Ram Dwara here draws huge number of visitors every year. The annual 'Phool Dol Ka Mela' is held here on Phagun Shukla for five days. Lakhs of tourists come here for the same.