Better known as the City of Textiles, Bhilwara is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a perfect mix of history, heritage and culture. Dotted with grand forts and magnificent temples, this is an offbeat destination in Rajasthan, the land of royals.
Bhilwara supposedly gets its name from coins known as ‘bhiladi’ which were minted here once upon a time. It is also said that the city was inhabited by a tribe named Bhils. Bhilwara is known for its textiles, with over 850 manufacturing units in the city. Rich in culture, the city is also famous for its tradition of miniature art. 'Fad Paintings' are also another form of art where traditional stories are depicted on cloth using naturally colours.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the city is the shrine of Harni Mahadev. There is a Shivling which lies under the mountain. A three-day fair is held here during the festival of Shiv Ratri which sees a lot of visitors. The Badnore Fort is a magnificent fort, located close by.