Dhar

A CITY OF SPELL-BINDING ARCHITECTURE AND AN IMPERIAL CONQUEST

DHAR

The city of Dhar allures tourists with historical sites and monuments. Its palaces, forts, museums, mosques and Fossil Park are thronged with visitors throughout the year. To substantially augment the comfort, satisfaction and influx of tourists, roads and paths have been constructed to nearly a dozen invaluable medieval monuments, which were lying there relatively unfrequented for want of comfortable access. Dhar Fort, Chhappan Mahal Museum, Ashmadha - Fossil Park, Bagh Caves, Jeera Bagh Palace, Bhoj Shala- the tomb of Kamal Maula and the Lath Masjid are the popular sites of this district.Historically and culturally, Dhar District has occupied an important place through its ancient, medieval and modern times. It was known as Dhar Nagari in the ancient period and Piran Dhar in the medieval period, it has had the privilege of being of the capital city both in the ancient and in the early medieval periods. The Paramaras ruled over a vast territory around Malwa (Dhar is located in Malwa region) for 400 years from the 9th to the 13th centuries. Bhojadeva, the most illustrious of the Parmaras, was one of the greatest kings of ancient India. His name became a household word in India not only as a soldier but also as a builder, a scholar and a writer. Authorship of a large number of books on a variety of subjects like astronomy, poetry, architecture and asceticism is ascribed to him. He shifted his capital from Ujjain to Dhar, where he established a university for Sanskrit studies, known as the Bhoja Shala in which was enshrined the image of Goddess Saraswati. He rebuilt temples, including the magnificent temple at Bhojapur. King Bhoja also constructed a large lake near Bhojapur.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

It enfolds the unique Fossil Park that houses priceless plants, animals, and marine remains predating even the Jurassic era. The historical Dhar Fort offers beautiful views of the surrounding area from its top. To many people this district is accredited as a region of historical monuments and places, but its glory is raised to a city of rich culture and art.

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Indore airport is the nearest

RAIL

Dhar railway station is nearest and is well connected to rail network across India

ROAD

Gangwal bus stand is nearest to Dhar

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