Kishangarh is a city and a municipality, situated around 29 km north-west of Ajmer in Rajasthan. Kishangarh served as the capital of the princely state of Jodhpur during the British rule.
Off late, Kishangarh has gained popularity as the marble city of India. Kishangarh is believed to be the only place in the world where a temple of nine planets has been built. Kishangarh serves as a wholesale market for red chillies and is also famous for the trade of granite and marble.
A Leaf From History...
The city is named after Kishan Singh, a prince of Jodhpur. Kishan Singh with his intelligence and wisdom managed to conquer this area. Kishangarh was under the rule of Prithvi Singh, between 1840 and 1879. Prithvi Singh was further succeeded by his son, Sardul Singh. Briraj Singhji is the present Maharaja of Kishangarh.
Art From the City
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The Kishangarh style of painting originated from here, which is famous for the beautiful depiction of a courtesan, known as Bani Thani. Kishangarh paintings make extensive use of the green colour and depiction of landscapes.
The Sanganer Airport, located at Jaipur, at a distance of 135 km is the nearest airport to Kishangarh. The nearest railway station to Kishangarh is the Ajmer railway station; located at a distance of 27 km. State Buses from Agra, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bharatpur are available to Kishangarh.
Celebrations and Festivals
The Gangaur Festival is celebrated here with much pomp and gaiety in the months of July and August. Besides this, other festivals like Holi and Diwali are also celebrated here with much fervour and devotion.
The best time to visit Kishangarh is between October and March.