Jhotwara (झोटवाड़ा) is a suburban area of Jaipur in the north-west direction of Jaipur. Jhotwara is one of the down town areas of Jaipur.
Origin of name
Jhotwara region lies in the vicinity of the Dahar Ka Balaji Railway Station and is connected with the adjacent cities of Jaipur via Kalwar Road and Khatipura Road. The region has many well established industrial units. The Industrial Area of Jaipur is a neighbour and towards north of Jhotwara.
Jhotwara region is well to do with competent basic institutions like education, primary health care services, transport and accommodation, etc. Jhotwara coordinates are - Latitude: 26.95 Longitude: 75.76667 Latitude (DMS): 26° 56' 60 N Longitude (DMS): 75° 46' 0 E
Some popular health care establishments in the Jhotwara include Deep Hospital & Research Center, Shanti Hospital, Shubham Hospital, Siddhi Janana Hospital.
Sri Balaji College of Engineering and Technology provides excellent means of professional training in the field. The 'Temptations' restaurant is famous all over the place.
- Jhotwara is located towards the north-west of Jaipur city, off the Jhotwara Road at a distance of about 7 kms from city central. The place can be accessed by a taxi or bus from Central Bus Stand or from nearest railway station.
- Dahar Ka Balaji Railway Station is in the vicinity and less than a kilometre far.
- The place is about 16 kms away from Jaipur Airport.
Areas Under Jhotwara
The main areas in Jhotwara city area are:
- Kanaram Nagar
The villages of Jhotawar area of Jaipur are:
Jats in Jhotwara
The population of Jhotwara is mainly of people migrated from Shekhawati and Marwar areas of Rajasthan and settled here. majority is of Jats and Rajputs.
It is famous area for Jat people in Jaipur. This area has larger population of jats than other areas of Jaipur .
There are many Jat gotra who live in Jhotwara city area:
Asiagh, Badesara, Bainda, Barala, Beniwal, Bikrav Bugalia, Burdak, Buri, Chandiwal, Chopra, Deg, Devanda, Dhaka, Dhankhar, Dheva, Dhidhwa, Didel, Dodwadia, Dookya, Dudi, Fardolia, Garhwal, Garwa, Ghosliya, Godara, Hooda, Jakhar, Jhajharia, Jhojhar, Junawa, Kaler, Kataria, Katewa, Kharbas, Khatkar, Khichar, Khirwar, Kulhari, Kuralya, Kuri, Lamba, Lamba, Mandia, Mehra, Pawar, Pilania, Punia, Rana, Ranwa, Sehrawat, Sekhon, Sepat, Sinsinwar, Sipalwal, Siwal, Sogaria, Todawat, Vijayrania, Virk,
- Dr. Raghavendra Singh Manohar:Rajasthan Ke Prachin Nagar Aur Kasbe, 2010,p.107
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