This famous Rajput town was once the much-hallowed spot of
Maharshi Galva's dirgha tapas and liberation. Its historic importance seems
vying with mythological significance, and it acquired great reputation both
politically and spiritually from time immemorial. It boasts of many shrines of
immense religious significance drawing theists during all the seasons. The
existence of several ponds and pools of crystal clear waters, famous for their
curative properties is its plus points. There are very many well-built
pavilions housing adorable deities, lying in the gorge and heightening the
sanctity of the hillock. The Sun temple built atop the hill offers an impressive
view of the city. The pictures queness of the surrounding greenery and silver
cascades descending from mountains around needless to say are the star
attraction for a steady stream of tourists, who feast their eyes With tastefully
built palatial mansions and lavishly patronised places of worship.
The famous Sun-temple stands on the summit of the hill and is visible
for miles afar. The enlightened Princes made it a crest jewel among the
temples of the state by diverting huge sums from the treasury. The intricate
carvings on walls and pillars with several scenes from mythologies cast a spell
on- the theists, the moment they enter the shrine. The Sun-god in standing
posture is a fine specimen of exquisite craftsmanship of the sculptors. The
marble floorings with their sheen and dazzle, and masterly carved figures on
the walls lift the souls immensely. Daily worship is offered and annual
festivals are conducted on a grand scale befitting the roya8ty patronised it.
It lies 10 km east off Jaipur of Rajasthan on the road to Agra,
accessible by autos and four wheelers.