On the South-East Rajasthan lies an urban township, dominated by a great amount of forestland. Most of Baran’s area lies untouched and unspoiled, and the rest has been embraced with colors of ethnicity. The charm is elevated by the sparkling stream of Sagavan, Kher, Sala and Gargsari rivers, snaking through the town.
Erstwhile rulers marked their territory with invincible forts like Shahabad Fort. One amongst many tourist attractions of Baran, Sitabari is much acclaimed because of its religious and historical significance. Legend says that Goddess Sita made this place her sojourn and lived with her two kids, after leaving Ayodhya.
There are various water-pools (kund) located in a few distance from the popular temple dedicated to Goddess Sita. The annual Sitabari Mela makes the vicinity come to life and larger amount of travelers and pilgrims flock to Baran. Besides this, Dol Mela, Piplod Christmas Fair, Phuldol Festival and Brahmani Mataji Mela are the most popular fairs and festivals of the town. There are sacred Hindu sites recommended for the pilgrims like Brahmani Temple, Manihara Mahadev Mandir and Bhand Devra Temple. There are many other religious shrines in and around Bharan that would get you closer to purity and god.
Transportation in Baran
Baran is well connected with the other parts of Rajasthan. NH- 76 passes by Baran, which has connected the city with Kota, Jaipur, Gwalior, Jodhpur, Bundi and with some cities of Madhya Pradesh. Daily train service connects Baran with other cities of Rajasthan.
Best Time to Visit Baran
While the summers of Baran are very hot and dry, the humid monsoon is marked by sufficient rainfall. The best time to explore the ancient city of Baran is from months October to February. However, tourists can also visit Baran during the time of the different festivals which are held in this city.