Here railway station is divided between two states, viz. Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan. Northern part of the platform is in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and the southern part of it is in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. It is a border town of Rajasthan. There have been many incidents where criminals took advantages of its location. In one of the incidents some assaulter's murdered a man and threw his head in the other part which lies in Bhaisoda Mandi, Madhya Pradesh. The loose co-ordination between Rajasthan and MP police fuels such incidents.
The city is a famous mandi (market) for agriculture. Vegetables are specially cheap here. You may find a lot of Orange storages here. This town is second in orange production in India after Nagpur.
This town was established by Bhawani Singh, ruler of jhalawar state in 1911 when the railway passed through this state. The town saw a lot of development when some of the richest families of the region were invited to come and settle here. This turned the ancient garrison into a bustling town and soon it became the principal market town of the south-east region. Not only did the economy boom, Jhalawar also became the first Indian town to have a municipality. This was quite an exceptional characteristic in area that was still in a completely feudal land.