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Karauli District in Rajasthan

Karauli District in Rajasthan

Karauli district founded in 955 A.D. by King Vijay Pal of Karauli State. Jalesar and Karauli kingdoms were once ruled by the Jadaun royal families. Their exit is from Yadav ruler Brahmapal Ahir of Mathura. In 1818, Karauli became an important part of the Rajputana Agency. After India’s independence in 1947, Karauli ruler Maharaj Ganesh Pal Dev decided to become part of India. Karauli joined India on 7 April 1949 and became a part of the state of Rajasthan. The city of Karauli is one of the prominent tourist destinations of the Palais Rajasthan. Karauli is famous for its historical forts and temples

Places to Explore Around Karauli District

Karauli City Palace

Main Entrance of Karauli City Palace in Rajasthan India
Photo by Itsmalay, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This palace is the main attraction of Karauli. It was built in 14th by King Arjun Pal of Karauli State. But the credit for its present form goes to Raja Gopal Singh, who rebuilt it in the 18th century. Whitestone has also been used beautifully in this palace made of red sandstone. The entire view of the city can be seen from the roof of the palace. The jaanis of Diwan-i-Aam and the jharokha made of colored glass of Rang Pahal are also worth seeing.

Karauli Cattle Fair

Karuli Cattle Fair in Rajasthan
Rajasthan Karuli Cattle Fair

Thousands of cattle are brought here to participate in the cattle fair to be held in February. Animal races are organized in this fair. The purpose of this race is entertainment as well as sale of good animals. Many such things are also found in this fair which are not usually in Karauli like Nagauri Mala, Jodhpuri brass items etc. Location: Outside the city near the Mela Gate, one kilometer from Bhanwar Vilas Palace Hotel Time: 6 am to 7 pm

The Madan Mohan Temple, Karauli

Madan Mohan Ji in Karuli district of Rajasthan
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Madan Mohan Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu(Krishna). It believed that it is auspicious to have darshan at this temple and at the Govindji and Gopinath temples in Jaipur. Timings: 4 am to 11.30 am in summer, 6.30 am to 9 pm in winter, 5 am to 12.30 pm in winter, from 5.30 pm to 8 pm. I suggest must reach as soon as possible.

Temple Shri Kalyan Rai Ji Maharaj, Karauli

Sri Kalyan ji Maaharaj Mandir in Karuli district of Rajasthan
Sri Kalyan ji Near Karuli District in Rajasthan

Shri Kalyan Rai Ji’s temple built of red carved stones in front of City Palace. This temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Temple also built-in 955 A.D. by King Vijay Pal and it builts before the construction of Karauli City Palace. Do you know Karauli formerly named as Kalyanpuri. Since there was no other temple for a long time after the construction of this temple.

This temple also has the honor of the patriarch of Karauli Darwar. These three still come in the flag in any auspicious work (flour, rice, lentils, ghee, gud, sugar, and rupees naryal), and weeds also come with a leaf, in which flour, lentils, ghee, bura, sweets, and Rupees of sacrifice come.

Kaila Devi Sanctuary – Karauli

kailadevi Sanctuary in Rajasthan
Kailadevi Sanctuary Rajasthan

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Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary is located 23 km southwest of Karauli. The range of this sanctuary is located near the Kailadevi Mata Mandir. She starts at Karan Pur and also meets Ranthambore National Park. In Kaila Devi Sanctuary, apart from Nilgai, Leopard, Jackal, Etc.

Timangarh Fort – Karauli

Timangarh Fort in Karauli
Ancient Fort in Karauli district of Rajasthan

Timangarh is 40 km away from Karauli city. Fort built in the middle of the 12th century. In its time, Timangarh was the center of local power. In 1196, Mohammad Gauri and his commander Qutubuddin captured it after defeating the king Kunwar Pal. After this, King Kunwar Pal had to take refuge in a village in Rewa. The main gate of the fort shows the influence of Mughal architecture. But the internal parts of the fort do not have this effect. Its walls, temples, and markets can be seen in its true form.

Sri Kaila Devi Temple – Karauli

Keila devi mandir temple in karauli rajasthan
Image By Divyendu Sharma, (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Shri Kaila Devi Ji Temple is located 23 km from Karauli. This is one of the holiest temples in Rajasthan. It built-in the 11th Century. Shri Kaila Devi is the Aradhya Devi of millions of people of Eastern Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. About 60 lakh devotees come here every year for darshan. This temple is one of the 9 Shaktipeeths of Goddess Durga.

Shri Mahavirji Temple – Sri Mahavir Ji, Karauli

Sri Mahavir ji Temple in Karauli
Mahavir Ji Mandir in Karauli District of Rajasthan

Shri Mahavir Ji is located in Mahavirji town, 37 km from Karauli. This temple is the center of the faith of Jainism. This temple has a copper statue of Lord Mahavira, which is enshrined in Padmasana. The river Gambhir flows near the temple. The statue of Mahaviraji has been obtained by digging it from the ground, due to which the legend related that Kamdhennu cows of a cow go to a mound every day and spread their milk on that mound. Surprised by this incident, the cowherds and villagers excavated that mound and then Mahavirji’s idol emerged from there.

Major dams in Karauli

Panchna Dam

Panchna Dam has located 3 km from Karauli district headquarters. It is the only clay dam in Rajasthan. It is the largest dam in Karauli district which is situated at the confluence of five rivers. There is a bridge on the dam on Karauli-Hindon road which is known as Anjani Ka bridge because there is a temple of Anjani Mata on the hill adjacent to this bridge.

Mamchari Dam

The Mamchari dam is located 10 km from the district Karauli headquarters and 12 km from Kailadevi in ​​Mamchari village. The dam also has fisheries. During the rainy days. People go to a picnic dam for a picnic and to roam. Water comes from no one and flows through the mountains.

Queen’s dam

The dam is located in Narayana Gram Panchayat near Masalpur town of Karauli. Its distance is about 35 km from Karauli district headquarters. Uses It is useful to drink animals in the summer season. Due to the dang area being a stone, it proves very useful for animals in the summer.

How to reach Karauli District

By Airway

Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Karauli District in Rajasthan and the airport is about 160 km away from Karauli, Rajasthan.

By Railway

Gangapur City (GGC) is the nearest railway station to reach Karauli and it is 31 km away from the railway station. Another option is Hindaun city and it is about 38 km from the main Karauli.


Karauli is located on National Highway 23 & Raj. State Highway 22 connecting Agra to Jaipur. Bus & Taxi services are always available from every major city of Rajasthan.  


Leather shoes, silver jewelry and steel items are very famous in Karauli. You can go to the nearby market of City Palace to buy them. Apart from this, idols of God made of clay and sweets of milk are also very much liked by the people. It is difficult to find any big item in this market but lacquer and glass bangles made by local people can be purchased. Wooden toys entice tourists.