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Shvetang Gupta

Shvetang Gupta4.3/5

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Jai kaila devi ...

Karauli is a place in Rajasthan near Mehandipur Balaji. Devotees visit this place after visiting Balaji Maharaj. It is 120 Km from mehandipur Balaji and Convence is easily available from mehandipur. Karauli is known as Maa Kaila Devi Temple. It is a developed village and clean place. Hotel and food is easily available.

Shubham Chaudhary

Shubham Chaudhary4.6/5

4 reviews

Karauli, a nice destination

I live in karauli but there are not good places to visiting. But I like to vising many interesting places. So I visit many places every year I visit different places every time which have a special quility of them. So I like to vising different places. And I enjoy these golden moments. I advise that people make them life a special moment.

Karauli Overview

Encompassing an area of 5530 sq km, Karauli is a district in the state of Rajasthan, in western India. It is bounded by Dholpur to the east, Bharatpur to the north-east, Dausa to the north and Sawai Madhopur to the west. The south-eastern boundary of the district is marked by the Chambal River. Lying at an average elevation of 902 ft, Karauli is covered by hills and ravines. The highest peak of the region extends to a height of almost 1400 ft.

The headquarters of the district is in Karauli town, which is one of the many administrative centres of Karauli District. A commercial hub and an industrial centre, this town was formerly the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Karauli.

Legends reveal that this princely state was established somewhere in 995 AD by the 88th descendant of Lord Krishna, Raja Bijai Pal Jadon. Formerly known as Kalyanpuri, Karauli was officially founded in 1348 by the Yaduvanshi Rajput, Raja Arjun Pal.

Serving as the official residence of the royal family of Karauli, the Old City Palace is a perfect example of the rich heritage of the region. Built in the 14th century, this 600-year old palace now serves as a shelter for monkeys and geese.

In 1950, the royal family left this palace for a rather modern mansion, named Bhawar Vilas Palace, which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. Once a fortified city, Karauli is still surrounded by red sandstone walls with six gates and twelve posterns.

Besides historic importance, the city of Karauli is also a major religious centre with a collection of more than 300 temples. Some of the major temples in the region include Madan Mohanji, Kaila Devi and Mahavir Jain temple.

A major attraction of Karauli is the fortnightly fair at Kaila Devi temple, which is held every year in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March - April). This fair attracts plenty of tourists from across the country, particularly from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana.

Majority of the people in Karauli are engaged in making handicrafts, which make popular souvenirs amongst tourists visiting Karauli. The best season to plan a trip to this part of Rajasthan is from September to March.

With Sanganer Airport located 160 km away and Gangapur Railway Station located 81 km away; tourists can travel to Karauli via air or rail. However, road transport like buses can also be availed.

Photos of Karauli

Kaila Devi Temple, Karauli

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Kaila Devi Temple, Karauli
City Palace, Karauli

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City Palace, Karauli

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