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Introduction of Karauli

Karauli is a beautiful and scenic old fortified town which is located at a distance of 178 kms from Jaipur in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. The town of Karauli was built by Raja Arjun Pal in 1346 AD. In the beginning, the town was known as Kalyanpuri, which was named after the local deity Kalyanji. The fortified city of Karauli is enclosed by the walls of Red sandstone with towers for security. Presently, these fortifications are in ruins, yet it boast of eleven posterns and six gates. Karauli is famous for the shrine of Madan Mohanji. Karauli is also known for the fair which take place at Kaila Devi temple every year. Languages which are generally spoken in Karauli are Rajasthani, Marwari and Hindi.

History of Karauli

Karauli was built by Raja Arjun Pal in 1346 AD. At that time Karauli was the capital of a small state of similar name. Myth associated with the town of Karauli is that the ruling family were successors of Lord Krishna, one of the most respected god of Hindu mythology. The town of Karauli is located in a position naturally defended by narrow valleys on the north and east, while it is further protected by a huge wall. As such they occupy the highest rank among the Yaduvanshi Rajputs and their family history is rich with legends of wonder and bravery. Previously Karauli together with Alwar was the part of Matsya kingdom as per the legend of Mahabharata, The Chandravanshi Jadaun Rajputs successors of predecessor Mathura Kingdom, founded by Raja Brahm Pal in 900 AD. His Highness the Maharaja retains a military force of 281 cavalry, 56 guns, 1640 infantry and is permitted to a salute of 17 guns (as of 1892) occupied it, and they ruled up to 1947. The Maharaja's palace is a segments of buildings, some of them dates to the late 18th century. Karauli was dominated by Jadaun Rajputs.

Climate of Karauli

The weather of Karauli is subtropical, moderate and arid with diverse summer, winter and monsoon.
Highest Temperature - 50.0 C (May–June)
Lowest Temperature
- 4-5.0 C (January)
Average Rainfall - 800 mm
Monsoon - July to September (Visit Season)


Tourist Attractions in Karauli

There are some beautiful and old places and Shrines in Karauli which are very interesting to explore. One may also explore the scenic landscape and the game sanctuary of Karauli.

Kaila Devi Temple
The Shrine of Kaila Devi is situated nearby the town of Karauli on the edges of the Kalisil river in the district of Karauli. Kaila Devi Shrine is devoted to goddess Kaila, of the former princely rulers of the state of Karauli. It is made up of marble with a huge courtyard of a checkered floor. At one part of the temple there are a large number of red flags which are planted by followers. The place is also well-known for its fair which takes place during the dark half of 'chaitra' in the month of March-April and lasts for a fortnight.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace
Karauli is also famous for Bhanwar Vilas Palace which is the dwelling of the Royal family. Bhanwar Vilas Palace was built in 1938 by Maharaja Ganesh Palr as a royal residence. Bhanwar Vilas Palace still belongs to the heirs of the Royal family. However, the Palace has been changed into a Hotel to serve the tourists.

Timangarh Fort
Timangarh Fort is a well-known historical fort nearby Karauli. Timangarh Fort was founded in 1100 AD and damaged in one of the attack thereafter. The fort was modernized by King Timanpal of Bayana in 1244 AD. The fort is well-known for collection of stone idols carvings and ancient ashtadhatu (eight metals). Art work done on the walls of the temple is very amazing. The structural design of the fort is very imposing and the interiors are decorated with beautiful furniture. This fort is one of the most prominent attractions of Karauli.  This fort was used as a residence of regal family till the year 1950.

City Palace, Karauli
City Palace of Karauli is more than 500 years old, it was founded by the royal family in the 14th century and a wonderful city palace in 1635 AD. Until 1938 AD, city palace continue to be the official dwelling of the royal family of Karauli. The city palace of Karauli is the 18th century building which has beautiful architecture, attractive jail work, glass inlay work, stone carvings, classic paintings with amazing wall paintings and stucco work.

Festivals of Karauli

Every year in the town of Karauli, one animal fair and two sacred fairs are celebrated. The spiritual fairs takes place at the shrine of Kaila Devi in the month of March - April and Sept - Oct. Animal fair takes place annually for a week in the month of February at Karauli which corresponds with the festival of Shivratri. This fair is one of the oldest animal fairs of Rajasthan where every year different types of animals are brought for sale/purchase. Here one can view the trading of animals, the camping of animal proprietors, shops selling colourful and beautiful items for use and ornamentation of the animals. At the end of the fair, various competitions are organised to judge the best specimens. Then the animal fair is changed into a commodity fair where handicrafts items, spices and day to day usage goods of all kinds are traded.

How to Reach Karauli:

By Rail
From Karauli the adjacent railway stations are at Gangapur City, about 32 kms and Hindaun, about 29 kms, both are situated on the main Delhi-Mumbai Broad gauge Line, where almost all the trains runs between Mumbai and Delhi Stop.

By Road
Karauli is well connected by road. It is about 65 kms from the famous Jaipur-Agra Highway.

By Air
From Karauli the adjacent airports are Jaipur and Agra which are at a distance of about 180 kms from Karauli.

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You will visit “Karauli” during the below Tours of Rajasthan.

Rural Rajasthan Tour (Including Karauli)
23 Days / 22 Nights
Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Pokaran - Jodhpur - Rohet - Daspan - Siyana - Bera - Ranakpur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijapur - Kota - Rajmahal - Pachewar - Jaipur - Bhandarej - Karauli - Bharatpur - Delhi

Rajasthan Buddhist Tour (Including Karauli)
23 Days / 22 Nights
Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Khimsar - Osian - Jaisalmer - Pokaran - Jodhpur - Rohet - Daspan - Bera - Ranakpur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijapur - Kota - Raj Mahal - Pachewar - Jaipur - Bhandarej - Karauli - Bharatpur - Delhi

Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour (Group Tour) (Including Karauli)
22 Days / 21 Nights
Delhi - Nawalgarh - Jaipur - Pachewar - Khimsar - Gajner - Phalodi - Jaisalmer - Pokaran - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Bambora - Udaipur - Bambora - Bijapur - Bundi - Ranthambore - Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

12 Days Rajasthan Cycling Tour (Including Karauli)
12 Days / 11 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Karauli - Ranthambore - Pushkar - Jaipur - Delhi

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