Nagaur District at a Glance
· District: Nagaur
· Headquarters: Nagaur
· State: Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
· Total: 17718
· Rural: 17298
· Urban: 420
Population (Census 2011)
· Population: 3307743
· Rural: 2670539
· Urban: 637204
· Male: 1696325
· Female: 1611418
· Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males): 950
· Density (Total, Persons per sq km): 187
· Assembly: 10
· Lok Sabha: 1
Nagaur District is one of the 33 districts of the state of Rajasthan in western India. Panchayati Raj was introduced here. The city of Nagaur is the district headquarters.
Nagaur District is situated between 26°25' & 27°40' North Latitude & 73°.10' & 75°.15' East Longitude. The district is bound by Bikaner District to the northwest, Churu District to the north, Sikar District to the northeast, Jaipur District to the east, Ajmer District to the southeast, Pali District to the south, and Jodhpur District to the southwest and west. The district lies in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, in the Northwestern thorn scrub forests belt surrounding the Thar Desert. The saline Sambhar Lake, India's largest salt lake and Rajasthan's largest lake, lies at the southwestern corner of the district, straddling the boundary with Jaipur District.
PLACES OF INTEREST
NAGAUR FORT: Sandy fort; centrally located; 2nd century old, witnessed many battles, lofty walls & spacious campus, having many palaces & temples inside.
TARKEEN DARGAH: Most renowned after the Ajmer Dargah; a sacred place for Muslims & Sufis.
JAIN TEMPLE IN GLASS: Lofty structure of glass; a sacred place for the Jain community.
SAIJI KA TANKA: Samadhi of a renowned saint, inspires the liberation of the soul with simplicity & truthfulness; a symbol of communal harmony.
OTHER PLACES: Cenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore, Bansiwala Temple, Nath Ji ki Chhatri, Barli
KHINVSAR FORT is situated 42 Km away from Nagaur on the National Highway No. 65 towards Jodhpur; 500 years old fort in the middle of the Thar Desert; turned into a hotel furnished with modern facilities. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb used to stay here; Khinvsar town has 25 small temples; black deer roaming in herds are a very popular tourist attraction.
KUCHAMAN FORT is one of the oldest & most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan; situated on top of a straight hill; unique water harvesting system; Jodhpur rulers used to mint their gold & silver currency here. The fort, converted into a hotel, affords a beautiful view of the city and has a strong attraction for tourists.
A treasure trove of marble; exemplifies how stones can be shaped & made use of. Marble mining is the main-stay of living for the locals, and it is worth seeing how stone brings quality in life. This marble used in the construction of the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial & other buildings in white stone.
MEERA BAI TEMPLE: Also known as the Charbhuja temple, 400 years old, evidences how total surrender helps attain godly qualities, how deep faith converts poison to 'Amrit'.