Dausa District at a Glance
· District: Dausa
· Headquarters: Dausa
· State: Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
· Total: 3432
· Rural: 3392
· Urban: 40
Population (Census 2011)
· Population: 1634409
· Rural: 1432616
· Urban: 201793
· Male: 857787
· Female: 776622
· Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males): 905
· Density (Total, Persons per sq km): 476
· Assembly: 5
· Lok Sabha: 1
The city of Dausa is the district headquarters. It is bounded on the north by Alwar District, on the northeast by Bharatpur District, on the southeast by Karauli District, on the south by Sawai Madhopur District, and on the west by Jaipur District. The Sawa and Ban Ganga rivers run through the district. It is situated on National Highway no.11 From Jaipur to Agra. It is 55 km to the east of Jaipur and 103 km from Sawai Madhopur.
The district has a 62.75% literacy rate.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Dausa. The main crops of the district are wheat, bajra, rapeseed, mustard and groundnuts.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Bhadrawati Palace is popularly known as Bhandarej Fort and is situated in Bhandarej, Dausa district of Rajasthan. In the 11th century after Kachawa chieftain, Dhula Rao Saheb conquered Bhandarej, this palace was built. The palace displays the architectural style of Mughals and Rajputs, which comprises arched windows and verandahs painted neatly.Moreover, nearby camping area and the exciting horse safaris, camel trips and bird watching are few activities that tourists can enjoy at this site. Although the palace has now turned into heritage hotel the architecture relevance is still the same.
|Bhadrawati Palace (Bhandarej Fort)|
Abhaneri Step well
Abhaneri is a small village with one of India's deepest and largest step wells, commonly known as the Chand Baori and built over a thousand years ago. It is one of the largest step wells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Step wells are unique to India.
It is a historic place, believed to be constructed in the 9th century during Nikumbh Dynasty headed by King Raja Chand, also known by the name Samrat Mihir Bhoja.
|Abhaneri Step Well (Chaand Baori)|
This fort was built by the king of Jaipur - Madhav Singh. Madhogarh is located on the top of a hill in the backdrop of lovely flower fields, which make it a very scenic and picturesque fort. The fort has now been converted into a royal hotel. This hotel promises a lovely accommodation to its visitors. With a grand central courtyard that has lovely local functions, one is bound to have a good time as the hotel gives you a feel of Rajasthan. Also, due to its location, the hotel terraces offer a great view where you along with your family and friends can enjoy a great evening tea.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple
This famous and rather spookily magical temple in Dausa is dedicated to the Monkey God- Hanuman. Located near the Mehandipur Village, this temple is known to have magical properties. It is often regarded that this temple cures mentally disturbed and people with unbalanced brains. This is the aura of the temple. Many doctors have tried and have failed to give an explanation behind this. The glistening idol of Hanuman is carved on stone and is very rudimentary in nature but appears gilded when one lays his eyes on it. The temple lures many believers and worshippers who come to the temple for the well being of their loved one. The temple provides eerie and an adventurous experience that one cannot afford to miss.
Bhangarh fort was built in the 17th century by one of Akbar’s navratnas, Raja Man Singh, as a gift for his grandson whose name was Madho Singh. Bhangarh fort in the present times is located in Rajgarh tehsil of district Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. Bhangarh fort is built in the hillocks on one side and river Sanwan on one side. Sariska tiger reserve is fairly close by.
Bhangarh fort is also known to be haunted with lots of ghost stories floating around. Visitors are normally curious about haunted stories of Bhangarh and invent new ones from time to time due to the deserted looks of Bhangarh fort. One of the stories that is popular is that anything you build around the fort with a roof would have the roof collapsed within a short time so no one builds anything around the Bhangarh fort. All the settlements are a long way from the fort walls and every building within the fort except for the temples have collapsed roofs.