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करौली का प्रशासकीय संघठन
करौली का मानचित्र
करौली के पर्यटन स्थल
करौली की सांख्यिकीय रूपरेखा
करौली के महत्वपूर्ण नम्बर


Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 55 30 km². It is bordered by Dholpur District to the east; by Bharatpur District to the north-east; by Dausa District to the north; and by Sawai Madhopur District to the west. The Chambal River forms the south-eastern boundary of the district, 5 K.M. far from Mandrayal across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. While almost the entire district is covered by hills and ravines, there are no lofty peaks, the highest having an elevation of less than 1400 feet above sea-level. Good grade stone and some iron ore comprise the mineral resources of the area.Earlier Karauli was the part of Matsya kingdom that was ruled by the Meenas after the 11th century, The Rajput occupied it, and they ruled up to 1947.

There are four major temples in the district: Kailadevi, Madan Mohanji, Shri Mahavirji,Shri Anjani mata ji and Mehndipur Balaji. There is also fort,Timangarh, Mandrayal,rawal mahal.


Coordinates 26.05°N 77.02°E
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District(s) Karauli
Population 66,179(2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
• Elevation 275 m (902 ft)


• Pincode 322241
• Telephone 07464
• Vehicle RJ-34


Karauli was officially founded in 1348 AD by the Yaduvanshi Rajput, Raja Arjun Pal. This holy city was originally known as Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji. Legend has it that the princely state of karauli (17 Gun salutes) was established by Raja Bijal pal Jadon, The 88th descendent of lord Krishna, as far back as 995 AD.

The 600 year Karauli old city palace was built probably in the 14th century by the royal family and a magnificent city palace in 1635 AD. The fort and the city palace remains the official residence of the royal family of karauli till 1938 AD. At that time a much more modern Bhanwar Vilas palace was built by Maharaja Ganesh pal Deo Bhadur.Red stone ramparts surrounded the walled city with bastions for security. Till date the city wall boasts of six gates and twelve posterns. The present city palace is the 17th century building with elaborated ornamented stucco work and frescoes.

The ruling family of karauli are considered the descendents of Lord Krishna, and are Yadav Rajputs, The city is home of Shri Madan Mohanji, the deity of lord Krishna, worshiped by millions of followers from Rajasthan & rest of India. The Temple of Kaila Devi holds an important place among the religious places of Rajasthan. There are 3 fairs, the biggest one is held in the month of Chaitra (March-April).


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Karauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).


According to the 2011 census Karauli district has a population of 1,458,459,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 340th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 264 inhabitants per square kilometre (680 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.57%.[2] Karauli has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 67.34%.[2] Yadav caste dominates Karauli.

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