Karauli in Rajasthan

Karauli in Rajasthan

Karauli is a remote ancient town with warm royal hospitality and a tranquil rural setting. It comes under the famous tourism itinerary of India’s golden triangle (Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra). Located in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan the city touches the border with neighboring states as well.

The city is separated from Madhya Pradesh by Chambal, the state’s primary river. Havelis with beautiful decorations, tranquil shrines, picturesque views, and imprinted chhatris dot the entire city of Karauli. The city is famous worldwide for its pale red sandstone walls surrounding the entire city.

In Chaitra, the fair is held in the village of Kaila in the Karauli district. Kaila Devi, also known as Mahalakshmi, is a significant part of Rajasthan’s fairs. Karauli is also known for the various fairs held during different months.


In 1348 AD, Karauli was officially established. Kalyanpuri was the original name of this holy city, named after the local deity Kalyanji. According to historians, Raja Bijal pal Jadon, the 88th descendant of Lord Krishna, founded the princely state of Karauli in 995 AD.
Karauli’s ruling family is thought to be the descendants of Lord Krishna, the Yadav Rajput. Under Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo the state acceded to the Dominion of India in 1949. Later, it became a part of Rajasthan.

How to Reach

Karauli can be reached by various means of transportation as it is a well-connected city. Karauli has located about 158 kms from Jaipur, 293 kms from Delhi, and 114 kms from Agra. As Karauli falls in the golden triangle it becomes easier and more convenient for tourists to reach there.

There are two railway stations in Karauli: Hindaun City and Gangapur. These stations have well connectivity to trains from all over the country.

The nearest airport to Karauli is Jaipur Sanganer Airport which is at a distance of 170 km.

Other than this, tourists can easily hire a taxi from anywhere to Karauli. The fare of the taxi will depend according to the distance from the place.


As Karauli falls in the golden triangle of India. The cuisine it offers has changed over time according to the preference of tourists visiting the city. Being a city in Rajasthan, it offers some mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisines along with some South Indian and fast food as well.

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Karauli market is very famous for some of its fast-food corners which can be easily recognized on your visit. These corners will have the largest queue possible to be seen at the market. Other, than fast food,Karauli also offers some authentic Rajasthani cuisine. But the famous food items you should not miss in Karauli are:

  • Coconut rice
  • Jalebi
  • Chole Bhature
  • Bhatoora
  • Ice cream


You can consider these places while traveling to Karauli.

  • Premium hotel (Bhanwar Vilas Palace)
  • Price – Rs. 7493/per night (approximately)

  • Deluxe hotel (Suroth Mahal – A Heritage Hotel)
  • Price – Rs. 5360/ per night (approximately)

  • Budget-friendly (Hotel Prakash)
  • Price – Rs. 1798/per night (approximately)

    Places to visit in Karauli

  • Kaila Devi Temple
  • The Kaila Devi temple can be found on the outskirts of Karauli, about 25 kms away from the city.In the hills of Trikut, this temple can be found right on the banks of the Kalisal River. The temple is thought to have been built in 1100 AD.Every year, millions of pilgrimsvisit the Kaila Devi Temple for a two-week fair.

  • City Palace Karauli
  • In the fourteenth century, the City Palace was originally built by Arjun Pal. Raja Gopal Singh built the present-day City Palace in the eighteenth century. The colonial architecture, stone carvings, lattice windows, and exquisite royal-style framing and paintings in this historic structure are treasures. From the terrace, one can see how the riverBhadrawati has laid out the entire town.

  • Kaila Devi Sanctuary
  • After the Kaila Devi Temple, the Kaila Devi Sanctuary starts and continues along both sides of the road till it eventually merges with the Ranthambore National Park.The chinkaras, nilgais, jackals, and leopards are just a few of the magnificent natural treasures that call this lush reserve home.

  • Madan Mohan Ji Temple
  • Madan Mohan, another name for Lord Krishna is a very well famous temple in Karauli. The idols of Lord Krishna and his spouse Radha are exquisitely sculpted. The style, which uses Karauli stone, has an antique feel and is reminiscent of medieval architecture.

    Other than the attraction sights mentioned above there are a few more places that you can add to your itinerary while visiting Karauli. These places are Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Timangarh Fort, Mandrayal Fort, Rawal Palace, and many more.

    Karauli witnesses many fairs each year like Kaila Devi Mela, Shri Mahaveerji Fair, Fair of Lord Jagdish, and others.


    Karauli has become a major tourist attraction over the years due to its location. The place is not overly crowded which makes it perfect for tourists to spend some quality time while exploring the city. A day trip to Karauli would be enough to know and see the city properly. Karauli is an unexplored hidden gem of Rajasthan about which not many know.

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    Ruchi Tikoo


    Ruchi Tikoo is a travel content writer who likes exploring offbeat places. Alongwith writing she also likes vlogging and is currently pursuing film studies.