Baran is a city in Baran district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a municipality and the district headquarters of Baran district, famous for its 11th century Bhand Deva Temple on banks of Ramgarh crater. It is located 339 Km from the state capital Jaipur near Kota city.Three large Rivers Parban, Parbati, Kalisindh flowing through district .
Location in Rajasthan, India
|• Total||72.36 km2 (27.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||262 m (860 ft)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|• Official||HINDI hadoti|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The city is said to be founded by Solanki Rajputs, but by the 17th century, Mughals gained controlled over the city. The famous Shahbad fort of Baran was built by the Mughals and even Aurangzeb visited the fort. It is a city located in the southeast of northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Baran was one of the districts in the joint Rajasthan that was formed in the year 10 April 1948. The district was named after Baran city. It is located about 300 kilometres south of the state capital, Jaipur.
Baran is located at  It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet). It is surrounded by three Rivers Kalisindh, Parvati and Parban. And the city is situated on the Border of Rajasthan and MP..
The City has a dry climate except in the monsoon seasons. The winter season runs from mid of November to February and summer season runs from March to mid of June. The period from mid of June to September is the monsoon season followed by the months October to mid of November constitute the post-monsoon or the retreating monsoon. The average rainfall in the district is 895.2 mm. January is the coldest month with the average daily maximum temperature of 24.3 °C and the average daily minimum temperature of 10.6 °C.
The city is connected with neighbouring districts and with major cities outside the state.
National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) passes through the district. National Highway No.76 (now National Highway No. 27) is a part of East-West Corridor.
Baran station is situated on Kota-Bina section of Western Central Railways. It is about 67 km from Kota Junction.
Fort of Shergarh , Ramgarh crater, and Kapildhara waterfall attracts many tourist every year.
Hadouti Panorama complex has been built in village Gajanpura near to Baran, to showcase the history of हाड़ौती (hadoti). Red stone of Mount Banshipur of Karauli and White stone of Bundi are used as building material. Jharokha and Chatri are build by craftsman from Karauli. History and contribution in development of four districts kota, Bundi, Jhalawar and Baran will be displayed. District's historical places like kakoni , Bilasgarh , Bhand-Devra , Gargach Temple and Forts of Hadoti , will be showcased. In compound hall thematic audio and video will be availed to public.