Chhota Udaipur

Chhota Udaipur is a city and a municipality in Chhota Udaipur district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the headquarters of Chhota Udaipur district.

Chhota Udaipur
Chhota Udaipur is located in Gujarat
Chhota Udaipur
Chhota Udaipur
Location in Gujarat, India
Chhota Udaipur is located in India
Chhota Udaipur
Chhota Udaipur
Chhota Udaipur (India)
Coordinates: 22°18′20″N 74°0′50″E / 22.30556°N 74.01389°ECoordinates: 22°18′20″N 74°0′50″E / 22.30556°N 74.01389°E
Country India
DistrictChhota Udaipur
 • Total27,166
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ


Chhota Udaipur State Coat of Arms
Chhota Udaipur State Coat of Arms

Chhota Udaipur was the capital of the erstwhile Princely State of Chhota Udaipur, founded in 1743 by Rawal Udeysinhji, a descendant of Patai Rawal of Champaner. This state was a First class state under Rewa Kantha Agency and merged with the Union of India on 10 March 1948.

Rulers (title Maharaja Maharawal)

  • 1762 – 1771 Arsisinhji
  • 1771 – 1777 Hamirsinhji II
  • 1777 – 1822 Bhimsinhji
  • 1822 – 1851 Gumansinhji
  • 1851 – 1881 Jitsinhji
  • 1881 – 1895 Motisinhji
  • 1895 – 29 Aug 1923 Fatehsinhji (b. 1884 – d. 1923)
  • 29 Aug 1923 – 15 Oct 1946 Natwarsinhji Fatehsinhji (b. 1906 – d. 1946)
  • 15 Oct 1946 – 15 Aug 1947 Virendrasinhji (b. 1907- d. 27 June 2005)


As of 2001 India census,[1] Chhota Udaipur had a population of 27,165. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhota Udaipur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 76% and female literacy of 62%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The Kali Niketan (Nahar Mahal) palace, built as the summer residence of the erstwhile royal family is a notable monument in Chhota Udaipur. Chhota Udaipur is also known for the Rathwas in and around the city. The Rathwas are known for Pithora painting, usually carried out on the walls of the village houses. The tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur has a large collection of tribal artefacts. Many tribal artefacts are also brought for sale in the hats (weekly markets) in the city and nearby villages. Industries in largest dolomite lums and powder.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
Amarsinh Rathawa

Amarsinh Rathawa (born June 1, 1942) is an Indian politician. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Chhota Udaipur , Gujarat as a member of the Indian National Congress .


Bodeli is a town and a taluka in Chhota Udaipur district in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat, India.

Central Gujarat

Central Gujarat is region which is geographically located in center of Gujarat in India. All of its districts share same dialect, culture and heritage.

It includes following districts:



Anand (called Charotar)




Chhota Udaipur



Chhota is the Hindi word for "small" or "little", and may refer to:

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Chhota Shakeel, Indian man accused of association with Dawood Ibrahim

Chhota Udaipur, city and a municipality in Vadodara district in the state of Gujarat, India

Chhota Udaipur (Lok Sabha constituency), Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Gujarat

Chhota Udaipur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Chhota Udepur Lok Sabha constituency (Gujarati: છોટા ઉદેપુર લોકસભા મતવિસ્તાર) is one or the 26 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Gujarat state in western India.This seat is dominated by tribal and is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

Chhota Udaipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Chhota Udaipur assembly constituency (છોટા ઉદયપુર વિધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Chhota Udaipur district. This seat is reserved for a member of Scheduled Tribes. It is the capital of Chhota Udepur district.

Chhota Udaipur State

The Chhota Udaipur State or 'Princely State of Chhota Udaipur', (Gujarati: છોટાઉદેપુર; Hindi: छोटा उदैपुर) was a princely state with its capital in Chhota Udaipur during the era of British India. The last ruler of Chhota Udaipur State signed the accession to join the Indian Union in 1948. Chhota Udepur shares a history with Devgadh Baria and Rajpipla as one of the three princely states of eastern Gujarat.

Chhota Udaipur district

Chhota Udaipur district (also Chhota Udepur district) is a district in the state of Gujarat in India. It was carved out of the Vadodara district on 26 January 2013 with its headquarters at Chhota Udaipur town and is the 28th district of Gujarat.

Chhota Udaipur railway station

Chhota Udaipur railway station is a small railway station in Chhota Udaipur district, Gujarat. Its code is LOD and it serves Chhota Udaipur town. The station lacks running water and sanitation and its two platforms are not well sheltered.

Chhota Udaipur–Dhar line

The Chhota Udaipur-Dhar-Ratlam line is a proposed railway line from Chhota Udaipur railway station to Dhar railway station. It is a part of Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. This line important due social and economical development of Madhya Pradesh's Tribal region.

Dhar railway station

Dhar railway station is a small railway station in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. Its code is DHAR. It serves Dhar city. The station consists of two platforms. The station lies on Chhota Udaipur - Dhar railway line which come under Ratlam railway division of Western Railway.

Jetpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency in Surat)

Jetpur assembly constituency (જેતપુર વિધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Chhota Udaipur district. This seat is reserved for member of Scheduled Tribes.

List of constituencies of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly

This is a list of constituencies of Gujarat Legislative Assembly or Gujarat Vidhan Sabha (ગુજરાત વિધાનસભા). It is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is situated in the capital Gandhinagar. The first was elected in 1962. Presently, there are 182 constituencies where members are directly elected.

Naranbhai Rathwa

Naranbhai J. Rathwa (born 1 June 1953) was a member of the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Chhota Udaipur constituency of Gujarat and is a member of the Indian National Congress.

He was a Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways. He lost to Ramsinh Rathwa in 2009 Lok Sabha Elections


Nasvadi is name of a town, a village as well as a Taluka in Chhota Udaipur district of Gujarat, India.

Ramsinh Rathwa

Ramsinh Rathwa is Indian politician from Gujarat and belong to Bhartiya Janata Party.He was member of Rajya Sabha from Gurarat for two terms during 1982-1994. In 1999 he was elected to 13th Lok Sabha from Chhota Udaipur (Lok Sabha constituency). He was elected for second time to 15th Lok sabha in 2009.

He is born on 1 June 1951 at Pipaldi village in Kawant Taluka of Vadodara district and resides there.


The town of Sankheda in Chhota Udaipur district is known for its lacquer work. The work is done on country wood which, being brown, gives darker shades.

It is known for its handcrafted furniture, which is made from teak wood. This furniture is exported to countries all over the world.

Sankheda is located on the banks of the Orsang River. It is located 55 km away from Vadodara. The neighboring towns are Dabhoi (21 km), Bodeli (21 km), and Waghodia (27 km).

Development of this town comes from a huge contribution made by Dr. Jethalal K. Parikh, who worked really hard to provide good education and employment to the local community. There are schools and hospitals named after his wife. The local community appreciates his efforts to develop the town. A road was named after him, and there is a statue of him at the entrance to the town.

Shri Bhikhubhai Shah, who was a freedom fighter and a lawyer, donated agricultural land in the "Bhumidan Movement" by Vinoba Bhave.

Sankheda (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sankheda assembly constituency (સંખેડા વિધાનસભા બેઠક) is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Chhota Udaipur district. This seat is reserved for member of Scheduled Tribes.

Shri Govind Guru University

Shri Govind Guru University is a state university located at Godhra, Gujarat, India. It was established in 2015 by the Shri Govind Guru University Act, 2015 of the Government of Gujarat and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2016. The university has jurisdiction over the districts of Panchmahal, Mahisagar, Dahod, Chhota Udaipur and Vadodara in eastern Gujarat with about 96 affiliated colleges.

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