Dausa is a city and administrative headquarters of Dausa district in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is 55 km from Jaipur, 240 km from Delhi and located on Jaipur-Agra National Highway (NH-11). It is also known as "Dev Nagari." and now Getolav is main attraction of Dausa as Getolav Bird Habitat

Dausa is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Dausa is located in India
Dausa (India)
Coordinates: 26°53′36″N 76°20′15″E / 26.8932°N 76.3375°ECoordinates: 26°53′36″N 76°20′15″E / 26.8932°N 76.3375°E
Country India
327 m (1,073 ft)
 • Total85,960
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationRJ-29


Dausa is situated in a region widely known as Dundhar. The Chouhans & Raos ruled this land in 10th Century A.D. Dausa has privileged to become First capital of the then Dundhar Region. Dausa was an important political place for Dundhar region. The Chauhan Raja Soodh Dev ruled this region during 996 to 1006 AD. Later, from 1006 AD to 1036 AD, Raja Dule Rai ruled this region for 30 years.[2]

As Dausa city is surrounded by Mahadev in five directions (Nilkanth, Gupteshwer, Sahajnath, Somnath and Baijnath), so it was named from Sanskrit word "Dhau and Sa". 'Dhau' means Swarg sa (Like Heaven) and 'Sa' means Sundar ( Beautiful). Means Swarg sa Sundar ( Beautiful like Heaven).

Dausa has given prominent freedom fighters to the nation. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal & Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi were amongst the freedom fighters who gave their valuable contribution for fight for independence and for amalgamation of the Princely States to form Rajasthan State. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal was the first elected Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 1952 after independence. Also, Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi was the First Panchayati Raj Minister of the Rajasthan state who submitted the First Panchayati Raj Bill in the Vidhansabha in 1952.

The poet Sant Sunderdas was born on Chaitra Shukla Navami in Vikram Samvat 1653 in Dausa. He was a renowned Nirgun Panthi Sant and wrote 42 Grantha, out of which Gyan Sundaram & Sunder Vilas are famous. Current Dausa MP is Harish Meena, A former DGP of Rajasthan Police.


Dausa is located at 26°53′N 76°20′E / 26.88°N 76.33°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 333 metres (1072 feet). It is one of the 5 Districts of Jaipur division (Alwar, Dausa, Jaipur, Jhunjhunun, Sikar.) and is surrounded with 6 districts, namely, Jaipur, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, karauli, Bharatpur & Alwar. The total area of dausa city is 16.00 km2 . Dausa has 5 sub-divisions and their MLAs- Dausa- Murari Lal Meena, Sikrai- Geeta Verma, Mahuwa- Om Prakash Hudla, Lalsot- Parshadi Lal Meena, Bandikui- G R khatana.


As of 2011 India census,[4] Dausa city had total population of 85,960. Males constitute 45,369 of the population and females 40,591. Dausa has an average literacy rate of 69.17%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 84.54% and, female literacy is 52.33%. In Dausa, 11,042 of the population is under 6 years of age.

Dausa district ranks 20th in terms of population, 32nd in terms of area and 3rd in terms of population density. Dausa district consists 87.7 percent rural and 12.3 percent urban population whereas the State percent of rural and urban population is 75.1 and 24.9 respectively. The sex ratio of Dausa district (905) is significantly lower than the State sex ratio (928). The literacy rate in Dausa district is 68.2 percent which is higher than the State Average (66.1 percent) and it ranks 10th among the other districts of the state. Gender Gap of the literacy rate is 31.1 percent in the district. The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population in Dausa district is 21.7 percent and 26.5 percent respectively whereas the State percent of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population is 17.8 and 13.5 respectively.

Economy & Occupation

The economy of Dausa district is mainly dependent on agriculture as 68.2 percent workers in the district are either cultivators or agricultural labourers. However the district percent of such workers is higher than the state average of 62.1 percent. Work participation rate (WPR) of Dausa district has recorded 41.9 percent and gender gap in WPR is 9.5 percent points. In Dausa district among the workers the percentage of cultivators, agricultural labourers, workers in household industry and other workers (category of workers) are 57.1, 11.1, 2.5 and 29.2 percent respectively.

Industrial development in Dausa started when District Industry center was established. There are 3497 small and micro industries registered up to 31 March 2015 having investment of Rs. 5171.00 lacs and providing employed to 13201 persons.Many industrial area have been developed by RIICO in the district.

Travel and transportation

  • Rail Network:The district is well connected by rail. It is on Delhi-Jaipur and Agra-Jaipur train route, which gives it great connectivity. District has also one important railway station, namely, Bandikui Junction. Dausa railway station is a very important railway station of north-western railway under Jaipur division and now the new railway line is under construction and starts very soon, after this dausa railway station will be the junction.
  • Road distances:NH 11 passes through the district. It covers about 85 km in the district which includes district headquarters, Sikandra and Mahwa. Dausa is 55 km from Jaipur on NH-11 and well connected with Agra, Delhi and other surrounding districts viz. Karauli, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur by road. Further, NH-11A also passes through the district covering Dausa & Lalsot Tehsil regions. Two Mega Highways, to be constructed by RIDCOR, namely Alwar to Sikandra (81 km) and Lalsot to Kota (195 km) will pass through the district. The district has four-lane facility on NH 11.


Stone Carving

Sikandra is situated at 25 km on NH-11 towards Agra. This place has made its mark in the domestic as well as international market for its sandstone carvings from districts adjoining Dausa.

Local Festivals

Basant Panchmi Mela

At district headquarters, Basant Panchmi Mela (During February every year) is organised with the worship of idols of Raghunathji, Narshingji and god Surya. The festival is celebrated for three days with a large local market for villagers to procure essential requirements for the entire year. Besides this, it has all arrangements for rural entertainment. Therefore, it has very much attention and importance for rural population scattered in the district.

Dolchi Holi

In Pavta village, the young men of Gurjar caste, celebrates the traditional Holi with a difference. On the next day of Dhulandi, those young men throw a jet of water on each other using a small pot made up of leather from the four adjacent ponds prepared for this purpose. It goes on for one hour and they face it with brevity and enthusiasm.


Chand Baori (step-well)
Chand Baori(Abhaneri) (step-well)

Dausa has many places to visit like as Abhaneri and Mehandipur Balaji Temple . In Abhaneri many movies have been shot including Paheli.[5]Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a divine places for devotees specially from nearby states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi

  • Abhaneri: Abhaneri is known for its post-gupta or early medieval monuments. It is situated at about 33 km from the district headquarters towards Bandikui. The Chand Baori (Step Well) and Harshat Mata Temple are the important places to visit.
  • Getolav Bird Habitat- Located at 200 meter from National Highway 11, migratory birds like Isabellin Shrike, Great white pelicans & Dalmatian pelican, River Tern, Northern Shoveler N Black-tailed Godwit, Greylag Goose, Ruff, Little Cormorant, Purple Heron, Indian spotbilled Duck Grey Heron, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, Northern Shoveler, Black headed Ibis, Eurasian Coot, Purple Swamphen, pied kingfisher and Sarus Crain are abundant here.
  • Bhandarej: Bhandarej is known for the walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work, and terracotta utensils found in excavation. It is situated at about 10 km from the district headquarters towards Sikandra on NH-11.
  • Khawaraoji: Khawaraoji was the residence of the then ruler Raoji and Jaiman purohits.khawaraoji is called Baawani which means a village of 52000 bighas of land. It is situated at about 25 km from the district headquarters towards Sikrai. The fort-like residence is 350+ years old and converted into the Hotel Khawa Palace. There is one more fort on the top of hills which is said to be 1200 years old. Surrounded by hills on three sides, and having Amol Ghati nearby, this place is visited by tourists. There is a lake behind the hills in Khawaraoji Village which is called moroli dam.places near khawaroji:- Amol Ghati A natural water source; Basna Mahadev Temple situated on the bank of lost basna river; Garhmora A natural water source and in law home of Mata narayani.
  • Jhajhirampura : Jhajhirampura is known for the natural water tank and temples of Rudra (Shiv), Balaji (Hanuman) and other religious god and goddess. It is situated at around 45 km from district headquarters towards Baswa (Bandikui). Surrounded by hills and with natural water resource, this place has natural and spiritual glory.[6]

Temples and Religious Spots

Exterior, Neelkanth temple, Alwar district, Rajasthan, India
Neelkanth temple, Dausa district, Rajasthan
  • Mehandipur Balaji Temple: The temple of Bajrang Bali (Hanuman) god is known for treatment of mentally disturbed people. With the tremendous growth in medical sciences in the world, still people from all over India come to this place to overcome such diseases. It is situated about 40 km from district headquarters on NH11 towards Mahwa/Agra.
  • Neelkanth & Panch Mahadev: Dausa is also known as DEVNAGRI. In fact, Sahajnath, Somnath, Gupteshwar & Neelkanth, the five images of God Shive (Mahadev) are situated in the temples at Dausa. The temple of Neelkanth, situated on the plateau of the nearby hill, shows its ancient glory and spiritual presence. The roap-way also attracts the tourists to enjoy the faith of this religious place.
  • Gatolav: Gatolav, at the district headquarters, the birthplace of Sant Sunderdas who had been preached by his master, Sant Dadudayal, the founder of Dadupanthi religion.[7]
  • Shri Paplaj Mata Mandir:The Temple of Paplaj Mata Ji is situated in the sub-district Lalsot. The goddess is worship by Gurjar & Meena Caste.
  • Shri Binouri Balaji Mandir:The Temple of Binouri Balaji Ji is situated in the sub-district Lalsot. It is approx 15 km away from sub-district Lalsot and 55 km away from district Dausa. The god Hanuman is worship by All caste Caste.
  • Moroli Balaji Mandir: this temple is situated near khawaraoji village in the middle of aravali mountain.it is about 30 km. away from dausa district headquarter.


  1. ^ a b "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dausa
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)" (PDF). Census Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  5. ^ Times of India Publications
  6. ^ "Tourism in dausa". Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Temples at Dausa". Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

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Bandikui (Bandi=Bondwomen, Kui=Water well) is a railway city and a nagar palika, a gram panchayat of Bhandeda gram, panchayat samiti in Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Chand Baori

Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Dausa (Lok Sabha constituency)

Dausa Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 25 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Rajasthan state in India.

Dausa district

Dausa District is a district of Rajasthan state in India within Jaipur division. The city of Dausa is the district headquarters. It has a population of 1,634,409 (2011 census), an area of 3034 km², and a population density of 384 persons per km² with 62.75% literacy rate. 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 district is divided into Eight tehsils, Baswa, Dausa, Lalsot, Mahwa, Sikrai, Lawan, Nangal Rajawatan and Ramgarh Panchwara. 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 SawaiMmadhpur. In Tehsil Mahwa there is a Gram Panchayat, Kherla Bujurg, it is famous for a record which was made during an election of member for legislative assembly Mahwa seat for Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha. All three candidates from National parties were resident this village, all of these three were from same cast (badgujar), all were advocates by their profession. Eventually Hari Singh Gurjar was elected. BBC news services broadcast a special programme about it. Current time Dausa MP is Harish Meena, A former DGP of Rajasthan Police.

Dausa railway station

Dausa railway station is a railway station in Dausa, Dausa district, in the state of Rajasthan, India.

It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Jaipur Railway Station. It is administered by the Jaipur Division of the North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways.The main lines passing through Dausa is Delhi- Ahmedabad line via Ajmer (Diesel broad gauge line).


Dhundhar, also known as Jaipur region, is a historical region of Rajasthan state in western India. It includes the districts of Jaipur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, and Tonk and the northern part of Karauli District.

The region lies in east-central Rajasthan, and is bounded by the Aravalli Range on the northwest, Ajmer to the west, Mewar region to the southwest, Hadoti region to the south, and Alwar, Bharatpur, and Karauli districts to the east.

Harish Meena

Harish Chandra Meena is an Indian Politician currently serving as a Member of Parliament of the 16th Lok Sabha from the constituency of Dausa, Rajasthan. He is a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 1976 batch and former Director General of Police (DGP). He served as DGP of Rajasthan from March 2009 to December 2013 which is recorded to be IUI the longest tenure of a DGP in Rajasthan. He has also been awarded the 1996 Indian Police Medal and 2002 President Medal.

Harish Chandra's Meena's main focus for constituency development is education. More than 70% of his local area development fund is spent on education. His key efforts include establishing 2 central schools, setting up India's only Rural Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra and launching his own flagship program for girl child development.

Kirodi Lal Meena

Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena (born 3 November 1951) is an Indian MBBS doctor by profession. He ia a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan and He was an independent MP from Dausa Lok Sabha constituency of the Indian state of Rajasthan. He was in Bharatiya Janata Party, but left it in 2008. And again in 2018 he joined Bhartiya Janta Party .As of 2016 he was a member of National People's Party. He was a cabinet minister and held the portfolio of food and civil supplies. He belongs to the Meena community.


Lalsot is a town with municipality in Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Lalsot Municipality has total administration over 5,756 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction. This place is famous for Grain Mandi in local area and also famous for Pankaj Digital Photo Studio in Shiv Nagar Lalsot.

Mahwa, Rajasthan

Mahwa is a census town in Mahwa Mandal, Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Mandawar, Rajasthan

Mandawar is a town in the Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is 138 km from Jaipur, 53 km from Hindaun City, 221 km from Delhi. Mandawa is known for its Pahadband temple situated on hill which is part of Aravali range.

Mehandipur Balaji Temple

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Mehandipur Balaji Mandir (Hindi/Rajastani: मेहंदीपुर बालाजी मंदिर) is a noted Hindu temple, mandir in Dausa district of Rajasthan, dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The name Balaji is applied to Shri Hanuman in several parts of India because the childhood (Bala in Hindi or Sanskrit) form of the Lord is especially celebrated there. The temple is dedicated to Balaji (another name for Shree Hanuman Ji). Unlike similar religious sites it is located in a town rather than the countryside. Its reputation for ritualistic healing and exorcism of evil spirits attracts many pilgrims from Rajasthan and elsewhere. The old village Mehandipur is located nearby the small hill. Old village is not well developed.

Morel River

River Morel originates in the hills near Dharla and Chainpura villages in Bassi Tehsil of Jaipur District (one branch), second branch makes by receiving water from the catchment area of foothills of Paplaj Mataji mountains, district Dausa, rajasthan (aravali mountain series). It flows southeast for 29 km, then southwest for 35 km, up to the confluence with river Dhund, and then southeast for 83 km in Jaipur, Dausa and Sawai Madhopur Districts, before joining Banas river near Hadoli of Sawai Madhopur District. Major part of Morel river flows in District Dausa and Sawai Madhopur of state Rajasthan. Dausa, Lawan and Lalsot tehsils are the tehsil areas of Dausa District which contribute as major part of its water catchment area and flow route. Major villages such as Kaluwas, Mohammedpura, Bilka, Ranoli etc. are situated on the bank of this river. Civilization of these villages is very old and this great river was called as life line of these civilizations. The village Kaluwas was situated earlier on the bank of this river but after heavy flood, the village was shifted about one KM away in the wise leadership of Birdi Chand Bohra, Pratap Bohra and Ganesh Bohra (well known dignities of this region).

Nawal Kishore Sharma

Nawal Kishore Sharma (Dausa, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 5 July 1925 – 8 October 2012) was an Indian politician, who served as Governor of Gujarat state from July 2004 to July 2009.

Rahul Sharma (actor)

Rahul Sharma is an Indian television actor.

Rajesh Pilot

Rajesh Pilot (born Rajeshwar Prasad Singh Bidhuri; 10 February 1945 – 11 June 2000) was an Indian politician and a minister in the Government of India. He belonged to the Indian National Congress party and represented the Dausa constituency in Lok Sabha. His original name was Rajesh Bidhuri.

Rama Pilot

Rama Pilot is an Indian National Congress (INC) politician from the state of Rajasthan. She represented Dausa in the 13th Lok Sabha. She has also represented Hindoli in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot (born 7 September 1977) is an Indian politician who is currently serving as the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan and as President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. A member of the Congress party, he has represented the Tonk assembly seat in Rajasthan since 2018. He was previously a member of the Indian Parliament for the Ajmer and Dausa constituencies of Rajasthan, becoming the youngest member of parliament when he was elected from the latter seat in 2004, aged 26. He was also the Minister of Corporate Affairs in the Second Manmohan Singh ministry.

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