Dholpur District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About the State :


District Dholpur  is situated in the eastern  part of Rajasthan. The district came into existence in 1982 comprising four tehsils of Bharatpur namely Dholpur, Rajakhera, Bari

and Baseri. It is bordered by Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the south, Karauli district to the west and Uttar Pradesh and

Madhya Pradesh to the east.


The District has six Subdivisions and six Tehsils Dholpur, Bari, Baseri and Rajakhera, Saipau & Sarmathura and five Development Blocks namely Dholpur, Bari, Baseri,

Rajakhera and Saipau. The district is well connected by roads and railways. The Broad-gauge lines of Mumbai – Agra of Central Railways, passes through the district headquarter



Total area of Dholpur district is 3,034sq. kilometers. It’s population according to census of the year 2011 was 12,06,516 comprising 6,53,647  males and 5,52,869




The History of Dholpur date back to the Buddha’s Period. During that period , Dholpur was included in Matsya Janpad. During Mauryan rule it was included in the Mauryan Empire.  During time, it came under the rule of various rulers. . Around the 8th to 10th centuries, Chauhans ruled over it. In the year 1194 it remained under Mohammed Gauri.

It is believed that the city got its name Dhawalpuri (then Dholpur) after Raja Dholan Deo Tomar,  the Tomar ruler who established  the city in 700 AD.


The geographical coordinates for Dholpur (Dhaulpur) are 26° 42′ 0″ North, 77° 54′ 0″ East.

The Chambal River forms the southern boundary of the district, across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. All along the bank of the Chambal River the district

is deeply intersected by ravines; low ranges of hills in the western portion of the district supply quarries of fine-grained and easily worked red sandstone.

Range of sand stone hills runs from Dholpur town in a south western direction attaining at one place on attitude of 356.91 Meters above sea level. The land in Dholpur

district is fertile and rises from alluvial plain near the level. Hills and broken grounds characterize almost the whole territory, along the valley of the Chambal as irregular

and lofty wall of rocks separate the land on the river from the uplands




District Dholpur Census 2011


Code Name Male Female Total
00518 Dholpur 194955 166154 361109
00516 Bari 134197 111453 245650
00515 Baseri & Sarmathura 132976 111798 244774
00519 Rajakhera 89022 74882 163904
00517 Saipau 102497 88582 191079
District Dholpur Total


653647 552869 1206516




Tourist Places


Muchchhkund is about 4 km from the town of Dholpur. It is an ancient sacred place. It commands a picturesque view. The place is named after Raja Muchchhukand, the 24th of the Suryavanshi Dynasty (the solar race) who is said to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. According to legend, Raja Muchchhkund was sleeping here when demon Kaal Yaman (while pursuing lord Krishna) accidentally woke him up. The demon Kaal Yaman was burnt to ashes because of a divine blessing to Raja Muchchhkund. It is now a sacred place for pilgrims.


Tourist Places

National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Chambal river remains one of north India’s most unpolluted rivers, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary contains the rare Ganges river dolphin. The sanctuary was founded in 1978 and is part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, within area of 5,400 km². Approximately 400 km of the river is within the reserve. Apart from the Ganges river dolphin, the other inhabitants of the sanctuary include mugger crocodiles and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). Migratory birds from Siberia form its rich avian fauna.

Tourist Places


A waterfall in Sarmathura. It is the main tourist spot in whole district. It is visible in rainy season [July–September]. Besides this, Damoye has a long and green forest range with wild animals.

Tourist Places


27 kilometres from Dholpur (and 5 kilometers from Bari) is a picturesque lake called Talab Shahi. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake attracts a large number of winter migratory fowl such as pintail, shoveller, red crested pochard, common pochard, tufted duck, garganey teal, wigeon and fadwall.

Tourist Places

Ramsagar Sanctuary

Contains picturesque Ramsagar Lake, which supports rich aquatic life including fresh water crocodiles and a number of fishes and snakes. Water birds such as cormorants, white-breasted water hen, moor hen, jacanas, river tern, ringed plover, sand piper, and green and purple herons are quite common. During winter months migratory ducks and geese visit the lake in good numbers. It covers an area of 34.40 sq. Km.

Tourist Places

Van Vihar Wild Life Sanctuary

Van Vihar, an old wildlife reserve of the rulers of Dholpur is spread over an area of 25.60 km2 over Vindhyan Plateau, supports a rather open stunted growth of Dhok and Khair trees. It is inhabited by animals like Sambhar, Chital, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Hyena and Leopard.

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