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  • Dholpur
  • Dholpur
Best Time To Go
October - March

Sightseeing In Dholpur


Also known as the Dholpur Palace, the City Palace is an opulent structure that seamlessly blends ancient heritage and elegant architecture. Once home to the Royal Family, this palace was built from red sand stone which illustrates the history, splendour and grandeur of the city. With the fierce Chambal ravines on its south-eastern end and the beautiful city of Agra at its north-west, the City Palace transports visitors back to the royal era with its impressiveness and mesmerising surroundings.

Constructed between 1873 -1880, this royal stepwell or ‘baori’ is situated behind the Nihaleshwar temple in city. This four storied building has beautiful artistic pillars and carved stones.

Situated at the Town Hall road and locally known as Ghanta Ghar, this 150-feet high tower was started by Raja Nihal Singh in the year 1880, and completed around the year 1910 by Raja Ram Singh. The foot of this tower is covered with 12 equal-sized gates and covers an area of around 120 feet.

Located to the south of Dholpur, the Shergarh Fort was built by Raja Maldeo of Jodhpur. It was reconstructed in 1540 by Sher Shah Suri and named after the Sultan of Delhi. This fort was initially built in defence against the rulers of Mewar. This historic monument is considered to be the epitome of rich, delicately-styled architecture from the past. Adorned with carved images, statues of Hindu gods and Jain motifs, the Shergarh Fort was once protected by water and is considered to be the charm of Dholpur.

The Sher Shikhar Gurudwara was established near Machkund in Dholpur due to a significant visit by Guru Hargobind Sahib, who was known to be the sixth of the Sikh Gurus. The Sher Shikhar Gurudwara is one of the most important Gurudwaras and holds a place of historical importance in Sikhism. This spot attracts Sikhs from across the county to come and seek blessings of their ancestors and teachers.

Situated five kilometres from Dholpur, the village of Jhor is significant for housing the oldest Mughal garden, known as Bagh-e-Nilofar. Though very little of the original garden has survived till date, the presence of the era of Emperor Babur who started the construction can still be felt here.

Damoh, a beautiful waterfall in Sarmathura, is one of the major tourist attractions in the district. The streams in this waterfall are known to remain dry throughout the year, except from July to September when embellish their surroundings with greenery and a variety of fauna.


One of the oldest Shiv temples in Dholpur, the Chopra Shiv Temple was built in the 19th century. The month of March witnesses a large number of devotees and pilgrims here on the occasion of Mahashivratri. Additionally, the temple is thronged with devotees who come to pray every Monday, since it is considered to be the day of Lord Shiva. This ancient temple is also very famous for its mesmerising architecture.

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