Karauli is a holy city situated 160 kms from Jaipur. Earlier called Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji, Karauli was founded in 1348 AD. Karauli was strongly fortified by its rulers. The city is surrounded by a wall of red sandstone strengthened by bastions at several places. The peripheral wall, now dilapidated at several places, has six gates and eleven postems.
As per the legend, the ruling family of Karauli, recognized as the head of the Yadhuvanshi Rajputs, is the descendant of lord Krishna. Situated 23 kms from Kaila Devi, Karauli was an erstwhile princely state in eastern Rajasthan. Karauli is famous for its pale red-stone. Karauli has some noted places of visit like temples of Kaila Devi and Madan Mohanji and other historic monuments. The annual fair at the Kaila Devi temple is quite popular.
|Area||:||5069.64 sq. kms|
|Climate||:||Hot Summer (30.5 C Min to 45.8 Max C)
Cold Winter (11.0 C Min to 28.37 Max C)
|Season||:||Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
|Language||:||Rajasthani, Hindi & English|
Jaipur is the nearest airport, which is 160-km, from Karauli.
The nearest junction is Gangapur city - 81-km.
160-km from Jaipur, by road.
LOCAL TRANSPORT : Camel rides, bullock carts can be arranged.
The best time visit karauli is between Octobre and February. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in karauli. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in karauli.