This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Karauli.
District of Rajasthan
Location of Karauli district in Rajasthan
• District collector
Mr. Manoj Sharma, I.A.S.
5,043 km2 (1,947 sq mi)
• Sex ratio
Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. Karauli is famous for popular red-stone.
The population of the district is 1,458,248 (2011 census), indicating a population density is 264 persons per km2.
1 Geography and location
4 Availability of minerals
5 How to reach Karauli
6 Getting here
7 Tourist places
8 Forts in Karauli
10 Administrative setup
10.1 Subdivisions in Karauli District
10.2 Panchayat Samiti in Karauli
10.3 Nagar- Parishad & Palika
12 Best time to visit
14.1 Hindaun Block
18 External links
Geography and location
The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 5043 km2. It is bordered by Dholpur District to the east; by Bharatpur District to the north-east; by Dausa District to the north; and by Sawai Madhopur District to the west.
The Chambal River forms the south-eastern boundary of the district, 5 km from Mandrayal across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. While almost the entire district is covered by hills and ravines, there are no lofty peaks, the highest having an elevation of less than 1400 feet above sea level.
Good grade stone and some iron ore comprise the mineral resources of the area.
Karauli is famous for its geographical specialities and is full of natural beauty and covered by Vindhyanchal and Aravali mountains. The district has all sorts of plain, high and low and hilly parts. The plains are very fertile and clay is very lightweight and sandy. There are many local rivers in the district. Annual rainfall is 668.86 mm, about 35 days in a year. Maximum temperature is 49 °C in May and 2 °C in January.
Karauli is one of the holiest city of India as there are more than 300 temples. Acc