A beautiful city ruled by Solanki Rajputs in 14th – 15th century. It is believed that since this city was formed by union of twelve villages, it is called ‘Baran’. The word ‘Baran’ in Urdu means ‘rain’, it is accounted for the second highest rainfall in state after Banswara district. After independence of India, when all princely states acquiesced to the Government of India, Baran district was made part of Kota district. It was carved out of Kota district on April 10, 1991.
Demographics of Baran
Total Population: 1,222,755
Area: 6,992 sq km
Sex ratio: 924
Average literacy: 66.66 %
Major Religion: Hinduism
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani
Places to see in Baran
Following are the tourist destinations in Baran:
1. Shahabad Fort
2. Nagarkot Mataji
3. Sita Baadi
4. Shergarh Fort
5. Nahargarh fort
6. Bhand Devara (Mini Khajurao)
7. Soursan Mataji temple
8. Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary
Shopping in Baran
1. Chhota Saraffa Market : It is famous for Rajasthani jewellery shops and other handicrafts.
2. Mini Bazaar, Pratap Chowk : Famous for restaurants and other retail shops and market.
Local Bus: There are separate buses available for different routes.
Taxi/ cab: Taxis are available throughout the city.
Auto Rickshaws: This is also a good mode of transport which is easily available.
Rental Cars: If you can spend a few extra bucks, go for a rented car and roam in ease.
How to reach Baran
No matter in which Indian state you are, the city of Baran is connected to major cities of the country by Indian Railways. Baran Station is is situated on Kota-Bina section of Western Central Railways.
Thanks to the sound highway connectivity, National Highway no. 76, you can reach Baran by Bus or private vehicle from different parts of the country.
If you can manage to spend some extra bucks you can reach here by airways too. There are number of flights throughout the day to and from different Indian cities and within the state. The nearest airport is Jaipur airport.