Dholpur is one of the most ancient districts in Rajasthan, it can be dated back to the time of Lord Buddha. It has always been a major city under various rulers from Maurayan empire to Gupta period. Around the 8th to 10th century it was under the rule of Chauhans and later Mohammed Gauri ruled over it in 1194 CE. The district was constituted in 1982 comprising four tehsils of Bharatpur namely Dholpur, Rajakhera, Bari and Baseri. It is situated in eastern parts of Rajasthan. In the warm and calm area of eastern Rajasthan there is a small yet beautiful city named Dholpur is situated. The north-east boundary of Dholpur is attached with Agra, Uttar Pradesh and from south it is adjacent with the Murena city of Madhya Pradesh, whereas Bharatpur is located at the other side of the west boundary of Dholpur. This city was originally established by the royal king Dholan dev Tomar in 700 AD, and at that time this city was called as Dhawalpuri . In the 1050 AD one of his scion King Dhawal Dev re-established this city and named it as Dholpur. Their descendants are still living there.
Previously it was a part of Bharatpur district , but in 1982 Dholpur got separated and with its four subdivisions and six tehsils it was declared as a separate district.
Demographics of Dholpur
According to 2011 census the total population of Dholpur is 12,07,293, which makes it stand on 394th position in India. 653,647 males and 552,869 females of the district, makes the sex ratio as 862 girls on 1000 boys. The literacy ratio is 76.56%, where the male and female literacy rate is 84.22% and 67.74% respectively. The density is 398 persons per kilometres Square.Total Population: 1,207,293
Area: 3,084 sq km
Sex ratio: 928
Average literacy: 70.14 %
Major Religion: Hinduism
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani
Places to see in Dholpur
Muchhchhkund is almost 4 km away from the town of Dolpur. This is a sacred building along with a holy kund. It is a sacred place for pilgrims.The national Chambal (gharial) wildlife sanctuary has rare ganges rover dolphins, mugger crocodiles, gharials and some Siberian birds. Demoye waterfall is the center of attraction for all the tourists of this city. This amazing waterfall is visible in the rainy season of july-September. Talab-e-shahi is a lovely place where a palace is located along with a lovely lake. Shergarh fort, Ramsagar Sanctuary, Van Vihar Sanctuary are some other attractions of this vibrant city.
Following are the tourist destinations in dholpur:
1. Machkund Temple
2. National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
5. Ramsagar Sanctuary
6. Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
Dholpur market: famous for its tanning, carpentry, black smithy, rope making etc. It is also famous for Silk sarees, kurta and many leather goods.
There are a number of auto rikshaws, city buses, rental cars and other transport facilities are frequently available inside the city to make the travelling easy and efficient for every traveler. The rikshaws don’t use any meter, you must have to fix the rent beafore hiring it. The city buses also covers most of the important routes of the city. And you can easily hire personal cars and mini buses also.
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 Dholpur
Dholpur is well connected by roads and Railway tracks. There are both braud gauge and narrow gauge Railway lines here to connect Dholpur with many other cities. It has easily connectivity with major cities.Dholpur is exactly situated along the National highway 3 running from Mumbai to Agra. There are a number of RSRTC and private buses are easily available to reach the city.
No matter in which Indian state you are, the city of dholpur is connected to major cities of the country by Indian Railways via Dholpur Junction.
Thanks to the national highway connectivity, 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 Agra airport.
Dholpur is located in the lap of Chambal river. The Chambal river is among one of the most unpolluted rivers of north India. The tributary rivers of Chambal are Banas, Kali, Sindh, Karai, Parbati which also flows from Dholpur.
Special about Dholpur
Dholpur is also famous for ‘Tasimo goli kand’ that was happened in the Tasimo Village of Dholpur in 11 April 1947, in which many freedom fighters including Chattar Singh Parmar and Pancham Singh Kushvah of Dholpur sacrificed their life for the pride of Tricolor.