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Mini Pakistan
Railnagri
Town
Nickname(s): 
Rail nagri.
Mini Pakistan
Mini Pakistan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Mini Pakistan
Mini Pakistan
Mini Pakistan (India)
Coordinates: 27°03′N 76°34′E / 27.05°N 76.57°E / 27.05; 76.57Coordinates: 27°03′N 76°34′E / 27.05°N 76.57°E / 27.05; 76.57
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictDausa
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total44,800
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
303313
Telephone code01420
Vehicle registrationRJ 29
Modified By - P John

Bandikui (Bandi=Bondwomen, Kui=Water well) is a railway city and a municipal council in Dausa district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[1] It is a gram panchayat of Bhandeda gram and a panchayat samiti

Geography

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Bandikui sits at the junction of Agra-Jaipur and Delhi-Jaipur railway lines. The city is located 205 km south of Delhi. Rajgarh town, erstwhile capital of Alwar state, is about 25 km north of Bandikui. Sikandra is located about 17 km away, while the state capital Jaipur is 98 km by road.

History

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Bandikui was preferred for the tri-junction by British Railway surveyors over Rajgarh, Alwar, due to better alignment. The Bandikui railway station was established in 1874. Most trains traveling between Delhi and Jaipur stop at Bandikui. At its height 1000 British families lived in Bandikui. Some Raj era bungalows survive.

The city attracted migration from nearby villages and its population grew to more than 125,000. Many residents work in Delhi and keep their families in houses in Bandikui.

Attractions

Economy

The city is a major agrarian center.

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  2. ^ "शाही लवाजमे के साथ निकली दुर्बल नाथ महाराज की शोभायात्रा, देशभर से आए श्रद्धालु". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 24 November 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ "रोशनी में नहाया आश्रम". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 16 November 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2019.