Karauli district
Location of Karauli district in Rajasthan
Country India
 • District collectorSh. Siddharth Sihag, I.A.S.
 • Total5,043 km2 (1,947 sq mi)
 • Total1,458,248[1]
 • Literacy66.22
 • Sex ratio861
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. Karauli District comes under Bharatpur Divisional Commissionerate. 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.

Geography and location

The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 5,043 km2 (1,947 sq mi). 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's natural environment includes the Vindhyanchal and Aravali mountains. The district has plain, high and low and hilly parts.[2][citation needed] The plains are fertile and clay is lightweight and sandy. There are many 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.


Main articles: Karauli State and Jadaun Rajputs

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

Availability of minerals

Sandstone, Masonry Stone, Silica sand, Soapstone, White clay are the major Minerals found in this district. About 200 small units are using sandstone for cutting & polishing of stones to be used in building making.

How to reach Karauli

Karauli Location- Karauli city is located in the Karauli district in the east of Rajasthan state in western India. Karauli is situated at 169 Kilometres from Gwalior, 114 kilometres west from Agra and 158 kilometres from the city of Jaipur. It has an average elevation of 275 metres (902 ft).

Tourist places

Mundri =there is a tejaji tample and balaji tample


The forest covers an area of 172,459 hectares in 2010–11, which is about 30% of total geographical area of the district's 504,301 hectares. As per the records of 2011–12. total 895.2 mm rainfall was recorded against 565 mm average rainfall.

Administrative setup

Karauli City is the district headquarters of Karauli district, which is divided into 8 tehsils, 6 subdivisions, 223 panchayats, 881 villages, 6 panchayat samiti and 2 Nagar Parishad, 1 Nagarpalika.

Subdivisions in Karauli District

Panchayat Samiti in Karauli

Nagar- Parishad & Palika


The climatic condition of Karauli district is throughout the year sunny temperature ranging between high 35 °C and low 23 °C. The humidity of this region ranges from 31 to 35% with a dew point of 11° to 15°. The winds speed is NW 11–15 km/h. The chance of precipitation may be 30% to 40%. During the rainy season the village gets scattered showers. This region is termed to be dry climate area of subtropical region. There is also distinct winter and long summer season. The recorded highest temperature is 49 °C during May–June and lowest temperature is 20 °C during January. The average rainfall recorded in this district is 880 mm. The monsoon season falls in July to September.



There are four major temples in Karauli district, hence they are called Char Dham of Karauli:

Hindaun Block


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Karauli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the twelve districts in Rajasthan currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]


Religions in Karauli District (2011)[5]
Religion Percent

According to the 2011 census Karauli district has a population of 1,458,248,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland[7] or the US state of Hawaii.[8] This gives it a ranking of 340th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 264 inhabitants per square kilometre (680/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.57%.[6] Karauli has a sex ratio of 858 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 67.34%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 24.3% and 22.3% of the population respectively.[6]

Meena and Gurjar caste dominates in Karauli.[9]


Languages in Karauli District (2011)[10]

  Hindi (99.31%)
  Others (0.69%)


  1. ^ "Name Census 2011, Rajasthan data" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Brief Industrial Profile of Karauli District" (PDF). 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community (Rajasthan)". Census India.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 26°30′00″N 77°01′12″E / 26.50000°N 77.02000°E / 26.50000; 77.02000