Dausa is one of the important cities in Rajasthan. It is 55km from Jaipur, 240km from Delhi. It is also knowna as “Dev Nagari”. A place of archaeological importance Dausa district is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. Dausa town, now the district headquarters, derived its name from the nearby Devagiri hill. It was the first capital of the Kachwaha Rajput Empire before Amer. The town has many temples, havelis and an ancient fort.
Dausa has given prominent freedom fighters to the nation. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal & Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi and Late haji rafeeq khan pathan dausa were amongst the freedom fighters who gave their valuable contribution for fight for independence and for amalgamation of the Princely States to form Rajasthan State. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal was the first elected Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 1952 after independence. Also, Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi was the First Panchayati Raj Minister of the Rajasthan state who submitted the First Panchayati Raj Bill in the Vidhansabha in 1952. The famous poet of the traditional worship by poetry, Sant Sunderdas was born on Chaitra Shukla Navami in Vikram Samvat 1653 in Dausa. He was a renowned Nirgun Panthi Sant and wrote 42 famous Grantha, out of which Gyan Sundaram & Sunder Vilas are famous.
Dausa has many places to visit like as Abhaneri and Mehandipur Balaji Temple. In Abhaneri many movies have been shot including Paheli starring Shahrukh Khan. Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a divine place for devotees specially from nearby states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi.
Mataji ka Mandir
Also known as Sachini Devi ka mandir, this ancient temple’s presiding deity is the Goddess Durga. The temple is garnished with exquisitely carved sculptures, which date back to the 12th century.
Mandir Shri Mehandi Pur Bala Ji
Built in the medieval era by Sri Ram Goswami, this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Nilkanth Mahadev Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main idol in the temple is a large stone linga, with only the top visible above the ground.
Abhaneri is famous for its Post-gupta or early medieval monuments. It is situated at about 33 km from the district headquarters towards Bandikui.
Bhandarej is famous for walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work, terracotta utensils etc. found in excavation. It is situated at about 10 km from the district headquarters towards Sikandra on NH-11.
Khawaraoji is famous for residence of the then ruler Raoji and natural beauty. It is situated at about 25 km from the district headquarters towards Sikrai. Though, it has typical way to reach this place, the fort like 350+ years old residence is converted into the Hotel Khawa Palace There is one more fort on the top of hills which is said to be 1200 years old. Surrounded by hills on three sides, and having Amol Ghati nearby with natural beauty, this place has worth to visit by tourists. There is a Lake behind the hills in Khawaraoji Village. With Beautiful Hills, Lake and Desert its a treat for the tourists to visit the place.
Jhajhirampura is famous for the natural water tank and temples of Rudra (Shiv), Balaji (Hanuman) and other religious god and goddess. It is situated at around 45 km from district headquarters towards Baswa (Bandikui). Surrounded by hills and with natural water resource, this place has natural and spiritual glory.
How to reach there
The national highway 11 passes through Dausa, linking Bikaner to Agra district. Dausa is connected by broad gauge rail route with Jaipur, Alwar and Delhi, Sanganer airport at Jaipur is the nearest airport.