TOURIST PLACES IN DHOLPUR, RAJASTHAN
Welcome to Dholpur


Dholpur is a city in eastern most gate of the Rajasthan state of India. Dhaulpur became a separate district in 1982. Dholpur according to the Epics was initially known as Dhawalgiri and later on Dhaulagir, and now as Dholpur.

Places to visit in the city are Much Kund, National Chambal (Gharial) Sanctuary, Demoh Water fall, Ravines of Chambal, Talab-e-Shahi, Ramsagar Sanctuary , Van Vihar Wild Life Sanctuary, Shergarh Fort, Chambal River, Shree Ramchand and Hanuman Temple etc.


Much Kund

Muchchhkund is about 4 km from the town of Dholpur. It is an ancient sacred place. It commands a picturesque view. The place is named after Raja Muchchhukand, the 24th of the Suryavanshi Dynasty (the solar race) who is said to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. According to legend, Raja Muchchhkund was sleeping here when demon Kaal Yaman (while pursuing lord Krishna) accidentally woke him up. The demon Kaal Yaman was burnt to ashes because of a divine blessing to Raja Muchchhkund. It is now a sacred place for pilgrims.


National Chambal (Gharial) Sanctuary

The Chambal river remains one of north India's most unpolluted rivers, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary contains the rare Ganges river dolphin. The sanctuary was founded in 1978 and is part of a large area co-administered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, within area of 5,400 km². Approximately 400 km of the river is within the reserve. Apart from the Ganges river dolphin, the other inhabitants of the sanctuary include mugger crocodiles and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). Migratory birds from Siberia form its rich avian fauna.


Damoh Water Fall

A waterfall in Sarmathura. It is the main tourist spot in whole district. It is visible in rainy season [July–September]. Besides this, Damoye has a long and green forest range with wild animals.


Ravines of Chambal

Just close to the ravines of Chambal, where no vegetation can occur, are the world's oldest mountain range, The Aravallis, situated across 113 kms of area.


Talab-e-Shahi

27 kilometres from Dholpur (and 5 kilometers from Bari) is a picturesque lake called Talab Shahi. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake attracts a large number of winter migratory fowl such as pintail, shoveller, red crested pochard, common pochard, tufted duck, garganey teal, wigeon and fadwall.


Ramsagar Sanctuary

Just close to the ravines of Chambal, where no vegetation can occur, are the world's oldest mountain range, The Aravallis, situated across 113 kms of area.


Van Vihar Wild Life Sanctuary

Van Vihar, an old wildlife reserve of the rulers of Dholpur is spread over an area of 25.60 km2 over Vindhyan Plateau, supports a rather open stunted growth of Dhok and Khair trees. It is inhabited by animals like Sambhar, Chital, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Hyena and Leopard.


Shergarh Fort

Sher Shah Suri created the Shergarh Fort on the ruins of Hindu fortress. Dholpur forts are both exquisite in making as well as their presence.


Chambal River

The Chambal River of Dhaulpur is the tributary of the Yamuna River. The Chambal River originates from the southern slope of Vindhya River in Madhya Pradesh. The river then flows through the Rajasthan and then empties itself in the Yamuna River of Uttar Pradesh. The main tributary of the Chambal River is Banas which is also one of the major rivers of Rajasthan