Enclosed within a grand red sandstone wall, Karauli is cast in the charms of nostalgia, luxury, and spirituality. Making your way through its rustic streets, the city captivates you with its marvelous legacy of splendid palaces and serene temples
Established in the 14th century by Maharaja Arjun Dev Yadav, it was for many centuries the capital city of the princely state of Karauli. The ruling clan of Jadaun Rajputs are believed to be the descendents Lord Krishna. Formerly named Kalyanpuri after the local deity Kaila Devi, Karauli is one of the holiest cities in Rajasthan. Gracefully nurturing its glorious traditions, Karauli is sure to leave you spell-bound.Home to a plethora of magnificent structures, Karauli offers you a glimpse of its royal heritage. Experience the regal lifestyle of the city’s Rajput rulers with a visit to the majestic 14th century royal abode, known as Karauli City Palace and the 20th century colonial-style Bhanwar Vilas Palace. The red sandstone ruins of the 13th century Timangarh Fort in the outskirts of Karauli are also worth visiting.Home to numerous, age-old temples, Karauli is a spiritual haven for devotees. Marvelous shrines such as Madan Mohanji Temple, Mahavir Jain Temple, and Kaila Devi Temple are not only revered religious sites, but also architectural marvels.Steer away from the civilized world to step into the wilderness of the Kaila Devi National Park, to spot wild creatures like leopard, sloth bear, sambar, and of course, tiger.Local transport in Karauli mostly consists of auto-rickshaws. You can easily hire an auto from any part of the city. Taxis are also available and offer a more comfortable way of getting around. Tourists may avail of car rental services for sight-seeing tours.Avoid visiting Karauli during summers on account of the extreme heat.Beware of pickpockets around crowded places and popular tourist attractions
Karauli is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Agra at a distance of 119kms.
Airports: Agra Airport
There is no regular trains to Karauli from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Ranthambore which is located at a distance of 73kms.
Railway Station(s): Ranthambhore