Friday, 8 July 2011

Dholpur/Dhaulpur, Rajasthan

An ancient city near the Chambal River, Dholpur also called Dhaulpur is located in Eastern Part of RajasthanIt is bordered by Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the south, Karauli district to the west and Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to the east.
Dholpur was created as the capital of a Jat state in as recent as 1805 AD. But the original town is much older than this. It is said to have been built in the early 11th century by one Raja Dhawal Deo. Dhawal’s city was a little to the south of the present city, and was originally known as Dhawalpuri. 
Dholpur is well known in for its excellent sandstone. This red stone was used for building not just the local structures but also those of Delhi like the Red Fort. In fact, the architect of modern Delhi, Edward Lutyens, had a special liking for it. 

Places to See:

Machh Kund

Van Vihar and Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Talab -e- Shahi Lake

Shergarh Fort


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