Best Tourist Places to Visit in Dausa, Rajasthan, India
Dausa popularly called as ‘Dev Nagari’ is a city and the administrative headquarter of Dausa District in the Indian State of Rajasthan. It is located about 59 kms east of state capital Jaipur and about 259 km southwest of national capital Delhi.
Dausa is positioned between latitude 26.88° in the north and longitude 76.33°E in the east and is placed at an elevation of 327 meters. Dausa District occupies an area of 2950 km² and is surrounded by Alwar district to the north, Jaipur district in the west, Bharatpur district on the east, Karauli district towards southeast and Sawai Madhopur district to the northwest.
Sawa and Ban Ganga are the major rivers flow through Dausa District. Agriculture is the major economy source of locals and the farmers highly grow groundnuts wheat, bajra, rapeseed and mustard.
Taluks in Dausa District:-
History and Culture of Dausa:-
Dausa derives its name from the presence of Devgiri Hills. Badgujar Kings were the original rulers of Dausa and the city also witnessed the rule of Chauhans Kings, Kachwahas Empire and Mughal Empire during 15th century. Dausa was formed as a district on 10 April 1991.
Food, Culture and Shopping in Dausa:-
Dausa district houses the inhabitants of mixed culture people. The locals highly prefer Roti, Chapathi and side dish for chapathi known as Sabji. Along with North Indian style hotels, several South Indian hotels have also started their operations in Dausa region.
Hela-Khayal is a very famous singing style of Dausa and Meena songs are also famous in Dausa. Sikandra is the place located near Dausa and has international market for its sandstone carvings. Basant Panchmi Mela and Dolchi Holi are the famous festivals celebrated in Dausa.
In recent years, there are some major developments happened in shopping sector of Dausa and the city houses several retail outlets, cloth centres, handicrafts centres and film theatres as well.
How to reach Dausa?
Jaipur- Agra National Highway 11 is the major highway that passes through Dausa connects it with Delhi, Karouli, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur. The Railway Station of Dausa located 1 km away from the city centre and there are train services accessible to major cities of the country like Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. The distance between Dausa and Jaipur International Airport is about 61 kms.
Tourist places in Dausa:-
Mehandipur Balaji Temple:-
Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a famous worship place dedicated to Hanuman. It is widely popular for treatment of mentally disturbed people and visited by great numbers of people from all around the country to heal from mental disorders.
Neelkanth & Panch Mahadev:-
Neelkanth & Panch Mahadev is well known for the existence of five images of Lord Shiva like Sahajnath, Somnath, Gupteshwar, Someshwar and Neelkanth. Also it has near proximity with several famous divine places.
Abhaneri is a place with full of medieval monuments situated 44 kms away from Dausa city centre. The Chand Baori and Harshat Mata Temple are the famous temples placed near Abhaneri.
Jhajhirampura is mainly popular for the presence of natural water tank, Hanuman Temple, Shiva Temple and it is surrounded by rich hills, river and forest located about 38 km from Dausa.
Bhadrawati Palace is a famous tourist destination known for its walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work situated near Sikandra National Highway 11.
Other tourist attractions near Dausa:-
- Harshat Mata Temple
- Chand Baori
- Fort Madhogarh
- Gopinath Temple
- Someshwar Temple
- Bara Baoli
- Bhandarej Baodi
- Andiyon ka Mahal
- Church at Bandikui
Best time to visit Dausa:-
Between February and June is the great time to visit Dausa with family to perceive the historical temples and their architecture.
Accommodation options in and around Dausa:-
Dausa houses numerous famous hotels and lodges with varieties of food items of South Indian, North Indian and Chinese. The facilities available in Dausa hotels include cable TV, garden area, vehicle parking, laundry, hot water bath and free Wi Fi and conference room. Major hotels and restaurants in Dausa are:
- Madhuvan Hotel
- Pinky Hotel
- Shree Ji Guest House
- Midway Mahwa
- J K Guest House
- Shyam Vilas Hotel
- Ravat Palace
- Islami Gulgar Hotel
- Mahwa Palace
- Avadh Palace Hotel
- Dausa Motel