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Hindaun city
हिण्डौन सिटी
Nickname(s): Red Stone (Sand Stone) City
Hindaun city is located in Rajasthan
Hindaun city
Hindaun city
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 26°43′N 77°01′E / 26.72°N 77.02°E / 26.72; 77.02Coordinates: 26°43′N 77°01′E / 26.72°N 77.02°E / 26.72; 77.02
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Karauli
Named for Hiranya Kashyap
 • Total 49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Area rank 1 in Karauli District
Elevation 235 m (771 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 105,219
 • Rank 1 in Karauli District
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 322230
Telephone code 91-7469
Vehicle registration RJ 34
Sex ratio 1000:889 /

Hindaun City is a City in Karauli district of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. The city is located in the vicinity of the Aravalli Range and is on the main railway track between Delhi and Mumbai. It is a subdivisional headquarter. Its population is approximately 1 lakh. The town covers an area of 49 Square kilometres (19 sq mi). Temperature in summer ranges between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius and in winter it is between 5 and 23 degrees Celsius. It has an average elevation of 235 meters (771 ft).Distance to State capital Jaipur is around 150 km.


In the ancient time city came under the Matsya Kingdom. There are many ancient structures still present in the town built during the regime of Matsya Kingdom. Traditionally in some mythological stories the city is believed to be associated with the mythology of Hiranyakashipu and Prahlada mentioned in Bhagavata Purana.

Hindaun is named after the name of ancient ruler king Hiranyakashipu, father of Prahlada. The temple to Narasimha, an Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu who killed Hiranyakashipu, demonstrates the city's connection to the mythology surrounding Hiranyakashipu and Prahlada.


Hindaun City is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan in the vicinity of the Aravalli Range. The city is well connected with Karauli, Todabhim, Shri Mahavirji, Gangapur City, Sawai Madhopur, Dholpur, Bharatpur with nicely modernized roads. The heart temple of Karauli, Madanmohan ji (32 km away) and Kaila Devi Temple (53 km away), are a few of the nearby attractions. At the Kaila Devi temple, a special fair is organised at the time of Navratras.

Hindaun has an average elevation of 235 metres (771 ft). Its distance from the state capital of Jaipur is around 150 km.


The city is globally acclaimed for its sand stone. The largest mart of sandstone in subcontinent. Basically the stone industries are blossomed here. Red Fort and Akshardham Temple of Delhi and Jaipur are made of this sand stone.

The slate industry is well rooted here and is having supreme rank in the state. Slates are transported abroad also.

Various minor scale industries e.g.candle, battis, wooden toys also exist.

Tourist attractions[edit]

The main places of attraction in Hindaun City are: The Prahladkund, Hiranyakashayap ka kua, forest, palace and the Narsinghji Temple, The Shri Mahavirji Temple is a major pilgrimage center in Jainism. The Jagar Dam of Jagar, Hindaun, Kundeva, Danghati, the fort of Suroth, City of Moradwaja, the castle of Garmora and Padampura, the fort of Timangarh & the well of Nand-Bhaujai are some popular attractions. The temples of goddess Chamunda at Chinayata and Sankarghanta in estern part of city, Nakkash Ki Devi - Gomti Dham(the heart temple of Hindaun City) with adjacent sacred pond termed as Jalsen pond.Radha-Raman and Shri Hardev ji temples are also famous and located within the city.


Religions in Hindaun
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%).

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Hindaun in 2011 is 105,219; of which male and female are 49,541 and 55,678 respectively. The sex ratio of Hindaun city is 881 per 1000 males.

As per the census, the total number literates in the city is 105,219 of which 55,678 are males and 49,541 are females. Average literacy rate of Hindaun city is 76.58 percent of which male and female literacy was 87.79 and 63.94 percent.

Total children (aged 0–6) in Hindaun city are 45,451 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 25,345 boys and 20,106 are girls. Child sex ratio of girls is 852 per 1000 boys.


The land of the area is fertile and the crop rotation is commenced by the ryots.The central agriculture yard is located at Kyarda village opposite to 220kv power house. The major crops are wheet, millet, maize, mustard, cluster bean, ground nut, gooseberry, lemon potato, gram, barley. The monsoon, Jagar damand canal, wells and underground water are the source of irrigation. The seasonal vegetables and fruits are also sown by peasants.


Hindaun City is famous for its special Moong Ki Burfi.


The city is famous for Industrial Training Institutes and is having the utmost position in the state.There are Teacher Training Institutes .The city is flapping its wings into the zenith of science vista.

Hindaun City contains many colleges, including[edit]

Some of the notable schools of Hindaun City[edit]


Hindaun City is well equipped with some multispeciality and many good hospitals. Some of the hospitals are these- Govt. Hospitals, Dagur Hospital, Aman Hospital, Jindal Nursing Home, Vinita Nursing Home, Mamta Dental Hospital and Jeevan-Jyoti Eye Hospital.


All major Hindi Newspapers are available in Hindaun City.

Rashtradoot Newspaper (Daily) is published from Hindaun City itself.



Rajasthan State Highway No.1 links Jhalawar to Mathura and Rajasthan State Highway 22 links Mandrail to Pahadi, passing through Karauli district with a total length of approximately 125 kms. RSRTC operates bus service to most parts of Rajasthan and New Delhi, Uttar pradesh and Madhya pradesh. Hindaun has one of the oldest Roadways Bus Depots.

City transport[edit]

Shared auto are operated between roadways bus stand and railway station. Private autos are also available.


Hindaun City, Shri Mahavirji, Suroth is situated at Delhi-Mumbai Rail Highway.


Nearest major airport is Jaipur International Airport, that is 160 km from the city-centre, and offers sporadic service to major domestic and international locations. Jaipur is well connected to middle east destinations like Dubai, Abu dhabhi, Sharjah and Muscat. Every year a large number of people flock to Mecca and Medina for pilgrimage from Sanganer airport.


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