This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Karauli.
Karauli district in Rajasthan
Karauli District is a district of Rajasthanstate in western India. The town of Karauli is the district headquarters. The district of Karauli encompasses an area of 55 30 km². It is bordered by Dholpur District to the east; by Bharatpur District to the north-east; by Dausa District to the north; and by Sawai Madhopur District to the west. The Chambal River forms the south-eastern boundary of the district, 5 K.M. far from Mandrayal across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. While almost the entire district is covered by hills and ravines, there are no lofty peaks, the highest having an elevation of less than 1400 feet above sea-level. Good grade stone and some iron ore comprise the mineral resources of the area.Earlier Karauli was the part of Matsya kingdom that was ruled by the Meenas after the 11th century, The Rajput occupied it, and they ruled up to 1947.
The population of the district is 1,205,631 (2001 census), indicating a population density is 218 persons per km².
There are four major temples in the district: Kailadevi, Madan Mohanji, Shri Mahavirji,Shri Anjani mata ji and Mehndipur Balaji. There is also fort,Timangarh, Mandrayal,rawal mahal.