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Karera is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°28′N 78°09′E / 25.47°N 78.15°E / 25.47; 78.15Coordinates: 25°28′N 78°09′E / 25.47°N 78.15°E / 25.47; 78.15
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shivpuri
 • Type Congress
Area rank 2nd (in district)
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 100,943
 • Rank 2nd (in district)
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 473660
Telephone code +91-7493
Vehicle registration MP 33

Karera is a municipality or Nagar palika in the Shivpuri district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


Karera is the second-largest city in the Shivpuri district after Shivpuri itself. Karera is located at 25°28′N 78°09′E / 25.47°N 78.15°E / 25.47; 78.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 305 meters (1000 feet) and covers approximately 41.8 km.


According to the 2011 India census,[2] Karera has a population of over 100,943. Males constitute 55% of the population, while females constitute 45%. Sixteen percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Karera has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 64%.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Karera is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the Shivpuri District and has many tourist attractions, among them a number of ancient temples and sites of historical and cultural significance:

  • Karera Fort
  • Foota Taal
  • Hanumaan Temple, called "Bagicha"
  • River Mahuar
  • Sammoha Dam
  • Siddhan
  • "Nursery" Filter Road
  • Masjid-e-mehboobi
  • Gram Panchayat Khairaghat
 Vyaghra ji

Karera Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

The Karera Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1981, and spans an area of 202 km2. The sanctuary is managed by the Field Director of Madhav National Park in Shivpuri district. The nearest airport to Karera is at Gwalior, which is 120 km away from the sanctuary.

Communication services[edit]

Karera is covered by an extensive fiber optic network. The Karera fixed telephone line operator in the city is BSNL. There are eight mobile phone companies in Karera, which include BSNL, Reliance GSM, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Tata DoCoMo, Virgin GSM and Videocon; CDMA services are offered by BSNL, Virgin Mobile, Tata Indicom, and Reliance. Internet broadband and IPTV services are provided by BSNL. The city is also connected to Digital TV.



Karera is connected with neighboring cities and other major cities of India by road (NH-25) Shivpuri, (NH-27) Jhansi, Sagar Datia, Dabra, Lucknow, Indore, Guna, Gwalior, Kota, Orai, Kanpur, Allahabad, Udaipur.

Daily buses services operate within the city, with inter-city services also available daily to many cities in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.


Karera is not directly accessible by rail, with the nearest railway stations located in Jhansi 45 km to the east and Shivpuri 55 km west of the city.


The nearest major airport is located at Gwalior which operates flights to Delhi, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, and most large cities in India. Karera is host to an ITBP airbase.


Schools & Colleges:

  • Kendriya Vidhyalaya ITBP.
  • Govt. College of Science & Art.
  • Gayatri Educational College.
  • Tirupati Blessed Higher Secondary School.
  • Ideal Cambridge School.
  • Saraswati Shishu Vidhya Mandir.
  • St. John's School.
  • Sanskriti Public School.
  • Sita Central Convent School.
  • PremRaj International School.
  • Swami Vivekanand School.
  • Govt. Excellence School Karera.
  • Shakuntalam Public School Karera.
  • shri ganesh bal mandir primary middle school karera


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Karera
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.