Bandikui

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Bandikui
Th. Baswa
Nickname(s): Rail Nagari, Angrezo ka Shahar.
Bandikui is located in Rajasthan
Bandikui
Bandikui is located in India
Bandikui
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°03′N 76°34′E / 27.05°N 76.57°E / 27.05; 76.57Coordinates: 27°03′N 76°34′E / 27.05°N 76.57°E / 27.05; 76.57
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Dausa
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 170,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 303313
Telephone code 01420
Vehicle registration RJ 29
Modified By - P John

Bandikui is a city and a gram panchayat, panchayat samiti in Dausa district in the state of Rajasthan, India.[1]

Bandikui Church[edit]

Bandikui is a major railway town at the junction of Agra-Jaipur and Delhi-Jaipur railway lines in Dausa district of Rajasthan. Bandikui railway station was established in 1874. This site was preferred for the tri-junction by Railway surveyors over Rajgarh, Alwar due to better alignment . At its height there were 1000 families of Britishers living in Bandikui. Bandikui remains the most important railway junction in Dausa District of Rajasthan till date. It is also major agrarian center about 12 km North of the main Agra-Jaipur Highway. Bandikui boasts of the beautiful St Francis Roman Catholic Church, cast in stone, located near the railway station. Rajasthan Government has recently given a grant of Rs 1 Crore for the restoration of the church. St Francis school, Bandikui is located nearby.

Abhaneri Chand Baori the deepest stepwell in India and the Harshad mata temple dating back to 9th cebtury AD are located at a distance of about 7 km from Bandikui. The famous Mehndipur Balaji temple is about 35 km away from Bandikui on the main Jaipur-Agra highway. The famous Rajgarh town, erstwhile capital of Alwar state, is about 45 km north of Bandikui on the main Delhi Jaipur railway line. Rajgarh boasts of the Baghraj Maharaj temple, waterfalls and historic fort and palaces.

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