Coordinates: 26°34′N 74°52′E / 26.57°N 74.87°E / 26.57; 74.87
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Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh
Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh
Marble City of India
Kishangarh is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Kishangarh is located in India
Kishangarh (India)
Coordinates: 26°34′N 74°52′E / 26.57°N 74.87°E / 26.57; 74.87
Country India
 • TypeRajasthan government
 • MLASuresh Tak (Independent)
 • Total895.78 km2 (345.86 sq mi)
433 m (1,421 ft)
 (census 2011)
 • Total154,886
 • Rank13th in Rajasthan
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Languages - Marwari, Rajasthani, Hindi, English
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
305801, 305802
Telephone code01463
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-01, RJ-42

Kishangarh is a city and a Municipal Council in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.


Kishangarh State was founded by the Jodhpur prince Kishan Singh in 1609. Before Kishan Singh this area was ruled by Raja Samokhan Singh.[1]

Savant Singh (reigned 1748-1757) and Bani Thani in the Guise of Krishna and Radha Cruising on Lake Gundalao, Kishangarh

Kishangarh was the capital of the eponymous princely state during the British Raj, which was located in the Rajputana Agency. It had an area of 2210 km2 (858 miles²) and a population in 1901 of 90,970. This figure for population represented a decrease of 27% over the census figure of 1891, something presumably attributable to the famine of 1899-1900. The state enjoyed an estimated revenue of £.34,000/- and paid no tribute to the British Raj. In 1840, Prithvi Singh, became the 15th Maharaja of Kishangarh, and reigned till his death in 1879, after which he was succeeded by his son, Sardul Singh.[2]

Prithvi Singh (r.1840-1879), 15th Maharaja of Kishangarh, early 1870s.

A municipality was established at Kishangarh in 1892.[3]

Maharaja Madan Singh ascended the throne in 1900 at the age of sixteen,[4] at a time when the state was reeling from the impact of a devastating drought. The administration under him and his diwan was widely deemed worthy of approbation; irrigation from tanks and wells was extended and factories for ginning and pressing cotton were started.[4] A social reform movement for discouraging excessive expenditure on marriages made remarkable impact during his reign.[4]


As of 2011 India census,[5] Kishangarh had a population of 154,886. Males constitute about 51% of the population and females 49%. Kishangarh has an average literacy rate of 68%, slightly lower than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 60%. In Kishangarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.[6]

Nepheline Syenite[edit]

Kishangarh Nepheline Syenite is among the 32 National Geological Monuments in India notified by Geological Survey of India (GSI), for their protection, maintenance, promotion and enhancement of geotourism.[7][8][9] Nepheline syenite here is an intrusion pluton emplaced along the core of an antiform of metamorphites in Aravalli craton which has been dated 1590 million years to 1910 million years old.[10]

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  1. ^ Tareekh-e-Rohela by Nafees Siddiqui
  2. ^ Kishangarh British Library.
  3. ^ Rima Hooja (2006). A History of Rajasthan. Rupa. p. 1166. ISBN 9788129108906.
  4. ^ a b c Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kishangarh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 836.
  5. ^ "Complete Data of Census of India 2011: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "National Geological Monument, from Geological Survey of India website". Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Geo-Heritage Sites". Press Information Bureau. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  9. ^ national geo-heritage of India Archived 11 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine, INTACH
  10. ^ "Geological Survey of India - Home". Retrieved 12 August 2022.

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