Kuchaman City

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Kuchaman City
Educational City
The Kuchaman Fort.png
Nickname(s): 
Shiksha Nagri,Kuncha ki Dhani
Kuchaman City is located in Rajasthan
Kuchaman City
Kuchaman City
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°09′06″N 74°51′48″E / 27.151727°N 74.863243°E / 27.151727; 74.863243Coordinates: 27°09′06″N 74°51′48″E / 27.151727°N 74.863243°E / 27.151727; 74.863243
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictNagaur
Area
 • Total14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total81,969
 • Density5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi,Marwadi(Rajasthani)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
341508
Telephone code+91-1586
Websitewww.kuchamancity.com

Kuchaman City is the second largest city and a municipality in Nagaur district after Nagaur City in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city includes a few Havelis in the Shekhawati style and a fort overlooking the city. One can also find fresco painting there on variable subjects such as flowers, motifs, and Hindu mythology.

The local fort is a major tourist attraction and is also part of the route of Palace on Wheels. A few havelis have also opened their doors to the foreign guests, who visit during the winter.

In 2006, part of the Bollywood movie Drona, starring Abhishek Bachchan was shot at Kuchaman Fort.

In 2008, part of the movie Jodha-Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Ashwarya Rai was shot at Kuchaman Fort.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,Kuchaman City had a population of 81969. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. According to the India Census 2011, Kuchaman City had an average literacy rate of 76.53%, significantly higher than the state average of 66.11% and national average of 74.04%; male literacy was 86.82%, and female literacy was 65.65%; 14.46% of the population was under 6 years of age.

It is a city of Nagaur District in Rajasthan. Kuchaman is a well developed city. There are 30 Wards in Kuchaman City. It is situated on the Jaipur Nagaur route. It is 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Jaipur and 101 km (63 mi) from Ajmer. Kuchaman City has its railway station situated in the outskirts of the city which is about 9 kilometres (6 mi) from the city bus station. The main businesses in the town are salt-processing, vegetable-oil production and local trade. There are many social societies active in the town, such as Kuchaman Vikas Samiti, the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Maulana Azad Educational Society, Madarsa Islamiya Society, and Mahaveer International. Kuchaman City's educational system is fairly developed, and during the last few years, students from other parts of the state have been coming to the city for education. Kuchaman is the only town in Nagaur district to have CCTV cameras installed for security reason thus making it a truly high-tech city in terms of crime control.

Religions in Kuchaman city
Religion Percent
Hindus
75.02%
Muslims
22.78%
Jains
1.96%
Others†
0.24%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.01%), Buddhists (<0.01%).

Events[edit]

Kuchaman, being a culturally diverse and fervent society, celebrates various holidays and festivals. Popular religious festivals include the Hindu festivals of Janmasthmi Utsav (Shri Blaji Navyuvak Mandal-New Colony) Ganesh Chaturthi Mela-Ganesh Dungri, Navratri Mahotsav - Balak Young Society, Holi-Kavi Sammelan, Dussehra-Kuchaman Stadium, Islamic festivals of Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Shab-e-Barat and other events like the Kuchaman Marathon, Mahaveer Jayanti, Harayali Amavasya Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Pashu Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Kuchaman Tade Fair-Station Road are observed throughout the town.

Kuchaman Marathon[edit]

Kucaman Marathon is sequenced to make Kuchaman a high-class city and prove its existence on the global map. The Kuchaman Marathon organises every year in the month of February with a cause-"Green City Clean City".

Education Centers[edit]

Kuchaman is known as education city of Nagaur. There are various Colleges, B.Ed Colleges, ITI, Schools, Coaching Centers, Hostels and other educational institutions in Kuchaman City where students from all over Rajasthan come to pursue their education. Some of the educational institutes from above categories are

Colleges[edit]

  1. Adarsh College
  2. Astha Mahavidhyalaya
  3. Bright Minds Mahavidyalaya
  4. Career Point Mahavidhyalaya
  5. D.R. Memorial Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  6. H.P. Kabra College of Computer Science
  7. H.P. Kabra Girls College
  8. Jupiter College
  9. Kuchaman College
  10. Marwar Mahavidyalaya
  11. Marwar Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  12. Mayur Mahavidyalaya
  13. Modern Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  14. Rajeev Gandhi Mahavidyalaya
  15. Shree Narayan Mahavidyalaya
  16. Tagore College
  17. Vivekanand Mahavidhyalaya


Schools[edit]

  1. Nobel Senior Secondary School
  2. Tagore Shikshan Sansthan Sr. Sec School
  3. Tagore Science School, Jusri Road Kuchaman City
  4. Saint Paul's School
  5. Saint Anslem's School
  6. Tagore International School
  7. KVS School
  8. Vidhya Bharti Public Sr. Sec. School
  9. Humming Birds School
  10. Ravindra Nath Tagore Sr. Sec. School
  11. Apex Academy,
  12. Eklavya academy
  13. Kucha-E-Aman School
  14. Hi-Tech School
  15. KCP School
  16. Sanskar International School
  17. Nalanda School
  18. Apollo Children Academy
  19. VT Sr. Sec. School,
  20. Vikas Vidhya Mandir
  21. Rama Memorial School
  22. Lal Bahadur Shastri Science School
  23. BR Khokhar Memorial School
  24. New Modern School
  25. Aielian Public school
  26. D.A.V. Classes & Academy
  27. Geetanjali public sen sec school
  28. Bharti Children Care School
  29. Kautilya central school

And Kuchaman city is the hub of Defence academies in Rajasthan. Almost 200 defence academies are here.

Transport[edit]

Kuchaman City is well connected by Rail and Road to other parts of country. Kuchaman enjoys central location in Rajasthan. All major cities in Rajasthan lie within a radius of 500 km (310 mi). Kuchaman can be conveniently reached from any part of India by road. The town is situated between the Jaipur, Ajmer & Nagaur, both the towns are situated within 100 and 140 km (62 and 87 mi) radius with Kuchaman being centrally located. The bypass highway from Jaipur to Nagaur, Kuchaman to Kotputli and Kishangarh to Hanumangarh is going from the Kuchaman city.All of three Highways connects City to the two states Haryana and Punjab.

Sightseeing[edit]

Kuchaman Fort[edit]

Kuchaman City and Fort, 2006
Ariel View of Kuchaman Fort

Perched atop a 1,000-foot-high (300 m) cliff, the Kuchaman Fort is the most important attraction in Kuchaman. It was built by a Gurjara-Pratihara king during 730-760.[citation needed] Currently a heritage hotel, the fort displays a rich collection of original inlay work in semi-precious stones, glass, and gold paint. The Sheesh Mahal (glass palace) is a sight for marvel. A colorful bazaar, located below the fort, is a great place to shop for handicrafts and fabrics.

Meera Mahal[edit]

The Meera Mahal is an exquisite palace which plays host to the miniature paintings illustrating the life story of Rathore poet-saint Meerabai, the passionate devotee of Lord Krishna. The passion and dedication with which Meera (a married Rajput woman) worshiped Lord Krishna has been a part of the folklore for ages and is still considered to be one of the finest efforts by any devotee to evince the allegiance to the Lord. Ranjit Singh constructed the Mahal (Palace) and its temple, which contains lok devta and gurus.

Jal Mahal[edit]

Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a unique concept visualized and implemented with an aim to provide the queens and princesses with a hidden swimming pool. The fort has two swimming pools. Jal Mahal, an underground pool, is royal in every aspect with its supercilious cloisters and arcades. The fort is now a heritage hotel and provides an opportunity to its customers to swim in these pools and envisage the imperial beauties that once owned and used it. Apparently the pool is also capable of controlling the water temperature.

Sabha Prakash[edit]

The Sabha Prakash (Illumination Meeting) used to be the formal chambers for meetings and for holding court to interact with citizens. Many critical decisions for welfare and dispute settlement were delivered from the main hall. The hall itself is decorated exquisitely and is adorned with polished walls strewn with semi-precious pebbles and shingles that are intricately inlaid. The decoration of the Sabha Prakash was deliberately done, keeping in mind the exhaustive exposure it would have to the public eye. The decoration shifts towards the Shekhavati style. However, most of the decoration is unique to the Kuchaman Fort.

Lok Dev Temple[edit]

Built by Ranjit Singh, this temple showcases paintings of Lok Devtas (folk-deity) such as Sant Gogaji, Baba Ram Dev, Sant Ravi Das, and Sant Kabir.

China Pole[edit]

Complete with intricately painted interiors, this pole was constructed by a Chinese traveler who wanted to narrate his travel experiences in a unique way.

Ganesh Dungri[edit]

Ganesh Dungri Temple

Ganesh Dungri,is a Hindu temple located in Kuchaman. The grand temple is located on an elevated at Dungari hill in Kuchaman. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Ganesh Temple.This temple is believed to have been built during the rule of the Raja Hari Singh.

Shakambhri Hill[edit]

Shakti Peeth Shakumbhri, meaning the abode of Shakti Goddess Shakambhari or Shakumbhri, is situated ioutside from urban area, at a distance of 3 km to the South of Kuchaman. Perched in the midst of the Aravali mountain range, this temple is believed to have been built during the rule of the Raja Pratap Singh. Twice a year, in the Ashwin and Chaitra months of the Hindu calendar (during the days of Navratra), the famous Shakumbhri Mela is organised. About 100 meter southeast of Shakumbari lies the Bhura Dev (BHAIRAV) temple which is considered to be the guard of Shakumbari Devi.

Gates of Old City[edit]

  1. Paltan Gate
  2. Kashmiri Gate
  3. Aathuna Darwaja
  4. Hauj ka Darwaja
  5. Dilli Darwaja

Other Places of Interest[edit]

Saafe Wale Sai Temple
Sai Temple
  1. Saafe Wale Saai Baba (The Saai Temple)
  2. Bhairav Talab ( Lord Bhairav Temple and Pond Side Picnic Spot)
  3. Shyam Baagh ( The Kuchaman Fort Lower Area)
  4. Mukti Dham ( Funeral Center and Joggers Park which is the largest and the Most beautiful Shamshaan Ghat(Funeral Center) in the state of Rajasthan
  5. Kharda Stadium- A multipurpose sports arena in the city
  6. Star City Mall- Shopping Complex with multiscreen theater and food Station in it
  7. Digamabar Jain Lord Mahaveera Temple and Chetalaya
  8. Kanoi Park- Public Joggers Park with amusement area for children
  9. Jaav ki Baori- State time property for water harvesting which is renovated by Kuchaman Vikas Samiti And Ministry of water resources. Prime minister Narendra Modi had also tweeted about the Baori in his official tweeter handle.

Gallery[edit]

Streets of Kuchaman City
Fresco paintings at Kuchaman Fort

References[edit]