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Mahendragarh is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15Coordinates: 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15
Country  India
State Haryana
District Mahendragarh
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,128
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 123029
Vehicle registration HR 34

Mahendragarh is a town and a municipal committee in Mahendragarh district in the north Indian state of Haryana.[1] It takes only 2 hours to reach Mahendragarh and is 115.0 KM away from Gurgaon and comes under National Capital Region (India).[2][3]


Mahendragarh is located at 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15.[4] It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet). Mahendragarh district is bounded on the north by Bhiwani and Rohtak districts, on the east by Rewari district and Alwar district of Rajasthan, on the south by Alwar, Jaipur and Sikar districts of Rajasthan, and on the west by Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan. It has 2 tehsils of Narnaul and Mahendergarh.

It is named after Maharaj Mahendra singh who was the ruler during the Mughal era. It is situated at the bank of Dohan river (which was a seasonal river),which is at the verge of extinction.


With various leading schools and colleges, Mahendragarh has become as the education hub of India. Central University of Haryana[5] has been established in Mahendergarh having campus area of 488 acre. Mahendragarh has various engineering colleges as well. Mahendergarh is hub of international level schools with ultra modern amenities with high class of study level where students from Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, Punjab etc getting education to achieve their dreams. Mahendergarh has maximum number of education colleges in Haryana state.


As of 2001 India census,[6] Mahendragarh had a population of 23,977. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mahendragarh has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57%. In Mahendragarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Hindus constitute 98% of the population.

In spite of being a district headquarters, there is no administrative office. All the relevant work is done in Narnaul. The very first guggul (Commiphora wightii) vatika (place where medicinal plants are planted) was established here.

Now many government offices have opened in Mahendragarh near Government Boys college in new Court.

Social Groups[edit]

According to Haryana District Gazetteers: Mahendragarh Ahirs and Rajputs form the agricultural backbone of the district.However Yaduvanshi Ahirs are in majority in the district.[7][8] Election results are mainly influenced by Ahirs.

Notable personalities[edit]

Lalit Modi-businessman