Newai

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Newai (Niwai)

Niwai,Banasthali Niwai
Niwai Railway station.jpg
Newai (Niwai) is located in Rajasthan
Newai (Niwai)
Newai (Niwai)
Location in Rajasthan, India
Newai (Niwai) is located in India
Newai (Niwai)
Newai (Niwai)
Newai (Niwai) (India)
Coordinates: 26°22′57″N 75°55′26″E / 26.3824°N 75.924°E / 26.3824; 75.924Coordinates: 26°22′57″N 75°55′26″E / 26.3824°N 75.924°E / 26.3824; 75.924
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictTonk
Established25 March 1948
Population
(2011)
 • Total45,787
Demonym(s)Rajasthani
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • OtherRajasthani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01438
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-26

Newai or Niwai is a town, and a municipality and tehsil in Tonk district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The Tonk district is bounded in the north by Jaipur district, in the east by Sawai Madhopur district, in the southeast by Kota district, in the south by Bundi district, in the southwest by Bhilwara district, and in the west by Ajmer district. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan is the closest major city to Newai.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Niwai had a population of 2,45,787. Males constitute 50.30% of the population and females 49.70%. Jaipur, the Pink city and Capital of Rajasthan is just 70 Km away from Newai, Newai is a Tehsil Headquarter of District Tonk. Newai is sorrounded by major districts such as Jaipur, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur and Ajmer.

Attractions[edit]

The town is bordered by scenic Raktanchal Parvat on one side. There are sand dunes and plain desert on opposite side of this hill which attracts people during rainy season. On 29 July 2015, an idol (dating 1316 Samvat) of Lord Mahavira, 24th Jain Tirthankara has been found while digging the sand there. Newai is known as "Dharma Nagri" and is very peaceful. Devnarayan Bhagawan's temple Jodhpuriya is located here. Bhagawan Devnarayan was son of king Sri Sawai Bhoj Gurjar (one of the 24 brave Gurjar brothers known as Bagaravat) and Saadu Maata Gurjari. Town's peaceful environment attracts many old sadhus who are living here at various temples and ashrams. Newai has many temples and worship places of Hindu and Jain religion. There are various holy places which have unique importance for an individual clan. Among many such places, holy "Sati Mata place" is situated in foothills of "Ractanchal". This is also known as "Lada Chatri" among the local people. Devotees and followers from around the country visit this place to present offerings after their wishes get fulfilled or after any auspicious ceremony in the family e.g. marriage or child birth. Shivaji Park, hot and cold water springs, and Mashi Dam are some of other attractions in the town. Annual Dussehra festival is organised which is attended by people from the town and surrounding villages. Banasthali Vidyapith, a popular girls' university and famous Dr. K.N.Modi University are located here.

Newai is a commercial and industrial town housing various small and medium scale industries and factories specifically in the domain of edible vegetable oils which is transported all over the country. A popular comedian of the 18th century named DevRaj Singh Tanwar was born here.

Hospitals

  • Govt Hospital
  • Shree Vardhman Dental Clinic
  • Ojha Hospital
  • Shri Rameshwar prasad memorial hospital
  • Namokar Hospital
  • Kalyan Hospital
  • Sun Drop Eye hospital and Feko Surgury Center

Transport[edit]

  • By Rail

Banasthali Newai Railway Station is the major railway station of Newai and Tonk where almost 30 Super fast, Express and local trains have their halts. Distance from Newai to Jaipur Junction is 70 KM.

  • By Road

Newai is located at Jaipur Kota National Highway NH12 at 70 KM milestone from Jaipur.

  • By Air

Jaipur International Airport is 55 KM from Newai via NH12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India.

Computer Institute Site Computer Tonk Road Newai