If you love the horizon kissing stretches of sand, this is where your footprints must be in your next vacation. This is a destination in Rajasthan that is less heard of and that is more virgin as far tourist footfall id concerned. Thus it remains less crowded and only travellers who have the curiosity to search for uncommon places come here.

Location of Dausa

Dausa is located in the north eastern part of Rajasthan where the ancient Dhundhar area thrived in the hands of the Bargujar rulers. The Aravalli Range surrounds Dausa from three sides and the main rivers of this area are the Morel and Banganga.

The soil of Dausa is fine textured and from yellowish to dark brown. It is suitable for almost all kinds of crops. The main crops that are grown here are Bajra (staple diet), groundnut, mustard and maize. Dausa district boasts of 36 dams, the largest being Sainthal Sagar, Kalakho Bandh, Moral Bandh and Madhosagar Bandh.

History of Dausa: A journey Back in Time

Dausa district was founded in 1991 by dividing four tehsils. They were Dausa, Baswa, Karodi and Lalsot of Jaipur district and the fourth one was Sikrai. On 15th August, 1992, Mahwa tehsil of Sawai Madhopur district was added to Dausa.

How to Reach Dausa

Reaching Dausa is very easy and you can travel by road or rail or even flight. By road Dausa is situated on the NH-11 (National Highway- 11) and it is at a distance of 55 kilometres from Jaipur on the route to Agra and 240 kilometres from Delhi. Buses run from these two cities to Dausa daily at regular intervals. The nearest airport is at Sanganer which is at about 70 kilometres far in Jaipur. You can also reach Dausa by rail and this is the most convenient way of getting there because the railway station is inside the main Dausa town. The Delhi-Jaipur and Agra-Jaipur bound trains run on daily basis that would bring you here.

The folk music carvings and Stone Carvings of Dausa

Hela Khayal

It is the folk singing style of this region and has over the years become a very popular genre of the Indian classical music.

Stone carvings of Sikandra

Sikandra is a rural place 25 kilometres away from Dausa on the NH-11 and it is famous locally and internationally for its carvings on sand stone. The products come in many forms like idols of Gods and Goddesses, water pots, flower vases, animal shapes, lattice work jails, furniture and lamp shades. Bansi Paharpur is a pink coloured sand stone on which the artisans of the Mali community are working for many decades. It is believed that the stone carvings of the Swaminarayan temple have been done by these artisans of Sikandra.

Pital (Brass) work of Balahedi

Pital is the name of brass, that is an alloy of copper and tin. Balahedi is a hamlet in Mahwa sub division on NH-11 around 60 kilometres from Dausa. The traditional artisans are still making copper pots and utensils.

The pottery of Baswa

Baswa is a rural area which is 17 kilometres away from Dausa in the Bandikui sub division and it is very famous for its pottery. Table lamps, hookah, and flower pots are made from red earthenware and these are exported to many other parts of the country and abroad.

The Festivals of Dausa

Rajasthan is synonymous to festivals. Traditional dance, exquisite music and scrumptious food are a must in every festival of the land of the royal tribe. The Meena and Gurjar are the dominating tribes of Rajasthan and the festivals are celebrated by them.

Basant Mela

The Basant Panchami Mela is held every year in the month of February and the worship of Raghunathji, Narsinghaji and Lord Surya (the Sun God). The fair is held on the village ground for three consecutive days and all artisans come here to display their products. Secondly the strongest unique selling point of the fair is its entertainment part. There are regular functions held where village folk perform the traditional dance and music and this is very popular amongst the foreigner tourists.

Dolchi Holi

The Gurjar caste of the Pavta village celebrates Holi in an uncommon style on the next day of Dhulandi. The men use a small pot made of leather and spray jet of water on each other from the four adjacent ponds. After that there is a village feast where the authentic Baati Chokha and Dal Baati are eaten together.

Sheikh Jamal’s Urs

Sufi Sant Hazaratshah Sheikh Jamal’s worship place is on the Lalsot Road. During the Islamic festival of Urs, religious functions are held here and these go on for the entire night.

Tourist attractions of Dausa for quenching the thirst of the Traveller in you

Dausa attracts tourists who are travellers with a different mindset. If you are a tourist who just wants to see forts and eat authentic meals then this part of Rajasthan is not for you. Dausa is for you if you have that extra eye for searching for the beauty of finding Rajasthan with a Kaleidoscope.

  • Abhaneri
  • Bhandarej
  • Khawaraoji
  • Jhajirampura
  • Mehandipur Balaji temple
  • Temple of Neelkanth and Panch Mahadev
  • Gatolav

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