Welcome to Karauli
Completely off the tourist trail, the area is also famous for its red-sandstone quarries and for its lac (resin) bangles. Twenty-five kilometres away is the rugged Kaila Devi Game Sanctuary, which adjoins the buffer zone of Ranthambhore National Park.
Around 40km from town, along a pot-holed road, is a tragically ruined fort, Timangarh. Built around 1100 and reconstructed in 1244, this once-mighty fort overlooks a lake filled with water lilies. It was deserted 300 years ago, but has been destroyed by looters over the last 50 years. You’ll need to hire a taxi to get here, and one that can manage the track.