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.


Top experiences in Karauli

Travel guides

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Karauli activities

$40 Private & Custom Tours

Private Custom Excursion Tour from Delhi to Mathura and Vrindavan with guide

Pickup from your city hotel in Delhi. Delhi to Mathura is a distance of approx 190 kms and the driving time will be approx. 3.5 hours.All sightseeing rate provided are with air conditioned transport & knowledgeable English-speaking guide Visit The International Society for Shri Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is one of the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan today. The principal deities of this temple are Shri Krishna - Balram and Shri Radha - Shyam Sundar. Adjoining the temple is the samadhi of Shri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON sect, built in pure white marble. The Madan Mohan Temple located near the Kali Ghat which was built by Kapur Ram Das of Multan. This is the oldest existent temple in Vrindavan today. The temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya. The original idol of Lord Madan Gopal was shifted from the shrine to Karauli in Rajasthan for safe keeping, during Aurangzeb's rule. Today, a replica of the image is worshipped at the temple.Then head to Vrindavan. Distance between Mathura & Vrindavan is approx 15 kms with a driving time of approx 30 minutes. Kadamb Grooves of Vindavan: Vrindavan was considered to have the most beautiful forests in India. Urbanization has now destroyed most of it. However 2 small grooves, Seva Kunj and Nidhivan, still exist. It is believed that Lord Krishna played and danced with the gopis at Seva Kunj. At Nidhivan he used to rest with his beloved Radha. Nidhivan also has the Samadhi of Swami Haridas that is daily decorated with flowers by the priest. Govind Deo Temple; Govind Deo temple was built in 1590 by Man Singh, a General of Emperor Akbar, for a huge sum of 1 crore rupees. Emperor Akbar is believed to have donated some red sandstone that was bought for the construction of the Red Fort in Agra towards building this temple. Kesi Ghat is located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Legend has it that Lord Krishna killed the Kesi demon at this ghat. It is believed that if you take bath at Kesi Ghat you get the benediction of bathing in all of the holy places. Every evening at sunset an aarti is performed at the ghat.Later head back to Delhi. Vrindavan to Delhi is a distance of approx 190 kms and the driving time will be approx. 3.5 hours.Drop off at your city hotel in Delhi. Please note that due to evening rush hour traffic in Delhi, it will take around one more hour to reach your hotel in Delhi city location.

$1175 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Heritage of India Tour from Jaipur: Ramathra Fort and Taj Mahal

Day 1 : Jaipur [B, D]Pick up from your hotel in Jaipur at 7:00AM and transfer you to our hotel for check-in and breakfast. After breakfast, leave at 8:15am with your guide for Fort Amber. Afterwards visit Palace of Winds, the City Palace and the Albert Museum. Later on return to the hotel for lunch and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening you can take a complimentary Ayurvedic massage before we proceed to Kalwar Castle, which is located 11 miles (19 kilometers) from Jaipur. At Kalwar Castle, the owners - a former highly decorated General of the Army and his wife - will host a BBQ dinner and a light-and-sound show. After the entertainment, we will return to hotel for the night.Day 2 : Jaipur [B, D]Take an excursion to Chand Baori, an amazing 8th-century step-well, and the Temple of Harsha Mata, the goddess of happiness. You will return to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon visit the Birla Temple and stroll through the colorful jewelers' bazaars of Old Jaipur. Return to your hotel for a gala dinner on the hotel roof-top with unlimited beer, wine and cocktails. Enjoy succulent mutton kebabs and sumptuous buffet dinner. For entertainment you will see a puppet show and watch a folk performance.Day 3 : Kishangarh - Pushkar [B, D]Early morning leave for Kishangarh, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Jaipur, to check into the Phool Mahal Palace. You will visit the studio where artists make beautiful miniature paintings on silk. In the late afternoon we will proceed to the temple town of Pushkar, view aarti being performed at the Brahma Temple and walk around the sacred lakes. will return to the hotel for a live demonstration on making chicken biryani and have dinner.Day 4 : Kishangarh - Ranthambore National Park [B, D]Early morning leave for the Ranthamore Tiger Sanctuary. Take a jeep safari in the thick forests of the sanctuary. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 5 : Ranthambore National Park - Bharatpur [B, D]Take a jeep safari before breakfast. Return to your hotel and leave for Bharatpur. After a four-hour drive check in to the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace. Lunch at the hotel. At 3pm we will visit the Bird Sanctuary. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 6 : Bharatpur - Karauli [B, D]Leave for Karauli and check in to the Ramathra Fort, a palace hotel owned by the former raja of Karauli. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 7 : Karauli - Agra [B, D]Early morning leave for Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal. Along the way you will see Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit Taj Mahal and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. After dinner you will be dropped off at your hotel in Agra. The tour ends in Agra.

Active

Rajasthan Cycling

Legendary landmarks, secluded villages, every colour you can imagine (and then some) – Rajasthan is a place best viewed up-close. A great opportunity for active travellers to mix some exercise with their exploring, this 15-day journey across northwestern India will work out your shutter-finger as much as your calves. After soaking up the sights in bustling Delhi, you’ll bike to remote communities near scenic Jhadol, visit the famed "Pink City" of Jaipur, spot tigers in Ranthambore and, of course, get some face time with the Taj Mahal. Make your next adventure pedal-powered.

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