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  • Baran


    The Land of Wooded Hills and Valleys

    Ramgarh Pond




A separate area carved out of the beautiful region of Kota, Baran is located further in the Hadoti province of Rajasthan. A traveller’s dream, Baran is the land of picturesque wooded hills and valleys, where one can stumble upon old ruins that tell stories of an era long gone. The district is known for its Ram- Sita temples, serene picnic spots and vibrant tribal fairs and festivals. The history of Baran dates back to the 14th century when Solanki Rajputs ruled over the region. In 1949, Baran became the head-divisional quarter of Kota when Rajasthan was reconstituted. It became an established district of Rajasthan in 1991.Baran is popular for attracting tourists who prefer exploring the non-commercial aspects of the State. Its architectural marvels, a beautiful collection of temples dedicated to Ram and Sita and mighty fortresses add to Baran’s natural beauty.

Attractions & Places to Visit and Explore in Baran

Come explore the wonders and sites that Baran has to offer you. There’s always something to see in Rajasthan.

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  • Ramgarh Bhand Devra Temple

    Ramgarh Bhand Devra Temple

    Situated about 40 km away from Baran city, the Ramgarh Bhand Devra temple devoted to Lord Shiva is said to date back to as long as the 10th century. Built in the Khajuraho style of architecture, it is also known as the mini Khajuraho of Rajasthan. This temple is situated on the banks of a small pond.

  • Shahabad Fort

    Shahabad Fort

    One of the strongest forts in Hadoti, the Shahabad fort is situated about 80 km from Baran. Constructed by Mukatmani Dev, a Chauhan Rajput, this fort dates back to the 16th century. Standing tall in a densely forested area, the fort is surrounded by the intimidating Kunda Koh valley and has some noteworthy structures located within its walls. History tells us that the fort was home to 18 powerful cannons, one of them being as long as 19 feet! Interestingly, Mughal Emperor Aurengzeb also lived here for sometime.

  • Shahi Jama Masjid of Shahabad

    Shahi Jama Masjid of Shahabad

    Constructed during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, the Shahi Jama Masjid of Shahabad is situated around 80 km from Baran. An architectural marvel that attracts a large number of tourists every year, the Shahi Jama Masjid was built on the pattern of Jama Masjid of Delhi and is famous for its impressive pillars and intricate ‘mehrab’.

  • Shergarh Fort

    Shergarh Fort

    Located around 65 km from Baran district, the Shergarh fort is one of Baran’s most popular tourist attractions. Standing on the banks of the river Parvan, it was considered a monument of strategic importance to rulers. Ruled by different dynasties over the years, Shergarh is supposed to have earned its name after its capture by Shershah of the Sur dynasty bit – its original name was Koshavardhan. An inscription from 790 AD reflects the rich history of Shergarh fort and it is among the popular forts of Rajasthan.

  • Shergarh Sanctuary

    Shergarh Sanctuary

    The perfect destination for nature lovers, Shergarh sanctuary is located in Shergarh village, about 65 km from Baran district. Rich in flora and fauna, Shergarh sanctuary is home to several endangered species of plants, as well as tigers, sloth bears, leopards and wild boards, among other animals. A photographer’s delight, Shergarh sanctuary is easily accessible by road.

  • Sitabari


    Located 45 km from Baran, Sitabari is a famous place of worship and also doubles up as a popular picnic spot. Dotted with temples dedicate to Sita and Laxman, many believe this is the birth place of Lord Ram and Sita’s twin sons, Luv and Kush. It also comprises several kunds such as Valmiki kund, Sita kund, Laxman kund, Surya kund, etc. Sitabari is also the venue of the famous Sitabari fair, held in the month of May-June. Due to its long association with tribes, the place is terned as the Kumbh of Sahariya tribes.

  • Tapasviyo ki Bagechi

    Tapasviyo ki Bagechi

    A beautiful picnic spot in Shahabad near Baran, Tapasviyo ki Bagechi is often frequented by tourists and locals who are looking for peace and serenity. Now a picture-perfect location with stunning mountains acting as a backdrop, Tapasviyo ki Bagechi was once a hub for betel farming, traces of which can still be found. A major attraction here is the large statue of a Shivling.

  • Kakuni Temple Complex

    Kakuni Temple Complex

    Located 85 km from Baran, Kakuni, situated on the banks for the Parvan River is best known for temples. The Kakuni Temple Complex houses temples dedicated to Jain and Vaishnava gods and Lord Shiva, and some of them date back to the 8th century. Many idols from Kakuni temples have been preserved in museums at Kota and Jhalawar. You can also visit the remains of the Bhimgarh Fort, built by King Bhim Deo here.

  • Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary

    Located 50 km from Kota is the Sorsan Wildlife Sanctuary. Popularly known as the Sorsan Grasslands, it is a 41 sq.km bird sanctuary which is home to scrubby vegetation, numerous water bodies and a vast variety of birds and animals. Visitors here can hope to catch a glimpse of orioles, quails, partridges, robins, weavers, greylag geese, common pochards, teals and pintails. Come winter and flocks of migrant birds such as warblers, flycatchers, larks, starlings and rosy pastors fly here. You can also spot animals such as black buck and gazelles.

  • Sorsan Mataji Temple

    Sorsan Mataji Temple

    Sorsan Mataji temple, also known as Brahmani Mata Mandir is located at a distance of 20 km from Baran in Sorsan village. The temple houses a special oil lamp, ‘Akhand Jyot’ which, if stories are to be believed, has been burning uninterrupted for 400 years! Every year, on Shiv Ratri, a fair is organised in the temple premises.

  • Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh Fort

    The fort, located at a distance of about 73 km. from Baran is quite an impressive site. A magnificent structure constructed from red stone, it is also an excellent exemplar of Mughal architecture. The beauty attracts tourists from all over.

  • Kanya Dah- Bilas Garh

    Kanya Dah- Bilas Garh

    Bilasgarh, situated 45 km away from Baran city is in Kishanganj Tehsil. It was said that once upon a time, it was famous for being a well-developed city, but was destroyed on the orders of Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb. Legends say that Aurangzeb was attracted towards the princess of Khechi kingdom, the rulers of Bilasgarh, and ordered his troops to bring her to him. The princess preferred death over being his queen, and hence, committed suicide. The place where she chose to end her life is now known as ‘Kanya Dah’. In retaliation to this act, Aurangzeb’s troops destroyed the entire city of Bilasgarh. It now lies in a desolate place inside a forest

  • Kapil Dhara

    Kapil Dhara

    Renowned for its natural beauty, Kapil Dhara, famous among tourists, is located 50 km from Baran. The famous waterfall and a ‘Gamukh’ housed near the falls are also a big draw among tourists.

  • Gugor Fort

    Gugor Fort

    The fort is situated in the village Gugor, just 08 kms from Chhabra town of Baran district. The fort stands proudly on a hillock and its location on the bank of perennial river Parvati makes it a perfect place for solace.



    Located near Gajanpura, opposite to Food Craft Institute on Kota road. This Panorama attracts tourists to know the glorious history of kota-bundi-jhalawar. Hadouti Panorama is one such Centre, which binds these four districts together in one tread.



    This temple carries a historic importance and is another tourist attraction. Jhala Zalim Singh, had built this temple at the hill top. It has Kisnai Mata temple and Annapurna Devi temple inside its premises. This temple is very unique in terms of its offering of prasad— one of the deities here is worshipped with sweets and dry fruits, while another is offered meat and alcohol.



    It is a unique geographical curiosity which is situated about 40 kms from Baran. The Crater has a diameter of approx 3.5 kms and it was created as a result of meteorite collision with earth about 75000 years back. Since it is one of the four impact Craters known to exist in India, Ramgarh Crater has been declared a Geological monument of national importance.



    The temple of Bansthuni can be seen on the right side of the road on Shahabad road, 24 km from Baran. It is a beautiful temple built in the 09-10th century with carved pillars, torans etc worth seeing. A sculpted image of Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu is kept outside the temple.

  • Government Museum

    Government Museum

    The Government museum of Baran displays good collections of sculptures, paintings, weapons and decorative artifacts with piture of local temples and forts and worth a visit. Timing : 9 AM 5 PM Entry tickets : Indian Rs 20/-, Foreigner Rs 100/-

Be a part of the festivities and traditions that Baran has to offer. It’s always a celebration in Rajasthan.

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    Dolmela is organized at the Dol Talab (Pond) in the Baran city from Jaljhulni Akadashi. The main attraction of this day is a big Shobha Yatra (procession) which have about 54 Dev Viman ( The holy statue carriers) which is also known as Dol, of all the major temples of the city. People from adjoining Madhya Pradesh also visit for this fair. This fair is the symbol of communal harmony in the area.



    Holy place Sitabari is about 45 kms from the Baran city near the Kelwara town. A big tribal fair is organized here on Jyeshtha Amavasya. The place has number of Kunds attributed to Sita, Laxman, Surya, Lav, Kush etc and taking a holy dip in them is considered auspicious. Lakhs of people come here for this fair which is taken as Kumbh in the Sahariya Tribes. This fair is also an animal fair with trading of good varieties of cows, buffalows specially.

Engage in the many activities, tours and adventures that await you in Baran. There’s always something to do in Rajasthan.

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    The Kanjar tribe inhabited in some parts of Baran district of Rajasthan. Chakri means Chakkar(circle) rotation in hindi language. Chakri is one of the most popolar folk dance of Kanjar tribe in this area. While women danceers spin away to a certain rhythm, the unique background music is contributed by the local menfolk, showing their skill with the musical instrument Dholak. When at Baran must have seen this popular folk dance.

How to Reach here

How to Reach here

  • Flight Icon Nearest airport is Sanganeer Jaipur - 313 km away.
  • Car Icon The city is connected with neighbouring districts and with major cities outside the state via National Highway No.76 (27)
  • Train Icon There are regular trains to Baran from all states in India

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