Dausa town is well places on the guide map of Rajsthan tourism, highlighting the magnificent havelis (mansions) in and around Dausa, besides colossal fort, temples and dargah of Hazrat Khwaja. A must a vist tourist destination for your travel vacations in Dausa Rajasthan.

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Dausa Town

Distance : 51km from Jaipur

¤ History

Dausa is the capital of a small district of the same name. Its history is linked with that of Amber's as it was here that the Kachhawaha Rajputs coming from central India dropped anchor. This happened in 1037 AD, when the Rajput, Duleh Rai, annexed the land from the tribe of Susawat Minas and made Dausa his capital city. Later the Kachhawahas moved on to Amber and then again to Jaipur.

¤ Haveli (Mansions) Attractions

There are several small but interesting havelis(mansions) in and around Dausa besides an old fort and temples.

¤ The Main Temples

The temples worth visiting are Sahejnathji Temple, Somnath Temple and Gupteshwar MahadeoTemple.

¤ Dargah - Hazrat Khwaja Jamaluddin Shah Baba

The Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Jamaluddin Shah Baba (a dargah is the tomb of a Muslim saint) is a renowned one and is frequented by Hindus and Muslims alike, not just from within Dausa but from nearby stations as well. The dargah itself is a modest building located in peaceful surroundings. It is generally believed that nobody ever returns from there without getting one's wishes fulfilled. The sleepy little town comes alive on Mondays when a special market springs up. Leather merchants from nearby places gather here to sell their camel leather goods and fine sheets of raw leather.

¤ Pratap Vatika

A few kilometres away from Dausa lies Vair. This is where the historic Pratap Vatika spreads itself. The once-lively fort-palace complex is now in ruins, and this makes an ideal location for a quiet picnic. The Pratap Mahal with its rounded roofs and small pillared balconies is very much in keeping with Rajput architecture. Within the complex is a small temple – the Mohanji ka Mandir – made of red sandstone. Mohan is another name for Krishna, the dark and mischievous Hindu god with a flute. The arches and pillars of the temple, badly damaged, add to the romantic ambience greatly. The Lal Mahal topped by chhatris (cenotaphs) has a beautiful kund (tank) adjoining it. There are people inhabiting a part of the mahal, so all of the complex is not desolate. If not anything else, you might bump into their cows and goats at least.

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