Dausa is a city and administrative headquarters of Dausa district in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is 55 km from Jaipur, 240 km from Delhi and located on Jaipur-Agra National Highway (NH-11). It is also known as "Dev Nagari." and now Getolav is main attraction of Dausa as Getolav Bird Habitat.
Dausa is located at 26.88°N 76.33°E. It has an average elevation of 333 metres (1072 feet). It is one of the 5 Districts of Jaipur division (Alwar, Dausa, Jaipur, Jhunjhunun, Sikar.) and is surrounded with 6 districts, namely, Jaipur, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, karauli, Bharatpur & Alwar. The total area of dausa city is 16.00 km2 . Dausa has 5 sub-divisions and their MLAs- Dausa- Shankar Lal Sharma (BJP) Sikrai- Geeta Verma (RJP) Mahuwa- Om Prakash Hudla (BJP) Lalsot- Dr. Kirori Lal Meena (RJP) Bandikui- Dr. Alka Singh (BJP)
\As of 2011 India census, Dausa city had total population of 85,960. Males constitute 45,369 of the population and females 40,591. Dausa has an average literacy rate of 69.17%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 84.54% and, female literacy is 52.33%. In Dausa, 11,042 of the population is under 6 years of age.
Dausa district ranks 20th in terms of population, 32nd in terms of area and 3rd in terms of population density.Dausa district consists 87.7 percent rural and 12.3 percent urban population whereas the State percent of rural and urban population is 75.1 and 24.9 respectively. The sex ratio of Dausa district (905) is significantly lower than the State sex ratio (928). The literacy rate in Dausa district is 68.2 percent which is higher than the State Average (66.1 percent) and it ranks 10th among the other districts of the state. Gender Gap of the literacy rate is 31.1 percent in the district. The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population in Dausa district is 21.7 percent and 26.5 percent respectively whereas the State percent of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population is 17.8 and 13.5 respectively.
Rail Network:The district is well connected by rail. It is on Delhi-Jaipur and Agra-Jaipur train route, which gives it great connectivity. District has also one important railway station, namely, Bandikui Junction. Dausa railway station is a very important railway station of north-western railway under Jaipur division and now the new railway line is under construction and starts very soon, after this dausa railway station will be the junction. Road distances:NH 11 passes through the district. It covers about 85 km in the district which includes district headquarters, Sikandra and Mahwa. Dausa is 55 km from Jaipur on NH-11 and well connected with Agra, Delhi and other surrounding districts viz. Karauli, Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur by road. Further, NH-11A also passes through the district covering Dausa & Lalsot Tehsil regions. Two Mega Highways, to be constructed by RIDCOR, namely Alwar to Sikandra (81 km) and Lalsot to Kota (195 km) will pass through the district. The district has four-lane facility on NH-11.
Abhaneri: Abhaneri is known for its post-gupta or early medieval monuments. It is situated at about 33 km from the district headquarters towards Bandikui. The Chand Baori (Step Well) and Harshat Mata Temple are the important places to visit.
Getolav Bird Habitat- Located at 200 meter from National Highway 11, migratory birds like Isabellin Shrike, Great white pelicans & Dalmatian pelican, River Tern, Northern Shoveler N Black-tailed Godwit, Greylag Goose, Ruff, Little Cormorant, Purple Heron, Indian spotbilled Duck Grey Heron, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, Northern Shoveler, Black headed Ibis, Eurasian Coot, Purple Swamphen, pied kingfisher and Sarus Crain are abundant here. Bhandarej: Bhandarej is known for the walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work, and terracotta utensils found in excavation. It is situated at about 10 km from the district headquarters towards Sikandra on NH-11.
Khawaraoji: Khawaraoji was the residence of the then ruler Raoji. It is situated at about 25 km from the district headquarters towards Sikrai. The fort-like residence is 350+ years old and converted into the Hotel Khawa Palace. There is one more fort on the top of hills which is said to be 1200 years old. Surrounded by hills on three sides, and having Amol Ghati nearby, this place is visited by tourists. There is a lake behind the hills in Khawaraoji Village.
Jhajhirampura : Jhajhirampura is known for the natural water tank and temples of Rudra (Shiv), Balaji (Hanuman) and other religious god and goddess. It is situated at around 45 km from district headquarters towards Baswa (Bandikui). Surrounded by hills and with natural water resource, this place has natural and spiritual glory.
Temples and Religious Spots
Neelkanth temple, Dausa district, Rajasthan
Mehandipur Balaji Temple: The temple of Bajrang Bali (Hanuman) god is known for treatment of mentally disturbed people. With the tremendous growth in medical sciences in the world, still people from all over India come to this place to overcome such diseases. It is situated about 40 km from district headquarters on NH11 towards Mahwa/Agra.
Neelkanth & Panch Mahadev: Dausa is also known as DEVNAGRI. In fact, Sahajnath, Somnath, Gupteshwar & Neelkanth, the five images of God Shive (Mahadev) are situated in the temples at Dausa. The temple of Neelkanth, situated on the plateau of the nearby hill, shows its ancient glory and spiritual presence. The roap-way also attracts the tourists to enjoy the faith of this religious place. Gatolav: Gatolav, at the district headquarters, the birthplace of Sant Sunderdas who had been preached by his master, Sant Dadudayal, the founder of Dadupanthi religion.
Shri Paplaj Mata Mandir:The Temple of Paplaj Mata Ji is situated in the sub-district Lalsot. The goddess is worship by Gurjar & Meena Caste. Shri Binouri Balaji Mandir:The Temple of Binouri Balaji Ji is situated in the sub-district Lalsot. It is approx 15 km away from sub-district Lalsot and 55 km away from district Dausa. The god Hanuman is worship by All caste Caste.