District Administration, Dholpur (Rajasthan)
Collectorate Building, Bari Road, Dholpur 328001
Phone: 05642-220871, 220254 (O), 220202 (R)
District Dholpur is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. The district came into existence in 1982 comprising four tehsils of Bharatpur namely Dholpur, Rajakhera, Bari
and Baseri. It is bordered by Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the south, Karauli district to the west and Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh to the east.
The District has six Subdivisions and six Tehsils Dholpur, Bari, Baseri and Rajakhera, Saipau & Sarmathura and five Development Blocks namely Dholpur, Bari, Baseri,
Rajakhera and Saipau. The district is well connected by roads and railways. The Broad-gauge lines of Mumbai – Agra of Central Railways, passes through the district headquarter
Total area of Dholpur district is 3,034sq. kilometers. It's population according to census of the year 2011 was 12,06,516 comprising 6,53,647 males and 5,52,869
The History of Dholpur date back to the Buddha’s Period. During that period , Dholpur was included in Matsya Janpad. During Mauryan rule it was included in the Mauryan Empire. During time, it came under the rule of various rulers. . Around the 8th to 10th centuries, Chauhans ruled over it. In the year 1194 it remained under Mohammed Gauri.
It is believed that the city got its name Dhawalpuri (then Dholpur) after Raja Dholan Deo Tomar, the Tomar ruler who established the city in 700 AD.
GEOGRAPHICAL AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
The geographical coordinates for Dholpur (Dhaulpur) are 26° 42' 0" North, 77° 54' 0" East.
The Chambal River forms the southern boundary of the district, across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. All along the bank of the Chambal River the district
is deeply intersected by ravines; low ranges of hills in the western portion of the district supply quarries of fine-grained and easily worked red sandstone.
Range of sand stone hills runs from Dholpur town in a south western direction attaining at one place on attitude of 356.91 Meters above sea level. The land in Dholpur
district is fertile and rises from alluvial plain near the level. Hills and broken grounds characterize almost the whole territory, along the valley of the Chambal as irregular
and lofty wall of rocks separate the land on the river from the uplands .