Bhanwar Niwas Palace
Built as an official residence to Maharaj Ganesh Pal, the ruler of Karauli, The Bhanwar Vilas Palace was completed in late 1930’s. It was completed in late 1930’s. The building was constructed by blending the traditional Rajputana décor and Colonial architecture. The palace is fitted with intricately designed interiors and artistically furnished furniture.
Built around 700 years back, The City Palace is an old palace which has a fine collection of classic paintings, stone carvings and lattice works. Make sure to visit Durbar Hall, where Royals used to meet the commons and resolve the issues pertaining to general administration and welfare. The mammoth size of Durbar Hall is quite noteworthy.
Named after the king Timanpal, The Timangarh Fort is an impressive structure located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Karauli. The fort is believed to have been constructed in 1100 AD and ransacked in one of the attacks. The fort was renovated in 1244 AD by king Timanpal of Bayana. It has an impressive collection of Ashtadhatu and stone idol carvings.
Karauli Cattle Fair
The Karauli Cattle Fair is a grand event organized on the day of Maha Shivaratri festival. A cattle fair is organized where thousands of cattle gather in Mela Gate area. The Cattle Fair is generally organized before scorching summer heat hits the land of Rajasthan. During the fair, one can witness a crowded market resounding with the bargaining voices trading the wares in the form of healthy camels, horses and buffaloes etc.
Shopping in Karauli
For shopaholics, a walk down the local bazaar at Karauli will be memorable. The market offers access to some of the best handicraft articles which include showpieces and ornamentals. The local bazaar is quite famous for the colorful bangles and is flooded with woman folks looking forward to buy these products. However, beware of the extravagant prices, before you start bargaining with the vendors.