Location in Gujarat, India
|Coordinates: 22°19′12″N 74°0′36″E / 22.32000°N 74.01000°ECoordinates: 22°19′12″N 74°0′36″E / 22.32000°N 74.01000°E|
|• Official||Gujarati, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Chhota Udaipur was the capital of the erstwhile Princely State of Chhota Udaipur, founded in 1743 by Rawal Udeysinhji, a descendant of Patai Rawal of Champaner. This state was a second class state under Rewa Kantha Agency and merged with the Union of India on March 10, 1948.
Rulers (title Maharawal)
- 1762 – 1771 Arsisinhji
- 1771 – 1777 Hamirsinhji II
- 1777 – 1822 Bhimsinhji
- 1822 – 1851 Gumansinhji
- 1851 – 1881 Jitsinhji
- 1881 – 1895 Motisinhji
- 1895 – 29 Aug 1923 Fatehsinhji (b. 1884 – d. 1923)
- 29 Aug 1923 – 15 Oct 1946 Natwarsinhji Fatehsinhji (b. 1906 – d. 1946)
- 15 Oct 1946 – 15 Aug 1947 Virendrasinhji (b. 1907- d.27th June 2005)
- Jaipratap Sinhji Saheb (30th November 1973)Present Maharaja.
- Yuvraj Sumer SinhJi Saheb(22nd February 1996)
As of 2001 India census, Chhota Udaipur had a population of 27,165. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhota Udaipur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 76% and female literacy of 62%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Kali Niketan (Nahar Mahal) palace, built as the summer residence of the erstwhile royal family is a notable monument in Chhota Udaipur. Chhota Udaipur is also known for the Rathwas in and around the city. The Rathwas are known for Pithora painting, usually carried out on the walls of the village houses. The tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur has a large collection of tribal artefacts. Many tribal artefacts are also brought for sale in the hats (weekly markets) in the city and nearby villages. Industries in largest dolomite lums and powder.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.