Rajgarh, Alwar


Location in Rajasthan, India

Coordinates: 27°14′10″N 76°37′19″E / 27.236°N 76.622°E / 27.236; 76.622Coordinates: 27°14′10″N 76°37′19″E / 27.236°N 76.622°E / 27.236; 76.622
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Alwar
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 25,006
  Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration RJ 02

Rajgarh is a city and a tehsil in Alwar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a small town set in scenic hills dotted with forts, and features waterfalls, a valley, and the hills of Aravalli.


Rajgarh was earmarked as the capital of the Alwar princely state in the early 19th century. Rajgarh occupies a special significance in history that the tomb of the father of famous Urdu Poet Mirza Ghalib is located in the town.

The Rajgarph tehsil also contains the historic town of Rajore, now called Rajorgarh, where an inscription was found of Matthandeva of Gurjara-Pratihara lineage, dated to 960 AD.[1] This is the only known inscription containing the terms "Gurjara" and "Pratihara" together to describe the lineage.

Geography and attractions

Rajgarh has an average elevation of 479 metres (1571 feet).[2] It is a major agricultural centre with a RIICO industrial park.

Famous and Attractive places of Rajgarh are as follows.

1. Kala daata

2. Aalewa waterfall

3. Jharna Dam

4. Govind Dev Ji Temple

5. Rajgarh Fort

6. The Haunted 7 chauk ki haweeli

7. The temple of Bairuji in Ratanpura

8. Baghraj Temple

9. Machari

Educational Institutions

Rajgarh has one of early built colleges of the British era in India which provides up to post graduate level education. Rajgarh has several good public and private schools which has been producing good students over the years.


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