History of Dausa District
Dausa District was constituted on 10th April 1991 by separating 4 Tehsils namely Dausa, Baswa, Sikrai and Lalsot of Jaipur district. Mahwa Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur was included in this district on 15th August 1992. The city of Dausa is situated in the north-eastern region of Rajasthan, a region widely known as Dundhar. The Chouhans and Badgurjars ruled this land in 10th Century A.D. Dausa was privileged to become the first capital of the then Dundhar Region.
Dausa was an important political place for Dundhar region. The Chauhan ruler Raja Soodh Dev ruled this region during 996 to 1006 AD. Later, from 1006 AD to 1036 AD, Raja Dule Rai ruled this region for 30 years.
Geography of Dausa District
It is one of the districts belonging to the Jaipur Division and is surrounded by 6 districts, namely, Jaipur, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, Karouli, Bharatpur and Alwar. It has a total area of 3404.78 sq. kms. The history of Stone Age dates back to the Stone Age. The antiquities found in Dholpur can be dated to pre-Gupta period, and the site remained under the occupation up to the late mediaeval period.
Administration of Dausa District
Dausa had been identified as the 29th district of Rajasthan. District Collector & District Magistrate is the head of District administration. Additional District Collector (Administration), Chief Executive Officer (Zila Parishad), Sub-divisional Officers and Assistant Collector are the other administrative officers in this Rajasthani district. Various district level departments and offices are located at the district headquarter. Dausa district has 5 sub-divisions, 5 tehsils and 1098 revenue villages.
Culture of Dausa District
The folk art of Hela-Khayal is a unique singing style of this region. Its uniqueness lies in its traditional singing which is highly stylised yet it has now been skilfully employed to comment on the current socio-economic-political scenario in a satirical manner. Extremely popular among the village folk of Dausa, Hela singers demonstrate and typify the undying spirit and zest for life of its people.
Tourism in Dausa District
Abhaneri is famous for its Post-Gupta or early medieval monuments. It is situated at about 33 Kms from the district headquarter towards Bandikui. The Chand Baori (Step Well) and Harshat Mata Temple are the important places to visit. The temple is an excellent example of intricate carving on stone whereas the Baori has stairs with unparallel artistic and architectural beauty.