One of the subdivisions of Udaipur district of Rajasthan is a small census town called Dhariawad. Udaipur, the district headquarters is located at a distance of 120 km. from Dhariawad. It is the river city of Udaipur district and has more than five rivers flowing through the town. The nearest railway station and airport are at Udaipur.
Prince Sahasmal, the second son of Maharana Pratap, founded this town in the middle of the 19th century. Surrounded by the magnificent Aravalli ranges, Dhariawad is the settlement of the Bhil tribes.
According to the 2001 census report, Dhariawad had a population of 10,494 inhabitants. The male population is 51% and the female population is 49% of the total population. In Dhariawad, 15% of the population is less than six years of age. Dhariawad has an average literacy rate of 68%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate is 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 76% and the female literacy rate is 59%.
It is a major tourist destination well known for the Udai Bilas Palace, the former residence of the royal family. The 16th century fort and the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary are the other suitable short excursion sites in the neighbourhood.
(Last Updated on : 20-04-2009)
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