(Last Updated on : 20/04/2009)
Dhundhar is an area in the western state of India , Rajasthan
. It is also known as the Jaipur region because it includes the districts of Jaipur, Dausa , Sawai Madhopur and Tonk. It also consists of the northern part of the Karauli district. Located in the east central portion of Rajasthan it is surrounded by the Aravalli
range on the northwest, Ajmer in the west, Mewar
region in the southwest, Hadoti region in the south and Alwar
and Karauli districts in the east.
The southern and central portions of Dhundhar lie in the basin of the Banas river and its tributaries, including the Dhund River from which the region gets its name. The northern portion of the region is drained by the Ban Ganga river which originates in the Jaipur district which joins the Yamuna
in Uttar Pradesh
The Dhundhar region was ruled by the Meena kings and later on the region was governed by the Kachwaha dynasty from the 11th century. The Kachwaha kingdom had their first capital at Dausa then Amber which is now known as Jaipur. Jaipur is the first planned city of the country and is known as the Pink city.