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Baran - For The Pious And The Gleeful


Baran, a popular district in the state of Rajasthan, was carved out of Kota District on 10th April 1991. The place is covered with forests of Sagavan, Kher, Salan and Gargsari and the river Kalisindh flows through the region. It was ruled by the Solanki Rajputs during the 14th and 15th centuries.

Baran In The Ramayana

There are various spots in Baran that attract travellers from all over the country. Sitabari, Kakoni, Bilasgarh and Shahabad Fort are some of the popular tourist sites here. Among these, Sitabari holds a great historical and religious significance.

As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Ram, gave birth to their sons Luv and Kush at this place. It is believed that Sita used to live here with her sons when she left Ayodhya. A temple dedicated to Goddess Sita is located here. Travellers can also see various water kunds in the vicinity of the temple. Sitabari Mela, a popular fair is held here every year.

Tourist Places In And Around Baran

Some of the noted religious sites of Baran include the Bhand Devra Temple, the Brahmani Mataji Temple and the Manihara Mahadev Mandir. In the Atru Tehsil of Baran, travellers can see the remains of Garhgachh. These include the ancient temples that were constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries.

The Bhand Devra Temple is one of the famous shrines of Baran. Also known as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’, this temple is situated at a distance of 40 km from Baran on the Ramgarh Hill. The temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, was constructed in the 10th century. The famous temples of Kisnai and Annapurna Devi are also located on the hill.

How To Reach Baran

The place is well connected to major parts of the country by air, rail, and road. The Jaipur Airport and the Baran Railway Station are the closest air base and the railhead, respectively to Baran. Travellers can avail bus services for Baran from nearby cities including Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi, Kota and Gwalior.

Baran Weather

Baran too experiences a tropical climate. Summers are extremely hot, dry and unbearable while winters are very cold.

Baran Weather

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How to Reach Baran

  • By Road
    Buses for Baran are easily available from nearby places including Jaipur, Udaipur, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Nahargarh, and Shahabad. Tourists can opt for AC or Non AC buses, depending on their budget.
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  • By Train
    The Baran Railway Station is connected to major parts of the country by frequent trains. Trains for Bhopal, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Kota are regularly available from this railway station. The railway station is located at a distance of around 2 km from the city centre.
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  • By Air
    The closest air base to Baran is located at Jaipur which is around 312 km from the destination. It is well connected to major Indian cities including Mumbai and New Delhi. From the airport, tourists can hire cabs or take buses to reach the city centre. The Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi is the nearest international air base to Kota.
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