|Karauli, a holy city 160 km from Jaipur and 103 km from Sawai Madhopur, is venue for the famous Kaila Devi fair. The pale red sandstone of Karauli is well known which was earlier called
Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji, was founded 1348 A.D. legend has it that the ruling family of Karauli are descendants of Lord Krishna. They are considered head of the Yaduvanshi Rajput:
their family history is rich with tales of valour and glory.
Karauli was strongly fortified by its rulers. The city is surrounded by a wall of red sandstone strengthened by bastions at several palaces. The peripheral wall, now dilapidated at several
palaces, has six gates and eleven posterns. Raja Gopal Das of Karauli ruled from 1533 to 1569. during this time, he defeated Daud Khan. To acknowledge his valorous deeds, the Mughal Emperor,
Akbar, bestowed on him the award of Ranjit Nagarah which is still with the erstwhile rulers.