Rajgarh is a district located in the northwestern part of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The district is known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The history of Rajgarh can be traced back to the ancient period. The district was ruled by various dynasties such as the Mauryas, Guptas, and Mughals. During the British period, Rajgarh was a part of the Gwalior State. After India's independence, Rajgarh became a part of the newly formed state of Madhya Bharat. In 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged with other states to form the present-day Madhya Pradesh.
Rajgarh is situated in the northwestern part of Madhya Pradesh. The district is bordered by Rajasthan to the west, Jhalawar district of Rajasthan to the northwest, Shajapur district to the south, and Guna district to the east. The district has a total area of 6,154 square kilometers. The topography of Rajgarh is mainly hilly with small plains in some areas. The major rivers that flow through the district are the Kali Sindh, Parbati, and Newaj.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Rajgarh has a population of 1,545,814. The district has a literacy rate of 70.15%, which is higher than the national average of 64.8%. The sex ratio of the district is 928 females per 1000 males, which is lower than the national average of 940 females per 1000 males.
The economy of Rajgarh is mainly agrarian. The district is known for its production of wheat, soybean, gram, and other crops. In addition to agriculture, the district also has small-scale industries such as textiles, ceramics, and agro-based industries. The district is also known for its handloom products such as sarees and fabrics. The district is also rich in mineral resources such as sandstone, limestone, and dolomite.
Rajgarh has a rich cultural heritage. The district is known for its folk dances such as the Bhavai, Kalbeliya, and Ghumar. The district is also famous for its traditional handicrafts such as pottery, weaving, and embroidery. The people of Rajgarh celebrate various festivals such as Diwali, Holi, and Dussehra with great enthusiasm. The district also has a rich culinary culture, and the local cuisine includes dishes such as dal bafla, poha, and jalebi.
Rajgarh has a rich tourism potential. The district is known for its natural beauty and historic monuments. Some of the popular tourist destinations in the district are:
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