About RajauliRajauli is located in Nawada district of Bihar. Also a subdivision, Rajauli is located near Jhumari Tilaiya, Nawada and Gaya. Though a small town it has all amenities to ensure the comfort of its residents.
Geography of RajauliRajauli is located at 24°39'0' in North and 85°30'0' in the East. The average elevation of the place is 443 ft or 135 m above the mean sea level (or MSL). The city is just 28.1 km away from the Nawada district. From Patna (capital of Bihar) Rajauli is about 144 km away. This subdivision shares a border with adjoining state of Jharkhand. Rajauli is surrounded by Shringi Rishi and Lomash Rishi Parvat. Winters in Rajauli remain pleasant with an average temperature of 19 degree Celsius. Summers are hot with an average temperature of 32 degree Celsius.
Demography of RajauliAccording to the census of the year 2011, the population of Rajauli was 30170 out of which female and male population was 14465 and 15705 respectively. The average literacy rate of Rajauli is 68 percent. Hindi and Magahi are the languages spoken in Rajauli.
History of RajauliAccording to folk tales, the city Rajauli is named after “Raja Bali”, the famous demon king and a renowned donor. It is believed that Bali has mediated at Rajauli for many years.
Culture of RajauliRajauli is home to followers of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Islam.The major festivals of Rajauli are Durga Puja, Chaath Puja, Diwali, Ramjan, Teej, Moharram, Jitiya, Bakrid, Eid, Bhatridwitiya, Holi, Shivratri and Basant Panchami(or Saraswati Puja). Every year well-know fair called “Guru Purab” is also organized at Sangat which is attended by followers of Sikh religion. A large number of people congregate at this fair to participate in various activities happening here. Adivasis celebrate the festivals of Karma and Sarhul with great enthusiasm. Animals and plants are considered to be an important part of Rajauli’s culture.
Tourism in RajauliRajauli offers some beautiful temples, dams, waterfalls, and mosques. Devi Mandap, Bajrangbali Temple, and Shivalaya Manokamna Dhaam are among some of the famous temples of Rajauli. Below are the top places of attractions in Rajauli:
Kakolat Waterfall: This waterfall is situated on Kakolat Hill at a distance of 33 km from Rajauli and is very close to the Govindpur Police Stn. One can also witness a beautiful natural reservoir just beneath the waterfall. The height of Kakolat waterfall is 49 meters or 160 feet. The picturesque backdrop of the waterfalls enthralls everyone. The lush green environs around the waterfall make the place a must visit for all and sundry. The place serves as an excellent picnic spot.
Shivalay: This glorious temple is one of the most sought-after tourist spots in Rajauli. The splendid Shivalay temple is situated in the vicinity of river Dhanarjay.
Sangat: This extravagant architectural monument is visited by a majority of Sikh followers. This kind of monument is spread in various historic locations such as Hisua, Akbarpur etc.
Haldiya Hill: This is a beautiful hill located very close to Rajauli and it hardly takes 10 min to reach the hill. This place is mainly famous for the Phulwaria Dam and caves. The locals believe that if you hit the rocks of the hills with the wooden rod, you will be able to hear a pleasing sound of metals.
Transport in RajauliThe place does not have any railway terminus of its own. However, the nearest rail head to Rajauli is the Nawada Railway Station which is located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Rajauli. The major railhead is the Gaya Jn Railway Station which is 60 km away from Rajauli.
The nearest cities to the town like Jhumari Tilaiya and Nawada are well connected with Rajauli with excellent road transport services. Since Rajauli lies on the major national highway one can easily avail buses from the important cities like Gaya, Patna, and Ranchi to reach Rajauli. Local transport counts on tractors, passenger cars, and electric rickshaws or “Jharjhariya” in the local language (a combination of bike, dynamo, and rickshaw).
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