Hindaun (also known as Hindaun City (हिण्डौन सिटी)) is a town in Karauli district in Rajasthan (India). This is the town located in the vicinity of Aravali Hills & is on the main railway track from Delhi to Mumbai, via Kota, approx. 256 km away from New Delhi. It is a subdivisional headquarters in India. Its population is approximately 125,000. This town covers an area of 10 km². Temperature in summer season ranges between 45 and 25 degrees Celsius and in winters it is between 23 and 5 degrees Celsius.
The City is famous for its Red stone business. It is for information that the Famous AksharDham Temple in Delhi has been built using the same Red Stone of this area. In jaipur The Swami Narain temple is also built by this stone and also processed in Hindaun.
Hindaun is also known for a special delicacy "Moong ki Barfi" (cakes made of pulses, sugar and processed butter) which is unique to Hindaun.
Nearby attractions are Shri Mahabir Ji, 17 km, away from Hindaun City, which is a major pilgrim of Jains and Keladevi, a famous pilgrimage of Hindus, which is just on 1 hour and 30 minutes drive away. At both the places Special MELA (Fair) takes place in the month of March–April, every year.For famous Keladevi temple and Madan mohan ji temple you can change the bus from hindaun.
One more thing which is famous about Hindaun is factories of SLATE. In India, slates are manufactured in a huge amount here which are exported to abroad also.
hindaun is also known for readymade clothes manufacturing.
This city is known as the land of king Hiranyakashyap, who was killed by God Narsingh. For evidences, there is a palace, a pond named after Bhakta Prahlad and a Narsingh Ji temple in hindaun. there is a 'well' also which is known as hiranyakashyap ka kua. There was a forest called Hiranya-karan-van and says that the wife of 'Bheem'(one of Pandava from MAHABHARAT) lived here. It is also the birth place of Ghatotkach(son of Bheem). It is assumed that name "Hindaun" name came from hiranyakashyap. Another folk story behind the name of city is related to Mahabharata. After "lakshagrah" incident, pandavas left the Laksha Palace and entered into "Matasya (currently Alwar) region". While wondering in matasya region Bheem met to Hindamba (who was daughter of an Asur). Hidamba fell in love with Bheem and married him. The name "Hindaun" derived from the name "hindamba". It is situated very near(10 km)to Shri Mahaveer ji, a holy palace for Jain Community. It has an average elevation of 235 metres (770 feet)." World famous Red-Stone is the main reason behind getting such type of title and the city is also known for IITians who work abroad. Hindaun city was the one part of Dhundhar that was ruled by Meenas after 11 century rajput opted it and they ruled here up to 1947 .
Hindaun is located in the east part of Rajasthan.It is situated in Aravli valleys. It is very beautiful view with July to February in Hindaun city. If you are moving to Gwalior from Jaipur or kota by road you should choose the root Jaipur-Mahwa-Hindaun-Karauli-Dholpur-Gwalior because it is very nice to see on road waterfalls of River Chambals and green Aravli valleys.
Distances from Hindaun:
Delhi-249 km, By train 4 Hours( Paschim Express, Janta Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun Express) Jaipur-147 km By Train 5 and half hours, By Bus 3 and 1/2 hours, Every hour 4.30 am to 8 pm buses available Mathura- 110 km By train 1 and 1/2 hour, By bus 2 hours Bharatpur- 75 km By train 45 minutes Agra- 125 km By Train 2 and 1/2 hours ( Agra fort passenger 2 time a day and Avadh Express at 18.10 pm Kota- 216 km By train, By road 240 km ( From 2.40 am to 23.40 trains are available) Alwar- 110 km Buses are available Vijaypura-12 km Jeep & magic are available at Truck Union (From 7.00 am to 7.00 pm)
As of 2001 India census, Hindaun had a population of 84,784. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Hindaun has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 49%. In Hindaun, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.as per 2011 census-------- Area Profile of Hindaun (M) Town of Karauli district, Rajasthan state Number of Households 12,506 Average Household Size(per Household) 7.0 Population-Total 84,861 Proportion of Urban Population (%) 100 Population-Rural 0 Sex Ratio 865 Population-Urban 84861 Sex Ratio(0-6 Year) 883 Population(0-6Years) 15,545 Sex Ratio (SC) 874 SC Population 19,700 Sex Ratio (ST) 685 ST Population 841 Proportion of SC (%) 23.0 Literates 50,700 Proportion of ST (%) 1.0 Illiterates 34,161 Literacy Rate (%) 73.0 Total Workers 22,860 Work Participation Rate (%) 27.0 Main Worker 19,198 % of Main Workers 23.0 Marginal Worker 3,662 % of Marginal Worker 4.0 Non Worker 62,001 % of non Workers 73.0 CL (Main+Marginal) 1,878 Proportion of CL (%) 8.0 Al (Main+Marginal) 1,123 Proportion of AL (%) 5.0 HHI (Main+Marginal) 1,248 Proportion of HHI (%) 5.0 OW (Main+Marginal) 18,611 Proportion of OW (%) 81.0