Jaora ( ) is a city and a
municipality in Ratlam district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Jaora is located in the Malwa region, between Ratlam and Neemuch.
was the capital of the princely state
of Jaora before independence. During the Remembrance of Muharram
of people from all over the world visit the Hussain Tekri
Jaora is located at . It has an average elevation of
459 metres (1505 feet).
As of the 2001 India census
, Jaora had a
population of 63,736. Males constitute 51% of the population and
females 49%. Jaora has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than
the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female
literacy is 54%. In Jaora, 16% of the population is under 6 years
Jaora princely state
Ratlami Gate, Jaora
The state was founded by 'Abdu'l Ghafur Muhammad Khan, a Muslim
descent. He was a cavalry officer serving the Pindari
. He later served the Holkar maharaja of Indore, subduing
Rajput territories in northern Malwa and annexing their lands.
In return for
his services, he was granted the title of Nawab
in 1808. The state was confirmed by the British
government in 1818 by the Treaty of Mandsaur
area of the princely state, with the dependencies of Piploda and Panth-Piploda, was 1471 km² (568 square
miles). Jaora state was divided into four tehsils, Jaora, Barauda,
Tal, and Barkhera.
chief crops were millets
Nawab Muhammad Ismail
1865-1895) was an honorary major in the British Army
. During the reign of Nawab
Muhammad Iftikhar Ali Khan (ruled 1895-1947), Piploda became a
separate state in 1924, and Panth-Piploda became a province of
British India in 1942. Nawab Muhammad Usman 'Ali Khan (ruled
1947-1948) acceded to the Government
on 15 June 1948.
Jain mandir, Jaora.
There are two city parks, Chota Bagicha and Bada Bagicha. Apart
from beautiful landscape, which offers great scenaries around the
city, there are many religious places. The world famous Hussain Tekri
, which attracts millions of
people every year, is popular among adherents of all religions. It
is believed to heal people from incurable diseases, particularly
There are four cinemas. Notable temples include the 200 year old
Radhakrishna temple, Manchapuran Hanuman temple, Jagnath Mahadev,
Bada mandir (Jain Temple), Jain Dadawadi (Shree Rajendrasurishwar
ji maharasaheb). The city is famous in the Indian Jain
Community because the Jain saint Rajendra Suri performed his
"Kriyoddhar" activity under a tree at Khachrod road that is
now known as Jain Dadawadi Temple.
The city has two
theatres, which offer low cost entertainment option. It attracts
hundreds of people from nearby villages every week. Jaora offers
cheap prices for most of the goods. The grain and pulses mandi is
the backbone of financial structure. The educational and health
care facilities are very basic. . There is just one mediocre
In short, it is a typical Indian village and offers a cultural
mixture. Infrastructure is poor, but love and unity among the
people is sound.
Jaora has a railway station on the Indian Railways
network between Ratlam -
Ajmer section. From Jaora there are direct trains for Ajmer,
Udaipur, Agra, Kota, Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam, Neemuch.The major
trains passing from here are:-
- Indore-Udaipur Express
- Ratlam-Ajmer Express (Night)
- Ratlam-Ajmer Express
- Ratlam-Chittaurgarh Express
- Ratlam-Agra Fort FP
The Mhow-Neemuch state highway passes through Jaora so it is also a
convenient way to come to Jaora. Jaora is 34 km from district
HQ Ratlam. The buses provide access to the surrounding area.
Tempos, Auto rickshaws and Tongas are available for transport
within the city.
UPDATE : Jaora railway track has been converted from meter gauge to
broad gauge under Project Unigauge
all above trains are not valid now. New sets of trains will become