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          Kuchaman City is a second largest city and a municipality in Nagaur district after Nagaur City in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city includes a few Havelis in the Shekhawati style and a fort overlooking the city. The fort is about 1100 years old and was built in the 9th century, by the ( Rathore ) ruler, Zalim Singh. One can also find fresco painting there on variable subjects such as flowers, motifs, and Hindu mythology.

          In 950, the Chauhans of Ajmer drove out the Gurjar Pratihars to open a new chapter in the history of Kuchaman Fort. In the following centuries, the Gaurs won and controlled the fort until they surrendered it to the Rathores. Being Suryavanshi Kshatriyas, who trace their lineage back to Lord Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, the Rathores brought to the fort their long view. In 470 AD with Nayal Pals conquest of Kanauj, near modern Kanpur in U.P.

          The fort is a major tourist attraction and is also part of the route of Palace on Wheels. A few havelis have also opened their doors to the foreign guests, who visit during the winter.

In 2006, part of the Bollywood movie Drona, starring Abhishek Bachchan was shot at Kuchaman Fort.

In 2008, part of the movie Jodha-Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Ashwarya Rai was shot at Kuchaman Fort.



Kuchaman City
Educational City
Nickname (s) : Shiksha Nagri
Kuchaman City is located in Rajasthan
Kuchaman City
Kuchaman City
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27.151727°N 74.863243°E
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Nagaur
 • Total 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 61,969
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi,Marwadi(Rajasthani)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 341508
Telephone code +91-1586



          As of 2011 India census,Kuchaman City had a population of 61969. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. According to the India Census 2011, Kuchaman City had an average literacy rate of 76.53%, significantly higher than the state average of 66.11% and national average of 74.04%; male literacy was 86.82%, and female literacy was 65.65 %; 14.46% of the population was under 6 years of age.

          It is a town of Nagaur District in Rajasthan. Kuchaman is a semi developed town. There are 30 Wards in Kuchaman City. It is situated on the Jaipur Nagaur route. It is 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Jaipur and 101 km (63 mi) from Ajmer. Kuchaman City has its railway station situated in the outskirts of the city which is about 9 kilometres (6 mi) from the city bus station. The main businesses in the town are salt-processing, vegetable-oil production and local trade. There are many social societies active in the town, such as Kuchaman Vikas Samiti, the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Maulana Azad Educational Society, Madarsa Islamiya Society, and Mahaveer International. Kuchaman City's educational system is fairly developed, and during the last few years, students from other parts of the state have been coming to the city for education. Kuchaman is the only town in Nagaur district to have CCTV cameras installed for security reason thus making it a truly high-tech city in terms of crime control.

Religions in Kuchaman city
Religion     Percent  
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.01%), Buddhists (<0.01%).


          Kuchaman, being a culturally diverse and fervent society, celebrates various holidays and festivals. Popular religious festivals include the Hindu festivals of Janmasthmi Utsav (Shri Blaji Navyuvak Mandal-New Colony) Ganesh Chaturthi Mela-Ganesh Dungri, Holi-Kavi Sammelan, Dussehra-Kuchaman Stadium, Islamic festivals of Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Shab-e-Barat and other events like the Kuchaman Marathon, Mahaveer Jayanti, Harayali Amavasya Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Pashu Mela-Bhairav Talaab, Kuchaman Tade Fair-Station Road are observed throughout the town.

Kuchaman Marathon

          Kucaman Marathon is sequenced to make Kuchaman a high-class city and prove its existence on the global map. The Kuchaman Marathon organises every year in the month of February with a cause-"Green City Clean City".

Education Centers

          Kuchaman is known as education city of Nagaur. There are various Colleges, B.Ed Colleges, ITI, Schools, Coaching Centers and other educational institutions in Kuchaman City where students from all over Rajasthan come to pursue their education.