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Dhariyawad – A Census Town

Dhariyawad was founded in the middle of the 16th century by royal prince Sahasmal ( the second son of Maharana Pratap, the legendary hero of Mewar, Udaipur.) Dhariyawad is a census town in Pratapgarh District in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is the river city of Pratapgarh District. There are more than five rivers which include Jiggi, Jakham, Karmaoi(Sitamata), Sukali and Bhervi. Earlier it was known as dariya wad which means rivers in between. The city contains a large green forest, with wild animals in Sitamata sanctuary and the lush green hills. Jakham dam is the biggest dam in Rajasthan which is 32 km away from here. During the monsoon season, the beauty of this area is beyond description. The city contains many famous temples and places which are of tourists interests. Due to heavy rains, this town has lost its Road connections to the rest of the world. Mahoo area which is just 2 km from town is the centre of ancient historical evidence including beautiful Hindu and Jain Temples. This region is rich in mineral wealth, India’s 60% soapstone is found in Rajasthan and Rajasthan’s 80% soapstone mines are in this region but no value added industry in this region. People are only exploiting the natural wealth of this region but not contributing to its growth.