The name Kaila Devi National Park has been derived from the local temple which is called, Kaila Devi Temple. The location is situated 25 Kilometers from Karauli city. The park forms the part of the project tiger and it’s a buffer zone to Ranthambore National park.
Typically the sanctuary has enormous number of Khos or deep gorges, flowing through the terrain. These are many hundred feet deep Khos. Within the Khos one can find very rich and dense forest providing shelter and rest places for large number of wild animals.
Kaila Devi Highland forest passes through tremendous changes with the change of season, it attains lush green environment every where on arrival of monsoon season. The ground cover has the appearance of carpet having bright color by the end of monsoon. The forest canopy is mixture of various shades of copper color and it remains predominated up to late winter period.
The river Banas neighbors the western tip of the sanctuary, at the same time river Chambal is flowing along the south – east, creating a natural boundary.
Karauli was founded by the Yudavanshi rajputs in 1348 with original name as Kalyanpuri, the ruler were considered to be descendant of Lord Krishna, Later it was renamed as Karauli after the name of Kaila devi, which is considered as Goddess of wealth, MahaLakshmi.
Karauli is situated at equal distance of approx 180 Kms from both Jaipur and Agra, Nearest Railway station is Gangapur city which is about 30 Km from Karauli city . From delhi it is about 290KM apart by road.
Apart form Kaila devi National Park, you can enjoy the view at Bhanvar Vilas palace, Karauli city palace, and Timangarh Fort.