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Rawatbhata is a town and a municipality in Chittorgarh district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is 50 km from the nearest city Kota. Rawatbhata is connected to the major routes in country through Kota .
As of the India census, Rawatbhata had a population of 34,690. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Rawatbhata has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 65%. In Rawatbhata, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.The place is mainly dominated by gujjars.
In 1960s, due to the location of this remote place on Chambal river and least resistance by local tribal communities, this place was chosen for building nuclear power plant with support from Canadian-based AECL.
Rana Pratap Sagar (RPS) Dam is the largest dam in Rajasthan, built of River Chambal. It is a gravity masonry dam. The direct benefit from the dam is hydropower generation of 172 MW
The Baroli Temples Complex consist of eight temples, which are situated within a walled enclosure; an additional temple is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away. They are built in the Pratihara style of temple architecture dated to the 10th Century A.D.
Saddle ( काठी ) Dam is a non-gated, stone and mud dam to direct the water towards the main Rana pratap sagar dam and away from some villages, the catchment area of this dam fosters crocodiles and alligators and creates a picturesque scene during the monsoons.
More Places of Interest
To its west is the Brahmani River joining the Chambal. The Fort Palace has been converted into a Heritage Hotel, which has been rated as one of the best Heritage Hotels in India. The property has 5 Suites and 4 Deluxe Rooms. The location of the fort is one of the best in India. It sits on the edge of a cliff 200 feet above the Chambal River.
Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power generating facilities Rajasthan Atomic Power Station UNIT-1 is operated by DAE, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station UNIT-2 to 6, operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India is located at Rawatbhata. Heavy water plant (under Heavy Water Board, Department Of Atomic Energy) is also located at Rawatbhata. Presently there are 6 units are operating and 2 units are under construction of 700 MW(e) (RAPP-7&8) each.
This place is known for historic cave-temple of Lord Shiv. It has a nearby waterfall. The underground water flowing in caves has carved statues and figures on the stones in the cave. During Mahashivratri a large festival is organized here. water-fall and green surrounding is the attraction for peoples.
A nearby orchard Kalakhet is a place worth visiting. The farm is located in the lap of Aravallis.
Chudiya fall is a waterfall where are two waterfalls and is a good place for picnic near to CISF colony.
Neem Khera Farms
A beautiful picnic spot on the banks of river Chambal and lush green valleys of Aravalli. Horse riding and Boating for people. This farm is situated 1 km from Famous Baroli Temples towards Chambal riverside. The farm also boasts of orange and guava plantations.
Geparnath Falls & Temple
A beauty to watch and experience after the first showers of monsoon, Geparnath can be reached by road getting diverted from Rawatbhata-Kota road almost 40 km from Rawatbhata. One huge and a series of small falls welcome you in the arms of nature with picturesque topography and heart-melting greenery amidst the ear-soothing sound of the falls.