About the City & Heritage

Newai / Niwai is a town, municipality and tehsil in Tonk district in the Indianstate of Rajasthan. The Tonk district is bounded in the north by Jaipur district, in the east by Sawai Madhopur district, in the southeast by Kota district, in the south by Bundi district, in the southwest by Bhilwara district, and in the west by Ajmer district. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan is the closest major city to Newai.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Niwai had a population of 2,45,787. Males constitute 50.30% of the population and females 49.70%.


The town is bordered by scenic Raktanchal Parvat on one side. There are sand dunes and plain desert on opposite side of this hill which attracts people during rainy season. On 29 July 2015, an idol (dating 1316 Samvat) of Lord Mahavira, 24th Jain Tirthankara has been found while digging the sand there. Newai is known as "Dharma Nagri" and is very peaceful. Devnarayan Bhagawan's temple Jodhpuriya is located here. Bhagawan Devnarayan was son of king Sri Sawai Bhoj Gurjar (one of the 24 brave Gurjarbrothers known as Bagaravat) and Saadu Maata Gurjari. Town's peaceful environment attracts many old sadhus who are living here at various temples and ashrams. Newai has many temples and worship places of Hindu and Jain religion. There are various holy places which have unique importance for an individual clan. Among many such places, holy "Sati Mata place" is situated in foothills of "Ractanchal". This is also known as "Lada Chatri" among the local people. Devotees and followers from around the country visit this place to present offerings after their wishes get fulfilled or after any auspicious ceremony in the family e.g. marriage or child birth. Shivaji Park, hot and cold water springs, and Mashi Dam are some of other attractions in the town. Annual Dussehra festival is organised which is attended by people from the town and surrounding villages. Banasthali Vidyapith, a popular girls' university and Dr. K.N.Modi University are located here. Newai is a commercial and industrial town housing various small and medium scale industries and factories specifically in the domain of edible vegetable oils which is transported all over the country. A popular comedian of the 18th century named DevRaj Singh Tanwar was born here. Just one hour drive by car from international airport or railway station Jaipur.

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Newai town is bordered by scenic Raktanchal Parvat on one side with sand dunes and plain desert on the opposite side of the hill. Newai also known as Dharm Nagri is the home for several temples dating back to 10th and 11th centuries. Shivaji Park and Mashi Dham are the major attractions of the town besides transforming as an industrial hub, becoming the home for production of quality edible oils for consumption in the National market in recent times.