Kalakho is situated amidst the Aravalli Hills in Dausa District in the state of Rajasthan. A beautiful and unexplored destination, Kalakho is surrounded by hills and forests. Along with the Thar Desert, there are several ancient forts and temples in and around the destination that grab the attention of tourists. Kalakho lies on the golden triangle route connecting New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Kalakho is a part of Dausa District that was carved out from four tehsils namely, Dausa, Baswa, Sikrai and Lalsot of Jaipur District on 10th April, 1991. Situated in the north-eastern region of Rajasthan, known as Dundhar, Dausa was ruled by the Chouhans and Badgurjars in the 10th century AD.
The 8th century temple along with historical marvels is the prominent attraction of the location. The chief highlight of the destination is Fort Madhogarh, which has been converted into a heritage hotel carrying its identity of an ancestral property. The 11th century Chand Baoli and Harshat Mata temples are the major attractions of the site.
Kalakho is popular for stone carving, pottery and pital work. Brahmins, Rajputs, Mahajans, Jains and Kayasthas are some of the major communities of Kalakho. Travellers can be a part of major festivals like Basant mela, Dolchi Holi and Shekh Jamal's Urs that are celebrated with great zeal. Camel cart rides along with desert safari can also be enjoyed in Kalakho.
With the availability of flights, trains and buses, travellers can reach Kalakho easily. The nearest airport to the destination is Sanganer Airport which is located in Jaipur and serves domestic airlines. Tourists travelling by trains can arrive at Jaipur Railway Station, which is connected with major cities. State buses of Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation are also available that connect Kalakho to all the cities of Rajasthan.
The months extending from October to March are ideal to visit Kalakho as the weather conditions are favourable.