Dholpur is a city in eastern-most parts of the Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dholpur District and was formerly seat of the Dholpur princely state, before Independence. Dhaulpur turned into a different locale in 1982 including Dholpur, Rajakhera, Saramathura, Bari and Baseri Tehsils. Dholpur locale is a piece of Bharatpur Division/Commissionerate. It is flanked by Bharatpur area of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh toward the north, Madhya Pradesh toward the south, Karauli region toward the west and Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh toward the east.
Dholpur or Dhawalpuri was set up in 700 AD by Raja Dholan Dev Tomar and no doubt the name of city was changed to Dholpur after him. He lived 10 km south west of Dholpur at a place called Bilpur close chambal where a post still exists. His relative Raja Dhawal Deo manufactured the new town of Dholpur in 1050 AD. Their relatives are as yet living in the region and till freedom were leaders of numerous little chieftainships in Morena and Gwalior. He was leader of nation among Chambal and Banganga. The Dholeshwar Mahadev Temple worked by this Raja was washed away in Chambal surges of 1868 AD. The Tomars lost power to Jadu's of Karauli.