Bhandarej is located about 65 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra highway, and about 10 km from Dausa. Bhandarej, during Mahabharata times, was known as Bhadrawati. The walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work jaalis, terracotta utensils, etc., found in excavations, speak volumes about the ancient splendor of this place. The Bhandarej Baori (step-well) are fine examples of the grand history of the region. Its history can be traced back to the 11 th century, when the Kachhawaha Chieftan Dulha Rai defeated the Bargujars and conquered Bhandarej. The region is also famous for carpet making.