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"Dabra" redirects here. For the Dragon Ball character, see Dabra (character).
Dabra is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°54′N 78°20′E / 25.9°N 78.33°E / 25.9; 78.33Coordinates: 25°54′N 78°20′E / 25.9°N 78.33°E / 25.9; 78.33
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Gwalior
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 70,678
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 475110
Telephone code 07524
Vehicle registration MP07

Dabra is a town and a municipality in Gwalior district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India located near NH-75 national highway.


Dabra (Hindi: डबरा) was also known as Padmapawaya in ancient times. Great poet Bhavabhuti [1] had received his education at Dabra (ancient time Padmapawaya). Dabra has a sugar producing factory and is almost equidistant from New Delhi and Bhopal. It is connected to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Agra, Mathura, Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Haridwar, Chhapra, Gaya, Pune, Nasik, Jammu, Amritsar, Nanded Sahib, Allahabad, Ferozpur, Chindwara, [Udaipur]], Jaipur, Ajmer, Puri, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar and Bhubaneshwar through rail network. Gwalior and Jhansi are the two big cities located 42 km and 58 km away from Dabra respectively. It is the biggest municipality in Madhya Pradesh as of now and naturally very beautiful. Sind river is just 5 km away from Dabra. Sonagir, a famous jain pilgrimage and Datia another famous tourist place are located 15 km and 30 km from Dabra respectively. Other famous sites are Bamrouli Hanuman Temple (5 km from Dabra towards Jhansi), Jaurasi Hanuman Temple (25 km from Dabra towards Gwalior), Dhumeshwar Mahadev Temple (30 km from Dabra towards Narwar), tomb of peer baba at Tekanpur and Shri Dev temple located at Pichhore just 10Km away from Dabra (one of the ancient 300-year-old temple located in the vicinity of Dabra). One of the nine jewels of Akbar Abdul Fazal (on the behest of Jahangir by Vir Singh Deo, the raja of Orchha) was killed and has a tomb near Aantri village (30 km from Dabra towards Gwalior). Van Khandeshwar Mahadev Temple (2 km from Dabra towards Gwalior), Kale Baba Temple, Gayatri Temple and Thakur Baba Temple are another famous temples in or nearby Dabra. Annual fair held at Thakur Baba temple is very famous locally. Natives of Dabra are known for their politeness, truthfulness and amiability. Dabar city is also known for cascading landscape; in addition to its massive production of 'Dhaan' (Rice grain with chaff). Unity in diversity is one of the unique character of this town. Discrimination based on religion, region, language, caste, gender and education is rarely found in Dabra. In any festival, natives of Dabra participate in such a harmonious way, it can even be showcased as an example of national integration.


Dabra has schools for primary and secondary education (affiliated with CBSE/ICSE/MP Boards). Some of the notable institutes are Mangla Higher Secondary School, Sant Kanwar Ram Higher Secondary School, Daisy Moral Higher Secondary School, Dream India school, The Sangmaa School, Shri Guru Nanak Public Higher Secondary School, Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Deeksha Public School, D.A.V. Higher Secondary School, Vankhandeshwar Higher Secondary School,Dabra glory pulic school, Shri Ram school, ShriRam Bal Vihar, St. Peter's School, Vandematram Foundation School, Sanskar Public School, Mahatma Jyotirao Fooley Convent School, Balaji Public School, Bal Shrmik Vishesh Vidyalaya, Cambridge school etc. Many students of these schools have been selected to institutes like IITs, IIITM Gwalior, NITs, GEC Jabalpur, MITS Gwalior, SGSITS Indore, SGS Medical College Mumbai, GRMC Medical College Gwalior, GMC Bhopal, MGM indore, MAMC Delhi etc.

Dabra has also a polytechnic college for technical education and a government college for non-technical higher education named Vrindasahaye Government College.

Medical facilities[edit]

Dabra has a government hospital and various private hospitals to serve health-related issues.

Social work activities[edit]

Non Government Organizations work in Dabra to uplift the unprivileged people. These NGO's are helping educate poor children through Children Development & Welfare Programs, Scholarships to the needy children and provide basic necessary clothing and school supplies like uniforms, books & Stationary. They also provide support along side of the Government programs to help Pregnant Women, old and helpless citizens.


Dabra is located at 25°54′N 78°20′E / 25.9°N 78.33°E / 25.9; 78.33.[2] It has an average elevation of 201 metres (659 feet).


As of 2001, India census,[3] Dabra had a population of 70,678. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dabra has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79% and, female literacy is 62%. In Dabra, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notes and references[edit]

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24 news items

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 02:22:23 -0700

Bhopal: A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) spread across 7561.74 acres of land will be set up at Dabra near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh for setting up an aviation city, air-cargo hub, agro-products companies and townships. The decision to set up an SEZ near ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:39:28 -0700

Scindia, Tharoor hit out at govt over farmers' plight in MP. Umesh Singh, Hindustan Times, Dabra/Gwalior; |; Updated: Oct 22, 2015 12:09 IST. Former Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shashi Tharoor at a farmers' meeting at Dabra on Wednesday.

Daily Bhaskar (press release) (blog)

Daily Bhaskar (press release) (blog)
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700

Dabra (Gwalior): We all know about the saga of stolen buffaloes of SP leader Azam Khan and the massive hunt launched by senior police officers to find the culprits in Uttar Pradesh. But now another chapter has been added in Madhya Pradesh which shows ...


Thu, 14 Mar 2013 03:27:54 -0700

"73 URLs were blocked in compliance of a court order issued by Second Additional District Judge, Dabra, Gwalior (in Madhya Pradesh). The court order was issued pursuant to a civil suit (16A of 2012) and subsequent applications filed in the court of the ...
Free press journal
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:10:23 -0800

Anugraha P has been transferred from Berasia to Umaria District Panchayat, B Vijay Dutta from Dabra, Gwalior to Bhind, Ruchika Chauhan from Saunsar, Chhindwara to Ujjain, Saurabh Kumar Suman from Kewlari, Seoni to Betul and Dr Vijay Kumar J has ...
Times of India
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:58:43 -0700

BHOPAL: National highway 75 connecting Gwalior and Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh will remain closed, in Dabra (Gwalior) on Sunday upto 2pm owing to routine maintenance works on the bridge over Sindh river. NH 75 which connects Gwalior with Parsora in ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 04:37:30 -0700

The party (CPI) will also field candidates from Ashta, Jabalpur Central, Sagar City, Khargone City, Bhagwanpura, Bhikamgaon, Rajpur, Sendhwa, Passemal, Dabra, Gwalior City, Anuppur, Kotma, Multai, Nagoud, Chitrakoot, Gurh, Bada Malhara, Churhat, ...
Times of India
Sun, 12 May 2013 12:24:46 -0700

ALLAHABAD: Union ministry of Railways has decided to include 70 more railway stations, including seven in North Central Railway, in the category of adarsh stations. The decision has been taken with the aim of augmenting passenger amenities. Railway ...

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