The British Colonel Tod when he came to this place was so enchanted by the aura of this place that he founded this small village. He built church, jail, post office, and other buildings. One of his residence building covered into Jain temple known as Pragya Shikhar. He spend here for 20 Years and did his history written here.
Todgarh, is a picturesque town in the Aravallis, the oldest mountain range of the world. It is 2181 feet above sea level and is original name was Boraswara. In early times, nomadic tribes like the Banjaras and Gurjars inhabited this area. Todghar formed a part of Merwara.
Geographically the area of Sanctuary is a land contrast, the with river, valleys, dense forests and sandy plains overlooking by Hill of Rajsamand, Pali & Ajmer districts confirmed within the limits of Sanctuary were famous hunting ground of the Britishers. The famous historian Colonel James Tod, renowned writer of “Annals and Antiquities of Rajputana” stayed at the palace named after “TODGARH” by the British’s. In 1983 this area was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Todgarh-Raoli Wildlife Sanctuary, situated amidst the oldest mountain range of aravallis, is representative of typical Aravallian flora ana alluring fun of this most versatile ecosystem of the state of Rajasthan. Spreading over an area of 497sq. km. the Todgarh-Raoli Sanctuary is a fascinating mix of history and natural wonders. Beside this, area of Todgarh-Raoli hold great religious importance. History of the area reveals the stores of bravery of Maharana Pratap, austerity of great Rana Kumbha and devotion of “Meera”