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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kulpahar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Mahoba district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a historical town in the Bundelkhand region. Before 11 Feb 1995 Kulpahar was a Tehsil of Hamirpur District. On 11 February 1995 Mahoba District carved out of Hamirpur and Kulpahar is now a part of the Mahoba District. Kulpahar is the largest Subdivision of Uttar Pradesh. Kulpahar is known for its closeness to Khajuraho and other historic places like Mahoba, Charkhari, Kalinjar, Orchha, and Jhansi. This town holds relics of temples and man-made water bodies of the Chandela Dynasty.
 
Kulpahar was the capital of a princely state of the same name in British India. Kulpahar was founded in 1700 by Senapati, a Bundela Rajput who was the son of Raja Jagat Raj of Jaitpur and grandson of Maharaja Chhatrasal. Kulpahar was captured by the British in 1804, and became a princely state in the Bundelkhand Agency of the Central India Agency. The chief resided at the town of Nowgong in Madhya Pradesh. The fort of Kulpahar, situated on a steep hill, towers more than 800 feet above the sea level, and contains the ruins of elaborately carved sculptures.
 
Kulpahar is the headquartered of a subdistrict which is headed by a Deputy District Megistrate. The same officer holds the court of Town Megistrate of Kulapahar. Deputy district Megistrate is assisted by four officers one Tehsil Megistrate and two Nayab Tehsil Megistrates.
 
Kulpahar region comprises of areas which are essentially covered by grey, pink, red granitic rock and black dolerite. The rocks are generally medium to coarse to very coarse grained, having variegated colours with varying textural patterns. In geological nomenclature they can be classified on the basis of colour, grain size and texture.

Kulpahar is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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