Nagaur is located in the northwestern Marwar region of Rajasthan. It is an area with a forest belt of thorn scrubs that circles the Thar Desert. It's surrounded by the Churu District in the North, Bikaner District from the Northwest and Sikar District in the Northeast. Pali lies in the South and Jodhpur District to the Southwest and West. Jaipur is located on its East, while Ajmer is in the Southeast. In the southeastern stretch of this district lies the magnificent Aravalli Range while India's largest salt lake, 'Sambhar Lake' lies at the southwestern corner of the district.This city was known as Jangladesh in the Mahabharata era. Its fort stands testament to the great battles and rulers who fought them. This town was granted to Raja Amar Singh Rathore by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Nagas, Chauhans, Rathores, Mughals and even the British laid claim on this city. The Dargah of Sufi Saint Hamiduddin Chisti Faruqui Nagauri, one of the chief disciples of Khwaja Moinuddin, is also located here. Nagaur is also the birthplace of Saint Poetess Meera Bai and Abul Fazal.