Baran district was carved out of the erstwhile Kota district of Rajasthan in 1991. The region is basically a tribal area, dominated by Sehariya tribe. It is divided in 7 subdivisions, 8 Tehsils and 7 Panchayat Samitis. Jaipur International Airport is closest airport to Baran.
Kakoniis situated about 85 Km. from Baran district Headquarters in the Chhipabarod Tehsil.
Sitabari Temple is an ideal picnic spot, situated about 45Km from Baran in Kelwarakasba on National Highway road connecting Shivpuri-Gwalior.
The Shergarh Fort is situated in the Atru tehsil of Baran District alongside the Parban River.