Renowned for the grand Kothar Haveli and Kanhaiya Haveli, with
marvellous life size paintings of Dhola Maru, Sassi Punu etc., Churu
is located in Rajasthan state, in northwestern India. Founded
in 1620 AD by Churu, a chieftain of the Jats (an agricultural people
of northern India), the town has a hospital and a college affiliated
with the University of Rajasthan. Churu district (16,829 sq. km)
comprises a semi-arid sandy plain, watered only by the Katli River
in the northeast. The rolling sand hills of the district'ssouthwest
portion form part of the Bagar tract, where the breeding of sheep,
cattle, and camels is extensive. Bajra (pearl millet), gram, and
pulses are the chief crops; gypsum deposits are worked.
Salasar Balaji: A famous temple
dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located here. Salasar is in district
Churu. Situated at Jaipur -Bikaner Highway, it is one of the well-known
pilgrimages of India. It is said that Lord Balaji fulfills all desires
of devotees. Lakhs of devotees visit this temple every year.
Forts And Palaces
Ratangarh: The mammoth fort, built
in 1820 AD by the Raja of Bikaner- Ratan Singh, is situated on the
Agra-Bikaner Highway. The market place is in the shape of a cross
suggesting that the city was planned before construction. An array
of stately havelis can be seen around the clock tower at the main
Surana Haveli: The six-storeyed,
enormous building has artistic windows and elegant doors that are
more than 1,100 in number.
Pilani: Also known as the 'home of
the Birlas', the BITS campus is worth a visit. Churu is also famous
for the Kothar Haveli (1915 AD) and Kanhaiya Lal Bagla Haveli (1870).
Sardar Shahar (46-km): This enchanting
desert town has exquisitely beautiful havelis adorned with colourful
wall paintings and carved woodwork.
Dudhwa Khara (36-km): A sprawling
historical village lying in the Thar Desert. Besides enchanting
topography, the village has huge, exquisitely designed havelis.
One can enjoy the rural life and camel safaris in the village.
Tal Chhapar (100-km): This small lake
is abode of the endangered species, black bucks and some migratory
There are many local shops selling regional handicrafts, tie and
dye fabrics and furniture. There is a thriving industry in antique-looking
souvenirs. The town is a local market for wool, millet, gram (chick-pea),
cattle, and salt and has cottage industries that include handloom
weaving, pottery and leather manufacture.
The towns of Sikar and Jhunjhunu, headquarters of their respective
districts are connected by road with Jaipur, Delhi and Bikaner.
Churu is 52-km from Jhunjhunu.
Sikar and Jhunjhunu are connected by rail with Jaipur, Bikaner and
Delhi. There is no direct rail connection with Churu.
By Local transport
Jeeps, unmetered taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and tongas
are available for commuting within the city. RSRT buses ply between
various towns and villages in the region.
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