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Introduction of Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu district is situated in Western India. It is a district headquarter and was named in the memory of a Jat named "Jhunjha" or "Jujhar Singh Nehra". The district falls within Shekhawati region, and is bounded on the North-East and East by Haryana state, on the south-East, South, & South-West by Sikar District, & on the North-West and North by Churu District.

Jhunjhunu, is the cultural capital of the region known as Shekhawati and has a rich history, as it played a significant role in the politics of Shekhawati. If local legends are to be relied upon, the history of this place dates back to the Pandavas who, while wandering, had spent some time here.


      Rani Sati Temple

Jhunjhunu is famous for providing considerable representation to Indian defense forces. Jhunjhunu, the ancient capital of Shekhawati lies in the quiet and unhurried desert region of north Rajasthan. Named after Rao Shekhaji, the founder of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, this region boast some of the most beautiful towns of Rajasthan. This region has been called the' largest open art gallery in the world'. Jhunjhunu is the district head quarters and ancient capital of Shekhawati, could be the most attractive places for the tourist. It has some of the most beautiful buildings, not to be missed by its visitors. The district town of Jhunjhunu has some splendidly painted havelies. Some of these are those of Narsingh Das Tibrewala, Ishwar Das Mohan Das Modi and the Khaitans.

In Nutshell Jhunjhunu is very rich in presenting the glorious ancient monument. The temples, mosques, forts, palaces, tombs, stepwells, cenotaphs and havelies of excellent fresco-paintings which speak with full throated ease about the glorious past of Jhunjhunu. The lovely Jhunjhunu is also the site of several colorful festivities. Jhunjhunu registers huge footfalls during the occasion of the Chandrabhaga Fair. It is also famous as the Kartik Fair. Besides, people from all across the country throng to the Gangaur festival, the Kaleshwar Mahadev Fair, that brings Jhunjhunu to life.

 
History of Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu is an ancient town but now a district Headquarter. The Jhunjhunu district shines unique among all the districts of Rajasthan. It has a brilliant trail of brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the defence of their country. It is a district of the business-magnets and advanced farmers. It is one of the prosperous districts of Rajasthan. It's area is 5929 Sq. Kms. Most of the part of the district is semi-desert. The Aravali ranges are embracing the south-eastern part of the District. The huge and magnanimous copper fields are lying in the bowl of these ranges in singhana and Khetri suburbs. The lush green valleys and beautiful natural scenes captivate the tourists. Lohargal, the holy shrines of pilgrimage, lies in the lap of these ranges. There runs and anecdote that Pandwas, the heroes of the Mahabharata took bath and bathed their weapons in the Surya Kund, thereby they got salvation. A large number of the people throng every year to take a holy dip in its water on the occasion of the Bhadrapad Amavasya every year.

This district lies in the core of the well known erstwhile Shekhawati province. Every con of this province speaks its own history of bravery and valour. Innumerable spots and monuments are connected with lives of these warriors. Moreover, the palacial buildings of the rich people, adorned with fresco paintings in different colours and shades are a great source of attraction for the tourists. The paintings of these havelies have not only become our attraction for the tourists but also a subject of serious studies. They seem to be depict the culture, history and flora & fauna of an age.

Now a days these havelies are lying vacant. The owners have left them for big cities and they visit on very rare occasions. they are boarded and watched by the Chowkidars or Munims. Jhunjhunu district is a part of Shekhawati. It is called Shakhawati after the name of Rao-Shekha. He was a great warrior. He established his kingdom far and wide. He ruled over this territory for many years. He died in the year 1488, near Ralawta.

Jhunjhunu is an old and historical town, having it own district headquarter, no authentic proof as yet, when this city was founded and by whom. It is said that is was ruled over by the Chauhan Dynasty in the Vikram era 1045, and Sidhraj was a renowned king. In the year 1450 Mohammed Khan & his son Samas khan defeated the Chauhans and conquered Jhunjhunu.

Tourist Attraction in Jhunjhunu

Tourist attractions in Jhunjhunu are as follows:

1) Seth Ishwardas Mohan Das Modi Haveli
2) Six Havelies of Tibrewala
3) Makbara of Nawab Samaskhan
4) Nar Singh Das Tibrewala Haveli
5) Jorawar Garh
6) Bihari Ji Temple
7) Shri Ram Jait Ram Tibrewal haveli
8) Khetri Mahal (A Wind Palace)
9) Captain Henry Forester’s son’s Majaar
10) Badalgarh Fort
11) Mertani Ji Bawari (Stepwell)
12) Mansha Mata & Badru Ki Johari. A Salubrious tracking
13) Laxmi Nath Temple
14) Khetan Haveli
15) Khetan Bawari (Stepwell)
16) Rani Sati Temple’
17) Birdi Chand’s Well
18) Ajeet Sagar
19) Bala Bux Tulshan Haveli
20) Captain Henry Forester’s Gate
21) Captain Henry Forester’s Radhakrishana Temple
22) Captain Henry Forester’s Jama Masjid
23) Cenotaphs of Shekhawat Rulers
24) Tie & Die, Lacwork, Leather work and Scissors Market (Phootla Market)
25) Moda Hill Resort – Sunrise Point
26) Samas Talab
27) Makbara of Nawab Rohilla Khan
28) Kamruddin Shah Durgah
 

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Badalgarh Fort

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How to Reach Jhunjhunu

By Rail
Jhunjhunu is connected by regular express trains with Delhi and Jaipur and other important tourist centres of the Shekhawati region.

By Road
Jhunjhunu is well connected by roads with Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and other important tourist centres in the Shekhawati.

By Air
The nearest Airport is in Jaipur 184 KM

You will visit “Jhunjhunu” during the below Tour of Rajasthan

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Jhunjhunu)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi

 

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