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Churu

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Best Time: Nov-Mar Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Jaipur Check Flights

"Gateway to Thar Desert"

Churu Tourism

At the edge of the Thar desert and situated amidst the shifting golden sand dunes, lies a small city called Churu, resplendent with havelis, fresco paintings and unique architecture. Known as the 'Gateway to the Thar desert', Churu lies in the historic Shekhawati region in northern Rajasthan.

Churu is a popular attraction for tourists due to its architecture - the grand palaces of havelis of Kanhaiya Lal Bagla and Surana, and its 400-year-old fort, among other things. The city is a perfect weekend getaway spot from New Delhi.

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History of Churu

The town of Churu has a history dating back to 1620 AD when it is believed to be have been founded by the Rajputs. The name Churu came about from the Rajput ruler Choru Jat, from the Jangladesh region in Rajasthan. The Rajputs were the primary dynasty in power in Churu, and after the war of 1871, it became a part of Bikaner. Following India’s independence in 1947, the Bikaner State was reorganized and the district thus came into existence.

Restaurants and Local Food in Churu

Churu has some delicious traditional Rajasthani dishes to offer and believe us, this is one cuisine that is so deeply connected to Indian roots that it will certainly make you forget about the home cooked food that you were longing for.
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Suggested Itinerary

Begin your day by exploring the famous Churu fort, believed to be over 400 hundred years old. Follow this up with the haveli trial and witness Churu’s historical legacy through the frescoes, and beautiful paintings in Surana Brothers' double haveli, Malji Kothari ki Haveli and Bagla Haveli. Also, take out time to visit Churu’s local markets where they have a wide and tantalising array of Rajasthani spices and Marwari papads. In the evening head to Sethani ka Johra, around 4kms to the northwest of Churu, and watch the beautiful sunset. While in Churu, sample some of the famous Rajasthani cuisine from the local restaurants including bajra-roti and the ker-sangri sweet.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Sand dunes, grand Havelis and marvellous fresco paintings.

What's Not So Great?

Extremely hot weather for the most part of the year.

For Whom?

Churu is ideal for both history and architecture lovers. Suitable for people travelling to nearby sites like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jhunjhunu, etc. It is perfect for family vacations.

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How To Reach Churu

Churu is well connected to the rest of India by both railways and roadways. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Churu, buses being operated both by private and government owners, especially the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation. There is no direct flight connectivity available for Churu, owing to an absence of the airport. Jaipur International Airport, which is approximately 218 km away from Churu is the closest airport.

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