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"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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Churu Highlights

1. Sethani ka Johara

Sethani ka Johara
The region faced a terrible famine during 1956, Sethani ka johda is a water reservoir 3 km away from Ratangarh, it was built then by the widow of Bhagwan Das Bagla.

2. Salasar Balaji

Salasar Balaji
Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham is a temple located in the small town of Salasar near Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. Dedicated to Balaji, another name for Hanuman, this temple attracts innumerable devotees throughout the year. Salasar Dham is in a religious circuit of centers of Khatu Shyamji temple and Rani Sati Dadiji (Jhunjhunu) temple and the Salasar Dham (or Balaji). All are located at a close proximity to each Other. 

3. Tal Chappar Sanctuary

Tal Chappar Sanctuary
Spread across 719 hectares, Talchappar was declared a reserved land in 1962. Talchappar has a unique ecosystem, with mostly grass covering the land, it falls on the way of many migratory birds who while flying back to their home, stay on for a while or for an entire season.

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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 for Churu

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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FAQs on Churu

What is famous about Churu?

Sand dunes, grand Havelis and marvellous fresco paintings.

What is not so good about Churu?

Extremely hot weather for the most part of the year.

Who should visit Churu?

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.

What is the best time to visit Churu?

Winter season is the best season for a visit to Churu. The months when Churu is ideal for a trip is for the months of October - March. Monsoon is also a good time to visit, while summer season, with unbearably hot climate, is the least advisable time for a visit.

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What is the 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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What is the best way 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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What are the places near Churu?

The top places near to Churu are Mandawa which is 34 km from Churu, Fatehpur which is located 33 km from Churu, Agra which is located 325 km from Churu, Jaipur which is located 175 km from Churu, Shekhawati which is located 77 km from Churu

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Ekadashi vrat 9 months ago
i visit here many times i love the way people talking here because i love Rajasthani language this is my first place click on this link where i found.
Vinod Jindal 2 years ago
Jai Shri Balaji Salasar Dham . Hanumanji ka Mandir
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