Famous City of Jhunjhunu Rajasthan
is the district headquarters of the Shekhawati region. It has the
distinction of being Shekhawati's largest town and the most important
commercial capital. It was the Kaimkhani Nawabs who founded this state in
the mid 15th century, but much later they were overthrown by the Rajput
ruler Sardul Singh in 1730. Jhunjhunu also saw the rule of the Britishers in
the 19th century, when they formed a special Shekhawati brigade to fight
back the decoits. Like other areas of the region, the highlights of
Jhunjhunu too are the exquisitely painted havelis and temples.
Tourist Places of Jhunjhunu, For any kind of queries and information, you can contact the Tourist
Reception Centre, located at Mandawa Circle. There are no banks situated
here, so it would be better to get your money exchanged in Nawalgarh itself.
Internet facility is available at Cyber World, near Nehru Bazaar. For other
queries and to book guided tours, you can ask Laxmi Kant Jangid, the owner
of Shiv Shekhawati and Hotel Jamuna Resort, as he has quite a good knowledge
Rani Sati Temple:
Rani Sati Temple is a huge temple to the northeast of the town. It was
built in the memory of a merchant's wife who performed the ritual of sati,
an act of burning oneself on the husband's pyre, in the year 1595. It is a
multi-storied structure, consisting of courtyards and 300 rooms, where
pilgrims can take shelter. Quite an attraction are the tile and mirror
mosaics, beautifully narrating the story of Rani Sati and why the temple was
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An exhibit of Shekhawati art is Khetri Mahal, located near the Nehru
Bazaar. It was built in 1770 by the Shardul Singh's grandson Bhopal Singh.
With due course of time the building has lost all its sheen and glory, but
you can still have hints of its lost exuberance from the paintings on the
worn out walls.
Modi Havelis, situated near the Khetri Mahal, showcases some of the best
murals of Jhunjhunu. The walls have lifelike images of mythological scenes
and Krishna tales. Other paintings include the scenes from specific events
like soldiers on horses following a train. Some astonishing facial images
can be seen in the haveli to the west.
Kaniram Narsingh Tiberwala Haveli has paintings straight out of the
artist's imagination. Nearby you can find the Narudin Farooqi Haveli which
has floral motifs like the ones found in Islamic structures. To the north of
Nehru Bazaar is Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli, which also has legends of
Lord Krishna on its walls. A little aberration is seen in a painting here
that has depicted the hierarchy of Universe, with Gods at the top, humans in
the middle and animals in the lower end.
Jhunjhunu Fort, Other places to see in Jhunjhunu include Badalgarh, a 16th century Fort
situated near Khetri Mahal. It belongs to the Dundlod family. To the
northwest of the Fort is Mertani Baori, named after the widow of Sardul
Singh, in 1783. In the northern part of the town you will get to see a
picturesque lake built in 1902 by Jitemal Khaitan. It is known as Ajit Sagar
Lake. Biharji Temple of Lord Krishna and Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah are the
religious places that you can visit here.
Rajasthan is famous for its Shekhawati paintings that decorate its havelis
and forts. So, it would be great if you try out your hand in perfecting this
art or just get some lessons on it, to take back the heritage of India with
you, in this unique form. You can approach Laxmi Kant Jangid at Hotel
Shekhawati or Jamuna Resort to learn the Shekhawati paintings and to join
art workshops which includes henna painting, fresco painting and textile
printing. He also takes cookery classes.
Sleeping & Eating:
Though there are not plenty of options available for accommodation, but you
won't be disappointed with the services offered by the hotels present here.
Hotel Shekhawati Heritage at Paramveer Path has cozy and well decorated
rooms. Hotel Jamuna Resort is another elegant hotel with vibrant decors and
good services on offer. Hotel Shiva Shekhawati, just 2 km from the bus
station, is another good option to try out.
Jhunjhunu City Tour Guide
Getting There & Away:
Jhunjhunu Railway Station is connected to Jaipur, Delhi and
Bikaner. From Delhi you can can catch the Shekhawati Express, that takes
seven hours to reach Jhunjhunu. There are several other passenger trains
that run between Jaipur and Jhunjhunu too.
Jhunjhunu Tour by Regular buses are available from Jhunjhunu bus station that
will take you to important cities like Jaipur (5 hrs), Mandawa (1 hr),
Nawalgarh (1 hr), Jodhpur (10 hrs), Ajmer (7 hrs) and Bikaner (5 hrs). Many
private buses leave from the bus stand on Khemi Road in Jhunjhunu.
Jhunjhunu Travel From the train and bus station, it would be rather easy to find an
autorickshaw. You can also hire it for a local sight seeing tour.