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Places of Interest | Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu, an ancient town in the state of Rajasthan, is the cultural capital of the region known as Shekhawati.

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Jhunjhunu - A well with minarets and 'chhattris'

Jhunjhunu - A well with minarets and 'chhattris'

The vacant havelis, carefully engraved architecture which the monuments proudly put to a tourists' display, everything has stories to interest tourists, specially history enthusiasts. Come explore the wonders and sites that Jhunjhunu has to offer you.

  • Rani Sati Temple - Rani Sati Mandir is a well-known temple situated in Jhunjhunu district in the Rajasthan. This temple has a history of more than 400 years and is an indication to feminine bravery and spirit.
  • Khetri Mahal - Khetri Mahal in Khetri, Jhunjhunu is one of the most excellent instances of fine art and structural design of Shekhawati region. Built in the year 1770, a surprising factor is that Khetri Mahal has no windows or doors even though it is named as the Wind Palace.
  • Dargah Qamaruddin Shah - West of the Khetri Mahal, at the foot of the Nehara Pahar, lies the Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah. It is an atmospheric complex comprising a mosque and madrasa arranged around a pretty courtyard (still retaining some of its original murals), with the ornate dargah (tomb) of the Sufi saint Kamaruddin Shah in the centre.
  • Bande ka Balaji Temple - It is a modern, single-storeyed temple with a surrounding shikhara and pinnacle. It is one of the most popular Hanuman temples in India. Unlike other projections and idols of Hanuman, Balaji possess round face with moustache and beard making it the most unique idol among the other idols of Hanuman all over the world.
  • Sunset Point (Moda Pahar) - Moda Pahar is popular spot for watching the sunset. With the beautiful Ajit Sagar Lake by its foot, this spot attracts many migratory birds and Barasinghas. The raw beauty of this spot makes it a favourite with the tourists.
  • Panchdev Mandir - Shree Panchdev Temple is situated at the core of the well-known Shekhawati province. The excellent fresco paintings of havelis attracts a steady flow of tourists throughout the year. The architecture and design of the temple, along with the verdant garden around it makes it an aesthetically pleasing spot to visit.
  • Dundlod - Dundlod, a town in Jhunjhunu is famous for its fort and havelis. The Dundlod fort is a blend of the Rajput and Mughal art and architecture. The Chhatri (cenotaph) of Ram Dutt Goenka, located near the fort is also a popular tourist attraction
  • Alsisar - Alsisar, a small town in Jhunjhunu is surrounded by arid dessert. The famous Alsisar Mahal, a fine example of Rajput architecture with its fresco carvings and depiction of historical events on its walls, was built by Shekhawat Thikanedars. Make sure you pay a visit to the Kejriwal Haveli, Laxmi Narayan temple, Thakur Chaatu Singh’s cenotaph, Ram Jas Jhunjhunwala Ki Haveli among others.
  • Bissau - Bissau, a village in Jhunjhunu, was originally called Vishala Jat Ki Dhani. Thakur Keshri Singh constructed a war fort and a defensive boundary wall for defence and named it Bissau Fort in 1746 AD.
  • Mandawa - Mandawa once functioned as a trading outpost for ancient caravan routes in Shekhawati for goods from China and the Middle East. Mandawa is also famous for its beautiful havelis. The Mandawa fort, with its painted arched gateway is adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows, has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

Other Top Sights in Jhunjhunu

  • Sangira Circle
  • RIICO Circle
  • Badal Garh Fort
  • Khemi Sati Mandir
  • Lal Pahar
  • Nehru Park
  • Afsana Joda
  • Mertani Ji Ki Bawari
  • District Stadium
  • Sone Chandi Ki Haveli
  • The Modi and Tiberwala Haveli
  • Aath Havelis
  • Ganeriwal Haveli
  • Kanoria Haveli

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