If you want to know what Rajasthan is all about, get to know the local culture and the life of the common people here, then you need to visit Jhunjhunu. Located in the Shekhawati region, this little town falls within the list of many towns and villages, which are collectively referred to as the open art gallery of Rajasthan. This is mainly because there are a lot of havelis in this region and each one boasts of beautiful paintings.
Location of Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu is located in the north-eastern corner of the state. It is very well-connected to three very important cities of India, namely Jaipur, Bikaner and Delhi. You can easily book a car from any one of these three places and travel to this small town of the only desert state of India.
Places to visit in Jhunjhunu
You will be surprised to see the number of interesting places that this little town has to offer. Here’s a tiny sneak peek into the various places that you can visit in this town:
Modi and Tiberwal Haveli:Havelis are something that you must visit when in Jhunjhunu. Both these havelis are located very close to each other, and both are resplendent with brilliant architectural wonders. The paintings and murals are enough to attract art lovers from all over the world.
Lohargal: This place draws thousands of visitors from the country every year because it is believed to be the birthplace of Bhima, one of the PanchaPandavas from Mahabharata. Dense forests characterize this region.
Rani Sati Temple: This temple has its significance that dates to the epic of Mahabharata. It is dedicated to Narayani Devi or more popularly known as Dadiji, who had sacrificed herself in the pyre of her dead husband, after bravely fighting and killing an unjust ruler in a battle.
Apart from these, you can also pay a visit to the Khetri Palace or the Wind Palace, which located just 41kms away from the main town area.
Nearby places to travel to
Jhunjhunu as a very convenient location, and it is very well-connected through various means of transport. Some of the nearby places that you can visit when in Jhunjhunu are Nawalgarh, Mandawa, Shekhawati, Jaipur and Bikaner. If you want to travel out of the state, then you can visit Delhi or Agra, which are also very well-connected with the town.
Looking back at the past of Jhunjhunu
Jhunjhunu has had a long history of rule of Nawabs. Mohammed Khan was the first Nawab to rule this place, while Rohilla Khan was the last one. The entire rule of the Nawabs lasted for around 280 years and during this period of time Jhunjhunu reached its height of excellence. However, the most remarkable feature of this place is the very rich history of the development of various art forms, the effects of which can be felt even to this day!
So, if you are looking to visit a really tranquil and comparatively unexplored part of Rajasthan, then you should definitely stop by Jhunjhunu at least once.