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Jhunjhunu Tour

Jhunjhuna was founded by the Kainkhani Nawabs in the middle of the 15th century and remained under them till it was taken over by the Rajput ruler Sardar Singh in the year 1730. The British troops based their Shekhawati Brigade in this very place to halt the activities of the local bandits in and nearby Jhunjhunu during that time. Today, temples and Havelis decorated with tiles and mirror mosaic envelop this enchanting place.


Location
Jhunjhunu is situated at a distance of 245 km from Delhi and 180 km from Jaipur. It is counted as one of the largest towns of Shekhawati in the state of Rajasthan. The place is currently the district headquarter of the region.

Climate
The city feels a maximum temperature of 42°C in the summers while it lower to a minimum of 5°C in the winter season. The ideal time to visit the place is the colder days.
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Major Attractions
Badani Chand Well - The well is placed on the north west side of the town surmounted by four imposing minarets. It was treated like a temple since water is of immense importance in the desert. There is a small sacred temple for the Hindus at this well and it is named after Hanuman. The well was decorated with rich paintings and one of the four pavilion was erected nearby so that women folks could gather and exchange news. Nearby is an old inn for the caravans to take a halt during their journey.

Ajit Sagar Lake - To the farthest north of Jhunjhunu is the picturesque artificial Ajit Sagar Lake, built by Jitmai Khaitan in 1902. The Lake filled by rain water comes running down from the sides of the Moda Pahar and very seldom dries up. Pavilions are constructed on each corner of the lake where paintings are carved beautifully beneath the dome. Peoples generally quench their thirst from the lake.

Mertani Baori Well - North west to the fort and named after Mertani, the widow of Sardul Singh ,it was built in 1783 AD. Recently restored, the stepwell is 30 m deep and its sulphuric waters are said to contain skin diseases. The sides of the well give access to a series of cool rooms in which visitors could rest on their way.

Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah - South of Kana Pahar lies the blueish coloured Dargah from where a good view of the town can be seen. A ramp leads to the entrance and the steps lead to the roof top from the court yard. Kali Pahari is to the east of the Dargah. The Dargah complex consists of a madrassa, a mosque and a mehfilkhana, at which religious fest are held. Also seen are the fragmants of paintings depicting floral motifs around the courtyard.

Khetri Mahal - Small byelanes lead to the Khetri Mahal, considered one of the finest buildings in Shekhawati region. The palace dates back to the period of 1770 and was built by Bhopal Singh, the founder of Khetri. There are no doors and windows in the palace but intrinsic series of arches and columns gives an elegant symmetry to the mansion. The private chambers contain two small alcoves which retain the fragmants of paintings in natural earth pigments.

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Nearby Attractions
Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli - The haveli dates back to the lastleg of the 19th century and has an inevitable train on the front decade. From the entrace to the courtyard are scenes from the legends of Krishna stealing clothes from the gopis to hiding up the trees with the sarees. In the adjacent arch can be seen British imperial figures including monarch and judges.


Shopping
The tiny bazaar nearby offers an array of goods from traditional jewellery and colorful bangles to saris and traditional shoes and modern amenities. Bargaining skills are at best useful and handy .


Accommodation
Just 2 km from the bus stand is the Hotel Shiv Shekhawati, a hot favourite with the travellers. The hotel comes with well finished double rooms, attached bath and air coolings. Other important places to stay are Hotel Jamuna Resort set in a pleasant garden with a swimming pool, Sangam hotel ,Shekhawati heritage and Hotel Shalimar.


How to Reach
By Air - Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 180 km from the place and easy access is available to all places in India from there.
By Rail - Several daily passenger trains run between Jaipur and Jhunjhunu. The Shekhawati express runs between Jhunjhunu and Delhi.
By Road - Regular buses ply between Jhunjhunu and Jaipur. To Chura there are buses available every hour. Also buses to Delhi ,Ajmer, Bikaner are available.


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