At the edge of the Thar desert, lies a small village called Churu, resplendant with havelis, fresco paintings and unique architecture. Located in the middle of the uneven golden sand dunes of the Thar, Churu is awash with wonderful, dated achitecture that takes one back to the pre-Mughal and Mughal era in the most colourful way probable.
History of Choru
Churu is the ancestral seat of Kandhalot clan of Rathores. Rulers of Churu are progeny of Rao Kandhalji’s, son Rao Vanir. The Chief is the opening noble of Bikaner State, enjoy Dohri Tazim and Kurab Hath in Bikaner Darbar. The estate ranks 6th among the aristocracy of Bikaner and consisted of 21 villages. Churu was one of the most powerful thikana in Bikaner state. Due to its powerful behavior, Churu was often mired in dispute with Bikaner state which further and led to a variety of conflicts. Resultant the rulers in 19th century lost the Tazim of Churu and were granted Kuchor. Churu was later reinstate to its rightful rulers.
Best place to visit in Churu
- Fresco Painted Havelies
- Sethani Ka Johara
- Mansa Devi Temple
- Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli
- Sri Shantinath Bhagwan Mandir
- Laxminrayanji Temple
- Ratangarh Fort
- Aath Kambh Chhatri
- Raghunathji Mandir
- Godia Chhatri
Fresco Painted Havelies in Churu
Churu is a small drowsy municipality in Rajasthan on the border of Desert also called the gateway to Thar Desert. This place was found by The Jat Chieftain – Churru in 1620, the it was later taken over by The Rathores of Bikaner in 1871. This municipality was on the caravan trading route during the 18th century when the Marwari merchants had recognized themselves in Central Asia, Nepal Iran, Afghanistan , Tibet, Burma and Thailand dealing in Horses, Opium, Silk, Ivory, wool and spices they had recognized themselves by migrate with the Rajput and Mughal armies, setting up the banking system, became money launderers, even the royal family gave them the rights of collect revenue in exchange toward the loan for the state. These Marwaris with simple food behavior made their homes showcasing their wealth.
Mansa Devi Temple in Churu
Maharaja Gopal Singh of Manimajra construct the present major temple of Shri Mansa Devi which is located on the Shivalik foothills in village Bilaspur, Tehsil and region Panchkula during the period 1811-1815. At a space of 200 m from the major temple is the “Patiala temple” which was get construct by Sh. Karam Singh and the then Maharaja Patiala in the year 1840.
This temple had the support of Manimajra State. After the merger of generous states into Pepsu the Patronage of State Govt. ended and the temples remain neglected. The raja of Manimajra then chosen pujari as “khidmatuzar” of this temple whose duty was to adoration the deity of the temple. After the merger of generous State into Pepsu these pujaris became self-governing on the matter of controlling and managing the dealings of the temple, the land attached to the temple.
Best time to visit Churu
Nov-Mar is the most excellent 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.
How to reach Churu
By Air : Instead of Churu you can a get flight to Sanganeer Airport (Jaipur) on regular basis. Churu is 175 km away from sanganeer airport (JAI), jaipur, rajasthan and 222 km away from indira Gandhi international airport (DEL), Delhi.
By Train : There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Churu. The nearest Railway Station(s) is churu junction (CUR).
By Air Churu is well linked to other major cities of the country via daily buses. The nearest Bus Station is churu.
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