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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.9/5

266 reviews

A Trip to Churu

I had been to Churu by road in the month of November 2016. Churu is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Rajasthan. The must-visit attractions around Churu include Sethani Ka Johara, Salasar Dham and the Tal Chappar Sanctuary. Sethani Ka Johara is located 3 kilometers from Ratangarh and is a famous water reservoir in this pristine abode of beauty in Rajasthan. It suffered a terrible famine in 1956 and today, this water reservoir attracts lots of animals and birds. Salasar Dham is famous for the Lord Hanuman Temple and the Balaji Temple located nearby. The Tal Chappar Sanctuary is spread over an area measuring 719 hectares and this was declared as a reserve land, way back in 1962.

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Priyam Goyal

Priyam Goyal4.6/5

96 reviews

Temple in the desert

The main attraction of the town of Churu is the Salasar Baba temple . . Churu has some nice places to eat. We ate at the Salasar Dhaba, located right opposite the temple. Churu is also famous for its sweet delicacy called 'Pedas'. Churu is also known as the gateway to Thar Desert and a visit to these expansive deserts is a must

Churu Overview

Churu is a desert town and the administrative head quarter of the district of Churu in the state of Rajasthan. Located right in the heart of the Thar Desert, Churu is characterised by the shifting sand dunes of the expansive Thar Desert and its many beautiful havelis and temples.

The town was founded by a Jat chieftain Chohrru in the year 1620. In 1871, it came under the rule of the Rajputs of Bikaner and it remained as a part of Bikaner till the time of Indian independence. The district of Churu came into existence in 1948 and the small town of Churu was identified as the administrative headquarter.

There are quite a few beautiful Rajasthani havelis which form a major attraction. The Kanhaiya lal Bagla ki Haweli and Surana Haweli with its hundred windows are characterised by their rich architecture which is reflective of the place’s culture and history, and have some magnificent fresco paintings.

The town is also known for its many Chhatris, which are beautiful dome shaped monuments created in honour of someone. There are many beautiful Hindu temples in and around the town, including the famous Salasar Balaji temple which is in the Churu district itself.

Apart from this, there are many other temples dedicated to deities like Bhagwan Ram, Lord Krishna, Goddess Durga, Hanuman, Balaji Babosa, Krishana, Satyanarain, Santoshi Mata and many other local deities.

Fort Churu is located right at the centre of the town and is a 400 years old fort. Close to the town is an important religious seat of the Nath sect of Hindu sadhus, and it has many beautiful life-size marble statues of the gods and goddesses they worship. There is also a well known Dharam Stup which is considered a symbol of religious tolerance and equality among all religions.

The place experiences typical desert climate with the daytime temperatures and the night time temperatures varying substantially. Summers here are quite hot with temperatures soaring up to 50º Celsius. The winter season is considered the best time to come to Churu. During this season the days are warm and comfortable although the temperatures fall quite a bit in the nights and it becomes chilly.

The town is connected by the National Highway No 65 which passes through it to connect the well known tourist destination of Ambala and Pali.

Photos of Churu

Churu, Rajasthan

Photo by

Dalip Shekhawat

main gate of salasar balaji
Ghanta Ghar, Churu

Photo by

Yogeshh Saini

Ghanta Ghar, Churu

There is so much to see in Churu.

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