(Last Updated on : 20-02-2014)
Jhunjhunu is one of the important tourist destinations in Rajasthan
. with a host of local attractions and an interesting history it has been the center of attraction for the tourists for ages.
Location of Jhunjhunu: This district is located in the northern part of Rajasthan
. It is easily accessible from all the leading cities of Rajasthan.
History of Jhunjhunu
: The tales of Rajput bravery and courage are predominant in every part of the district. Jhunjhunu is itself a part of the Shekhawati Region
. However, the exact time of the foundation of the district is still unknown. As far as its early history is concerned it is believed that it was ruled by the Chauhans. The early rulers were always engaged in wars to protect their kingdom. Later such a scenario altered. In 1450 Mohammed Khan and Samas Khan, his son defeated the Chauhans and captured Jhunjhunu. From then on the Nawabs went on ruling on the state. Ultimately the rule of the nawabs came to an end when in 1730 Shardul Singh occupied Jhunjhunu.
Till date he is considered one of the greatest diplomats and administrators in Rajasthan. He is immortalized in the history of Jhunjhunu and so are his five sons. After him his kingdom was divided amongst his five sons and this administration was called the "Panchpana."
Travel Information on Jhunjhunu
: The nearest airport of Jhunjhunu is situated at the Jaipur airport. Buses from government stand run to Nawalgarh and throughout Shekhawati at regular intervals. Travelers can also reach Bikaner and Delhi by availing the buses. Apart from the government private buses also ply on the same routes and more. Two train services arrive at the station on the southern edge of town from Sikar via Nawalgarh (three of them from Jaipur), and the Shekhawati Express runs in the other direction, making a stop at Jaipur.
Local transports include auto rickshaws, which can be hired for touring the place. The local tourist office is attached to the RTDC Tourist Bungalow at Mandawa Circle, occupies a large new building on the western outskirts. Bicycles can be rented from a small shop near the park in the south. Taxis gather at a rank outside the bus stand.
Accommodation in Jhunjhunu
: The services at the hotels in Jhunjhunu include well-furnished rooms, dining facilities, cars on hire, laundry, recreational services, sightseeing tours and several other amenities. The accommodation at Jhunjhunu includes a range of heritage hotels as well as budget hotels. These are well-maintained hotel with large, clean rooms, restaurant and Internet access. The rooms in these hotels are fully provided with all kinds of modern facilities. Being a district Jhunjhunu comprises a lot of towns and cities that have the accommodation units here. Irrespective of whether it is a luxury hotel or a budget one the hospitality of the Rajputs is so evident.
: The city is an important center historically. Most striking mansions of the city are located around Nehru Bazaar. Apart from being a popular tourist destination it is also of commercial importance. Modi Havelis, Kaniram Narsinghdas Tibrewala Haveli, Khetri Mahal, Forster Gunge and several others are located within the boundary of the city.
Places of Interest in Jhunjhunu: The local attractions in Jhunjhunu comprise of:
Seth Ishwardas Mohan Das Modi Haveli
Six Havelies of Tibrewala
Makbara of Nawab Samaskhan
Nar Singh Das Tibrewala Haveli
Bihari Ji Temple
Shri Ram Jait Ram Tibrewal haveli
Khetri Mahal (A Wind Palace)
Kamruddin Shah Ki Durgah
Captain Henry Forester's son's Majaar
Mertani Ji Ki Bawari
Laxmi Nath Temple
Khetan Bawari (Stepwell)
Rani Sati Temple'
Birdi Chand's Well
Bala Bux Tulshan Haveli
Moda Hill Resort - Sunrise Point
Makbara of Nawab Rohilla Khan
In case the travelers are interested in shopping then there are several markets that sell the local handicrafts. Tie and dye works, lattice works and others are sold here.
Moving from Jhunjhunu: Around the Jhunjhunu city there are several places of interest. While some of these are quaint towns the others are ancient districts. Kota, Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Fatehpur are perfect places for such excursion tours. Transportations are easily available from the city to tour these places.