Majestic havelis and magnificent fortresses, painted with colorful frescos, decorating a landscape of smooth desert sand stretched in beautiful patterns of dunes, Churu enthralls you with its captivating beauty. Emanating royal splendor through every aspect, the city is an oasis of vivid and vibrant colors in the midst of a desert
A gateway to the vast, golden desert of Thar, Churu is a historical town. Located near Bikaner in Rajasthan, it was founded in the early 17th century AD by a clan of Jat rulers and later conquered by the Rathore Rajputs, each leaving their splendid marks on the city. The true essence of Rajasthani culture is woven into the very spirit of the city, making it a warm, inviting destination for travelers.With its age-old heritage, Churu allows you a glimpse into the lives and luxuries of the former royals and rulers. Tour the city to experience the grandeur of the bygone eras through the splendid castles and marvelous forts that are strewn about. Some of the glorious monuments worth visiting in Churu include the Kothari and Surana Haveli, MaljikaKamra and the Chhariyan domes. A treat to art lovers, these structures are renowned for their architectural finesse and intricately painted multicolored frescos.The city is also rich in spiritual legacy. A number of old temples and places of worship, dedicated to deities like Salasar Balaji, Santoshi Mata, Balaji Babosa, Goddess Durga, among others, can be found around the city. A seat of the Hindu Nath Sages is another interesting religious site in Churu. The Dharam Stup, symbolizing religious tolerance and equality, is a must-visit.Plan your visit during Churu’s annual fair, Mingesar Mela to witness the city at its cultural best. Decked in finery, the city lights up with cultural celebrations and performances of the folk arts. You can also take home souvenirs of traditional woodcrafts inlaid with floral patterns, a specialty of Churu.Buses are the most common means of local transport in and around Churu. However, they can get crowded during peak hours. The best way of traveling within Churu is by hiring a private taxi from the car rental services available in the city. Chauffeur driver cars for sightseeing tours can also be booked.Located in a desert, summers in Churu tend to be extremely hot and unsuitable for traveling.Beware of touts around the popular tourist attractions and in markets
Churu is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Jaipur at a distance of 183kms.
Airports: Jaipur International Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Churu from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Churu