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Churu Travel Guide – How To Plan The Perfect Trip To Churu?

Rajasthan is home to many hidden gems just waiting for you to be discovered. If you’re bored with the usual tourist destinations and want to explore somewhere new, consider Churu. Churu is also known for its rich cultural heritage. If you’re interested in exploring the wildlife of Rajasthan, then this place is a must-visit. Continue reading this blog to know more about Churu in detail.

Overview of Churu

Churu is a district in Rajasthan located near the Thar Desert. Its climate is semi-arid. The district is known as ‘The Gateway to Thar’.

The Nirban clan of Rajputs established it in 1620 AD. It was a part of the Bikaner District before India’s independence but became its own district when the state reorganization process started after Partition.

In 1948, it was separated from Bikaner and made into a new district. The fort in Churu city is of historic importance—it is believed to have been constructed around 400 years ago. The site encloses two beautiful temples—Salasar Balaji and Babosa Maharaj. Both were built within the last 200 years, and are of great religious importance.

3 Best Places To Visit In Churu

Tal Chhappar Sanctuary

Tal Chhappar Sanctuary

The Tal Chhappar sanctuary is situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, India. It is located at a distance of 210 km away from the edge of the Thar Desert and can be accessed by taking the Ratangarh-Sujangarh highway. 

This sanctuary is home to a rare species of Blackbuck. Its geographic location in Sujangarh Tehsil, Churu district attracts visitors who are fascinated by the range of avifauna living there. The visitor can observe over 122 species of birds throughout the year, including migratory birds and resident birds.

Sethani Ka Johara

Sethani Ka Johara

As one of the few Joharas (reservoirs) in the semi-arid landscape, the Sethani ka Johara serves aesthetic and practical purposes. This peaceful place was built in the late 19th century and attracts many birds and animals during the winter, including Nilgais. Early morning is the best time to visit this reservoir because of its meditative atmosphere.

Salasar Balaji Temple

Salasar Balaji Temple

Lord Hanuman’s temple in Salasar Balaji is located near Sujangarh in the town of Salasar. Every year, the Salasar Balaji Temple organizes fairs at the festivals of Chaitra Poornima and Ashwin Poornima. Additionally, there are Rani Sati and Khatu Shyamji temples on the premises.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Churu?

Churu is best visited during the winter months, from November to February. You can enjoy sightseeing and other activities here when the weather is quite cool and pleasant during the day. During this time, nights are colder than normal and camping under the stars is possible in some parts of the desert.

Top Interesting Things To Do In Churu

Camel ride

Go on a Camel ride – A camel ride is a great way to experience the desert and have fun on a trip to Churu. If you go on a desert safari, you can sit on the back of a camel and watch as the sun goes down—colorful hues spreading in every direction.

Enjoy the Gogaji Maharaj fair – During the Bhadra month, which falls between August and October in the Hindu calendar, tourists can visit Churu to attend Gogaji Maharaj Fair. This is a grand fair held annually in the town attended by thousands of devotees from all over India.

This fair lasts for up to three days and includes delicious local dishes, handicrafts, and more than a dozen other activities.

Catch a sunrise at Tal Chappar Sanctuary – Visit this reservoir early in the morning to see an orange-hued sunrise and watch as rays of sunlight spread across the water creating a peaceful atmosphere.

If you’re lucky enough, along with a stunning sunrise, you will get the opportunity to see some of the rare wildlife and bird species that live in this place.

Take a walking tour of Churu- Visit Churu in Rajasthan, where you can mingle with locals and learn about their culture as well as try your hand at pottery.

While touring the old Havelis, you can enjoy watching hundreds of paintings and frescoes on the walls, as well as grand chhatris.

You can learn the art of Bandhani, block printing, miniature wood carving and lacquer bangle making on this tour. You can also learn silver jewellery making.

How To Get Churu?

Flight – There are no direct flights to Churu, as the city does not have an airport. However, the nearest major airport is Jaipur International Airport, which is around 218 km away.

Rail – The Churu region is well connected by rail to other parts of India.

Roadways – Churu is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. It is one of the best ways to reach the Churu region.

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