"Be it strength of the mighty Shekhawati clan or the story of Rani Sati, Jhnunjhunu is a hub of courageous stories you definitely won’t like to miss."
Situated in the land of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunu is a true spirit of courage, very less talked about. One of the best spots to experience the unbelievably true Shekhawati stories & architecture, also known as Shekhawati Adda, Jhunjhunu is a district worth experiencing right away.
Be it a spiritual spot like Rani Sati Temple or a brilliant example of Shekhawati architecture like Khetri Mahal, Jhunjhunu is like a time machine which has an ability to take you back for at least 4 centuries.
Places to visit in Jhunjhunu
As mentioned before, Jhunjhunu had been a prime hub of warriors. One can experience the same as soon as you step inside this beautiful city. Each and every structure built hasvery uniquely interesting stories associated with it.
Few of the highlights of the city are as follows
The Rani Sati Temple - The largest temple dedicated to Rani Sati, The Rani Sati temple of Jhunjhunu is a spot one of its kind. With a history of more than 400 years, the temple is one of the best examples to witness how gracefully, Rajasthan treats its brave women. The story of Rani Sati also Known as Rani Sati Dadi Maa is unique in itself. Thousands of visitors visit the temple on a regular basis. One of the biggest highlights of the temple is, there isn’t a single statue or image of any God or Goddess. Instead, the Trident is worshiped in the temple which is considered to be the mightiest in the Hindu religion. The complete temple is made of marble that gives it a look which is more than enough to leave an ever-lasting impression on every next visitor.
Khetri Mahal - One of the best and the finest examples of architecture, Khetri Mahal was built in the year 1770 by Bhopal Singh, grandson of Sardul Singh, the individual who founded Khetri. One of the biggest interesting point of this spot is in spite of being called as the Wind Palace, one can’t spot a single door or a window in this beautiful structure. One another point that might excite you to visit this beautiful place is, the walls of the palace are been replaced by beautiful marble pillars and arches. As soon as you enter the palace you can spot a giant yet beautiful ramp which will lead you to the beautiful grand terrace. The idea behind this was very simple yet well thought of, which was they wanted to provide a better option to the Rajput’s entering the palace with their horses.Probably because of all these points, Khetri Mahal is considered to be one of the best examples of the Shekhawati Art. The best example to understand the brilliant minds behind the architecture are the ramps built in the palace.
The Modi Haveli - Havelis are the places where the rulers or the main courts men used to live, especially in north India. The Modi haveli was built by the Modi Family. This family was among the top businessmen of Jhunjhunu and this haveli acted as their residence for centuries. One can see a beautiful work of the Shekhawati Art as soon as he/she step into the haveli. Like a lot of havelis of Rajasthan, even the Modi haveli opens into a courtyard which further leads a visitor to the beautiful rooms of the haveli. The walls of this beautiful structure are filled with some of the best intricate frescos an individual can ever see. Each and every wall will showcase a beautiful blend of colours like red, golden, green which make these walls stand apart from any given haveli in India.
The Dundlod Fort - Built in the year 1750, by Keshari Singh the fifth son of ruler Sardul Singh, The Dundlod Fort is a chapter of history from Shekhawati region worth a visit. One sense the warrior spirit of Shekhawats as soon as one enters the fort, Shekhawats, the clan which was able to withstood power of the mighty Mughals. The fort currently is among the top heritage hotels of India. The best part of the modern technology is, while renovating the whole fort each and every detailing, let it be paintings, carvings or any other given aspect, that the authenticity of each and every element lives long for centuries.
Best Time to Visit Jhunjhunu
Winters are the best time visit Jhunjhunu, which usually comes between the month of October and March.
How to Reach Jhunjhunu
By Air - The closest airport to Jhunjhunu is the Jaipur airport.
By Road - Jhunjhunu is the well connected to the major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur etc.
By Rail - Jhunjhunu has its own railway station and is connected with other cities with few passenger and express trains.