Jhunjunu is a town in the state of Rajasthan and lies right in the middle of the Shekawati province. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Jhunjunu district. The town was named after a Jat named Jhunja Singh Nehra or Jhunjha. It is popular for the frescos at the roof of the havelis. A number of people from here join the Indian defence services.
Places to Stay
Few good budget hotels here are The Piramal Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,700), Apani Dhani (Tariff – Rs. 1,300), and Hotel Shekhawati (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Jhunjhunu is Hindi. Shekhawati is also spoken here.
Teej- celebrated to welcome monsoons, the Shekhawati festival -celebrated in the month of February, and Rani Sati Mela-organised twice a year, are some major events here. Diwali, Holi, and Dussehra are also celebrated.
Places of Interest
Jhunjhunu is popular for its many tourist attractions, some of which are Ajit Sagar Lake, Badani Chand Well, Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah and Ketri Mahal. Other nearby tourist spots are Jhunjhunu include Six Havelis of Tibrewala, and Bihar Ji Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jhunjhunu is in Jaipur (190 km).
The Jhunjhunu Railway Station is the main station here with good connectivity to other major stations.
Purana Bus Stand is the closest bus stand to Jhunjhunu and is less than a kilometre. Katewa Tours and Travels, Athitya Travels, and Welcome Rajasthan Tours and Travels are some of the travel agencies that provide buses to Jhunjhunu. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.