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.
The second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.