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About Churu

About Churu

The town of Churu is known to be the gateway of the Thar Desert in Rajsthan and is also the administrative headquarters of the district. Best famous for it's grand havelis and fresco know better about Churu here.

History of Churu

The town is said to be founded by the chieftain of Jats, Churru in 1620 AD. The town is situated amidst the golden sand dunes that opens gate to the Thar Desert. Before independence in 1947, the town constituted a part of the state of Bikaner. The district was formed in 1948 which comprised of three tehsils; Taarangar, Rajgarh and Churu with recognition of the administration of the state of Bikaner.

Climate and Geography

Churu is situated at 28.30°N 74.95°E. It has an average elevation of 292 meters. There are plenty of sand dunes that encircle the city. Due to scanty rainfall, the vegetation is also less. Among the easily visible greenery, you can easily spot babul, royara, khejri and kair bushes on the shifting sand dunes. Apart from these trees, you can also find siras trees, peepal and neem trees here.

While the winters are freezing cold, the summers are extremely hot. You can find spots of ice on the crops during the months of December and January. You won't experience much variation in the minimum and maximum temperature in the town.

Shopping in Churu

Churu is a land of sandalwood, a shopper's weakness and also a tourist's delight. The crafts made of sandal shall lure you to the market. Apart from the sandal crafts, you can find vibrant colored fabrics in tie and dye, woolen materials, gram, millet that are found in plenty in the market. Churu is also well known for the leather products.

Tourism in Churu

As you enter the city, you get encompassed by the rich culture and tradition of the city. You can explore the sheer beauty of nature here. The mansions in the city and their raw ambience force us to explore deep into the city. While touring around the city you can find the following: Surajmal Banthia haveli built in 1920; Surana Double Haveli which has over 1100 doors and elegance and charm that is beyond description.

Salasar Balaji is a famous temple here that attracts hundreds of pilgrims and devotees every year. Additionally, you cannot afford to miss the domes here. The Godia Chhatri, Aath Kambh Chhatri are some of the lovely constructions that are superbly curved.

Transportation in Churu

Churu is well knit by roads and railways. The city is connected to all major cities and states via roads, railways and airways. You can also rent cars in the city on a full time or half time basis and tour around for leisure or business purposes as well.

Facts and Figures

Latitude:    28.30001
Longitude:    74.94999
Elevation    292 m (958 ft)
PIN Code 331001
Summer 50 Degree Centigrade
Winter 4 degree centigrade
Annual Rainfall 408.3mm
District: Churu
Tehsil/ Taluka : Churu
State:    Rajasthan
Languages Official    Hindi
Population (2001) Total    97,627
Telephone code: 01562
Vehicle registration    RJ-10

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