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Churu in Rajasthan is famous for the shifting sand dunes and beautiful grand havelis with marvelous fresco paintings. Located in the Thar desert on NH 65 that connects Pali to Ambala (Punjab), Churu was founded in 1620 by a Jat chieftain Churu.
Today a junction station on the railway line to Bikaner, Churu has an interesting historic past. It was initially part of Jangladesh prior to annexation by Rathores. There is an interesting story associated with Churu. During a battle in 1871 between Churu and Bikaner, all the copper and brass of Churu was exhausted, and the womenfolk were asked to part with their silver ornaments and with this metal, shells for the cannons were made and used in the battle.
The present Thakur Sahib of Churu lives at the ‘Churu House’ in Bikaner with his family. The best time to visit Churu is from October to March. There are a few hotels to stay at Churu, for an economic stay RTDC’s run Hotel Chirmi is a good stay option.
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