Churu - An Experiential Heritage Getaway in Rajasthan
Around Churu - Photo Courtesy Jaisinh Rathore
Churu is an offbeat heritage getaway 50 kms of what is traditionally visited as the Shekhawati area and part of the Shekhawati region at large.
Churu offers guests a heritage haveli style stay right in middle of old Shekhawati town full of frescoed havelis and steeped in heritage character. Churu is compelling for experiential travelers and offers following activities / excursions:
Heritage Walk in Churu – One can experience the open air heritage gallery character of Shekhawati via a morning or evening heritage walk in Churu town through the heritage bylanes. There are a number of Havelis one passes through and can visit.
Visit Heritage town of Ramgarh – Ramgarh town at 15 kms from Churu is renowned to be having maximum number of frescoed havelis in entire Shekhawati. Alongwith Ramgarh one can also visit Mahansar and Bissau which are steeped in rural character and where one can explore “Real India”.
Desert Safari – Churu lies in close proximity to Shifting deserts and guests can take a 4WD into the desert and also experience a bit of Camel safari.
Pilgrimage – Renowned Salasar Dham, Home to Balaji Temple (Lord Hanuman Temple) is just 2 hour drive from Churu (90 kms)
Bird Watching – Tal Chhappar area renowned for Blackbucks and migratory bird watching is just 2 hours drive from Churu (90 kms)
Craft center visit - Picnic Lunch can be organized with a visit to nearby craft centers. Guests can explore craft villages Tie Dye, Pottery, bangle making and miniature painting.
Churu is a compelling heritage getaway for experiential travelers to Rajasthan and recommended for Inbound travelers with interest in Heritage and craft.