About Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu is a town in the state of Rajasthan, India and the administrative headquarters of Jhunjhunu District. It is located at 180 km away from Jaipur, 220 km from Bikaner and 240 km from Delhi.

Jhunjhunu is an ancient town which is now a district Headquarter. The Jhunjhunu district shines unique among all the districts of Rajasthan. It has a brilliant trail of brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives to defend this country. It is a district of the business-magnets and advanced farmers. It is one of the more prosperous districts of Rajasthan. It's area is 5929 Sq. Kms. Most of the part of the district is semi-desert. The Aravali ranges are embracing the south-eastern part of the District. The huge and magnanimous copper fields are lying in the bowl of these ranges in Singhana and Khetri suburbs. The lush green valleys and beautiful natural scenes captivate the tourists. Lohargal, the holy shrines of pilgrimage, lies in the lap of these ranges. There runs an anecdote that Pandwas, the heroes of the Mahabharata bathed and washed their weapons in the Surya Kund, thereby they got salvation. A large number of the people throng every year to take a holy dip in its water on the occasion of the Bhadrapad Amavasya every year. This district lies in the core of the well-known erstwhile shekhawati province. Every corner of this province speaks its own history of bravery and valour. Innumerable spots and monuments are connected with lives of these warriors. Moreover, the palatial buildings of the rich people, adorned with fresco paintings in different colours and shades are a great source of attraction for the tourists. The paintings of these havelies have not only become our attraction for the tourists but also a subject of serious studies. They depict the culture, history and flora & fauna of an era gone by.

Source: http://jhunjhunu.rajasthan.gov.in/