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Churu

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Churu (Hindi: चूरु) is a town in the desert region of Rajasthan, India.

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Churu (Hindi: चूरु) is a town in the desert region of Rajasthan, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Churu District. It lies in the Thar Desert on the National Highway-65 connecting Pali to Ambala.

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Churu can be reached by train from Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner. It can also be reached by road from Delhi Jaipur, Ambala. The Highways are very good however the country roads in the shekawati region can be a bit dampner. The road from Jaipur and Ambala are the best roads. The nearest Airport is Jaipur (around 5 hours journey) and is well connected by road and rail. Overall it comes out to be cheaper (due to availability of low-cost airlines) if you travel via Jaipur.

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It is famous for the shifting sand dunes of the Thar Desert and beautiful grand havelis with marvelous fresco paintings, namely Kanhaiya lal Bagla ki Haweli and Surana Haweli, with hundreds of small windows. It also has some fine Chhatris. Nearby the town is a religious seat of the Nath sect of Sadhus where there are life-size Marble statue of their deities and a place for prayers. There stands a Dharam Stup, a symbol of religious equality. At the centre of the town is a fort built about 400 years ago. There is also a wildlife sanctuary "talchhapar". You can see the galloping black deers around you, and you can feed them by hand. Also various species of birds can also be seen.

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