A thread on Churu Tourism (Part I)

A report by @thebetterindia

If you can look beyond the dust and the grime, you may find yourself surrounded by history, beauty and heritage in Churu.
It is not often that one stumbles upon something new and unexplored,

especially in a tourism-friendly state like Rajasthan. With its abundance of forts and palaces, the tourist map of Rajasthan is already too crowded. So it is no surprise that a tiny unpolished gem like the town of Churu fell off the radar almost a century ago.
A tiny dusty town, with no infrastructure for tourists, there are ample reasons for you to give it a miss in your travel plans. Churu is nothing less than wonderland.
Unlike most of the state, Churu has no history of kings or palaces. It was the hub for prosperous

Marwari merchants who traded in textile, spices and opium. These merchants travelled across the world and brought back stories of what they experienced,depicting them in paintings on walls across the town.
Each merchant’s home, called a haveli, was a sprawling mansion with 50-100 rooms. As time progressed, these merchants moved their business to Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai, leaving their ancestral properties behind in disrepair.

Walking through Churu is like walking through a ghost town. There are more than 100 havelis within a short radius, each grander than the other. The paintings and frescos on these depict the lives of the owners and nu concepts of that time like trvlling in a train, drivng a car
The frescos are vivid and bright, as if painted only recently, despite wasting away from decades. Walking through the lanes of the town, we could only imagine it in all its glory, when it would have been the bustling centre of commerce.

The skyline, unlike the dull skyscrapers of cities, boasts of terraces, arches and domes.
For sm1 who appreciates antiques, even the doors of these havelis are smthing you can spend an entire day admiring. Grand in scale and in terms of the work on them, no two doors are alike.
And if you listen hard enough, the silent lanes of this sleepy town may sing ballads and tell you legends of days gone by, of riches and fame, of love and tradition and of a part of India that till date, remains forgotten.
But sadly no efforts are being made by our leaders @RahulKaswanMP @Rajendra4BJP and this small desert town has been left on its own fate.
@my_rajasthan need to identify the true potential of Churu Tourism.

I will be covering Salasar balaji tomorrow which attracts millions.

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Churu Tourism - Salasar Balaji (Thread)

Salasar Balaji is a religious place for the devotees of Lord Hanuman. It is located in Churu district of Rajasthan. Salasar Dham is visited by innumerable Indian devotees throughout the year
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Every year big fairs are organized on Chaitra Purnima and Ashwin Purnima. During this time, millions of devotees gather here to have a vision of this revered deity. There are many dharamshalas to stay here and many restaurants to eat and drink.

Salasar attracts millions of visitors most of them choose to come on feet, while some on prostrated movement showing their intensity of devotion for Balaji.

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Churu district in Rajasthan is a part of Indian great Thar desert. It has always been counted amongst the most backward district due to the negligence of the political leaderships.

We understand that due to the scanty rainfalls and extreme temperatures

nothing much can be done but here comes the roles of the leadership. Despite being one of the largest district we are yet to see any higher education institute(university) for which studnts has to go to jaipur , bikaner and other far places.
We are lacking in medical infra

Why cant we have one AIIMS in churu.
If we talk about other infra and development of its tehsils and for that matter district itself , zero efforts are in place till now.
Forget about Industries.

People are very hardworking but we lack the reqd infra

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