Jhunjhunu attractions

Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Khetri Mahal

A series of small laneways at the western end of Nehru Bazaar (a short rickshaw drive north of the bus station) leads to the imposing Khetri Mahal, a small palace dating from around 1770 and once one of Shekhawati’s…
Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli

On the northern side of Nehru Bazaar is Mohanlal Ishwardas Modi Haveli (1896). A train runs merrily across the front facade. Above the entrance to the outer courtyard are scenes from the life of Krishna. On a smalle…
Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Modi Havelis

The Modi Havelis face each other and house some of Jhunjhunu’s best murals and woodcarving. The haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence) on the eastern side has a painting of a woman in a blue sari sitting…
Hindu Temple in Jhunjhunu

Rani Sati Temple

The enormous, multistorey Rani Sati Temple is notorious for commemorating an act of sati (self-immolation) by a merchant’s wife (after whom the temple is named) in 1595. It’s fronted by two courtyards, around which …
Historic Site in Jhunjhunu

Mertani Baori

The Mertani Baori, to the north of Badalgarh fort, is Shekhawati’s most impressive step-well, named after the woman who commissioned it, Mertani, the widow of Sardul Singh. Built in 1783, but since restored, it is a…
Hindu Temple in Jhunjhunu

Bihariji Temple

A couple of hundred metres west of Jorawargarh fort is the Bihariji Temple, which dates from approximately 1776 and is dedicated to Krishna. It has some fine, though worn, murals. On the inside of the dome, Krishna …
Historic Building in Jhunjhunu

Kaniram Narsinghdas Tibrewala Haveli

This haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence), fronted by a vegetable market, is closed to the public. On the western wall of the first courtyard is a frieze depicting two trains approaching each other: on…
Historic Site in Jhunjhunu

Birdi Chand Well

On the northwestern side of town, about 1km from Nehru Bazaar, is Birdi Chand Well, surmounted by four imposing minarets which are covered in fading paintings.
Historic Site in Jhunjhunu

Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah

To the south of Kana Pahar Hill is the Dargah of Kamaruddin Shah, a complex consisting of a madrasa (Islamic college), a mosque and a mehfilkhana (concert hall in which religious songs are sung). Fragments of painti…
Fort in Jhunjhunu


Badalgarh (originally called Fazalgarh after its constructor, Nawab Fazal Khan) is a mighty 16th-century fort, dating from the period of the nawabs (Muslim ruling princes). It belongs to the Dundlod family and is cl…