Jhunjhunu is one of the oldest towns in the state of Rajasthan. It lies at a distance of about 186 km from Jaipur. What draws tourists here are the large vacant havelis with intricate frescos. These havelis, which are each a work of art, has earned the region of Shekhawati, under which Jhunjhunu is located, is the nomenclature of being the world's largest open-air art gallery. The most popular among these mansions are Kaniram Narsighdas Tibrewala haveli, Ishwardas Mohandas Modi haveli and Naruddin Farooqui haveli. These houses, once the residence of rich merchants, stand as a testimony to the former grandeur of Shekhawati. The well-preserved frescos, which may have been created in the 19th century, in brilliant colours depict snapshots of life from that era and also include images of Hindu gods and goddess. It is said that over the decades, as trade routes altered, the merchants migrated to other towns and cities, leaving their resplendant houses behind.


The main spiritual attraction here is a temple dedicated to Rani Sati Dadi. The grand structure is a sight to behold and the walls of the inner sanctum depict the story of the local deity Rani Sati. The ceiling of the temple is made of mirror and mosaic tiles, while the main hall boasts silver repoussé work. The multi-storey temple has 300 rooms where devotees can stay.

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