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Jhunjhunu, is the cultural capital of the region known as Shekhawati and has a rich history, as it played a significant role in the politics of Shekhawati. If local legends are to be relied upon, the history of this place dates back to the Pandavas who, while wandering, had spent some time here.
Jhunjhunu, the ancient capital of Shekhawati lies in the quiet and unhurried desert region of north Rajasthan. Named after Rao Shekhaji, the founder of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, this region boast some of the most beautiful towns of Rajasthan.This region has been called the' largest open art gallery in the world'. Jhunjhunu is the district head quarters and ancient capital of Shekhawati, could be the most attractive places for the tourist. It has some of the most beautiful buildings, not to be missed by its visitors.
The district town of Jhunjhunu has some splendidly painted havelies. Some of these are those of Narsingh Das Tibrewala, Ishwar Das Mohan Das Modi and the Khaitans.
In Nutshell Jhunjhunu is very rich in presenting the glorious ancient monument. The temples, mosques, forts, palaces, tombs, stepwells, cenotaphs and havelies of excellent fresco-paintings which speak with full throated ease about the glorious past of Jhunjhunu.
The lovely Jhunjhunu is also the site of several colorful festivities. Jhunjhunu registers huge footfalls during the occasion of the Chandrabhaga Fair. It is also famous as the Kartik Fair. Besides, people from all across the country throng to the Gangaur festival, the Kaleshwar Mahadev Fair, that brings Jhunjhunu to life.
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