Churu is a city in the desert region of Rajasthan state of India. It is known as the gateway to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. It is the administrative headquarters of Churu District. It lies in the Thar Desert on the National Highway-65 connecting Pali to Ambala and is a junction station on the railway line to Bikaner. It is near the shifting sand dunes of the Thar Desert and has 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. Near the town is a religious seat of the Nath sect of Sadhus where there are life-size marble statues of their deities and a place for prayers. There stands a Dharam Stup, a symbol of religious equality. At the center of the town is a fort built about 400 years ago.
Sethani Ka Johara, a reservoir, was constructed by the widow of Bhagwan Das Bagla during the terrible Chhapan Akaal, the famine of 1956.
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, one of the natural habitats of flora and fauna, is located in the Churu district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Salasar Balaji Temple
Salasar Balaji Temple is located in the Salasar town of the Churu district. Popularly known as Salasar Dham, this ancient temple houses a statue of Lord Balaji, the incarnation of Lord Hanuman.
Mantri Haveli is one of the most beautifully designed Havelis in India. The Mantri Haveli, Churu reflects the rich grandeur and splendor of the Rajput era.
Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli
Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli is a beautiful structure, which stands on the south of the main bazaar. Constructed in around 1880, the haveli represents the finest lattice work and architectural styles in the entire Shekhawati region.
Kothari and Surana Haveli
Kothari and Surana Haveli is a group of handsomely painted Havelis built by two prominent Oswal Jain merchant families, the Kothari and Surana clans.
Aath Kambh Chhatri
Aath Kambh Chhatri, one of the buildings possessing great historical significance, is an 8 pillared dome that stands on the northern side of the town.
Raghunathji Mandir, also known as Bara Mandir, is located in the vicinity of the Ratangarh town.
Black Buck Santuary Tal Chhapar
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, situated in Churu is famous for endangered black-buck. Other wild animals found in the sanctuary are chinkara, fox, jungle cat, rojra along with many resident and migratory birds.
Dudhwa Khara is a historic village that lies in the Thar desert. The village has enticing topography and has huge beautifully designed Havelis. One can enjoy the rural life and camel safaris in the village.