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Churu is a city in the desert region of Rajasthan in India. It is known as gateway to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. it was Founded by Jat ruler Churu in A.D. 1620 and the place was named Churu after his name. It is near the shifting sand dunes of the Thar Desert. It is a small town being home to a number of forts and palaces. Known for the Salasar Balaji Temple and Tal Chappar Sanctuary havelis with marvelous fresco paintings. It also has some fine Chhatris & famous Haweli namely Kanhaiya lal Bagla ki Haweli and Surana Haweli, with hundreds of small windows. Near the town is a religious seat of the Nath sect of Sadhus where there are life-size Marble statue of their deities and a place for prayers. This small town attracts a huge number of tourists every year.

History of Churu district:
Churu district was a part of the state of Bikaner till India gained Independence. It came to existence only in the year 1948. The major towns of the district are Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Rajgarh and Bidasar.

Tourist Places in Churu district:

Black Buck Sanctuary Tal Chhapar:
Located in Churu district, the Talchhapar Sanctuary is known for its rare black-buck. Apart from the black-buck, some of the other wild animals spotted here are jungle cat, Chinkara and varied species of migratory birds. This sanctuary is located at a distance of 85 kilometers from Churu.

Salasar Balaji:
Balaji Temple is one the famous religious spots of the district. Two fairs are organized in this temple in the month of April. Salasar is located on National Highway No. 65 of Sujangarh in the district of Churu.

Kothari and Surana Haveli:
Oswal Jain merchant families constructed these beautiful painted havelis. Malji's Haveli made by Malaji Kothari is the most popular haveli. Another famous haveli is the Surana Double Haveli. This haveli has about 111 windows and doors.
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