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The hidden merits of Churu

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Everything about Churu is underrated. It has all the ingredients of a tourist attraction – its location in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan (an area famous for its mural paintings), the nearby sand dunes (the town is known as the gateway to Thar) and the presence of an authentic Rajasthani shopping experience. Yet, somehow, Churu has stayed off the tourist radar all these years.

The town – a five-hour train ride from Delhi – is home to 100,000 odd people, a significant population of goats and dogs, and several exquisitely painted havelis. It was in one of the latter – a beautifully restored 1920s haveli – that I stayed at during my two-day trip to the charming town of Churu.

Malji Ka Kamra, built around 1920 by Malji Kothari (a rich merchant) as a place to host Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner on his travels, is a vision in sea green. The heritage hotel has a total of 15 rooms that are a marriage of authentic Rajasthani experience, and modern amenities and furnishings.

Read the full report at India Today

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