Dudhwa Khara: A Silent Churu Village of Shekhawati Region Speaks with its Painted Havelis

Have you ever visited Dudhwa Khara, a terminal village of Churu, Rajasthan? If not, it’s time to plan for your incomplete Rajasthan visit. The village constitutes one of the prominent visiting sites of the Shekhawati region and it houses a number of traditional huge painted havelis. These havelis portray the fine painting skills that the Shekhawati artists possess, more particularly, had possessed. Design and construction of these Dudhwa Khara havelis coupled with their awe-inspiring paintings will make you enthralled. Even though Churu is a district where painted havelis are found in abundant, Dudhwa Khara adds augmented dimension in them.

Dudhwa Khara Fresco

Dudhwa Khara Fresco

Dudhwa Khara is located just 36-km North of Churu at the middle of Thar Desert. The village supports a long history of culture and sacrifices. If you keep your ears open while walking along the roads filled with golden sands of the sprawling village Dudhwa Khara, you will find your visit worth your imagination.

Along with offering an unique opportunity to witness the great old Shekhawati havelis, Dudhwa Khara also entertains its visitors with the unexplored views of the village’s social living. If you wish to explore an uncensored rural life enriched with admirable cultural heritage, Churu village Dudhwa Khara should be your destination. Invitation of nature will become a readable text when the sunlight will fall on your feet reflecting from the walls of the exquisitely designed havelis during your majestic camel safaris along the dusty village-roads of Dudhwa Khara. Habitants of the area will open a kaleidoscopic view of the region by allowing you to enjoy their rural life along with their routine chores. Enchanting topography of the region needs no special mention.

Hanuman Singh Budania, a freedom fighter who joined India’s mainstream freedom movement in 1942, still inspires the people of Dudhwa Khara towards uplifting the great honour of the village. The heroic stories of Hanuman Singh have become passion of the villagers living here. Dudhwa Khara inhabitants are known for their bravery. A large number of the population of this region works in Indian Army.

Nearby attractions surrounding the village Dudhwa Khara include Sardar Shahar (46-km from Churu) famous for its beautiful havelis and wall paintings, Ratangarh fort, Salasar Balaji, Surana Haveli, and the Tal Chhapar lake known for black bucks, etc.

No direct rail link presently available with Churu. Nearby rail stations are located at Sikar and Jhunjhunu. These two major nearby towns are connected with Bikaner, Jaipur, and Delhi by rail links. Churu is 52-km away from Jhunjhunu and is well connected with the town by road. Even though state run RSRT buses ply here, their frequency is quite low. Unmetered taxis, Auto-rickshaws, Jeeps, cycle-rickshaws and tongas constitute the most common form of general transport of the region. Camel riding may also be considered as potential means of transportation here.

While visiting Dudhwa Khara, you may opt to stay in Churu, for the town offers a wide option of affordable and decent accommodations. A number of well-managed cheap dharamshalas too exist in and around the village Dudhwa Khara; however, you may find these dharamshalas lack privacy and comfort. Ideal time to visit the Churu village is from early October to mid March. While returning from the village, you must not forget to collect items of the regional handicrafts. It will make the visit more worth.

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