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Tourism in Hanumangarh

Located at a distance of nearly 400 kilometres from the national capital, the city of Hanumangarh in northern Rajasthan is the administrative headquarter of the Hanumangarh district. The city is located on the banks of River Ghaggar, and was once known by the name of ‘Bhatner’ was being a centre of power of the Bhati Rajputs who ruled certain parts of the country in the 17th and 18th centuries. 


Important Places to Visit in Hanumangarh

Tourism in Hanumangarh

Bhatner Fort 

Generally considered to be the central attraction in the city of the Hanumangarh, the Bhatner Fort (also known as the Hanumangarh Fort) is located on the banks of the River Ghaggar, at a distance of roughly 5 kilometers from the Hanumangarh Railway Station. Considered to be among the oldest forts still existent in India, Bhatner Fort has found mention in the autobiographies of Timur and Akbar. Myths associated with the Bhati Rajputs who ruled this region state that this fort was instrumental in helping Indian rulers keep Central Asian invaders at bay for a very long time. The inner sanctums of the temple are embellished with small temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. 

Shri Gogaji Temple 

Gugga Jahar Peer, better known as Shri Gogaji, presides over this holy temple which is located at a distance of 120 kilometres from the centre of Hanumangarh. Historical tales mention that Shri Gogaji was a valiant Rajput warrior, belonging to the Chauhan clan, who possessed spiritual powers. The temple is believed to have been built more than 900 years ago and that it was reconstructed in 1911 by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner.  A statue of Shri Gogaji is present inside the temple, along with a number of other artifacts which reflect the presence of both Hindu and Muslim influence on the architecture of the temple.


Brahmani Mata Temple

Located on the Hanumangarh - Kishangarh highway, in the Pallu village of Rawatsar Tehsil, at a distance of more than 100 kilometers from the centre of Hanumangarh, this temple has been built on the dilapidated ruins of the ancient Kalloor Fort. The main point of attraction of this temple lies in the annual Brahamani Mata Mela which is organized here during the Navratras.


Kalibangan Archaeological Museum 

Considered to be a paradise for those interested in archaeology, this museum is located in the Kalinbangan town which is situated midway between the cities of Hanumangarh and Suratgarh. The establishment of this archaeological museum was done in 1983, with the express purpose of preserving the various excavations that were made from the archaeological site of Kalinbangan town in the period between 1961 and 1969. One is likely to find a vast array of Harappan and Pre-Harappan artifacts present in the galleries of this museum.

Where to stay in Hanumangarh

If you are looking for the best lodging services in the city of Hanumangarh, look no further than the ones mentioned below -

Best Category I accommodation

Vicky’s Plaza Hotel
Location - 19/20, Near Ashish Theatre, Town Junction Road, Hanumangarh – 335512
Contact - +(91)-9828567580, 9462582100
Web portal - www.hotelvickysplaza.com

Hotel City Heart
Location - Near Hanumangarh Junction Bus Stand,  Hanumangarh – 335512
Contact - +(91)-9772130728, 8560809000, 9414482773
Category – 2 star
Hours of operation (Check in/ Check-out time) – Monday to Sunday (24 hours)

Best Category II (Budget) accommodation

Hotel Shrinath
Location - Opposite Agarwal Dharmshala, Near Bus Stand
Hanumangarh Town Bazaar, Hanumangarh – 335513
Contact - +(91)-9414218976
Hours of operation (Check in/ Check-out time) – Monday to Sunday (24 hours)

Where to Eat in Hanumangarh

Shree Neel Giri Restaurant
Location -
Near Hotel Vicky Premium , Hanumangarh Town Road, Hanumangarh Junction H O, Hanumangarh – 335512
Contact - +(91)-9414950574, 9887195123
Hours of operation – Monday to Sunday (10 am to 9 pm)
Type of cuisine – South Indian

Handi – A Family Restaurant
Location -
Near Hanumangarh Town Bazar, Hanumangarh – 335513
Contact - +(91)-9636969069
Hours of operation – Monday to Sunday (10 am to 10 pm)
Type of cuisine – Multicuisine

Green World Restaurant
Location -
Opposite Reliance Petrol Pump, Town Junction Road
Hanumangarh Town, Hanumangarh – 335513
Contact - +(91)-9414210675, 9460785285
Hours of operation – Monday to Sunday (9.30 am to 11 pm)
Type of cuisine – Indian, Chinese

How to reach Hanumangarh

By Air: Chandigarh Airport serves as the nearest airport for the city of Hanumangarh – the airport is a six hour drive from the centre of the city, and a number of airlines connect the airport to important Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Goa, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Leh.

By Rail: The city has its own railway station, which is known as the Hanumangarh Railway Station. Several long distance trains, with source stations like New Delhi and Jaipur, halt here.

By Road: Efficient road networks connect Hanumangarh to various Indian cities. The distance between Hanumangarh and some of the other important cities are given below –

Ludhiana – 240 kms
New Delhi – 355 kms
Chandigarh – 361 kms
Jaipur – 400 kms
Jodhpur – 527 kms
Jaisalmer – 554 kms
Udaipur – 677 kms

The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has built a vast fleet of buses which regularly operate between Hanumangarh and various Indian cities.

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