Nestled beautifully on the banks of the River Ghaggar, Hanumangarh is located in the colourful state of Rajasthan. It was formerly called as Bhatner as it was under the influence of Bhati Rajputs. The district includes seven Tehsils: Hanumangarh, Rawatsar, Nohar, Sangaria, Pilibanga, Bhadra and Tibbi.
After being won by Raja Shardul Singh, the city was named as Shardulgarh. Since the day of winning was Tuesday, which is regarded as the day of Lord Hanuman (the Monkey God) in the Hindus, the city was renamed as 'Hanumangarh', the Fort of Hanuman. Hanumangarh city guide is incomplete without a mention of the Fort ‘Bhatner Durg’, one of the oldest and strongest Forts in India, Sila Mata Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and Brahmani Mata Temple.
There are many heritage sites in and around Hanumangarh. The archeological locations around the district have many historical terra cotta utensils and ancient coins displayed. There are many such locations which can be seen in the neighboring areas and are very suitable for tourists having keen interest in history.
Events in Hanumangarh are observed with great fervor and are extremely colourful and promote unity and feeling of brotherhood. Some of the major festivals include:
Gangaur Festival:Gangaur Festival is a very popular festival celebrated in all over the state of Rajasthan with great zeal. It is one of the most colorful and very significant festivals of the state, dedicated to Goddess Gauri (Parvati), the companion of Lord Shiva. The womenfolk of the city enjoy this festival with great interest and dedication. It is celebrated in the months of July and August.
Holi:The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Hanumangarh and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives. The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.
Diwali:One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Hanumangarh is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Navratri:Navratri (Nine Nights), dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much pomp and show in Hanumangarh. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Hanumangarh.
Hanumangarh has some deluxe and many medium to budget accommodation options. Vicky’s Plaza Hotel (Town Junction Road), Shiv Hotel and Rajvi Hotel (Hanumangarh Junction) are some of the deluxe hotels with all facilities to make your stay a memorable one. Other medium and budget accommodation includes Kamal Hotel (Near Bus Stand), Circuit House (Hanumannagar Junction) and Suraj Hotel (Sangria Road).
|Distance Charts to Hanumangarh|
|New Delhi to Hanumangarh||344 KM||5 hrs.|
|Jaipur to Hanumangarh||399 KM||5 hrs.|
|Udaipur to Hanumangarh||734 KM||9 hrs.|