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.