Narnaul TourismBeing one of the remarkable towns of Haryana, Narnaul is must place to explore. Be it the religious sites like, Mandir Chamunda Devi, Modawala Mandir, Dhosi Hills etc. or the historical monuments like Jal Mahal, all these and more will fill your mind with excitement and serenity both at the same time and you will definitely not have a thought of regret for visiting this heritage town. Narnaul is mostly visited by the foreign travelers and heritage enthusiasts but the religious temples have also been a place of attraction for spiritual seekers all around the world.
Tourist Helpline NumbersThe best time to visit Narnaul is December to February. These two months are appropriate for everyone for exploring the sites of Narnaul.
Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited
SCO 17-19, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh-160017
Tel: 0172-2702955-57, 0172-2720437.
Fax: 0172-2703185, 2702783
Religious sites in NarnaulNarnaul is home to numerous religious sites which are major visiting spots for tourists. Temples like, Maa Chamunda Devi Mandir, Dhosi Hills, Modawala Mandir, Khalda-Wala Hanumanji, Janki Sarovar, Durga Mandir, Gurudwara Dashmesh Nagar, Dadu Wali and many other temples dots the land of Narnaul. Maa Chamunda Devi is one of the frequently visited temples of this place. Khalda-Wale Hanumanji temple is an importan t landmark in the city and lies at Aravali Hills . Shobha Sagar Talab or Janki Sarovar also called as Bada Talab is a temple devoted to Lord Shiva and is situated near Mishrwar Mohalla. Located on the Narnaul-Mohindergrah road, temple devoted to Maa Durga is constructed like a Mosque and is known as Durga Mandir. Gurudwara Dashmesh Nagar is a temple of Sikhs and has a Sarai opened for tourists to stay and Langar (Communal free Kitchen) is organized on every Gurupurab and Sangrand at this Gurudwara which is mainly situated close to Pull Bazar. Mahatama Ram Karan Das Ji Mandir can be found close to Mohalla Piraga Stadium and is also called as Dadu Wali. So, now we are going provide with the important history of the three important temples of Narnaul mainly, Maa Chamunda Devi Mandir, Dhosi Hills, and Modawala Mandir.
Khalda-Wale Hanumanji Temple
Maa Chamunda Devi MandirThe history of Maa Chamunda Devi Mandir dates back to the time of history when Raja Naun Karan, an ardent follower of Maa Durga, ruled Narnaul . He made a temple dedicated to Maa Durga on the hilltop. But under the Mughals a mosque was constructed on the over the temple and was called Jama Masjid. When India got independence, folks of this town started digging and the temple was found to be in a worn out state. Now, Maa Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the most frequently visited temples and a huge fair is also organized by the temple administration on the event of Ram Navmi every year.
Modawala MandirModawala Mandir is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is located on the Narnaul-Rewari Road near new bus stand . The story about this temple is that a man founded the Shiv ling while he was ploughing the land and while he was sleeping he heard a voice that was said to be that of Lord Shiva and he wanted the man to build a temple there for the well being of the people. This temple is visited by all the people of Narnaul and they also say that everyone’s wish gets fulfilled here by worshipping Lord Shiva and also if the wish is asked by heart. A huge fair is also organized at this temple at the time of the festival of Raksha Bandhan. So, these two temples are said to be the most popular temple at Narnaul and devotees from all around here visit these holy temples to get their problems solved and wishes fulfilled.
Heritage Sites in Narnaul
Quli Khan's tomb
Jal MahalThis beautiful heritage site covered on the four sides with water was made by Shah Quli, who was the officer and Nawab of Narnaul during 1591. Having constructed as a fusion of Indian as well as Persian architecture, it is made on a huge water tank which has been dried now for many year. It is made in a way so that the water tank is connected to a walkway which further connects to an arched entrance gate. The major structure is bordered by total of 4 minarets having stairs going to the top. The chambers situated at the bottom (which are actually made as a vaulted opening and had a garden that looked like that of the fairy tale time) now are ruined and no evidences of them are remained. Talking about the interior architecture, the walls were made using lime at that time but still they flaunt the shiny structure. It was said in an epigraph there that the water at Jal Mahal was a structure 'whose water and air are refreshing like paradise'.
Tomb and Tripolia of Shah Quli KhanIt was said in the Ain-i-Akbari and travelogue of Latif that Shah Quli Khan has built many marvelous structures and gardens during his rule in Narnaul. The garden he constructed in 1578 A.D. is now only left with enclosure walls, a well and the gateway complex. He called this garden as Aram-i-Kauser and is presently under cultivation and has the tomb of Shah Quli Khan. The tomb’s structure is built as octagonal with bluish grey and red stones mainly formed in a Pathan Architectural manner. The chief opening to the garden is known as Tripolia Darwaza which was made in 1589 A.D.
Chor GumbadChor Gumbad is known for its ghostly form, secluded distinctiveness and prominent site which make it impossible for you to skip it from your tour list. Also it is called as “the signboard of Narnaul” and it is said that it seems like ghostly fairy place which we used to see in the ancient folk stories. Built by an Afghan, Jamal Khan, to be used as his tomb, the exact date is not found but the S- shaped curves and the founded information is the evidence that it must be built in coeval with the tomb of Shah Wilayat. Many graves can be found inside the place. The reason why it got the name ‘Chor Gumbad’ is that it was used as a place of hiding by thieves and highwaymen. It is built as a huge building in square shape having only one chamber which is inside it. Although, at first glimpse it seems to be like having two floors but the second storey was made as a verandah built around it. The excellent way of architecture, like having the wide low dome and ogee arch, put at the time of history when the Tomb of Shah Nizam and the some old parts of Madarsa were made around in 1357 A.D and specifically having Tuglaq type of architectural knowledge and style. There is also a passageway which runs between the thick walls and may baffle the tourists by its various twists and turns and that’s why it is called as ‘Bhul Bhulaiya’ or a maze.
Chatta Rai Bal Mukund DasChatta Rai Bal Mukund Das constructed by Rai Bal Mukund Das who was the Diwan of Narnaul when ShahJahan was ruling the India. As told before, some people also considered Narnaul as the birthplace of Birbal, but there is not much mention of this in the Indian historical texts. It is also known as the ‘Birbal ka Chhata’. The place is made in a five storey structure having halls, pavilions and rooms in large number. The chambers located inside the place has floors and pillars made of marble. Also fountains and the springs were constructed in a way to cool the place during summer by building them in way having the water sucked to well which is in the southwest direction. And following that a Persian wheel is made to elevate water directly in the reservoirs which is made in different sections to boost the flowing water’s speed.
All these finely made rooms and halls says it grand plans. Its large open roof built on the south, shining elliptical structures, anti chambers on pillars and verandah which are made all around the central big court which once had a big marble fountain, all these excellently made structure makes it one of the best monuments f all the time. Also, the marble is used in finishing all the pillars and brackets and having artificial waterfalls and drains, all these themselves say the pleasant enjoyments done during the tropical summers by the Kings. But unfortunately, these springs and fountains don’t work now. Also, it was said that chambers situated in the underground area had three layers streaming lights through the day and having tunnels that has ways to reach Delhi, Jaipur and Mahendragarh but these too are now eaten away. And now the site has only left with a basement.
Mirza Ali Jan’s BaoliMirza Ali Jan’s Baoli is also one of the historical sites of Narnaul. It was made by Mirza Ali Jan and exist at the northwest of Narnaul. Mirza Ali Jan was actually Narnaul’s Nawab during Akbar’s reign and the Baoli or the water well was made during his times. It is covered by a range of small and big ponds or Chotta Bara Talaab. The major structure is formed resembling an enormous arched gateway with a Takht (Throne) and Chhatri or Umbrella at the top of structure. Chhatri is ornamented with eight pillars which have steps going down directly to a well.
Tomb of Ibrahim KhanThis town was constructed by Ibrahim Khan as a tribute to his grandfather ‘Sher Shah Suri’ while he was an officer to the Lodhis of Narnaul. It was built under the management of Sheikh Ahmed Niyazi. It has two small graves; one of them is of Ibrahim Khan which is in the tomb. The tomb is made in Pathan style, i.e. like a square tomb having huge outlines with detailed and joyful use of colors in them. Also, the terrace is made high, the tomb has two floored structure with mesmerizing stalls made on curved pillars, all these excellent creations make it fair and artistic look. Deep red, grey and white stones are used while making tiles and ceiling is painted having a dexterous brush use. The affluence in the tomb’s structures makes it one of the best built monuments in Haryana.
Tomb of Shah Wilayat can also be found next to the Tomb of Ibrahim Khan. This structure is made taking consideration of Tuglaq and British architectures as it was renovated by British in their time which resulted in the disappearance of its original structure. It was built in the rule of Feroz Shah Tuglaq. Gulzar’s author has been said that the structure, other adjoining and the enclosure’s part had been by put up by Alam Khan Mewari (in A.H. 760, A.D. 1357). A hemispherical dome prevails over the tomb in Pathan style. The inside of tomb is square shaped having some ancient paintings. The two enclosures wer made at the closure of Mughal Empire and a division was further added during British Empire. An inscription can also be seen which is in Persian and tells the date of the demise of the Turkish saint in A.H. 531.
Hotels in NarnaulNarnaul is one of the most favored destination of Haryana during holidays and weekends and thus the town has some few numbers of hotels with all the essential facilities available for the travelers. Haryana tourism department as well as Mahendragarh administration has been working for many years to construct some more hotels for the visitors to stay. Also, Travel agents are needed by most of the foreign as well as Indian visitors as they help and guide them to make the most of their visit at a place. So, Narnaul has a large number of Travel agents as well as agencies opened at this place.
Hotel Sun Plaza
Address: Rewari Road, Near Mahavir Chowk, Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Contact: + (91)-1282-252300, + (91)-9468294700
Kesar Resort & Mid way
Address: Bacchod, Delhi Mandwa Highway, Near Kamla Petrol pump, Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Contact: + (91)-1282-248888, + (91)-8930837422
Narula Hotel & Cafe
Address: Rewari Road, Near Bus stand, Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Contact: + (91)-1282-251929, + (91)-9896426655
Address: Rewari Road, Opposite Narnaul Bus stand, Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Contact: + (91)-1282-252455
Address: Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Address: Rewari Road, Shekhawati Highway, State Highway-26, Narnaul Ho, Narnaul, Haryana-123001
Contact: + (91)-1282-251761, + (91)-9355020500
Transport in NarnaulNarnaul is well linked to nearby cities by all major means of transports. Also, the nearby cities to Nranul are Mahendragarh (25 km), Rewari (54 km), Behror (25 km), Bhiwani (85 km), Alwar (80 km), Jhunjhunu (90 km), Gurgaon (110 km), Delhi (140 km), Jaipur (160 km), Hisar (155 km), and Chandigarh (375 km). Narnaul can be reached from these cities either by rail, road or air transports.
Railways in NarnaulHaving its own railway station, the track of the train situated on the Delhi-Ringas-Abu Road-Ahmedabad-Mumbai railway track and is under the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. Thus, this connects the town of Narnaul to Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and other main cities of the country.
Road Transport in NarnaulMany Buses have the city of Narnaul in their routes and these buses are mainly from Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gurgaon and many further cities of Haryana. Also, Narnaul can be reached by hiring a private transport like, Car or Bus, from these cities.
Air Transport in NarnaulThe closest airports to Narnaul are Delhi Airport (130 km) and Jaipur Airport (160 km). A private taxi can be hired from these airports that will directly drop you to Narnaul. Also, an airstrip is situated in Bhilwari Village (10km) which is employed as a flying club. Therefore, the best way to reach Narnaul is by train but if you are an international visitor, then the air transports can be considered which will easily take you to the historical town of Narnaul.
Thus, Narnaul is must visit city having both religious and historical sites which will tell you about the glorious history of India as well as you will be able to seek the blessings of the Indian temples situated here. All these tourist sites will fill your mind with serenity and will make your journey special.
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