|• Member of parliament||MP||Narendra Kumar (BJP)|
|• Rajasthan Legislative Assembly||MLA||Brijendra Ola (INC)|
|Elevation||323 m (1,060 ft)|
|• Spoken||Shekhawati, Marwari & Haryanvi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91-1592 / 01592|
Jhunjhunu is a city in the state of Rajasthan in northern India and the administrative headquarters of Jhunjhunu District. Jhunjhunu has given highest number of soldiers to the Indian army and paramilitary.
History and Etymology
The history of Jhunjhunu goes back to the Vikram Era when the city was under Chauhan dynasty of Delhi.
In 1450 AD Kayamkhani Muslim leader Mohammad Khan and his son Samas Khan established Jhunjhunu city.
Jhunjhunu city was established by Kayamkhani Muslim ruler Mohammad Khan in 1450AD. The power shifted when Shekhawat ruler Thakur Shardul Singh and Jat chieftain Jhunjhar Singh Nehra or Jhunjha agreed to unite against the Muslim rule in 1730AD. Sardar Jhunjhar Singh Nehra decapitated the Muslim ruler Rohilla Khan and was crowned as 'Sardar' or Chieftain of Jhunjhunu as promised by Shekhawat Rulers. But some other Rajput leaders conspired against him and killed him when he was alone and unarmed.
Thakur Shardul Singh took over Jhunjhunu city and reigned for 12 year untill his death. Jhunjhunu was later passed and distributed into 5 parts among his 5 sons called Panchpana. But Jhunjhar Singh Nehra became a symbol of martyrdom and the city of Jhunjhunu was named after him.
Jhunjhunu comes within the territory of the North Western Railway zone. Jhunjhunu city is connected through a broad gauge line to Jaipur, Sikar, Rewari, Delhi. Jhunjhunu Railway Station along with other major inter district railway stations i.e. Chirawa, Ratan Shahar, Dundlod, Nawalgarh, provide rail service throughout the day and night. The Loharu Sikar 122km line was converted to broad gauge track with budget of 260 core in 2015-16. Most known trains through Jhunjhunu station are Loharu Sikar Express (04854), Sainik Express (19702), Hisar Hyderabad Express (17019), Bikaner Prayagraj Express (20404), Hisar Kota Express (19808).
Note: Please refer to NTES railway enquiry website for latest train routes and timings.
National Highway 11 (Rewari-Jaisalmer) passes through the Jhunjhunu City and Pacheri, Dumoli Khurd, Singhana, Bhaisawata Kalan, Adooka, Chirawa, Ojtu, Bkhatawarpura, Bagar, Jhunjhunu, Nayasar, Abusar, Hetamsar, Wahidpura, Tetra, Mandawa of Jhunjhunu district
SH 8 proceeds from Jhunjhunu town to Sikar and connects to NH 52 in Sikar (Gokulpura) but direct way from Jhunjhunu town to Jaipur is via Udaipurwati, Sri Madhopur, Reengus this Super State Highway proceeds from Pilani to Reengus(Sri Madhopur tehsil) via Chirawa, Jhunjhunu, Udaipurwati and Sri Madhopur main city.
The nearest airport to Jhunjhunu city is Jaipur International Airport approximately 160km.