Temples occupy the pride of place in all cities and towns in India, and Jhajjar is no exception. Jhajjar has much to offer the nature enthusiasts.
The Bhindawas bird sanctuary is one of the major attractions of the district. The sanctuary also has a lake, which is surrounded by a man made 12 km embankment to trap the water.
Archaeological Museum of Gurukul
The Archaeological Museum of Gurukul has acquired a vast collection of exhibits through the untiring efforts of its founders.
It has a huge assortment of antique idols and coins brought in from various states of the country including Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Allahabad and Bareli.
The museum also houses a large variety of big and small idols related to the period of Lord Rama. There are several exhibits depicting the Mahabharata period.
One can see unbelievably interesting items. There is, for example, Nilgiri's barrels made of the camel's skin, a chain without joints, miniaturized agricultural implements inserted into a bottle and a flexible stone found from the hills of Kaliyana.
There is a big collection of antique coins displayed in glass boxes. The coins have been brought from a number of countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Burma, Canada, France, England, Australia and several other countries.
Beri Mandir is another must visit place in Jhajjar. It houses the idol of goddess Bhimeshwari Devi. According to scriptures Lord Krishna asked Bhim to bring their kuldevi, or family goddess, to the battlefield of Kurukshetra to seek her blessings for victory.
When the battle of Mahabharat ended, Gandhari the mother of Kauravs passed by the beri tree and built a temple at the spot.
This may probably be a reason why the temple is named after the tree. An interesting feature of the temple is that the married couples visit it to retie their nuptial knot in the presence of the goddess.
View of the temple
Photo Courtesy: Vinay Singh Nehra
Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary is located 15 km from Jhajjar. Spread over an area of 1,074 acres the primary attraction of the sanctuary is its magnificent lake which draws approximately 35,000 varieties of migratory water birds comprising more than 250 species from various regions of the world.
It is a haven for bird lovers who come here to get a glimpse of these birds, and also to capture them on cameras. Some of the birds you can see here are Black Kite, Blue Peafowl, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon and Spot-billed Duck.
A Spotted Owl at the sanctuary.
Photo Courtesy: Lip Kee Yap
Bua Wala Talab is another must visit place in Jhajjar. It is believed that this tank has a tragic love story behind its construction. Visitors come here to enjoy nature and be awed by the tank.
How to Reach Jhajjar
By Air: The nearest airport is New Delhi airport (62 km). It is well connected with regular flights to all the major cities in India and the world.
By Train: The nearest railhead is Rohtak Junction, which is well connected by trains from Delhi and other major cities in India. From Rohtak, Jhajjar is just a 30 min drive.
By Road: Jhajjar district shares its boundary with Delhi and it situated on NH 71-A, 72 km from the New Delhi. Both public transport and private buses run from Delhi, UP, Haryana and other neighbouring states.