North Indian City Guide - Rajasthan - Hunumangarh

Forts, palace and other historical buildings are what comes to your mind while thinking about Rajasthan. Every city in this state has its own unique pride, history and beauty. Among those cities, Hanumangarh has a rustic charm that displays a true image of the rich Indian heritage and culture. Located on the northern side of Rajasthan and about 400 km from Delhi Hanumangarh, is a genuine delight for history buffs. Once called as Bhatner, this city was named “Hanumangarh” after Raja Suraj Singh of Bikaner captured the city on Tuesday – a day considered auspicious to Hanuman- a Hindu god.

Hunumangarh - City Guide

Hanumangarh means “The fort of Lord Hanuman” just like the meaning of the city name signifies this place has a greatest strongholds. Bhatner Fort, also known as Hanumangarh Fort, is the city’s central part of attraction. The fort withstood many significant battles in Indian history, including the Battle of Bhatner, which was fought between the armies of Sher Shah Suri and Humayun in the year 1553. Possessing a unique blend of Mughal and Rajput styles, this fort stands not only stands as a structure of defence but also a testimony of the past glory. There are many noteworthy things in this 1700 years old fort which includes walls are made of thick sandstone about 60 feet high, and four main entrance each adorned with exemplary carvings and intricate designs.

Believed to be once in the part of the Indus Valley Civilization, Hanumangarh wins the heart of the historian through Kalibangan Museum that house various excavated materials found from the excavation that was conducted between 1961-1969 on this Harappan site.

Things like Terracotta objects, Harappan seals, bangles, terracotta figurines, grinders, bricks stone balls and many other treasures from the past will leave you amazed. Besides, there are also images of exposed structures of different levels of excavations have also been displayed.

Kalloor Fort is another prominent spot that stands as an architectural excellence and a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage. The imposing walls, the majestic backdrop of the rugged Aravalli hills and the splendid blend of Rajput and Mughal styles will tell you the tails of their own.

Apart from forts, and historical monuments, Hanumangarh treasures various important spiritual hubs. The Temple of Shri Gogaji, dedicated to god Gogaji (God of snakes) is very famous for its legend and architectural style and invites not only Hindus but also people of all faith. You can witness how the temple beautifully blends Muslim and Hindu styles. Built from stone and lime mortar, the temple’s flooring is done in white and black marble tiles. Situated in the banks of Gaggar River, The Temple of Mata Bhadrakaliji invites many visitors from all over the world to experience the essence of the aura that is present in the shrine of the fierce and powerful goddess Durga.

No city in Rajasthan is lacks festivals, fair and celebration. Hanumangarh is famous for its Gogamedi festival. Being one of the largest fairs held in India this unique celebration is conducted exclusively for the sale of livestock attractive handicraft, village crop, and other exciting things. One partake and also experience Rajasthan's rich culture and tradition. Not only the things that are said but there are many places in Hanumangarh that remains hidden until you visit and discover its own real beauty.

Climatic Conditions in Hunumangarh

The summer season in Hunumangarh is sweltering and begins during April and lasts till July with temperatures rising to 37 °C. The hottest month during summer is June with temperatures ranging between 41°C – 28 °C. Monsoon season in Hunumangarh starts from mid-July – September characterized by very low and rare rainfall. Winter season in Hunumangarh starts in December and lasts until February with a temperature of 23°C and the coldest month in Hanumangarh is January with temperature ranging between 20 °C – 7 °C

Best time to visit Hunumangarh

The best time to visit Hanumangarh is from October to February as the weather remains cool and pleasant encouraging the visitors to spend more time in sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Attractions in Hanumangarh.

Gogamedi Panorama, Masitavali Head, the temple of Mata Bhadrakali, the Temple of Shri Gogaji.


1. What is the nearest airport to Hanumangarh?

Chandigarh airport is the nearest to Hanumangarh

2. Why visit Hunumangarh?

You should visit Hanumangarh to experience its rich history

3. Why is Hunumangarh famous?

Hunumangarh is famous because it was once part of the Indus Valley Civilization.

4. Is Hunumangarh a desert region?

Yes, Hanumangarh is located in the desert region of Rajasthan.

5. What is the original name of Hanumangarh?

Bhatner was the original name of Hanumangarh.

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