May 30, 2024

Best Places to Visit in Kuchaman City

Kuchaman City

Kuchaman is famous for the production of onions and melons. Kuchaman City is a well developed city. There are 45 Wards in Kuchaman City. It is situated on the Jaipur Nagaur route. It is 120 kilometres (75 mi) from Jaipur and 101 km (63 mi) from Ajmer. Kuchaman City has its railway station situated at Narayanpura in the outskirts of the city which is about 11 kilometres (7 mi) from the City.

Kuchaman City railway station

Kuchaman City is well connected by rail Kuchaman City railway station and road to other parts of country. Kuchaman enjoys central location in Rajasthan. All major cities in Rajasthan lie within a radius of 500 km (310 mi). Kuchaman can be conveniently reached from any part of India by road. The town is situated between the Jaipur, Ajmer & Nagaur, both the towns are situated within 100 and 140 km (62 and 87 mi) radius with Kuchaman being centrally located. The bypass highway from Jaipur to Nagaur, Kuchaman to Kotputli and Kishangarh to Hanumangarh is going from the Kuchaman city. All of three highways connect the city to the states Haryana and Punjab. Another State highway starts from Kuchaman City and proceeds to Sri Madhopur city of Sikar district via Khatu; Ringus towns. Kuchaman has an international standard central bus terminal that connects to major cities in India along with this, the railway station located here provides Kuchaman residents access to all the major railway routes of India.

Rail

During the reign of Jaswant Singh II, the first railway line of Marwar was laid from Sambhar Lake to Kuchaman via Nawan. It was opened for traffic from 1875 AD. Its length was 24 kilometers. This rail line was laid by the Rajputana-Malwa Railway.[25]

Now Kuchaman City railway station is a major railway station in Didwana-Kuchaman and Nagaur district, Rajasthan. Its code is KMNC. It serves City of Kuchaman. The station consists of 2 platforms. The station lies on Jodhpur – Delhi main line which connects Kuchaman to Jodhpur, Jaipur and Delhi as well as Merta Road – Rewari line and Phulera – Ajmer line. Kuchaman city railway station is located in the middle of the Jaipur – Jodhpur rail route. All the major trains operating on this route have a halt here.16 trains pass through the station.

Road

Kuchaman is located on State Highway number 2 connecting Dausa, State Highway number 7 links Ajmer, Kishangarh with Hanumangarh and State Highway number 19 links Kuchaman with Jaipur and Jodhpur. RSRTC operates bus service to major cities in Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat. City buses are operated by RSRTC (as Lok gramin parivahan nigam) and private operators which provides services for connectivity to nearby towns and villeges. The private service operators also provides services for Gujrat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhaya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and other major cities of India. Kuchaman Ring Road is a project of Kuchaman Municipal council and Rajasthan PWD to reduce increasing traffic of Kuchaman city.

Air

There is no airport or airstrip located in Kuchaman. There are 2 helipads out of which one permanent helipad is located in Kuchaman Valley and one temporary helipad is located in the premises of Kuchaman College.

Kuchaman is a popular heritage city, belongs to Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Shekhavati style of Havelis is the alluring feature of this place. It is the busiest commercial hub. There are many religious congregation takes place here. The markets and monuments are the bustling contributors of this city. One can find some marvelous mural and frieze paintings here. The fresco paintings are another most impressive attraction of Kuchaman. The city was founded in 1781. The fun filled historical place and an ideal place for shoppers.

Places to visit

Sambar Salt Lake

It is the nature miracle in the form of gigantic salt water spring. It is an excellent place for bird watcher. One can find thousands of migrating birds here.

Sheesh Mahal

It is house of mirrors. One can find a colossal chess board at the courtyard. There are many paintings of rulers. It is a wonderful place to get insight of the rulers of Rajasthan.

Other Places

Kuchaman fort, Meena bazaar, Meera Mahal, Sunheri Burj, Jal mahal, Maa Kali Mandir, Krishna Mandir and Sabha Prakash are other popular places in Kuchaman.

How to reach Kuchaman

By Air

Sanganer airport is 145km from Kuchaman.

By Train

Bikaner railway station is 115 km from Kuchaman.

By Road

Kuchaman is well connected to other cities of Rajasthan by road.

Weather

In summer 22-40 C and in winter 12-33 C and best visited from October to March.

Kuchaman City, with its 1100 years old majestic Kuchaman Fort is a tourists’ paradise. The small but developed city is placed in the north eastern part of the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Being a part of the Thar Desert, this place faces extreme temperature during summers and winters. Popular for its imperial Havelis and the beautiful fresco paintings on the walls of these relics, miniature paintings of royal times and murals have attracted more and more travellers from different parts of India and abroad.

This city had been maintained since Indian independence by its own Municipality. One of the main industries of Nagaur is tourism and the district’s tourism department has been under constant supervision to make this region traveller friendly. The city has tried to keep up the expectation of all tourists by keeping the place eco-friendly and clean. So much so that Kuchaman city has been named as the ‘Green and Clean City’.

Places to see in Kuchaman City

Kuchaman City has got a bunch of tourist spots that are not to be missed. The foremost attraction of this place is the age old magnificent Kuchaman Fort placed on top of a 1000 foot high cliff. Built in the 9th century by Rathore ruler Zalim Singh, this fort is itself a complete artwork of gold paint, stones and glasses. The view of the lowering city from this fort terrace is like a beautiful dream. There is the beautiful Meera Mahal built by Lord Ranjit Singh in reminiscence of Rathore poet and saint Meerabai, who spent her entire life worshipping Shri Krishna.

The fine miniature paintings on the walls of the Mahal are something which creates awe in the mind of the visitors. The Jal Mahal is another unique place where tourists can view the amazing architecture of a hidden swimming pool for the queens and princesses. These two royal pools were built inside the carved cloisters and arcades in such a technique, that it can control the water temperature. The Court or the Sabha Prakash, which was used by the kings to address the grievances of their prajas is another building worth visiting.

For tourists who have devotion for God, should visit the Lok Dev Temple, Ganesh Dungri and Shakti Peeth Shakumbhri. Other than paying homage to your God, the art and paintings drawn on the walls are worth visiting. On the top of Shakambari Hill happens the yearly ‘Shakumbhri Mela’, which is a grand arrangement with people pouring in from all parts of Rajasthan. A very interesting location to visit in Kuchaman city is the China Pole. Built by an unknown Chinese traveller, this place is an offbeat location amidst the royal architectures of Kuchaman.

Best Time to Visit Kuchman City

Kuchaman has a hot weather prevailing in almost all the months of a year. Summer months starting from April to June are probably the worst months with temperature touching 48 degree Celsius. These months are best to be avoided for any visit.

Although hotels can give offers of huge discounts during summers, but travelling to various tourist location will be dreadful. Tourists planning a visit during July and August may face scanty rainfall, which can be at times refreshing. But winter season which starts post October to March, is the best time to visit Kuchaman. With a pleasant weather day long and a chilly climate post nightfall is relaxing. If someone is planning to visit during the winters, then do carry some woolens as there can be sudden temperature fluctuations at night and early morning.

Where to Eat and Stay in Kuchaman City?

The city of Kuchaman has nothing culinarily special to offer, rather tourists can enjoy all sorts of Rajasthan delicacies at various stores. Important information for all tourists is that, if you are planning to try some local delectable then please be prepared to face the hotness of food. The foods here are extremely spicy. This is due to the harsh weather and to beat the heat chilli plays an important role.

But you must try the mouth watering Laal Maas, Khad Khargosh (wild hare roast prepared underground), Makki Ki Saag, Papad Ki Sabji, Moranga Ki Sabji And Saanth Ro Achaar are some of the must have food of the place. There are innumerable other food options to taste. Sweets are something which one must try in this part of the country. Dil Khushaal, Ghevar, Imarti, Milk-Cake (Alwar ka Mawa), Makkhan-bada etc. are few of the mouth watering savouries to try. All these food items are available in various shops scattered in the city.

There is a range of hotels and guest houses present inside and around Kuchaman city, for the tourists. Most of the Deluxe hotels and resorts are located in the district head quarter, that is Nagaur. If you are planning to stay in luxury, then do try the heritage hotel ‘Kuchaman Fort’. The ancient fort has been converted to an uber luxury hotel with all modern comforts. The panoramic view from the hotel rooms are worth paying the premium.

How to reach

Kuchaman city is very well connected all the major cities of India via roads. The place is about 132 km from Jaipur, 115km from Bikaner, 90km from Ajmer and 250 km from Jodhpur. Rented cabs, tourist cars given by travel agencies are available from all these major Rajasthan tourism locations. State government tourism AC buses also commute between these places and other parts of India.

If you are not a car or bus person and feel sick during the long journey hours, then opt for the train travel. The nearest railway station is the Bikaner Junction, which is around 115 km from Kuchaman. Various taxi and cab services are available just in front of the station which charges roughly Rs 2000/- for a trip to the Kuchaman city.

Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur which is roughly 145 km from Kuchaman, is the nearest airport service available. Taxis can charges about Rs 3000 from Airport to the city. One can also try the Jaipur airport and take a cab from that place to Kuchaman.