|The city is of historic importance too. It was established in 1620 by a Jat chieftain Chohrru. Subsequently, it was ruled by Thakur Maldeo, uncle of Rao Bika-Rathore Rajputs of Bikaner. In 1871, it fell to Bikaner. It was a flourishing caravan trade route in the 18th century that helped the emergence of numerous wealthy merchants.
A visit to Churu must begin with a stop at the havelis. Walk down the meandering lanes and you will come across plenty on either side along with beautiful temples, cenotaphs, fort, the Johra (water tank) and wells. None is left bare but covered with various beautiful thematic multi-hued paintings. But, it is the grandness of the havelis that will attract all your attention. A gaze at the colourful mural one can understand that it is the work of a professional. The variety of the themes itself will arouse curiosity from portraits and details of Hindu mythological gods, pre- historic epic Ramayana's portraitures to wall paintings of a sea vessel made in Germany, railway station to the centre plan of a city, Jesus smoking a cigar, a limousine etc. The havelis are made entirely of lime and brick. If you are pressed for time, make it a point to gawk at the Kanhaiya lal Bagla ki Haweli and Surana Haweli, considered the grandest having hundreds of small windows.
Churu Fort: This Fort tells the valour and determination of Thakur Sheoji Singh who fought against the intruding army of Raja of Bikaner. It is said that Thakur Sheoji Singh used silver cannon balls to fight the invaders. The Fort stands at the heart of the city. It was built by Thakur Khushal Singh in the year 1739.
Salasar Balaji: This is a famous pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman believed to be where Lord Balaji fulfilled the desires of thousands of devotees. In April, two fairs are held here.
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary: Famous for its rare blackbuck population it is also called the Black Buck Sanctuary, located at a distance of 85 kms from Churu. Other commonly sighted animals are jungle cat, chinkara and varied species of migratory birds.
There are plenty of temples mostly Hindu and few mosques at the town such as Marda SatiI Mandir, Balaji Babosa Temple, Digambar Jain Temple, and a Dharam Stupa with a Tower Temple for all faith.