India | Haryana


Chhachhrauli town is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik Range, on the right bank of the river Sombh, a tributary of the Yamuna. Chhachhrauli is an area surrounded by lush greenery. To its south are Yamunanagar and Jagadhri and to the north the road takes one to Paonta Sahib. In ancient times, Chhachhrauli was the capital of Kalsia state founded by Raja Gurbaksh Singh in 1763. Chhachhrauli was given as a gift to Gurbaksh Singh by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Kalsia rajas ruled the area until 1947 and later it came under the Indian Union. Chhachhrauli boasts a busy station, a grain market, banks and hardware stores. There are signs of the bygone regal era, with the memorials, forts and palaces of erstwhile rulers, many of them now housing offices. The big fort with a throne room, a khazana (treasury), and reception rooms is a remarkable construction. The entire fort is painted with murals. Flowers, birds, Indian courtly scenes, as well as modern views of railway stations, trains, churches form the themes of the paintings. The town has an entrance gate named after Raja Ravi Sher Singh. Main building which attracts tourists is the old haveli, constructed with lakhauri bricks and lime mortar. It is decorated with wall paintings and floral patterns. The monuments of religious importance are the Raghunath and Shiva temples. Some other places of attraction include Ravi Mahal, Ghantaghar and Janak Niwas. Sainik Parivar Bhawan and Bal-kunj social welfare institution are also functioning at Chhachhrauli. A good network of roads connects Chhachhrauli with other cities in Haryana and nearby Delhi.

Updated on 20th February, 2015
District: Yamunanagar

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