Jhajjar is the seat of administration of Jhajjar District
, in Haryana
. It is an ancient town, which hides behind its modern looks, a long and eventful past. The historical buildings, mausoleums and the water-pools that dot the townscape of this 800-year-old settlement testifies its rich heritage. Jhajjar is about 65 km west of New Delhi
Jhajjar is thought to have founded by Chajju Jat during the reign of
Ghori in the 12th century. Under Akbar’s reign, it formed a part of the Delhi province. After the fall of
Mughal Empire, Jhajjar went through a period of turmoil and instability. In the early 18th century, the town came under the control of Nawab's family of Farukh Nagar. Jats, Marathas and the Sikhs constantly trying to wrest the control of Jhajjar added to the woes of its rulers. In 1803, the East India Company gained control of the town. Though they decided to leave the area west of Yamuna under the feudal rule of Nawabs and Amirs, following the revolt of 1857, they exercised direct control of that region also. It remained with the British until India’s independence in 1947.
Places of tourist interest include
Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary and the archeological museum of Gurukul. Excursions to Gaokaran tank, Khokar fort, Gurgaon,
Sonipat and Delhi will be an enchanting experience.
Nearest airport is at New Delhi. The nearest railway station is at Rohtak.
National Highway 71 passes through Jhajjar.