A Weekend at Surajgarh town of Jhunjhunun District in Colorful State of India - Rajasthan : First Photo Journey by Poonam Tripathi
This Photo Journey shares some photographs from our weekend trip to Surajgarh, which is an interesting town with lot of old havelis in Jhunjhunun district of Rajasthan. Let's check out this Photo Journey to know more about the place...
The very first photograph shows the place where we stayed - Surajgarh Fort by Kangra Group of Hotels. This is one of the decent places to stay in the town and we really enjoyed our stay here. It was an office outing with a group of ~40 people. There are different ranges of rooms/suites available in this hotel. And most of them are maintained in very royal style. Some of the suites were unimaginably huge..
Hotel guys arranged a ride on Camel-cart to a place with a very old water-body. It was a huge water-pond surrounded by concrete boundary and a temple nearby. Water of this pond was not clean and not sure if it's being used or not. We noticed few clay-pots floating on water with lovely texture of green algae.
We reached this place before sunset and spent some time by sitting on stairs around this. Evening snacks were served to everyone and it was fun with kids of the group. Land around this water-body was very rough with trees having no leaves. Probably we were is right season. It really gave the feel, what we used to imagine about Rajasthan. This region of Surajgarh was rough but the main town had green fields of various crops. We also saw few peacocks roaming here and there...
After sunset we moved back to the hotel... On back journey, we spent some time in local market of Surajgarh to but some stuff like colorful Bangels etc.
Here is a photograph showing people sitting on other side of this water tank at Surajgarh and you can see camel-carts standing in the background. It was amazing experience to have a ride in these Camel-carts through streets of Surajgarh.
A photograph of two kids around the water tank. Both of the faces were very cheerful but somehow they lost the smile while posing for this photograph.
Surajgarh town in Shekhavati region of Rajasthan is the home town of the Kedias, who are one of the top industrial families in India. The first well-known non-politician and the first man with post-graduate qualifications from Surajgarh was Late. Shri Rambilas sharma(Ghagshyan) also known as Headmasterji. He was a principal of PB SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL in Surajgarh . Late . Shri.Rambilasji Sharma born-1913 at surajgarh,was a man for literacy mission for a very small town-surajgarh. He was the first Post-graduate in Surajgarh,in year 1936, from LAHORE UNIVERSITY. Present Union Cabinet Minister From Congress- Sheshram Ola, The Promoter Of The First Degree College -Jugalkishore Barasia, Present MLA- Sharvan Kumar, Are All his Students to name a few. The first library in Surajgarh has a lot of contribution of Headmasterji. It is because of lifetime service to Surajgarh in education and development of late. Shri.Rambilas ji Sharma that today Surajgarh, though a small place, is on national map for education. Truly Shri.Rambilasji- headmasterji has been a man of literacy mission. Today this place has a public school, degree college, an engineering college, MBA College. Usually the people from this area are considered very loud with their language with a mixture of shekhavati and haryanvi. (Courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surajgarh)
Most of the interior Photographs here in this Photo Journey are shot inside Surajgarh Fort. (Inside Hotel, where we stayed)
It was a lovely weekend outing to Surajgarh from Delhi !!!