Hanumangarh is an ancient city around 400 km from Delhi and is known for its temples and historical significance due to its former association with the Indus Valley Civilization. In recent excavations in the area, some stunning artifacts from an important period in human history have been uncovered. Cotton and wool are woven on handlooms and sold in the city as well as in an agricultural marketplace. Hanumangarh is known primarily for the Bhatner fort, one of the first forts of India.
Hanumangarh was originally known as Bhatner, the kingdom of the Bhati kings. The city, however, was rechristened as Hanumangarh when Raja Suraj Singh of Bikaner captured it. Hanuman, the Hindu god associated with victory, considered Tuesday an auspicious day for the Hindu god. Indus Valley Civilization is believed to have once existed in Hanumangarh, the area steeped in history. A large number of traders from Central Asia, Sindh, and Kabul traveled through the Bhatner region to reach Delhi and Agra via the Delhi-Multan highway. Excavations have uncovered many artifacts, coins, and even entire buildings from this era.
From Mumbai, Delhi, and other major metropolises around the country, daily flights arrive at Chandigarh, which is the nearest airport to Hanumangarh at 312 kilometers. By hopping aboard a private bus or one run by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation, one can reach Hanumangarh via road from Jaipur, Delhi, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and Jodhpur. Trains stop at the Hanumangarh Railway Station throughout the week for connections to Jalore, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, and Guwahati.