Hanumangarh was the kingdom of Bhatti Rajputs and hence its earlier name was Bhatner. Later it was named as 'Shardulgarh' when Raja Shardul Singh won it. Since it was won on Tuesday, which is the ominous day for monkey-god Hanuman, it was rechristened as 'Hanumangarh' – the Fort of Hanuman Monkey-god. A 900 year old 'Bhatner' fort is situated in the middle of Hanumangarh Town. The description of which can be found in Aaine-Akbari. A famous 'Bhadrakali temple' is situated near the town on the banks of Ghaggar river.
The area around Hanumangarh appears to be quite old. It has yielded a number of terracotta decorative tiles in the late Kushana style along with a number of coins. Two terracotta capitals at the depth of 15' from the top of the mound with stepped pyramids along their edges have been discovered. Tourist Attractions in Hanumangarh District Due to its rich history, the district is home to some of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan.
Place to see:
- Bhatner Fort
- Kalibangan( Pilibanga)
- Bhadrakali Mata Temple, Amarpura Thedi Village
- Brahmani Temple
- Gurudwara Shree Kabootar Sahib, Nohar A large number of festivals and fairs are also held in this place, thereby giving one a good idea about the culture of Rajasthan. Jod Mela and Mata Brahmani Mela are two of the main religious festivals of this district.
Main towns in the district:
- BhadraDabli Rathan, Fefana, Goluwala
- Chhani Bari
Pallu,Parlika, Kirara Bara. There are many places for the tourists to visit. Some of the important places are:
it was established by Abhay Rao Bhatti. It is the place where the traders from the middle Asia, Sindh, and Kabul used to communicate while going to Delhi, Agra etc.
this museum is situated at a distance of 20 kms from the city of Hanumangarh. M,ainly this city is famous for items like jewelry, utensils, toys and also the photographs of ancient cities.
here the museum of Sir Chhotu Ram is located. This museum is located at a distance of 25 kms from the city of Hanumangarh. Here the distric headquarters is famous for its artifacts. Here in this museum of Sangaria you will be able to see the collections of old coins, stone and clay from the different regions of the country.
Kalibangan Archaeological Museum:
it is located at a very short distance from the fort. It is a great place for the people of historically minded. There are many other destinations for the tourists to enjoy their holidays. The best period to visit this place is from October to March. It doesn't have any airport. The nearest airport is at Jaipur which is at a distance of 373 kms. Hanumangarh is having railway station which is connected to the most of the major cities of India. you can also take the bus services from Hanumangarh as by bus it is connected to many places.
Temple of Mata Bhadrakali:
this temple is built in the period of Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. This temple is dedicated to goddess Bhadrakali. Here every year a mela is organized on Chaitra and thousands of pilgrims especially visit this temple during these days.