Khimsar, in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, is a beautiful historical place that attracts tourists for its world-renowned Khimsar Fort and dunes villages. A 15th century village, off the Jodhpur-Bikaner highway, it's all about the Khimsar Fort and the Khimsar dunes village in the Great Thar Desert, with shades of history thrown in here.
The Khimsar Fort, built in 16th century, takes tourists back into glorious era through its battle-scarred walls and battlements. Tourists endlessly gaze at the beauty, the magnificence and the layout of this castle to feel the pulse of the history. The Khimsar Dunes Village- accessed only camel, by jeep or horse- oozes romanticism to the core for their luxurious-designed eco-friendly huts and milieu.
Most of tourists flock to Khimsar to feel the blend of tranquillity and majesty of the Thar Desert. Some 30 kms off Khimsar is Osian, a place popular for its ruined Hindu and Jain temples of 8th and 11th century. Nagaur at 43 kms away invites tourists to enjoy its cattle fair and myriad sporting events therein.
By Air Jodhpur, some 92 kms away, is the nearest airport that links Khimsar to rest of India with regular flight services.
By Rail Jodhpur is the nearest railways station that has regular train services to major parts of India to link Khimsar to them.
By Road Being located on the Jodhpur-Nagaur-Bikaner Highway, Khimsar is easily linked to rest of cities and towns of the state, and Indian as well.
Located in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan is the impressive Khimsar Fort, which is a now a heritage hotel. The fort is in Khimsar village and on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert, and known for hosting renowned guests from all over the world. Located between Jodhpur and Nagaur, this 15th century fort as built by the 8th son of Rao Jodha of Jodhpur - Rao Karamsiji.
Now converted into a heritage hotel, one part of the Khimsar Fort still serves...
Sand Dune villages are small villages nestled amid sand dunes of Khimsar, which is some 92 Km away from the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This place is only accessible by jeep, camel and horse. These villages have deliberately been designed to be eco-friendly and a visit here is a great opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the Thar Desert. And yes, the sun and sand looks golden at the time of sunset.
The desert of this place is the heart of r...