The Khimsar perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India lies this unique 16th century fort that offers experience after exhilarating experience. Hundreds of years of history unfold as you glance at its battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts. One cannot prepare the beauty, the grandeur, the layout or the magnificence of this castle even as you approach it through sand dunes and narrow countryside roads. It suddenly hits you on a blind corner. Come and savor the experience.
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Location: Rajasthan, District Nagour
Altitude: 169 Meters
Temperature: (summer 35 to 43°C) & (winter 10 to 24°C)
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani
Nearest Airports: Nearest airport is in Jodhpur.
Main Railway Station: The closest railway station is in the city of Jodhpur
Main Bus Station or Road: Public and Private Transport facilities are there to reach Khimsar.
Distance of a few Major Towns from Khimsar:
Places of Tourist interest:
Sand Dunes Village:
The Khimsar Dunes Village nestles amidst sand dunes that seem to roll into eternity. Fortunately, access is only by jeep, camel or horseback. It is truly remote, rural and romantic! Rustic in appearance, in consonance with the surroundings, these luxurious huts have been deliberately designed to be eco-friendly. Come savor the tranquility of the Thar Desert in all its majesty! The mini-lake that appears out of nowhere seems to be just a mirage.
The Khimsar fort:
The Khimsar Fort lies in close proximity to the main attractions of the area offering day excursions to the magnificent 10th century Nagaur Fort, a visit to the fabled 8th century Jain temples at Osian and a jeep safari or camel safari at the ethnic Bishnoi village and an exciting tour through the Panchla Reserve. The historic Khimsar Fort established in 1523 A.D is perched on the edge of the Thar Desert is an ideal destination for a refreshing holiday. The battle scarred walls and turrets remain as testimony to its glorious past.
Getting around the destination:
Jeeps, camels and taxis are available to get around in Khimsar.
Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Colorful handicrafts are available at reasonable prize. Carpets, gold and silver jewelery, Bandhni textiles, embroidered jutis are the most famous handicrafts available here.
Best time to visit:
October to March is the best time to visit the destination.
Nagaur Festival is celebrated in the month of January and February.