KHIMSAR- A LAND OF ROYAL AND RUSTIC LIFESTYLES
This beautiful desert village has a very rich history associated with it. The famous Khimsar Fort is located on the edge of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India and offers superb experiences to the tourists coming from all over the world. If you are interested in knowing the rural life of the desert people, then Khimsar is the place you must visit.
One of the main attractions of Khimsar is the Khimsar Fort. The fort is especially famous for its architecture which offers an array of variety. The construction of this fort began in 1523 AD. And over the years, some more annexes were built. Beautiful courtyards, gardens and colors is what this fort is all about.
This town is located between Jodhpur and Bikaner, near Khimsar. This place is famous for Ahichhatragarh Fort. This fort was a gift from the Mughals to the then ruler of Jodhpur. The beautifully crafted walls and the murals add a different kind of glamor to it. The whole experience will make you awestruck.
The Nagaur Cattle Fair is yet another attraction. This fair takes place in the month of January every year. Apart from cattle trading, you can enjoy watching other activities like camel races, bullock races, cock-fight and tug-of-war.
Khimsar is a sand dune village and so camel safaris makes it a big and an obvious activity to go for. Along with it, you will be able to witness and enjoy the folk culture that comes through the music and dance forms of Rajasthan.
Black buck safari
Go for the Panchla Black Buck Safari which is just about 16 km away. The stunning Blue Bull Antelope (Nilgai), Black Buck and Chinkara will make a normal sight during your safari.
Interested in birdwatching, you can travel more for about 120 km to Kheenchan to see the elegant Demoiselle Cranes that migrate all over from Southern Europe as well as certain parts of North Asia. October to March would be the ideal time to come here.
If you wish to experience the lifestyles of Raja, Maharajas then, this fort will make you travel through the history. If you are ready to spend without worrying about your bank balance, then this place is for you. The experience you get here is priceless.
Live in a hut to discover the rural, rustic style of living. These huts, of course are not exactly built the way they are, but are meant to offer comfort and luxury to the tourists.
Nearest airport 92 km away Jodhpur. Daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Take a cab ride from Jodhpur to Khimsar.
Travel by Train:
The nearest railway station is Jodhpur. New Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Ahmedabad are the cities that have direct trains to Jodhpur.
Travel by Road:
There are regular buses to Khimsar from other cities and towns of Rajasthan.
People looking for a rustic experience as well as willing to know the heritage of India in-depth, would love this small sand dune village of Rajasthan, India.