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Khimsar Fort

Khimsar Tourism


Khimsar is a unique destination in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan and is reminiscent of its royal past. Khimsar is located in the Nagaur district that is also famous for its cattle fair and attracts tourists in droves due to its color and pageantry. Khimsar is easily accessible from both Jodhpur and Bikaner.

The Khimsar Fort here, with its turrets and battle marked walls, is absolutely delightful. Going back to 1523 AD, this fort had a separate Zenana or ladies section. Now, the Khimsar Fort is among the best heritage hotels of Rajasthan. The village itself is good for safaris, horse & camel riding and leisurely activities like bicycling and kite flying.

Tourist attractions in Khimsar

Khimsar Fort

The Khimsar Fort was made by Rao Karamsiji in 1523. In the eighteenth century, a ladies wing was added to the fort according to the tradition of the times. Later during the 1940s, Thakur Onkar Singh a descendant of the royal family living in Khimsar Fort added a royal wing for his personal use. The magnificent fort is now a grand heritage hotel managed by the Welcome Heritage Group.

It has 50 rooms that have been maintained in their original grandeur while modern amenities have been added. Khimsar is 90 km away from Jodhpur that is also the nearest airport. The towns of Khimsar and Jodhpur are connected by rail and road.

The fort hotel at Khimsar has a pool, a spa, tennis courts and also a home theatre facility. Folk songs and dances like Kalbelia are organized for the entertainment of the guests. The Fateh Mahal restaurant at the hotel offers traditional Rajasthani cuisine as well as dishes of your choice cooked to perfection. Leisurely time can also be spent lounging the hotel’s bar. The Khimsar Fort hotel also organizes safaris on demand.


How to Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport from Khimsar is Jodhpur, nearly 92 km away. Indian Airlines has flights to Jodhpur from Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Jodhpur that in turn is linked to major destinations like New Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
  • By Road: Khimsar is situated around 92 km on the Jodhpur-Nagaur-Bikaner Highway and is well connected.

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