Once a petite kingdom, the village of Khimsar is today a quaint tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan. Set cozily along the perimeter of the sizzling Thar Desert, the township brings forth the beauty of rural India. True to its extreme dessert climate, Khimsar is best visited during the winter months. It has a host of new experiences in store for tourists who can explore Khimsar while enjoying a sojourn at the exotic Heritage Hotel.
The Imposing Glory of Khimsar Fort
The battle-weary Khimsar fort calls to travelers who visit the town from far and wide to take in the splendor of the once flourishing fortress. Built painstakingly by Rao Karamsiji as a military fortress in 1523, the structure was designed to be a stronghold for the founders of Jodhpur. It later became home to Thakur Onkar Singh in the 1940’s, who still maintains residence in the royal wing.
Today, the 450 year old fortress has been converted into one of the most sought after Heritage Hotels in the country. It offers a unique vacation experience to tourists who wish to gaze across majestic fort walls and turrets on their holiday.
Khimsars Ultimate Desert Experience
Travelers who come seeking the ultimate desert experience can enjoy long camel rides and desert safaris across striking sand dunes at the Sand Dunes Village. Located a stone’s throw away from the Khimsar fort, it is charming heritage hotel.
Since Khimsar lies merely 92 km away from Jodhpur, tourists can make an easy trip to the exciting city and even explore nearby Nagaur.