The fascinating town of Nimaj is a part of the Pali district in Rajasthan. It has a rich history embroiled with Marwar tradition that makes it a much sought after tourist locale. Years ago, the creator of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha Ji established his grandson as the regent of Nimaj. Descendants of the just rulers are the Thakurs of Nimaj who are fondly known as “Marwar ra Bhad Kiwad", associating them with the impenetratable gates of the citadel of Marwar.
The Ancient History of Nimaj
Currently the city houses a direct descendant of the original founder Rao Jodha Ji. The 23rd generation of the feudal lords is known as Thakurs today who are respected for their ancestor’s valor and sacrifice on the battlefield. They have also been mentioned in old Dingal poetry and folklore that praise the Thakurs for their chivalry.
Tourism in Nimaj
The antique shrines built in the town during the Gurjar Pratihar rule are visited by tourists who wish to gaze upon the magnificence of the 9th century temples. The Magarmandi Mata shrine in particular is frequented attraction that is quite popular for photography. Another place of significance is Chhatrasagar in Nimaj that is set against a scenic locale. The old structure was constructed by Thakur Chhatra Singh in the 19th century.
In recent years, the exciting Nimaj Palace has not only been opened to public, but has also been converted into a hotel. The place offers a fabulous holiday experience to national as well as international travelers.