While India is full of stunning tourist locales, there are some places in the country which are hidden away in obscurity but when discovered, can totally blow your mind away. Tanot Mata temple is one such destination. The revered Tanot Mata temple lies in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, very close to India’s border with Pakistan. It is famous on account of its portrayal in the popular Bollywood movie Border based on the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. The temple stood tall despite the heavy bombings all around it. It is located very close to the Indo-Pak battle site of Longewala. The best time to visit this famous temple is during winter from November to February. It is too hot in the region during the other months of the year. (ALSO SEE 10 pictures that show why Rajasthan is the best state to visit in India) Here’s how to reach the Tanot Mata Mandir in Rajasthan. Also Read - RBSE 10th, 12th Exam 2020: Rajasthan CM Gehlot Issues Directions For Holding Board Exams | Dates Yet to be Announced



How to reach Tanot Mata Mandir by road

The best way to reach Tanot Mata temple is by road from Jaisalmer. It is located at a distance of 120 km from Jaisalmer and takes around 1 hour and 52 minutes to reach. The route is perhaps the most scenic desert route you will ever drive on. Flanked by vast, sprawling sand dunes with a village that show up on the way every once in a while, the route from Jailmer to Tanot Mata temple will give you road trip memories to cherish forever. You can combine your trip to Tanot Mata temple with a visit t the Longewala post. However, you need to get a permit to visit the Logewala post from tanot barring which you will not be allowed to go ahead. Also Read - Thrashing of Dalits: Rahul Calls it ‘Horrific,’ Rajasthan Govt Says ‘Nobody Will be Spared’

The most convenient thing to do is hire a cab from Jaisalmer to take you to Tanot Mata temple and Longewala. However, some adventurous bikers and offbeat travellers have also made this trip in their private vehicles. The magnificent road from Jaisalmer to Tanot via Ramgarh is the stuff dreams are made of. With huge windmills and massive desert lands dotting the route, and wild camels and deer spotted every now and then, this route is majestic to say the least. It is a road trip worth taking. Also Read - Rajasthan Municipal Election 2019 Updates: Congress Wins 961 Seats, BJP Bags 737 Wards