Khimsar is located between Bikaner and Jodhpur in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Once an independent kingdom, Khimsar is most famous for its Nagaur fort. It was constructed by Prince Rao Karamasji, the eighth son of Rao Jodha, the founder of Royal Dynasty of Khimsar, in 1523 with the intention of providing strong defense to the village from invaders.
The walls and the parapets of the 450-year-old structure still stand proudly today as do the finely carved balconies of the Zenana Mahal. Still home to the erstwhile royal family, the Khimsar fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. The royal garage at the Khimsar Fort houses a row of vintage cars and is a must visit. DO SEE
Khimsar is a convenient stopover between Pushkar and Jaisalmer and the Nagaur Festival (January-February) is a major attraction for travelers. The Panchala Black Buck Reserve is the other tourist attraction here.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN KHIMSAR
Stay at the Khimsar Fort to experience a slice of royalty. Head to the villages on the outskirts of the town if you’re into gambling, or simply opt for tented accommodation if you want to be one with the desert.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN KHIMSAR
Khimsar Fort offers a wide range of cuisines — from Rajasthani and north Indian to Continental. Try the Rajasthani Thali.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KHIMSAR
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