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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Nov-Feb (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Jodhpur (Check Flights)


Khimsar Tourism

Famous for the Nagaur Festival, Khimsar is a small village in the state of Rajasthan, Ideal for a relaxed weekend getaway in the winters.

During the Nagaur Festival, people from far and near come and trade cattle in bulk. Various activities like tug-of-war, camel racing, etc. are also organized. The red chili markets set up during this time are also famous all over Asia. Tourists mainly flock to this town during the Nagaur festival. Also, the Khimsar Fort and the Sand Dune villages are prominent tourist attractions here.

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Perched on the edge of the Thar Desert, Khimsar is nestled in the district of Nagaur, in Rajasthan.This place is famous for its golden sand dunes and its magnificent fort. Khimsar Fort was owned by the Karamsot Dynasty.The beauty and grandeur of this fort make it rank amongst the premier heritage hotels of India. There was also a time when the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb used to reside here.You can also experience the royalty as this fort has been converted into a heritage hotel.

The striking feature of this place is that - a part of this fort is still occupied by the descendants of the royal family. Even the staffs of the heritage hotel are the descendants of the royal courtiers who used to serve the royal family. A 10 min drive from the fort will take you to the sand dunes village. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the rustic village by staying in the eco-friendly huts, which have all the amenities inside them.However, the access to the village is only by jeep or car. Camel safaris on the sand dunes, leisure activities like campfires, folk dance and songs take place at night for the visitors.

There are many government and private resorts in Khimsar, all of which can offer you a number of options for food. Every place has it's own eatery, while many local dhabas are also available serving local and popualr preparations.

Day 1: Reach Khimsar. Check in the hotel and relax. Visit the Khimsar Fort. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Drive to the sand dunes village in Khimsar. Enjoy the rustic and rural getaway in eco-friendly cottages. You can take a camel safari in the evening, on the sand dunes and enjoy the fantastic sunset from there. At night you can listen and enjoy the folk dance and music.

Day 3: You can take an early morning drive to Nagaur and see the fort and temples. You can also enjoy the largest cattle fair, which takes place in the month of February. Overnight in Khimsar.

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Khimsar Reviews

10 months ago by Shashwat Kant

- Lying in the middle of the desert, you will need all sun repelling items - sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, sun glasses, etc. Mosquito repellant might be required too.

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  What's Great?

Gives a rustic and a royal feel. Excellent starting point to explore Nagaur and nearby villages, which lie between Bikaner and Jodhpur.

  What's not so Great?

Not much explored. Acess is only through road.

For Whom

Ideal for couples because of its idyllic surroundings as well as for the families because lots of activities which take place. An excellent weekend destination for people living in and around Rajasthan though it is visited by people from all over.

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  • WelcomHotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes - Member ITC Hotel Group

    INR 5,000 /night onwards

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How to Reach Khimsar

Being a village, its best to reach here by road (car or taxi) from Jaipur or Jodhpur. The closest railway station, as well as the airport, is that of Jodhpur. (Read More)

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