The village of Khimsar is nestled amidst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. One can take a jeep safari from here to the blackbuck reserve or ride a camel through the rustic desert countryside. The most popular attraction is Khimsar Fort that was built in the 18th century. Tourists can enjoy an exploratory walk through the forts wide corridors, past scarred walks that allude to Khimsars colourful past. The fort once housed small kingdom within its premises, established by the ruler of the house of Jodhpur. The forts construction is said to have begun in 1523, but the royal family only started living here once the ladies quarters were built in the 18th century. At present, Khimsar Fort is the official home of the 18th, 19th and 20th generations of the Khimsar Thakurs.


The best time to visit is during the onset and waning of winter season, when the temperatures are ideal. Lying midway between Jodhpur (98 km) and Bikaner (154 km), Khimsar is easily approachable from both cities.

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