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Introduction

Khimsar is a small village situated around 92 km on the highway from Jodhpur to Bikaner in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Khimsar also known as the Oasis of peace, is perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of India where lies a unique 16th Century Fort. Rao Karamsi-the eighth Prince of Rao Jodha-the founding Maharaja of Jodhpur-successfully launched the royal Dynasty at Khimsar. The village of Khimsar provides an excellent starting point to explore the District of Nagaur, which lies midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. Situated on the edge of the Thar Desert, Rao Karamsi-the eighth prince of Rao Jodha-the founding Maharaja of Jodhpur -successfully launched the royal dynasty at Khimsar. This fort architecture offers great heterogeneity. Originally, the fort walls, turrets and stables were built solely for war, and were constructed around the beginning of the 16th Century. Thankur Onkar Singh, the present chief and the 17th direct descendant of Rao Karamsi built himself a regal additional wing in the 1940's.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 169 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-27.0 C-42.0 C Winter-9.5 C-27.0 C
Language English, Hindi, Rajasthani
STD Code 01585
Rainfall 66 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

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How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest airport from Khimsar is Jodhpur, around 92 km away. Indian Airlines connects Jodhpur with Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai through regular flights. The airport is located around 6 km off the city center
  2. Rail:-The nearest railhead is Jodhpur on the Western Railway broad-gauge network. Jodhpur is linked to various centers in the region by express and passenger trains. New Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Ahmedabad are some of the important cities that are linked with Jodhpur through rail
  3. Road:-Khimsar is situated around 92 km on the Jodhpur-Nagaur-Bikaner Highway. State transport corporation buses and private buses connect Khimsar with other centers in the region.

Places to Visit

Khimsar Sand Dunes Village
khimsar Fort Camel Horse Safari Panchla
Khimsar Sand Dunes Village    

Excursion

Jodhpur Osian Nagaur

Accommodation

Khimsar Fort Khimsar Sand Dunes Village