Posted by Sanjog | Posted in Rajasthan Tour | Posted on 25-02-2010
I had already explored several enchanting destinations of incredible Rajasthan. Now I moved towards Khimsar to taste its rich cultural heritage. One of my close friends had told me about his tour to Khimsar and I really liked whatever he told me about this wonderful village. I wanted to experience the rural life of Rajasthan and the royalty too, So Khimsar was the best bet for me.
As my friend and I were on our way to Khimsar, our guide Surender Singh acquainted us with some information on Khimsar. It is a picturesque and peaceful village which was once a royal kingdom. It is located around 90 km from Jodhpur and is a great place to visit. It is best known for its mesmerizing Khimsar Fort.
Standing tall on the edge of the Great Thar Desert, the 16th century Khimsar Fort welcomes you for a royal and overwhelming experience. It is a majestic structure which is a testimony to the glorious past of Rajasthan. Its gardens are alive with gorgeous green plants, trees and colorful flowers and birds. The fort is a heritage hotel where royalty and grandeur of the raja-maharaja era is served in plenty. We were booked here for 2 days.
While exploring the fort the guide told me that this fort with fortified walls, turrets and stables was originally built for defense purposes. But later the royal family started staying here in the 18th century. A special apartment for the royal ladies was built here. Later a few stunning structures were also added to the fort. We enjoyed mouth-watering Rajasthani dishes on the rooftop restaurant of the fort and enjoyed the mesmerizing views of the surroundings. Also visited the museum inside the fort where a rare collection of royal belongings are displayed.
Next, the hotel arranged a camel safari for us and we explored the unfathomable sand dunes and the nearby villages. It was such a wonderful experience! I felt as if I had entered the wonderland where everything looked amazing. At the hotel we also saw the star-studded sky with telescope provided by the hotel.
The next day we stayed at the Khimsar Sand dunes Resort, located 6 km from the Khimsar fort. Set amidst sand dunes, this resort consists of sixteen huts with courtyards. There is a water body in the center of the resort which makes it look like an oasis in the desert. It was awesome! A stay at this resort offered us a great opportunity to experience the rural and royal sides of Rajasthan . Our tour to Khimsar was such a fantastic experience that its memories will linger on for this entire lifetime…