Khimsar is located in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. It is a very small village in the state of Rajasthan that is located on the border of the Thar Desert. The small hamlet features a water body in the centre which makes it look like an oasis in the arid region. Many tourists visit this small village throughout the year. There are a lot of places that you will get to visit when you are in Khimsar. This village was once an independent place which was ruled by the Thakurs of the Khimsar.
The Fort was built in the 15th century. This fort was built by the son of Rao Jodha, Rao Karamsiji. It was built in the year 1523 and it is a 500 year old model of architecture. Now the fort is refurbished into a luxury hotel that will offer you a pleasant experience. If you want to make a stay at this hotel then it's a perfect place where you will get complete privacy and a memorable experience.
The fort has faced a lot of wars and strife and that is the reason why many legends are still so popular there. The evidence of the war and troubles that this fort has seen can be seen on the walls. In the ancient times it is heard that the fort was cordon by the Marwar Empire. They took a lot of efforts to get out of the clutches. As per the story it is believed that the fort was once visited by the Emperor of Mughals, Aurangzeb. There is no evidence that supports all these legends but all their stories have remained fascinating for centuries. Till date this fort serves as a royal home for a royal family.
Initially the fort was constructed and used for the military purposes. However, afterwards more and more rooms were added to the fort. In the 18th century the women's section were added to the fort. Thakur Onkar Singh in the year 1940 built a wing for himself in the fort.
Osian: it is a very small place that is located 27 km away from the Khimsar village. It is famous for its ruined Hindu and Jain temples. These ruined temples were made in the eleventh and eight centuries. The most significant temples are the Jain and Sachhiyamata Temple. The Jain temples are very well preserved and whereas the Hindu temples are totally dilapidated condition.
You can reach this village through railways as the nearest station is Jodhpur that is 92km away. By air you can reach the village, the nearest airport is Jodhpur. By road, Khimsar village is located 92 km on the Jodhpur-Nagaur-Bikaner Highway.
Khimsar Photo Gallery