Pokran is a famous town situated in Jaisalmer district of western Rajasthan. This is simply a wonderful place which has gained immense popularity for interior crafts and furniture. Situated at the elevation of 233 m, this city is covered on all sides by rock, sand and also five ranges of salt. Today, Pokran is also popularly termed as "place of five mirages". From prime cities of Rajasthan such as Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, this can be accessed very easily.
Popular tourist attractions of Pokran
Rambling on the extensive Thar Desert, Pokran fort serves as a major tourist attraction for all visitors coming over here. This is a marvelous fort created in yellow colored sandstone. It has a past dated back to 14th century. Earlier, it was also known as 'Balagarh'. Inside the fort, you can find many amazing embellishments like Mangal Niwas, Phool Mahal, Hawa Mahal and Rani Mahal. Architecture of the fort is simply exquisite. Now, it is converted to a heritage hotel offering good accommodation for guests.
Within the Pokran fort, you can find a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. This temple is considered to be very sacred and people of Pokran have their own beliefs related to this temple. You can also pay visit to the fort over here where you can find a huge variety of artifacts of bygone era. Few historic things which are worth watching at this museum include miniature paintings, costumes and armoury.
This is a very important fair of Pokran which brings life to the Thar Desert. Named after Ramdeoji who is also considered as reincarnation of Lord Krishna, Ramdeora Fair if life of Pokran. It is organized two times a year and there are many tourists witnessing this amazing fair. At the fair, you can find beautiful handicrafts and traditional dishes of Rajasthan. This fair offers you complete enjoyment and fun.
This is an exquisite town where you can find true culture and colors of Rajasthan. If you want to experience and natural living and pure beauty of Rajasthan and Desert, there cannot be a better place than this. Especially, if you are visiting here at the time of fair, you can even get some beautiful handicrafts to decorate your house and cherish the memories of visit to this amazing place.
You can visit this town easily by reaching Jodhpur and then hiring a rental car from them. This can also give you a chance to witness amazing landscapes and sceneries of that place.
Pokran Photo Gallery
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