A very small village in Rajasthan and a perfect weekend getaway for
winters, Khimsar is famous for its Nagaur festival. During the festival, people
travel from the farthest corners to this village to trade cattle in large
quantities. A variety of activities that engage people, like the tug-of-war,
camel racing, etc. are also organized. Chilli markets, that are famous in the
whole of Aisa, are also set up during the same time. It is also at the Nagaur
festival that most of the tourists are attracted to this village. Some major
tourist attractions of the Khimsar village also include the Khimsar Fort and
the sand dune villages.
More on Khimsar
Royalty in the middle of the sand dunes
Nestled in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan, Khimsar is located on the
border of the Thar desert. It is known mostly for its sand dunes and the
magnificent fort. Ranked among one of the premier heritage hotels in India for
its beauty and grandeur, the fort once belonged to the Karamsot Dynasty. At one
time, the emperor of the Mughal dynasty, Aurangzeb also resided in the fort.
Being converted into a heritage hotel, this fort lets you experience the
royalty like never before.
Another salient feature of the fort is that a part of it continues to
be occupied by the royal family’s descendants. The staff of the hotel is also
among the successors of the royal courtiers who also served the royal family.
The sand dunes village is only a 10-minutes drive away from this fort. To enjoy
the rustic natural beauty, you can also stay in the eco-friendly huts with all
amenities inbuilt. The village, however, is only accessible through a personal
car or jeep. At night, activities like camel safari, campfire, and traditional
folk dance with music take place in the village.
Food and local restaurants in Khimsar
A number of food options are available in Khimsar as there are many
government and private resorts, each with its own eatery. Many local dhabas
also serve local and popular food preparations.