Perched on the edge of the Thar Desert, Khimsar is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Known for golden sand dunes, the small village hamlet of Khimsar, houses the Khimsar Fort. Now one of India’s finest heritage hotels, the 16 century fortress with its battle-scarred walls & towers, lush gardens, typical Rajasthani architecture is witness to the glorious history of the land. The heritage hotels also offers a wide range of experiences to the guests. Royal hospitality in the middle of nothing is a memory to cherish.
Khimsar Dunes Village is a short journey away from the fort transformed heritage hotel. It is accessible only on camel back or jeeps as it cuts right through the desert. Nestled around a lake, the village is an example of Rajasthani rural life. Appearing like a mirage, the village is magical. Serving as testament of life surviving in the barren desert, it is also admired for its rich cultural heritage. Awe at the sea of sand, ever changing with the wind. Sunrise and sunset offer the best experiences as the sky reflects in the dunes. The Black Buck Reserve is also an important travel highlight of Khimsar. The Black Bucks are a rare species of Deer, only found in this area. Spot the elusive black bucks in their natural habitats.
Other nearby tourist places to visit include Osian. The village in the middle of the desert is known for the lake which became an important stop over for many caravans and also the many beautiful Hindu and Jain temple. Nagaur, close by is famous for the annual huge cattle fair with lots of entertainment. Khimsar serves as a relaxing royal retreat in the desert landscape of Rajasthan.