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Khimsar Fort

A 16th Century Fort perched on the edge of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan India, Khimsar Fort Nagaur offers an enthralling experience for visitors. An architectural marvel and one of the finest Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan, Khimsar unfolds its glorious past through its battle scared walls and turrets. Awarded the 'Grand Heritage Award for Excellence' - the highest recognition bestowed upon any heritage property by the Department of Tourism, Government of India, Khimsar Fort Nagaur is a must visit monument on any tour to Rajasthan.

Rao Karamsiji - the 8th son of Rao Jodhaji, who was the founder of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, founded the royal dynasty at Khimsar. The construction of the Khimsar Fort commenced in 1523 AD, in the fairy tale land of Rajasthan in India. Khimsar was one of the main chieftains of Marwar and also the head house of Karamsot Rathors. The family shifted in only during the 18th century when a new 'zenena' (ladies wing) was added to Khimsar Fort in Rajasthan India. Thakur Onkar Singh constructed a regal wing for himself in the 1940s.

Khimsar Fort Nagaur boasts of a long lineage of valiant rulers who fought fierce battles but lived with their grace and dignity intact. Today Khimsar Fort in Nagaur Rajasthan ranks among the premier Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan.

The village of Khimsar is the ideal starting point to explore the district of Nagaur, which lies mid way between Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Khimsar Fort at Nagaur encompasses a beautiful place. The historic city houses several mosques, one of which was established by emperor Akbar.

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Hundreds of years of glorious history unfolds as you enter the Khimsar Fort Nagaur. Relive the bygone era of courage and glory as you stroll down the ramparts of the historic fort. Peacocks, parrots, pigeons and numerous other species of birds greet you as you enter the precincts of the fort. The beauty, the grandeur and the magnificent layout of the Khimsar Fort Nagaur are sure to leave spellbound.

Walk along the pathways of Khimsar Fort Nagaur, which leads to the turrets, ruins, stables, guns and cannons, and transport you back in time to the golden era. Within the fort walls visit the Shiva temple, witness the sandstone carvings of 9th century Jain gods and goddesses, defaced by Allauddin Khilji, and marvel at the pillars erected in memory of war heroes.