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Introducing Khimsar

Best time to visit : October to March
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Depicting the royal and celebrated history of kings and queens, colourful culture and rich tradition of the country, Khimsar is a popular destination on northwest India tourism map. With its royal palaces, forts and historical monuments, the small hamlet of Khimsar displays the real Rajasthan. Traditional mud huts, vibrant environment, kind people decked up in colourful chaniya cholis and heavy jewelleries, scrumptious dal-baati-churma and dramatic puppet show - the village compliments your imagination of an authentic Rajasthani settlement. Rustic in appearance, Khimsar is one of the finest tourist places in the state.

Facts

Lying on the way to Jodhpur and Bikaner, Khimsar is a tiny village located in the Nagaur district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The village houses over 450 years old Khimsar Fort, which has witnessed many battles between Khimsar Thakurs and other tribes. The sand dunes here are the shelter to rare black bucks. Rajasthani and Hindi are spoken and understood in the village. History, wildlife safari, desert adventure and historic attractions make Khimsar emphatically a wonderful holiday destination in the world. The village experiences extreme climate, with summers being extremely hot and winters chilled.

While you are in Rajasthan, delight your tongue with sweet and spicy taste of dal-baati-churma. However, the choice is not limited to just Rajasthani dishes. Famous restaurants like Khimsar Fort Restaurant also serve North Indian and continental cuisines. Try the famous snack items like Bikaneri bhujiya and pyaaj kachori. Other famous dishes include mawa kachori, lashun ki chutney, bajre ki roti and balushahi.

Khimsar is quite popular for colourful handicrafts. Items like gold and silver Rajasthani style jewellery, bandhani textiles, embroidered jutis and exquisitely designed carpets can be purchased at the best prices in the village. Bargaining is a trend in the village, so enjoy the vogue while shopping for the beautiful handicrafts.

Nearby Places:
·  Nagaur (about 45 km.) – Famous for its cattle fair ‘Nagaur Cattle Fair.’ Camel races are the biggest attraction of the fair. The fair is attended by both local and international visitors.
·  Osian (about 65 km.) – Known for its 16 ruined Jain and Hindu temples. Sachhiyamata Temple and Jain temples are the most significant temples in Osian.
·  Jodhpur (about 100 km.) – Notable tourist destination in the world, Jodhpur is famous for palaces, forts and gardens. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens and Mahendragarh Fort are the renowned attractions here.
·  Bikaner (about 156 km.) – Famous for the royal ‘Palace on Wheels’ – a luxury train ride. Bikaneri Bhujiya is a popular snack of this city.
·  Pushkar (about 157 km.) – One of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage destination in India, Pushkar is world famous for its Pushkar Mela. Other attractions include numerous temples, holy lakes and ghats.

With the best tourist information, visitors can enjoy other royal nearby destinations like Udaipur, Kota, Kishangarh, Ladnun, Deshnok, Kheechan and Tonk.

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