A small village that is situated amidst the magnificent Jodhpur and charming Bikaner is Khimsar. Built by the sprig of Jodhpur it is finest destination to visit in Rajasthan in your holidays or vacations. Situated between Bikaner and Jodhpur, Khimsar is just 92 km from Jodhpur.
Why Khimsar is known to be an ideal destination for holidays in Rajasthan is its excellent edging point. Anyone who desires to explore the region of Nagaur should visit Khimsar. This place exudes a rustic charm of the culturally rich Rajasthan. The main attraction of this location is its renowned Khimsar Fort. Any person who plans a tour to Rajasthan should pay visit to Khimsar.
Prime Tourist Attractions in Khimsar:
Khimsar has managed successfully to be a fascinating tourist destination due to its fort. All the admiration and identity that Khimsar has is because of its famous fort. This Fort nestles proudly and magnificently on the boundary of the Thar Desert. This is right in the middle of the rural Rajasthan. The walls are battle – scarred makes this turret breathe out its rich and glorious past. It was built with an intention to protect the royal family. During the 18th century it became the main residence of the royal people. When it comes to premier classified Heritage Property, Khimsar Fort ranks on the top.
The wonderful temple of Sacchiyamata is located in Osian. This is a small town that is situated 27 kilometer away from Khimsar. In this temple the goddess Sachiya or Sachayay Mata is worshipped by majority of Marwaris in Rajasthan. There are various stories associated to the legend of Sachayay Mata. Although this temple in its decrepit state, it remains to be major attractions of the Osian.
Nagaur Cattle Fair:
Most celebrated fair in India is the Nagaur Cattle Fair. Also it is the second largest fair in the entire India. This fair is held in Nagaur that is situated just 43 km away from the Khimsar town. Held every year in the month of January and February this fair goes on for 8 days straight. Nagaur is all about cattle and their excellent breed. This fair allows the traders to display their excellent cattle breed. More than 70,000 camels, horses and bullocks are traded in this fair each year. What makes this fair a must visit is to enjoy the scenic beauty where the animals are lavishly decorated.
Apart from animal tourists are offered an opportunity to buy wooden items, iron crafts, camel leather accessories, jewellery etc. There are sports and other activities in the fair. Sports ranging from tug – of – war, bullock and camel races, cock fights etc are held in the Nagaur fair. Tourists are delighted by the visual sight of jugglers and storytelling puppeteers who are the essence of Rajasthan. But do not miss to attend the folk music or entertainment concerts that are true delight for any Rajasthan traveler.
Ideal time to visit:
If you are intending to visit Khimsar, then it should be planned between October and March.