Situated on the 90kilometrs away from Jodhpur, Khimsar is a small deserted town in Rajasthan. It comprises of rugged terrains, vast desert expanse, rippling sand dunes and a magnificent fort called Khimsar fort. Built by Rao Karamsi in 1523, the majestic Khimsar fort is perched on the rim of the Thar Desert. The main purpose behind its construction was to use it as a fortified defense but in 18th century the royal family set up their residence here. Although today it has been converted into a premier heritage hotel, a part of it still houses the erstwhile royal family. This heritage cum luxury hotel in Khimsar offers peep into the glorious age of Rajput royalty with their quaint charm and traditional ways of hospitality.
One of the major reasons behind the popularity of Khimsar is the desert expedition. Khimsar sand dunes village is the best place to enjoy camel and jeep safaris. Additional excursions can be made to some prominent sites such as Ossian temples and Nagaur. Be it the harshness of the day or the glow of starlit night, the feral beauty of the desert is aptly complemented by the water body which induces a sense of tranquility in the minds of travelers.