Set against the harsh backdrop of the Thar Desert Khimsar Fort is 11 acres of lush lawns under the canopy of clear skies by day and the brilliance of unending stars by night.
Built in 1523 by Rao Karamsji, the 8th son of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, the fort today, almost twenty one generations later is lived in and run by the family. The 60 rooms of the fort are equipped with all the modern facilities of a luxury hotel, and the decor varies from the very traditional to Art Deco. Each room has its own private verandah. The hotel provides its guests with several amenities, a swimming pool, massage room and restaurants to name a few.
Perched at the edge of the Thar desert, Khimsar offers a wonderful starting point for any traveller to explore the inner recesses of the "village" India. The district of Nagaur, an hour and a half from Khimsar lies midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. It provides an interesting point of contact for a city flooded with mosques, one of which has been commissioned by the Emperor Akbar. The fort of Nagaur also holds one of the most beautiful palaces painted to perfection. Alongside the historical symbols of the town it is also an important centre for cattle trading.