Tanot Mata Temple
Tanot Mata Temple
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Situated 120km North West of Jaisalmer city is Tanot in Thar Desert of Rajasthan. You will find sand dumes all along with small bushes. You can see herds of sheep & goats on the way. Beautiful landscape. Total desert. Nice to see Indira Gandhi Canal full of water after Ramgarh. You can see vegetation & farms near the canal. It is very near to Pakistan border. Last civilian point in India on border. Tanot Rai Mata Temple is an old temple with a history of India Pakistan war of 1965. Hundreds of shells fallen here did not harm the temple. Some bombs are in display at temple. Maintained & managed by Border Security Force of India. Keep food & water with you. Very few population.
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  • Kapil Sood
    Bengaluru, India153 contributions
    Best day in Rajasthan
    One of the best day in Rajasthan was when we visited this place and the Indo-Pak border near this temple. The best experience of the desert was here, hundreds of miles of barren land & sand dunes! Few tips for first time travellers: 1. Try and avoid going on Sundays & public holidays as the crowds swell and there is a limit to the number of people BSF allows for the border visit. 2. Get there early as the que for border pass are much smaller. If you are visiting from Jaisalmer it's better to get here first and do the border trip before going to Longewal, another must see place. 3. All you need is your driving license to get the pass for the border.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Milind Shah
    Ahmedabad, India1,594 contributions
    Magical place
    Having heard a lot about the sanctity and miracles about the temple, we were very keen on visiting it. Located around 120 kms from Jaisalmer, the temple can be visited along with Longewala and makes for a one-day trip from Jaisalmer. The main attractions here are the temple itself which was heavily bombarded by the enemy forces during the 1971 war but could not cause even scratch of damage. The temple still houses the bombs fired by Pakistani forces but none of it got activated due to miracles and beliefs of the forces. The campus and pooja at the temple are still managed by BSF. You would hardly find anything to eat or drink on the route, so please ensure you carry along some packed foods. One can also get a permit for border visit from here. You need an original ID proof for all visitors and your own car to visit the border which is 15 kms form here. The visit to the border is enthralling and there is watch tower which gives a detailed view of the enemy check post. The BSF members on the border were co-operative and explained the entire process and answered all queries in detail. The place surely gave goosebumps.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Ashok Chandak
    Nagpur, India24 contributions
    Energetic Darshan
    Very good temple. Last religious place on India border. Entire temple is managed by BSF . We had very good Darshan due to special efforts taken by BSF. One day trip from Jaiselmer Tanot - Border- longewala . Must visit if visiting Jaisalmer.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
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Divya
10 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Well maintained and clean temple with a small museum of 1971 war with Pakistan. Only temple which is managed by army and trust....
Written 7 February 2024
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ANANTH
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
It was very enjoyable and nice.
The ambience was very good and peaceful.
The unexploded bombs of 1971 war on display was very unique.
Written 29 January 2024
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Ashok Chandak
Nagpur, India24 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very good temple. Last religious place on India border. Entire temple is managed by BSF . We had very good Darshan due to special efforts taken by BSF. One day trip from Jaiselmer Tanot - Border- longewala . Must visit if visiting Jaisalmer.
Written 29 January 2024
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Seaside22184020093
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family


Temple was very religious and good very good. There was so many good vibes that gave me a spiritual feeling and the views were amazing. It was good crowded also but only on weekends. It’s crowded ..
Written 29 December 2023
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Sougat G
Mumbai, India116 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The energy at Tanot mata mandir cannot be explained. You should attend the 6 am or 6 pm Aarti done by BSF staff.

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Written 25 December 2023
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,594 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Having heard a lot about the sanctity and miracles about the temple, we were very keen on visiting it.
Located around 120 kms from Jaisalmer, the temple can be visited along with Longewala and makes for a one-day trip from Jaisalmer. The main attractions here are the temple itself which was heavily bombarded by the enemy forces during the 1971 war but could not cause even scratch of damage.
The temple still houses the bombs fired by Pakistani forces but none of it got activated due to miracles and beliefs of the forces. The campus and pooja at the temple are still managed by BSF. You would hardly find anything to eat or drink on the route, so please ensure you carry along some packed foods.
One can also get a permit for border visit from here. You need an original ID proof for all visitors and your own car to visit the border which is 15 kms form here. The visit to the border is enthralling and there is watch tower which gives a detailed view of the enemy check post. The BSF members on the border were co-operative and explained the entire process and answered all queries in detail. The place surely gave goosebumps.
Written 13 December 2023
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Mahendra Rajput
Agra, India19 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
A beautiful temple with a great history of battle with Pakistan. It is said that tanot mata protects the people of india during the battle and take over the bombs in her hand and defuses those bombs and protects our soldiers.... The surroundings of the temple were so beautiful... Must visit place when you planned for jaisalmer.... The evening aarti was amazing here and also try to plan it in navrata... The vibes are different at that time.. You will have a great time here... ☺
Written 10 September 2023
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manish
Mumbai, India66 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The mandir is very well maintained by BSF and also unique with shells from the opposite side which didn’t blast as it dropped on the mandir. The roads are excellent and the drive from Jaiselmer to tanot mata is unbelievably smooth and beautiful through deserts.
Written 23 July 2023
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India871 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
This temple is famous since 1971 war as the bombs fell during Indo-Pak war by Pakistan didn't explode and kept as a proof of blessing of Goddess.
Written 8 June 2023
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Kapil Sood
Bengaluru, India153 contributions
Nov 2022
One of the best day in Rajasthan was when we visited this place and the Indo-Pak border near this temple. The best experience of the desert was here, hundreds of miles of barren land & sand dunes! Few tips for first time travellers:
1. Try and avoid going on Sundays & public holidays as the crowds swell and there is a limit to the number of people BSF allows for the border visit.
2. Get there early as the que for border pass are much smaller. If you are visiting from Jaisalmer it's better to get here first and do the border trip before going to Longewal, another must see place.
3. All you need is your driving license to get the pass for the border.
Written 11 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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