The village is an add-on facility of the Khimsar fort hotel. We were the only guests in the 16 huts and I can truly say it was an experience of a life time. A 7 km ride from the fort in a jeep with the last part on a camel. A short walk up a sand dune and we reached the sunset point where we were served masala chai and biscuits and watched as the sun set in the sand. The staff were extra courteous , they lit a bonfire, though there were only two of us, and went out of their way to make us comfortable. We saw plenty of peacocks and even a fox! The hut was done up in true village style . We woke up in the morning to the chirping of birds, who are attracted to the artificial lake created on the property.
This place is definitely worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khimsar Fort !!"You are not prepared for the beauty, the grandeur, the layout or the magnificence of this castle even as you approach it through sand dunes and narrow countryside roads. It suddenly hits you on a blind corner. Come and savour the experience..."Perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India lies this unique 16th century fort that offers experience after exhilarating experience. Hundreds of years of history unfold as you glance at its battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts. As you sip tea on the terraces you realize the beauty of being surrounded by acres of lush green gardens. A true rarity of any desert in the world!! Peacocks, parrots, pigeons and as many as forty-six varieties of birds greet you to add to the charm and splendour of this ancient fort.Today, Khimsar Fort has been awarded the 'NATIONAL GRAND HERITAGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE' (this being the highest recognition conferred upon any heritage property by the Department of Tourism, Government of India).You are not prepared for the beauty, the grandeur, the layout or the magnificence of this castle even as you approach it through sand dunes and narrow countryside roads. It suddenly hits you on a blind corner. Come and savour the experience. Khimsar Sand Dunes Village !!“This village nestles amidst sand dunes that seem to roll into eternity. Fortunately, access is only by jeep, camel or horseback. It is truly remote, rural and romantic !”Rustic in appearance, in consonance with the surroundings, these luxurious huts have been deliberately designed to be eco-friendly. Come savour the tranquility of the Thar desert in all its majesty! The mini-lake that appears out of nowhere seems to be just a mirage. Isn't it actually an oasis?Take in a golden sunrise or a colourful sunset amidst golden sands- even as you sip your cuppa! Down a sundowner, followed by a meal around a bonfire- as million of stars blink benevolently down at you.Take a jeep safari into the black buck reserve or ride a camel into the wild desert countryside. Also, avail of the leisure activities and the facilities at the fort-a mere 15 minutes by jeep! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Khimsar Sand Dunes Village Rajasthan