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Khimsar fort

Khimsar fort, one of the most desirable tourist destination in Khimsar village (92 kms from Jodhpur), is an artistically rich, historic fort with an interesting past attached to it. The fort was built by Rao Karamsiji, the 8th son of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, who moved to this region and founded the royal dynasty at Khimsar. Originally, the fort walls, turrets, and stables were built solely for war. Subsequently, by mid 18th century, the royal family moved in after a few renovations like jharokha for the royal ladies of the fort etc. The royal family stayed in the fort till 1940, when the present chief and the 17th direct descendant of Rao Karamsi (the original builder of the fort) built a regal additional wing for himself.

The majestic fort has now been converted in to a heritage hotel. Khimsar palace offers luxurious accommodation while retaining the traditional Rajasthani charm and glory to its guests. The hotel is famous for its personalized services and traditional rajasthani hospitality. The royal palace is a good retreat if you want a break from the daily grinds of the city life.The fort has finely carved windows and architecture that is feast for the eyes. The palace with its lush gardens, spacious lobbies, opulent corridors, fountains, vibrant and colorful paintings, rajasthani decor makes this fort a must watch site if you are planning to visit Jodhpur.