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Pokharan Tourism

Pokharan Near Jaisalmer Is Called The The Place Of Five Mirages. Fort Pokharan Is Made Of Red Sand Stone And Is A Heritage Hotel.

Pokharan houses a fourteenth century fort made of red sand stone, lying equidistant from Bikaner and Jodhpur on the way to Jaisalmer. The fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel and is a charming place for a relaxing break.

Pokharan means 'The Place Of Five Mirages'. It gets its name from the five salt ranges surrounding the town. The terrain is rocky and sandy. Pokharan once was an important trade hub that exported salt, silk and spices to Persia and other places.

Mughal Emperors Humanyun, Akbar and Aurangzeb have been hosted at the Fort Pokharan that is now a prestigious heritage hotel. A holiday at the Fort Pokharan presents the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the current Thakur Nagendra Singh Pokharan and his wife Thakurani Yashwant Kumari Pokharan. The Fort also has a museum that houses the family's collection of armoury, handicrafts, miniature paintings and garments. There is also a Grand Library with several classic and valuable books.

Pokharan finds favour with Damsel Cranes, Houbara Bustard, a rare bird; The Great Indian Bustard, Migratory Bird the Imperial Sand Grouse that travels from Siberia to the desert, the Indian Gazelle and the 'Chinkara' (deer). Take a jeep safari in the dried salt ranges to view the birds and animals. Excursions are also available to view the local terracotta artists at work and also weavers of carpets, blankets and shawls.

A vibrant ten day fair dedicated to Lord Ramdeoji (said to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna) is also a popular occasion with tourists. This fair is held every year in the month of September.

Shopping In Pokharan

Tourists can buy amazing handicrafts from the bazaars of Pokharan such as interior crafts and furniture. The interior crafts available here reflect the royal beauty of Rajasthan. Adorn your house with such rafts to give a new and traditional look to it.

Accommodation In Pokharan

The most talked about accommodation option in Pokharan is the Pokharan Fort, which has been superbly converted into a heritage hotel. Attracting tourists who are inclined towards luxury, they must plan a stay at this heritage hotel while on their tour to Pokharan.

How To Reach

By Air: Jaisalmer(112 km) and Jodhpur(175km) are the nearest airports from Pokharan.

By Rail: There is a railway station at Pokharan.

By Road: Pokharan is easily accessible from all the cities of Rajasthan by road.



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