Pokhran Tour

Pokhran is like an oasis in the middle of desert where you can experience the beauty of endless sand dunes and captivating desert landscapes.  It is also a pilgrimage centre of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Muslims where devotees come in large number throughout the year.

It is a historic city of India which became the most discussed place all over the world after the nuclear tests. In local language Pokhran means 'the place of five mirages'. It got this name from the five salt ranges surrounding the city.

An interesting legend is associated with this place. Based on the quotes of the Hindu epic Ramayana this place was drained by the mythical river Saraswati. The river dried up as a consequence of Lord Rama arrow which was shot to dry up the ocean between India and Sri Lanka so that his troops could cross the ocean easily. The arrow missed its direction and fell on the Saraswati River which dried up the river forming the dry and barren Thar Desert.

This mythological association brings millions of devotees to Pokhran from across the globe throughout the year. The prime tourist attractions of Pohkran are:

Pokhran Fort

This is a yellow sandstone fort which was built in the 15th century by the by the Marwar Thakur Rao Maldeo. The fort is known for its architectural splendour. The fort is marvellously designed to sustain the harsh climate of desert. It is famous for its wells and grain storehouse where tonnes of food grains can be stored. The wooden doors at the gateway of this fort are fitted with lethal iron spikes to guard against enemy. 

The goddess Durga temple located inside the fort complex is another popular attraction where devotees come in large number to offer their prayer.

Chhatris

These are beautifully carved sandstone cenotaphs which were built to honour kings after their death. Some of these chhatris were also built in the honour of queens who immortalized themselves by committing sati. Women who used to offer themselves to the fire after the death of their husbands are known as sati. The architecture of cenotaphs consist of series of pillars on a raised platform supported a central dome. These cenotaphs are adorned with beautiful sculptures and design patterns which fascinate tourists during their visit.

Pokhran Museum

This is a small museum situated inside the fort complex. It is famous for the heritage collection of weapons, paintings, pottery and the costumes of royal families.

Ramdeo Temple

This is a famous temple of the region which is known for its colourful and vibrant fair held biannually in the months August and February. Scores of tourists come here during this celebration to enjoy and experience colourful display of heritage culture of Rajasthan. This festival is celebrated for 11 days in the in honour of the Baba Ramdeo who is revered by Hindus and Muslims equally.

The fort, museum, temples, cenotaphs and palaces are popular attractions of Pokharan Tour which fascinate tourists during their visit. Scores of tourists from several parts of the globe prefer Pokharan Trip to enjoy the interwoven beauty of nature and Rajasthan heritage culture.

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