The main advantage is that if you are covering Jodhpur, you don't have to travel to Jaisalmer to experience dunes. The place is everything the previous reviewers have described. Feeling of being cut off (cellphone works, no TV or intercomm), helps you relax. You have enough to keep to engaged for a day but not more than that. Our best experience was having dinner with campfire burning. There is an artificial lake, my daughter enjoyed playing with ducks there and rolling in the sand.
As mentioned by others, the meals are ok and overpriced. Breakfast was a bit disappointing. You can stay in Fort and come here to spend some time if that suits you. Try not to be the only guest here, best if you are travelling as a group.
- 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