Khimsar || Khimsar Village
The village of Khimsar provides an excellent starting point to explore the district of Nagaur. Nagaur lies midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. The historic fort at Nagaur encompasses a beautifully painted palace. The old city harbors several mosques, including one commissioned by Akbar. Khimsar has always been a bone of contention between the royals of Jodhpur and the Thakurs of Khimsar. According to the Thakurs, Khimsar was always an independent entity. However, the Jodhpur royals beg to differ on the issue. Meanwhile, the most important attraction of Khimsar is its grand fort that still houses the 18th, 19th and 20th generations of the Khimsar Thakurs. Every year the Nagaur cattle fair draws hordes of tourists in the months of January and February.