Fort Pokaran, POKHRAN
- Address:Pokaran, Dist-Jaisalmer, RajasthanPlace:PokhranCountry:IndiaZip Code:342001
Fort Pokaran; the 14th century citadel also known as “Balagarh” stands as a paragon amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of The Chief of Mighty Champawats (the clan of Rathores) has to its erstwhile aristocratic title attached the prestigious honour ‘Pradhan’ ( The Premier Noble ) to recognize every Thakur of Pokaran as of the first honour in The Darbar (the court) of the state Marwar- Jodhpur.
Surrounded with rocky, sandy and five salt ranges, POKARAN means “the place of five mirages”.Fort Pokaran stands on ancient trade route that carried salt, silk and spices to Persia and beyond. Instead of winding caravans of the past, it now has trains, buses and cars. The fort now attracts travellers to stay betwixt the glorious history where each stone speaks out volumes of the past.
It is en route both from Jodhpur to Jaislamer and Bikaner to Jaislamer. It indeed makes an ideal break and offers extended traditional hospitality, which was once offered to Humayun; the Mughal Emperor in the 16th century and later to his great grandson Akbar `II; son of the last Mughal Emperor; Aurangzeb.
Thakur Nagendra Singh Pokaran and his wife Thakurani Yashwant Kumari PokaranThe present Thakur Nagendra Singh Pokaran and his wife Thakurani Yashwant Kumari Pokaran have opened the imperial gates of the stately fort to proffer the traveller a feel of royalty. The well restored building hands out a view of the ornamentally carved, red sandstone Mahals, the traditional Jharokas and the grand turrets, parapets depicting Rajput and Mughal architecture. The impressive hall;”Mangal Mahal” with four octangular Jharokas protruding out is where our guests are served with traditional aromatic cuisines by the family Chef.
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19 AC Rooms with attached bathrooms fitted with modern amenities ,Telephones with Direct Dialing Facility,24Hr Room Service,Laundry and Dry Cleaning,Multi-Cuisine Restaurant Doctor on Call,Swimming Pool,Theatre ( Proposed ),Billiard / Snooker Table,Travel Counter & Taxi Services,Credit Cards facilities,Modern Conference Facilities,High Tea at Turrets ( watching sun down),Library,Family Cenotaphs,Jeep Safari,Camel ride at sand dunes,Village safari,Bird watching,Desert wildlife (Desert Gazelle and Desert Fox),Rajasthani Cultural program & Dances,Craftsmen at work; carpenters, potters, cobblers (Jutti makers), stone carvings and weavers