Tucked away on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway, Fort Pokhran was built in the 14th century. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel with 19 rooms and suites. During the shooting of Parmanu, actors John Abraham and Diana Penty stayed at this luxurious hotel.
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The amenities include a swimming pool, gym, indoor games, restaurant, lounge and a museum with a rich collection of miniature paintings and costumes of the Maharajas, pottery and armory.
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Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and Patwon Ji Ki Haveli are the popular attractions. These glorious havelis can be reached by car in approximately two hours from the Fort Pokaran Heritage Hotel.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli
Salim Singh Ki Haveli is known for its distinct architecture. Admire the splendid roof which is in the shape of a peacock. There are around 38 balconies; all are adorned in unique designs. You’ll see tuskers made from sandstones guarding the gateways.
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
The architecture of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli is a blend of Rajput architecture and Islamic art. Catch a glimpse of the breathtaking carvings engraved on the pillars and walls of this haveli. There are carvings of horses, cattle, different flora and of modern amenities that include cars, fans and lots more. You’ll find two life-size replicas of elephants made of yellow stone at the entrance.
Patwon Ji Ki Haveli
A cluster of five havelis, the Patwon Ji Ki Haveli is the largest and the first haveli of its kind built in Jaisalmer. Built in yellow sandstone, the amazing architecture of these havelis attract travellers from across the globe. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful latticework on its porticos that are made out of stone and wood. This haveli is famed for its intricate yellow sandstone-carved balconies and ornate wall paintings. Do check out the apartment which is home to striking murals.
Best time to visit Pokhran
October to March when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing.
How to reach here
By flight: Nearest airport, Jodhpur Airport.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur