Holiday Trip in Pokhran

Memorable Trip with Pokhran Holiday Packages

Pokhran (also spelled as Pokaran) is a city and a municipality situated in the Jaisalmer district, of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Pokhran is located at a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation. It is bounded by five big salt rocks; Pokhran accurately means 'the place of five mirages'. This destination first came into eye of world, when India carried out a series of nuclear tests here. On 18th May, 1974, Pokhran witnessed India's first nuclear test, codenamed 'Operation Smiling Buddha' and since then, it has been a popular nuclear test location for scientists. However, there is another side of this place which explains that it is a heritage city, with its havelis, temples and monuments. Checkout the list of Pokhran holiday packages available on and choose the best offer to visit this place.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Pokhran

Before going for your Pokhran vacation, you should know the tourist attractions where you must visit during the trip.

Pokhran Fort:
This massive fort, made of yellow sandstone was constructed around four centuries ago by Rao Maldeo, the Thakur of Marwar. It houses a small temple of Goddess Durga and Pokhran Museum that displays the evidences of bygone era like, miniature paintings, costumes of former kings, armory and pottery items. The fort also has various stunning palaces inside its premises. This fort has now been transformed into a Heritage hotel.
Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Pehli Patshahi (Gurdwara Pokhran Sahib):
Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Pehli Patshahi, also known as Gurdwara Pokhran Sahib is a historical Sikh shrine located in Pokhran Town, in Rajasthan. This historical Gurdwara commemorates a visit by Guru Nanak, probably during his second Udasi, when Guru Sahib had visited Jaisalmer. It is a famous shrine of Sikhs and visited by a large number of Sikh devotees.
Ramdevra Temple:
Ramdevra temple is situated on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms short of Jaisalmer close to Pokhran. It is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji.
Ramdevera Fair:
Ramdevera fair is a grand affair organised every year during the months of August- September. A huge of devotees come here to attend this fair. People of all religions and castes throng the Baba Ramdev Temple during this time and offer their prayers to the saint. If you are visiting this place during the mentioned months, then you must include a visit to this place in your Pokhran travel itinerary.

Best Time for Holidaying in Pokhran

Pokhran experiences an extreme climate all around the year. However, tourists may plan a trip to Pokhran between the months of October and March because the weather during this time remains pleasant and favorable for sightseeing. So, plan your Pokhran trip accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Pokhran

Pokhran is known for its heartening shopping and holiday experiences. Like any other city of Rajasthan, you will get a variety of furniture items, pottery and handicraft items. However, you can also shop for Black Salt, Rock salt and Multani Mitti (a mud used in face packs) from the local markets of Pokhran. So, get loads of Multani Mitti and your choice of salts from your next Pokhran tour.

Explore Options to Reach Pokhran

Before booking your Pokhran holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
The nearest airbase to Pokhran is Jodhpur Airport (172 KM away) and connects Udaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai by regular flights. You can take buses or hire taxis from airport to reach the city.
By Train
Pokhran has its own railway station but not many trains function from here. The Jodhpur railway station is the major nearest rail head to Pokhran. It is well connected to various major Indian cities including Udaipur, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and New Delhi by regular trains.
By Road:
Pokhran is connected by good motorable roads to major nearby cities including Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. You can hire private taxis or inter-state buses to reach here by road.
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