The 14th century Fort
Pokaran citadel of the Champawat Rathores, mighty Rajput
nobles of Marwar, stands sentinet at the western
frontier of the erstwhile state of Jodhpur (Marwar), in
the heart of the great rocky and sandy plains of the
Thar Desert, on an ancient trade route that carried
salt, silks and species to Persia and beyond.
Today instead of the winding
caravans of yore, trains, buses and cards bring tired
travelers eager to soak in the glories of 'Rajputana' to
Pokaran, from all corners of world. Enroute to Jaisalmer
from both Bikaner and Jodhpur the Fort of Pokaran makes
an ideal break and now offers the same hospitality and
shelter that history records was once offered to the
fugitive Humayun (16th century).
Nearest airport is Jodhpur (110 kms) By rail: 2 kms from
railway station By road: 2 kms from Bus Stand.
air-conditioned and air-cooled rooms/cottages.
Restaurant of hotel Fort Pokaran serves Indian &
Laundry, Doctor on Call, Transport
Facilities, Local Musician, Camel and Jeep Safari can be
arranged on request.
Activities and Places to
see: Nature Walks, Walk to village, Jeep safari to
Bishonoi Village, Visit to blackbuck sanctuary, Watch
migratory birds, Theme dinners, lunch/evening tea on the
lake view verandah
P.O. Pokaran - 345021,
Distt. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (India)