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About Pokaran Tourism

Made famous by India's nuclear tests, the small town of Pokaran lies on the highway that links Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. It's 110 km east of Jaisalmer and 117 km north of Jodhpur. While the chief attraction here of Fort Pokaran, with its museum and heritage hotel, there is a lot to be explored around Pokaran too. The museum is obscure but interesting, housing artifacts ranging from armory to costumes to miniatures, which have been collected by the Pokaran family over the years.


Sightseeing Places in Pokaran, Rajasthan


Fort Pokaran
A part of Fort Pokaran was converted into a heritage hotel by the present Thakur and his wife, with the aim of promoting Pokaran as a tourist destination. The rooms are vibrant, luxurious and very tastefully done. The hotel also organizes safaris to nearby villages as well as theme dinners with light and sound programmes. Bookings can also be made from Jodhpur.

Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti
Village safaris from Pokaran include visits to nearby potters' villages, where terracotta work is done, and weavers' villages, which now get help from the Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti. This NGO was set up in 1991 with the idea of streamlining the production and marketing of textiles woven by its member villages in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer districts. These textiles are woven in the traditional 'pattu' style of weaving, with kashida or ornamentation on the surface of the fabric. While the original textiles were mostly wool, Urmul Trust has also started providing the weavers with cotton yarn to cater to urban tastes and preferences. The products range from kurtas, shawls, stoles and jackets to bags, table mats and soft furnishings. Products are retailed through exhibitions, bazaars and exports, and through the Urmul showrooms in Bikaner, Phalodi and Pokaran.


How to reach Pokaran


By Air
Nearest airport is Jodhpur.

By Rail
Nearest station is Jaisalmer Station which is well-connected to Delhi by the Delhi-Jaisalmer Express, which starts from Old Delhi Railway Station.

By Bus
Pokaran lies on the highway that links Jodhpur to Jaisalmer. It's 110 km east of Jaisalmer and 117 km north of Jodhpur.



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