Visit to Pokhran Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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72 Responses

  1. Anya says:

    What a beautiful historic buildings:)
    With a car turns around you will see much more.
    With an airplane you fly too fast…………. and you can not make shots …LOL

  2. koala says:

    Reminds me of this movie I’ve seen really long ago. A fortress like this was taken by terrorists with tourists as hostage. But I’ve mostly remember how impressed I was by the building itself.

  3. kjpweb says:

    Wonderful post! Our World is so fantastic!
    Cheers, Klaus

  4. Carver says:

    You always have such interesting places to show us. Great shots.

  5. Louise says:

    What a beautiful civilization.

  6. ewok1993 says:

    India is so big and fascinating. It’s one of the places one has to see to understand I guess.

    I love your posts.

  7. That is one fortified palace! Wow. So much to take in, too!

  8. Sujatha says:

    Lovely pics as usual, Indrani!

  9. nadia says:

    Rajhastan is one of the places in India that I’d really love to visit. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photographs of your world!

  10. Nessa says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

  11. Sylvia K says:

    What fabulous photos! Terrific post! Such a great tour that we get to take with you each week! I’m so glad you’ve joined us all at Our World and I do love your pictures and your words! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Beautiful details, as always Indrani!

  13. Arija says:

    I am glad part of it is converted to a heritage hotel as it lleads to the better preservation of the whole. Nice post as always.

  14. bindu says:

    Love the picture of the glowing red balcony!

  15. Babooshka says:

    History at the click of a mouse. Fanulous images.

  16. Mojo says:

    There’s SO much of India I want to see. And not nearly enough time to do it. But in a few years I’ll be in a position that I might be able to pull it off.

    Meanwhile I’ll rely on the wonderful photographs you and others post.

  17. alicesg says:

    Wow that is fantastic to be living in such a hotel with lovely and interesting history. I think I will spend hours taking photo of it.

  18. Aviral says:

    lovely pics…those cannons look really dangerous!

  19. Dora says:

    Thanks for giving us a virtual tour. Nice pics.

  20. J says:

    Wonderful. I hope I can make it to India one day!

  21. Swarna says:

    and Pokhran ended up in recent history being famous for other things. Hope Rajasthan’s glory never fades…

  22. M.Kate says:

    I love India and do hope I can visit one day, esp the Taj Mahal.

  23. Today it is the warmth of your country that astounds me. The colors here today are all sun colors. Oranges.

  24. Gaelyn says:

    There is such contrast in this architecture of a strong, menancing fortress with delicate balconies. Thanks for another interesting look into your world.

    India is definately on my to visit list.

  25. magiceye says:

    INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL! THANK YOU for bringing wonderful Rajasthan to us in all its glory!

  26. Reader Wil says:

    Very interesting Indira! There is so much culture in India, that it’s good that it is protecred. Thank you for your interesting post and the beautiful photos!

  27. beautiful pictures…

    i suddenly feel like checking this place out !!

    must put it on the list

  28. Niinuska says:

    What an amazing world we live in. Thank you for your wonderful and historic post.

  29. uncleawang says:

    Beautiful picture,all of them and beautiful place to visit too.
    Thanks for viewing my world.

  30. chanpheng says:

    Beautiful pictures. I’ve traveled between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer a long time ago – but didn’t see anything between the two stops on the night train!

  31. George says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your posts. Thanks for sharing the culture and history of your world through such beautiful pictures.

  32. Clara says:

    It’s a beautiful old fort. I love the architecture and the exhibits you showed us. Looks like a place I’d like to visit if I ever make it to India.

  33. We over here in N. America think we know what old is… Lovely shots and notes!

  34. Jeany says:

    Hi Indrani, what a beautiful place, and those monuments, are so full of history, Imagine how live was back than. You live in a very beautiful country, with a long history. Stunning. Best wishes, from Jeany

  35. great info!! keep it going [ btw my personal fav pix is one with the sword ] 🙂

  36. Erin says:

    the more i visit your blog and see all the wonderful historic places to visit, the more i would like to come for a visit to your beautiful country.

    thanks for sharing another wonderful and insightful post and photographs with us.

  37. Ash says:

    Its always such a delight to visit you!!
    Lovely photos, as always.

  38. The red exterior reminds me of the red rock in places like Hawaii, and Southern Utah…Set those up against the bright blue sky and you have quite the amazing color picture!

    Love the buildings and still marvel at the intricate designs and workmanship!

  39. Lovely colors. Thanks again for sharing a bit about your beautiful country.

  40. Momstart says:

    WOW, what great photos, i would love to go there

  41. Lakshmi says:

    Planning to visit rajasthan next week..let me see if I can get to go here as well 🙂

  42. chrome3d says:

    Those cannons had funny bases, just a stack of stones. How would they stay there when fired? Nice sword collection too.

  43. Onkar says:

    Great pictures. Your first few sentences very aptly sum up the cultural wealth of Rajasthan.

  44. Kat says:

    Can literally hear the swords
    swishing and clashing.

    Pokhran is also the prestigious
    place which dotted the map, when
    our Country went nuclear.

    You’ve shot well the canons with
    your canon.

  45. Love this post with such interesting history and architect

  46. A must visit for everyone. Did you touch those canons ?

  47. Yes, like Kat, I too first was reminded of our nuclear venture when I read Pokhran – lovely post. I am happy you went to all these places and shared the pictures with us

  48. Knew about nuclear test, didn’t know about fort. Nice coverage

  49. Did not know about this fort; thanks for the virtual tour!

  50. I did not about this place before but looks Majestic and carries the Royal Aura like the Most Gigantic Arvhitectures of Rajasthan ! Jodhpur is like Mecca of Royal Architecture so much to see and do there !

  51. So beautiful.
    heard about Pokhran for India’s first nuclear test but did not know about the fort or any history.

  52. Yogi Saraswat says:

    The gateway fitted with lethal iron spikes to guard against an elephant charge in case of an enemy onslaught still stood strong. this is interesting and meaningful . I never seen these spikes in any other fort so far , I visited. Thank you Indrani ji for sharing a beautiful post .

  53. Dying to visit this place 🙂

  54. anindita says:

    Wow,did not know about the historical importance of this place,absolutely love the pics

  55. India is so high up on my bucket list, I hope I get to visit in 2017!!

  56. What an interesting fort. I was fascinated by the spikes to guard against elephants.

  57. Thanks for the tour and the history!

  58. I love forts and history-rich sites in Rajasthan. Pokhran fort is one of them. I have always enjoyed the museums of these forts. They show me how the life was 100s of years ago.

  59. That’s such a gorgeous fort…. Wonder why they would choose a desert…

  60. Laveena Sengar says:

    Rajasthan has been on my Travel list forever but unfortunately that is the only place I haven’t explored in India and I am very curious to. I am sure this place must be breathtaking. I love forts.

  61. Dana says:

    So many historical attractions right in one area. It’s crazy the gateway has spikes to protect against an elephant charge.

  62. Chrysoula says:

    It looks like a very interesting place to visit. My husband will love to see all the swords in the museum!

  63. So much culture, history and architectural splendor here! Thankyou for the visual tour of the fort – I would love to visit Rajasthan soon!

  64. Mar Pages says:

    There’s such a unique red colour throughout the exterior. Very interesting facts, especially about the nuclear detonation.

  65. Niranjan says:

    Glad to know in detail about this fort. Nice post, Indrani.

  66. Where is Rajastan? This place like like a scene from my prince of Persia video game. I love historic buildings like these. I always feel like closing my eyes and imagining being live on Location during a battle or war.

  67. Divsi says:

    I didn’t know there’s a fort there! Crossed the place a couple of times and gorged on the famous chamcham. Thanks for sharing Indrani:)

  68. Pokhran! You refreshed my memories and I am yet to write about it 🙂 During my visit to this Fort I noticed that there is a section in the museum covered with glass window where visitors have thrown their Photos as well as currency notes. Why, I didn’t understand? Did you notice the same?

  69. Good description and pictures. Unfortunately couldn’t cover this during our trip.

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