Rajasthan Travel Guide

Places To See in Pokhran

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Baba Ramdev Temple– Baba RamDev Temple is located in a village called Ramdevera at a distance of around 12 km from Pokhran. The Samadhi of Ramdev Ji, a Hindu folk God of Rajasthan, is situated in the premises of the temple. A Rajput King and saint from the 14th century, Ramdev Ji is believed to possess extraordinary powers, the fame of which spread far and wide.The recent building of the temple was constructed in 1931 by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner around the spot where Ramdev Ji renounced his mortal body. The samadhis of Ramdev Ji’s chief disciples are also situated in the temple complex along with the tombs of five Muslim Pirs. These Pirs had come here from Mecca to pay their homage to Ramdev Ji, who was called by the name ‘Ram Shah Pir’ in their community.

Fort Phokhran- Fort Pokaran, popularly known as Balagarh was built in the 14th century. The monument stands in the middle of the Thar Desert. It is historically situated on an old trade route through which spices, salt, and silk were exported to Persia and other countries. The glorious past and the history of the fort attract a number of tourists from different parts of India and abroad. There is a museum in the fort displaying the royal collection of weapons, clothes, paintings, and handicrafts. In addition, there is a Grand Library with a rich collection of classic books about the great Rao Bhadur Rajshree Thakur Chain Singhji Pokaran.


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