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 EaseMyTrip.in and choose the best offer to visit this place.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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 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 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.