It’s very well-known, of course, as being the site of India’s 1998 nuclear tests. So, very few people choose to holiday here. Perhaps they don’t know that this little town is quite gem. It’s got all the requisites for a proper Rajasthan holiday – a fort, an old bazaar, jeep safaris to wildlife environments, bird-watching…Also special in Pokaran is the town’s potters’ collective: about 300 families make terracotta pottery in traditional style, as well as artifacts and home accessories (such as tiles). The 14th – century fort is where you should stay-traditionally known as Balagarh, it’s now a lavish heritage hotel called Fort Pokaran.
Located 171 km west of Jodhpur. For Bookings : 0291 – 2432390 / 02994 – 222274 Website : www.fortpokaran.com