NAGAUR FORT: Sandy fort; centrally located; 2nd century old, witnessed many battles, lofty walls & spacious campus, having many palaces & temples inside.
TARKEEN DARGAH: Most renowned after the Ajmer Dargah; a sacred place for Muslims & Sufis.
JAIN TEMPLE IN GLASS: Lofty structure of glass; a sacred place for the Jain community.
SAIJI KA TANKA: Samadhi of a renowned saint, inspires the liberation of the soul with simplicity & truthfulness; a symbol of communal harmony.
OTHER PLACES: Cenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore, Bansiwala Temple, Nath Ji ki Chhatri, Barli
How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE: Jaipur-293 Km, Ajmer-162 Km, Jodhpur-135 Km, Bikaner-112 Km.
HOTELS: Kurja, Mahaveer International, Shri Aditya (A.C.), Bhaskar, Sujan, Shri Gangasingh Palace
KHINVSAR FORT:- Situated 42 Km away from Nagaur on the National Highway No. 65 towards Jodhpur; 500 years old fort in the middle of the Thar Desert; turned into a hotel furnished with modern facilities. Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb used to stay here; Khinvsar town has 25 small temples; black deer roaming in herds are a very popular tourist attraction.(www.khimsar.com)
KUCHAMAN FORT:- One of the oldest & most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan; situated on top of a straight hill; unique water harvesting system; Jodhpur rulers used to mint their gold & silver currency here; affords a beautiful view of the city; fort converted into a hotel has a strong attraction for tourists.
How to Reach & Where to stay -
DISTANCE: Jaipur-153 Km, Ajmer-115 Km, Nagaur-143 Km
HOTELS: Kuchaman Fort, Dak Banglow
MEERA BAI TEMPLE: - Also known as the Charbhuja temple, 400 years old, evidences how total surrender helps attain godly qualities, how deep faith converts poison to 'Amrit'.
BHANWAL MATA TEMPLE: - 25 km away from Merta City, carries a very interesting story that when thieves were found to be under threat of life they remembered mother by heart, mother appeared for their rescue, temple was got constructed under obligation, the thieves who escaped vowed never to commit theft again, mother takes two a half cups of wine from a true seeker.
How to Reach & Where to stay -
DISTANCE: Jaipur-205 Km, Ajmer-80 Km, Jodhpur-125 Km, Bikaner-192 Km
HOTELS: Raj Palace, Dak Banglow
DADHIMATI TEMPLE: Also known as Goth-Manglod temple, 40 km away from Nagaur; the oldest temple of the district constructed during the Gupta Dynasty (4th Century), Kul Devi of Dadhich Brahimins.
MAKRANA:- A treasure trove of marble; exemplifies how stones can be shaped & made use of, marble mining is the main-stay of living for the locals, worth seeing how stone brings quality in life, this marble used in the construction of the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial & other buildings in white stone.
How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE- Jaipur-180 Km, Ajmer-90 Km, Nagaur-125 Km
HOTELS- Vijay Palace, Dak Banglow
JAIN VISHVA BHARTI INSTITUTE (deemed University):- A famous centre of Jainism; a school of thought; a centre of spirituality & purification; a society of Ahinsa; a treasure of tranquillity; an abode of humanity on earth. (www.jvbi.ac.in)
How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE- Jaipur-185 KM, Ajmer-180 Km, Nagaur-120 Km, Sikar-65 Km
HOTELS- Dak Banglow
OTHER PLACES OF ARCHEOLOGICAL INTEREST:
MAROTH: Situated in Nawan tehsil of Nagaur District. It is 11 Km. away from Nawan & 11 Km. away from the Kuchaman Road railway station.
HARSOR: Situated in Degana tehsil of Nagaur district. It is about 30 Km. from Degana.
PHALVARDHIKA(PHALODI) MERTA ROAD:- Situated in Merta tehsil of Nagaur district near Merta Road Railway Station. It is an old temple of Brahamani Mata known as Phalvardhika Mata belonging to the10th century or even earlier. Some believe the temple was constructed during the Pratihara period and situated 11 Km. from Merta City.
KHATU: Khatu's old name was Shatkup (six wells). When Shak rulers came to India then they brought two new wells with them which were called Shakandhu (Stepwell) & Kalandh (Rahat). According to Prathivraj Raso, Khatu's old name was Khatwan. Old Khatu is almost destroyed. Now there are two villages, one is called Bari Khatu & other Chhoti Khatu. On the hillock of Chhoti Khatu a small fort is standing. Fort was built by Prathviraj Chouhan. An old step well is located in Chhoti Khatu, known as Phool Bawadi, it is believed that this step well was constructed in Gurjara Pratihara period. This step well is artistic in its style of architecture.
HARSOLAV: It is believed that this village is many centuries old. It has an old fort, a Ganesh temple, a Jain Mandir & a cenotaph of Ramchandra Gurjar which is worth a visit. In the building one can see beautiful stone carvings. The village is situated on Gothan-Jodhpur road in the Merta tehsil of Nagaur district.
MUNDIYAD: It is situated about 25 kms away from Nagaur district Hq. in Nagaur tehsil. Village is centuries old, it is believe that the village was established by Mundra Maheshwari, hence it is called Mundiyad. Here is an old Mataji temple & cenotaphs of Jagirdars & Charans of the medival period. There is also a small Ganesh temple very famous among the people nearby.
MANJHWAS: The village is famous for "Pashupati Nath Temple" & "Phulabai Temple". It is 20 km away from Nagaur district Hq. on Deh route. Pashupati Nath temple is unique in India & built archeologically as Kathmandu, Nepal. Phulabai was saint born in the year 1938 in a Jat family. She was highly devoted to Lord Rama right from childhood & spent her most of time in "Bhakti" & "Kirtana" of Shri Ram.
REN: This Village is situated in Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is 15 Km. away from Merta City. Here is a famous Peeth of the Ram Sanehi community. It is believed that Adi Acharaya Daryavji of Ram Sanehi Community performed "tapsaya" here. Every year a big fair is held on the full noon in the month of Chaitra.
KURKI: Kurki is a small village in the Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the famous princess and poetess, Meera Bai, about 30 Km. from Merta.
KKARNAL: It is situated on the Nagaur-Jodhpur National Highway near about 15 Km. from Nagaur. It is the birth place of Lok Devta Veer Tejaji. It is believed that Kharnal was established by Dhawal Khichi who was in the 5th generation of the Choudhan ruler Gundal Rao Khichi of Jayal state. It is believed that Veer Tejaji was the son of Dhawal Khichi.
JHORDA: It is situated on the north of Nagaur about 30 Km. away. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Baba Hariram and the poet Kandan Kalpit. Every year in the month of Bhadrapad Chaturthi & Panchmi a big annual fair is held here where about 1-2 lac people participate who come from Rajasthan, U.P., Haryana, Delhi & Punjab.
SON NAGAR: It is situated on the north-west border of the district & is a favourite place for foreign tourists who can enjoy the desert life style here. In the village there is a small museum where Rajasthani life style goods are collected & displayed. (This village is also famous for its artistic "Kathi"-saddle for camels & horses).
GOGELAV: This village was established in the name of Lok Devta Gogaji and it is believed that Gogaji's Barat-marriage party had stayed here. In the village near about 150 Gateways are there & some of them are very beautiful with stone carvings. Residents of the village are mainly Oswal Mahajans & there are beautiful & big havelies belonging to them. Most of the major Oswal Mahajan families have migrated from here to Kolkatta, Chennai & other big cities of India & quite a few of these families are settled in the U.S.A., Dubai, Germany & Iran for trading purposes.
PEEPASAR:- Peepasar is a small village in the Nagaur Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birthplace of the Great Saint Jambhoji, the founder of the Vishnoi community.
PANCHLA SIDHA:- Panchla Sidha is a small village in the Khinvsar Tehsil of Nagaur district, 60 KM west from Nagaur. It is the famous for Jasnath community. This is a holi shrine calledSiddha Peeth established in 1575 Vikram Samwat, by Siddh Saint Boyatji. There is a Citedal built by Shri Jagat singh, Maharaja of Udaipur. Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur presented land to the Peeth for conservations of wildlife. This Peeth is devoted for welfare of the people through spiritual teaching, tantras and yoga. Cultural and religious fairs in the month of February, April & September every year are organised by this holy peeth. The main festival falls twice a year is a big "Jagran" and "Agni Nriyta (Fire Dance)". In fire dance followers of peeth dance bare foot on fire. At present peeth is headed by its peethadheesh Siddh Shri Suraj Nath Ji who himself is a good teacher (Guru) of yoga and organises yoga camps at various places in India and abroad.
KHUNDIYAS: Khundiyas (Parbatsar) is famous for the temple of "Baba RamdeoJi" in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.
KINSARIYA: Kinsariya is famous for the temple of "Keway Mata" in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.
BUTATI: Butati is a birth place of Saint Shri Chaturdasji in Nagaur district. Butati is famous for its divinity. Paralysis patients from all over India used to visit the Butat temple every day and pray for their recovery. This village is situated in National Highway (NH) 89, around 31 km from Merta City, around 49 km from Nagaur City, around 110 km from Ajmer. Shri Chaturdasji Maharaj temple is very well known in Rajasthan and nearby states in India. Many patients came across states to cure paralysis. It is Haven for patients of paralysis.
AIR: The nearest airport is Jodhpur (135 Km.), Jaipur (293 Km.).
RAILWAY: Nagaur is connected with Jodhpur, Bikaner & Delhi Jaipur via Merta Road.
ROADWAY: Regular buses operate from Nagaur to Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur & Delhi.