Pokaran Tourism

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It's architecture is very attractive & impressive

It's architecture is very attractive & impressive  Video Review
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Fort Pokaran

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Jan 19

14th century's citadel of Champwats

14th century's citadel of Champwats  Video Review
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Fort Pokaran

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Jan 19

A shrine of great saint followers have great faith

A shrine of great saint followers have great faith  Video Review
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Baba Ramdev Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Jan 19

A famous shrine and excellent example of harmony

A famous shrine and excellent example of harmony  Video Review
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Baba Ramdev Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Jan 19

Shrine of Baba Ramdev's mouthing Sister Dali Bai

Shrine of  Baba Ramdev's mouthing Sister Dali Bai  Video Review
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Baba Ramdev Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Jan 19

It is a very good place & also very good hestrocia

It is a very good place & also very good hestrocia  Video Review
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Salim Singh-ki-Haveli

Mohitjavandhiya
22nd Dec 17

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Pokaran Overview

Pokaran, also spelt as Pokhran, is a city and a municipality located in Jaisalmer District, in the state of Rajasthan. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and was used as the test site for India's first underground testing and detonation of nuclear weapons.

The town is surrounded by rocky and arid mountainous ranges. Pokaran literally means ‘the place of five mirages’. It is en route both from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer and Bikaner to Jaisalmer.

Pokaran shot into international limelight on 7 September, 1974 when the then Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, authorised scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Trombay, to detonate an indigenously designed nuclear device. During the years of its development, the device was formally called the ‘Peaceful Nuclear Explosive’, and sometimes also referred to as the ‘Smiling Buddha’.

The famous city of Jaisalmer is a couple of hours away by road. Tourists visiting Jaisalmer often include Pokaran in their visits. Pokaran is a pilgrimage site of Jains. A Jain temple dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankar, Lord Parsvanath, is situated here. There is a historical Sikh Gurdwara at Pokaran called Gurudwara Damdama Sahib. The saint Guru Nanak Dev visited this place during his travels.

Fort Pokaran, the 14th century citadel also known as ‘Balagarh’, stands amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of the chief of the Champawats, the clan of the Rathores of the state of Marwar – Jodhpur.

Since Pokaran is located in Rajasthan, a desert state, it experiences extreme summers in the months of April, May and June and also relatively cool winters in December and January. It doesn’t rain much here and during spring and autumn the day and night temperatures experience quite a contrast.

Photos of Pokaran

Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Pokaran

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Mohitjavandhiya

Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Pokaran
Pokaran, Rajasthan

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Bhoma ram

We see above pictures of changed desert in rainy.
Pokaran, Rajasthan

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Bhoma ram

We see above pictures of changed desert in rainy.
Pokaran, Rajasthan

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Bhoma ram

We see above pictures of changed desert in rainy.

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