Mokalsar is a small village in the Siwana Tehsil in Rajasthan. It is part of the Barmer District, Jodhpur (91km) being the nearest city. Jaiselmer, Pali and Pakistan to the west are its other neighbours. Mokalsar’s mud huts are a tourist’s visual delight. Locals are friendly and helpful. It is also known for its green granite stones.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Mokalsar, Barmer has a number of good budget hotels to offer. These are Hotel Shubham Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above), Hotel Kailash International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Pawan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 and above).
The official languages of Mokalsar are Rajasthani and Hindi. One can also hear English being spoken here.
Mokalsar is famous for its fairs, held mostly in Barmer. Noteworthy ones are Mallonath Fair, Chouthan Sai Jog or the Sanyashi Fair and the Tilwara Cattle fair.
Places of Interest
Mokalsar offers both historical as well as religious tourist attractions. Siwana Fortl, also called Gadh Siwana, is estimated to be more than thousand years old. There are many small temples in Mokalsar for the religious-minded.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mokalsar is in Jodhpur at a distance of 91 km.
Mokalsar is a small station and is connected to the rest of Rajasthan through Western Railway. The major stations include Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Ahmedabad and others.
There are daily bus services to Surat, Ankleshwar, Baroda, Ahmedabad and Udaipur. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shreenath Travellers, Shrinath Travel Agency, Rishabh Travels and others. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best portals from where you can book bus online.