A beautiful village in Rajasthan’s Marwar region, Nimaj is known for its 9th century Durga temple, reservoir, handicrafts and traditional arts. If you want to experience rural Rajasthan, Nimaj is the perfect destination for you. Located in Pali district, this place was once the hunting reserve of the royal family. The reservoir in the village attracts a large number of migratory birds during winter, which is the best time to be in Nimaj.
Places to Stay
The palace at Nimaj has been converted into a luxury hotel. But for those who are looking for budget hotels will have to stay in Ajmer, which is 96 km away. Some of the options worth trying out include Sahil Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700) and Mehmaan Manzil (Tariff – Rs.700).
Marwari and Hindi are commonly spoken in Nimaj. English is also understood in some areas.
The most important festivals celebrated in this village are Holi in March-April, Teej Festival in July-August, Dushera in September-October and Diwali in October-November
Places of Interest
Nimaj has a lot to offer its tourists in terms of forts and temples. Nimaj Reservoir, Magarmandi Mata temple and Nimaj Art Gallery are some of the major attractions of the village. Other places of interests are Chhatra Sagar and Bilara.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport, located 107 km from here, is the nearest airport.
Sojat Road Railway Station (63 km away) is the nearest railhead from here.
Buses are available from Jodhpur, Pali and Ajmer. People of this region depend mostly on state-run buses. You can get discounts on bus tickets through TicketGoose.com, one of the popular bus booking websites.