Pokhran Knowledge Guide


Fort Pokran

Fort Pokhran, the 14th century citadel also known as "Balagarh", stands amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of the chief of the rathore, the clan of Rathores of the state of Marwar-Jodhpur. Fort Pokhran is open for visitors and is being currently run as heritage hotel by the royal family of Pokhran.

Shakti Mata Memorial

In the outskirts of the city, the [Shakti Mata Memorial], a royal cenotaph, is freely accessible. The famous, touristic city and fort of Jaisalmer is a couple of hours away by road.

Former rulers

Seat of Chief of the Rathores, a sub-clan of Rathores of the state of Marwar-Jodhpur. Bhawani Singh of Pokhran (b. 1911) was the last jagirdar of Pokhran before Indian independence. He was Sessions Judge and was elected to the 1st Lok Sabha, the Lower house of Indian parliament from Barmer-Jalore constituency, after getting elected as an Independent candidate in the 1952 Indian general election.