Tanot Mata Temple, Jaisalmer

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You may not know it by its relatively simple appearance, but Tanot Mata Temple played a major role in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. The story goes that the Pakistani Army attempted to destroy the structure by dropping a numbers of bomb, but all of them missed and the temple remained unscathed. The Indian Border Security controls the building now and operates it as a museum--step inside to view some of those unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. Make Tanot Mata Temple part of your personalized Jaisalmer itinerary using our Jaisalmer trip maker site .
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  • I am not first to review the place but after having familiar with the history nothing than miracle by Tanot Mata who protected the site.But someone want to visit Bharat-Pak border must take permission...  more »
  • We visited this place in Dec 2017. Location - It is about an hour's drive from Jaisalmer city and around 35 Kms from the Longewala check post of Indo Pak border. We reached Tanot Mata Temple in the ev...  more »
  • A beautiful place to visit -35Kms from longewala check post of Indo-Pak border. A small canteen is available beside the temple for refreshment purpose for the visitors.  more »
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  • Place full of wartime history. Well maintained. There is a section where army has displayed all the unexploded bombs.
  • Aah that's a lovely place u can feel mental peace there n the way our soldiers treat us that's really the best thing i felt there ❤
  • Beyond the legend that defines Tanot Mata, the road trip is awesome. The temple is maintained by BSF it has a beautiful setting around and the Legend of Tanot Mata is amazing too.
  • Tanot Mata Temple located near India Pakistan border. Run and maintain by BSF. You can see live bombs and rockets which is fired by Pakistan army in the war but did not blast. Must visit place for the Desh Bhakt. Beautiful road between Jaisalmer and Tanot Rai Temple, really pleasure for drive. Beautiful sand dunes located both side of the road. Please go with some food and drinking water, as you could not get anything on the way. Also take proper car as you could not get petrol or mechanic on the road.
  • This is situated Near indo pak border in western thar desert of rajasthan in Jaisalmer district........ Such great feeling of locations on the way to tanot and nearby........ Some of live bombs are preserved here from India Pakistan war of 1971. ......It's believed that these bombs has not blasted when they were thrown in the premises of temple and border security forces had taken a shelter there....... So that all the prayers and maintainence of temple is made by BSF

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