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Khuri Guest House
Ranked #93 of 103 Hotels in Jaisalmer
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Far from the madding crowd !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We 3 friends had priorly decided to skip Sam sand dunes and instead travel to Khuri village for an exotic experience of a lifetime. We were not disappointed at all.

Travelled from Jaisalmer by a Jeep and reached in the early afternoon.The owner of the guest house was kind enough to wait for us to reach and he immediately arranged for us to keep our backpacks within the huts,have a cup of tea each and then take a small tour of the surroundings on foot. He also promised an evening with local song and dance and a camel safari the next morning to the sand dunes nearby ( which everyone does ) and also to a nearby village right on the border almost ( which nobody does ). We were looking forward to this small trip to Khuri so much and did not want to miss any photo opportunity as well.

That we had in plenty. As the Sun started to set, it gave us innumerable opportunity for photographs and we enjoyed every aspect of this sojourn. The entire place is so far from the madding crowd, so rustic, its really unbelievable for us,city breds. There is absolutely no pollution and the sky is so dark in the evening and night. To watch countless stars above in the blackest of black night, idly lying on a charpoy, is such an experience for us. The song and dance routine was superb with a bonfire lit in the middle of the courtyard. The sheer experience was heaven. In the daytime too, the sky is naturally polarized and so very blue.

Food is absolutely vegetarian and spartan.The local curry is extraordinarily hot and spicy and will make you shed a few tears too ! But in a place like this, don't obviously expect a lot in terms of quality.

The quaint huts are spartan too as far as decor and furniture is concerned,with their thatched roof and colorful motifs painted on them. A brilliant experience is one would wake up so very early in the morning due to incessant bird chirping, as the thatching on the roof is actually a night time resting place of small birds.These birds get into the thatched roof through small holes.

Washroom facility : primitive .

Camel safari : Next day we had to wake up very early due to the constant bird chirping,and after a morning cuppa,we went on a camel safari. The village to where we went is so very remote.

Overall a brilliant exotic experience for a night, but then definitely you should be prepared for few limitations like proper washroom/toilet facility or lack of it,mosquitoes, sand storm during the day which will render your meal absolutely useless,lack of telecommunications,attitude of local people to somehow squeeze money out of you,etc. We were three males with backpacks and camera equipment,so to us, the experience was memorable. But I doubt you would have the same experience with your family and small kids!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

being a first time backpacker to jaisalmer - rajasthan i was not too sure of the overall experience, a rushed plan and traveling during diwali it all added up to some really painful journeys from mumbai to khuri.
to be honest i had decided on khuri (the village and not the guest house) as had read some horror stories about sam...the other desert village.
once i opted for khuri guest house the owners tried to make my trip as comfortable as possible. from constantly checking on my whereabouts to guiding me how to get there and eventually picking me up from jaisalmer (its around 50 kms away).
the place was clean & quiet (i had reached in the night though). the room was surprizingly clean & quite airy (really wasnt expecting anything elaborate for the price i had paid).
i like simple home like food and thats what i got. and also that was included in my room fees so it felt even better. am not much of a song and dance guy so while the music gig in the night was really good it really didnt matter to me. the overall cleanliness of the place was good and water was in regular supply. power is an issue in such remote villages and thats something i was OK with considering my phones were out of network. communication can become an issue for some - it was a blessing for me.
the highlight of my trip was the amount of time i could spend in the desert. the camel safaris were awesome. i had told the hotel owners that i DO NOT wish to do any regular touristy things as that was NOT the point of my journey. he arranged for a friendly guy to take me around in the desert on a camel back. the safaris essentially are basically long lazy strolls through some villages and through the dunes. obviously its hot and dry but its fun if you're the kinds who like roughing it out. (there are tamer options available as well i guess like a 30 min ride - there care camel carts as well - into the desert and back). the fun times are the lazy afternoons when you can just relax under a tree while the camel owner cooks lunch for you! and the day ends with witnessing the sunset on the plains. my camel owner / guide was kind enough to take me to his house an offer me a cup of tea...the village trip is quite nice...most villagers live in mud houses and almost all cooking is done on wood fire...and khuri (the village) is largely without electricity and thus the days end much earlier...post the sun sets it gets cooler much quicker than you could imagine.
nights spent in the desert are even more amazing. on a clear night the stars are simply amazing...am just wondering how would it be on a full mooner. dinner is cooked on the sands and it can get even better if your camel owner / guide can get you some local delicacies. (cooked cucumbers, watermelons, cluster beans).
overall the trip that was managed by the guest house owners was excellent and peaceful.

words of advice:

- what one needs to be mindful of is that there are no fixed charges for anything - i wish these things are featured on the websites somewhere. for eg the camel safaris can cost anywhere from 2000 t0 3000 rs. so please negotiate before hand.

- the pick up from jaisalmer will cost you around 800 rs.

- if you like drinking i suggest you buy your alcohol from jaisalmer and carry it to the guest house - and mixes as well. same goes for cigarettes.

- basic necessities like blankets, soap, towels etc are provided at the guest house.

- food is largely vegetarian affair.

- breakfast is pretty basic, the lunches and the dinners (at the guest house not the safaris) are quite a spread. tea is available aplenty.

- accomodation options are a regular room with a double bed - these have bathrooms built in; the other option is mud huts - these are quite comfy but come without bathrooms (the commons are pretty decent) and lastly the tents (which were not up when i went but was shown how and where they're setup).

- the beds during the safari are quite basic and comfy and with the campfire it becomes really nice.

definitely recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

This was a resort like thing which we visited recently. The manager of this property is quite cunning. None of the package prices are displayed any where in resort. He charges based on customer, charges more to gullible people. The package we took included Dinner, Cultural program, over-night stay in desert (under the stars, he will provide sets of bed & cots) & morning breakfast. He promised us that he will provide separate room in morning for freshening-up, since we choose to stay in desert. Cultural program was really good. Dinner & breakfast were really horrible. For over night stay in desert, he provided stinking beds & blankets. somehow the beauty of desert, made us manage the night. In morning when we went back to resort, he was not able to give us room to freshen-up in his resort as promised, because he had booked all his tents & rooms for customers. When we demanded he arranged a room temporarily in a shabby resort next to his property. The hut given there was horrible. There was no hot water, toilet seat was missing. Commode & sink were horrible. The manager was so greedy, when we initially met him, then only he collected whole amount from us promising so many things. People should be careful at this place.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Khuri Guest House
Address: Main Road Village & Post | Khuri Village, Off Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
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Ranked #93 of 103 Hotels in Jaisalmer
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Number of rooms: 10
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