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!
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