Itinerary in Detail-RJ-4

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1: Arrive at Damodra

Arrive near village Damodra, a 30 minutes of drive from Jaisalmer, to check-in onboard at Taurus.  Vast open space of arid landscape, absolutely quiet and peaceful, free of man-made disturbances and clean atmosphere with an unprecedented peace and quietness will leave you overwhelmed! Night stay onboard Taurus.

It’s a location which will offer you a glimpse into the outback of Australia and Africa; tranquility at its best, catalyst to rejuvenation! The sky gazing at this place even for novices is an overwhelming experience. If there is moon then you wouldn’t have experienced such a ‘moon-lit-night’. Enjoying an outdoor meal in such a setting in comfort is beyond words and any price-tag.

Day 2:  Camel Safari to Khaba Fort

Khaba Fort

We bet it’s going to be your best cup of tea as the setting can’t be better than this. Alongwith your tea witness a captivating crimson sunrise over a vast open undulating landscape. The experience offered by Taurus in a setting like this, where there is infinite tranquility and silence is undeniably matchless.

Peacocks on the wall of  Khaba Fort

While you are enjoying your breakfast, camels arrive with guttural sounds to invite you for an enthralling ride across the countryside. It’s time to experience the ancient life of camels being taken on trade expeditions called ‘karvan’  and Taurus will be waiting for you at Khaba Fort to host you with a ‘field lunch’ offering a commanding view over the village, part in ruins. Taurus drives you through a strikingly unique landscape to Khuri, a typical Rajasthani village with thatched huts, far less crowded than other tourist places. We are here to enjoy cultural folk evening after watching the mesmerising sunset.

Night stay onboard Taurus.

Day 3: A special drive on border-road to Munabao

Munabao Railway Station

Enjoying a steaming cup of tea in the delight of such locations and the warmth of Taurus while the sun rises may turn you poetic and desire to live like a ‘free bird’ by dismantling the shackles of materialistic world!

After early breakfast, Taurus revs up and sets its bearings to offer you peep into hidden world on the way to Munabao. It’s an exhilarating drive 130 kms on the BORDER ROAD (hugging the border).

Taurus offers amazing places, untouched by the tourist crowd.

Not everyone gets a chance to tread this border-road hugging the Indo-Pak border.  The eerie drive will offer a ‘dream drive’ to you as there is hardly any traffic or habitation on this road. The road from Khuri to Barmer of 252 kms has no infrastructure for tourists.  On this stretch, we will come across the simplest true Indians who offer genuine smile and warmth, strange to the cities. It’s a road which you wouldn’t have imagined! We connect with pristine sand-dunes, never been touched by tourists other than explorers. Only a few get to tread this border road hugging the Indo-Pak border, as its devoid of infrastructure to support touristy activities. Munabao is right on the Indo-Pak border so close one could blow ‘water bubbles’ into Pakistan!

On arrival at Munabao, we will visit the border post to ‘meet and greet’ the soldiers and to express our gratitude. Visiting any ‘border post’ is a unique encounter and you experience adrenalin surge and our respect increases manyfolds for the soldiers who guard our border 24×7 under harsh conditions while we sleep in peace. You will be in awe to see even basics are of life are abysmally scanty at such locations. Our brave soldiers risk their life for our sleep, it’s here you experience patriotism first-hand.

We bet no one can offer this experience, especially with homely comfort, other than Taurus.

Night stay at onboard Taurus somewhere in the middle of nowhere!

Day 4: Barmer

After a relaxed breakfast, we visit a local sweet shop to buy world famous “GADRA LADDOO”. You will be treated like a star here in this small town and shopping becomes an unforgettable experience as you will be showered with warmth by the curious rural folk.  Let’s have a pit stop in the middle of nowhere for tea break, while driving to Barmer.

War Memorial of The India Railways

While proceeding to Barmer, we stop at the War Memorial of the Indian Railways. Its an unknown war memorial to commemorate the sacrifice 17 railway personnel who made supreme sacrifice while maintaining the supply lines for the battle front of the Indian Army in 1965.

Also, we will visit the Kiradu Temple complex in ruins, called unexplored Khajuraho of Rajasthan.

Kiradu Temple

We anchor TAURUS for the night stay just little outside Barmer.

Highlights of the Journey today Munabao to Barmer: 
  • Drive 130 kms on Border Road
  • Visit Border Post
  • Last frontier of the Indian Railways
  • Gadra – famous for the Battle of Gadra City in 1971 War
  • Gadra Laddoos
  • Buy Handicrafts
  • War Memorial of Indian Railways – not heard and seen by the most
  • Pit Stops for Tea
  • Visit Kiradu Temple complex.

Day 5:  Departure for home

After having enjoyed your final breakfast from the kitchen of Taurus, it’s time to check-out to say good bye for your own journey to Jodhpur.

NOTE

  1. We would like to suggest that Jodhpur should be explored on your own, if you need our help in coordinating services on ground i.e. taxi and stay, we will do our best on actual bills you pay directly. Though, it will be much cheaper to do direct bookings to explore via travel portals (Trip Adviser, Air B&B, MakeMyTrip etc).
  2. Pick up and drop is available only for the group (8 guests) arrivals and departures.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Following Terms & Conditions are applicable to the Program 4. More details about Terms & Conditions . In case of any doubt or clarifications, please send all your questions in one mail. Must read Pre-Booking Information

TARIFF:  Rs 34,500 per person +GST.  Please check the link for details on tariff.

WHAT IS INCLUDED 

Only the following are included in the package for RJ-4, rest everything is NOT included.

  • One Cross Country Camel Safari
  • All three veg homely meals as buffet, onboard Taurus. Field lunch (Veg) while travelling (from the kitchen of Taurus or roadside Dhaba), without beverages.
  • One visit to the Border Post to meet and greet the soldiers
  • The services of Taurus will be available from Damodra to Barmer. Pick up and drop is available ‘ON DEMAND’ as extra.
  • Taurus to travel all onboard for the itinerary.
  • Stay onboard Taurus as per the accommodation available on rotational basis and sleeping bags are provided by us.
  • Filtered Water, please bring your own bottles to refill

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED 

  • Anything not mentioned above and in the list of WHAT IS INCLUDED.
  • Journey from home to Taurus and Taurus to homewards
  • Transport for personal trips or any activity which is not included in the package
  • Guides and porters

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