RJ-5 : BARMER – GADRA ROAD – MUNABAO – KHURI – DESERT NATIONAL PARK – KHABA – JAISALMER

OVERVIEW

The desert exploration can’t be better than this, fully supported logistically with the most unique infrastructure while being in the far corners of Rajasthan. We will visit ancient temples and ruins, ghost towns and real villages away from the tourist glare. This is the real Rajasthan hinterland where tourists do not dare to venture. Drive along Mars like landscapes, visit to India’s border post and the golden sand dunes all to yourself – all on board Taurusthe most well equipped ‘self-contained mobile camping unit’.

 

Route Map for RJ-5

Taurus anchored near Tanot, surrounded by untouched sand dunes

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 days/ 4 nights
  • Group size: Min 6 and max of 8 participants
  • Exhilarating drive on the Border Road, scantily inhabited
  • Visit Border Post/ border fence
  • Pristine sand dunes
  • Visit to Desert National Park with chances of some wild encounters
  • Experience the rustic rural Rajasthan
  • Ghost villages, temples and ruins
  • Camel ride on sand dunes
  • Sunset & sunrise over the dunes
  • Not just 5-star, 5 million star nights
  • Experience the most amazing moonlit night, if its moon in the sky!

GRADING: Easy for average fitness

AVAILABILITY:  Its available for Indian Nationals only, as border areas are restricted for foreign nationals.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Taurus and crew at Barmer (border town), stay onboard Taurus outside Barmer.

Day2: Drive via Gadra Road  to Munabao right on the Indo-Pak Border, stay onboard Taurus.

Day 3: Taurus will drive 130 kms to Khuri, an exhilarating experience of driving on the ‘border hugging road’, very scanty habitation and vehicular traffic. Visit pristine sand dunes and witness best of rural India. Stay onboard Taurus at Khuri.

Day 4: Spend a day and a night at the Desert National Park, stay onboard Taurus. If there is any change in the rules by the Forest Department then we will change location.

Day 5: Drive through wilderness to visit Khaba Fort and Kuldhara (the village in ruins) offering an experience of a kind where time seems to have stopped, arrive at Jaisalmer to say goodbye to Taurus.

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
HOW TO REACH TAURUS

  • ROAD: Barmer is well connected by good roads from Jodhpur (200 kms) and Ahmedabad (420 kms).
  • TRAIN: Barmer gets trains from Delhi, Chandigarh and Jodhpur. Once a week from Ahmedabad.
  • AIR: Nearest airports are Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Following Terms & Conditions are applicable to the RJ-5. More details about Terms & Conditions. In case of any doubt or clarifications, please send all your questions in one mail.

TARIFF: Call (9888 380386) for tariff. Please check the link for details on tariff.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

only the following are included in the package, rest everything is NOT included. Also, please check more details which are common and applicable to all expeditions.

  1. One Camel Safari to witness sunset, on twin sharing basis. Single Supplement is applicable for single occupancy on one camel.
  2. One Cultural program, bonfire and hot snacks with tea at a camp or resort at village Khuri
  3. The services of Taurus will be available from Barmer to Jaisalmer.
  4. Pick up and drop if 4 or more arriving together (from only railway station to Taurus), not for individuals, unless it is clubbed with the group.
  5. All three veg homely meals as buffet (including morning and evening tea with biscuits) onboard Taurus. Field lunch (basic veg) while travelling (from the kitchen of Taurus or roadside Dhaba), without any beverages. If anyone opts for beverages or non-veg at such stops, then its to be paid by the participant directly to the establishment.
  6. Taurus as transport for the itinerary to travel from point to point. Any other transport for whatever the reasons could be, will be charged extra.
  7. Stay onboard Taurus as per the accommodation available on rotational basis and sleeping bags provided by us.
  8. Filtered water, please bring your own bottles to refill
  9. Anything which is NOT written here is NOT included in the package.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED 

Anything which is not mentioned in the list of ‘WHAT IS INCLUDED’

OPTIONS 

We have designed this special itinerary with consideration to give you freedom to exercise your own choices as well.

  1. You may arrive at Jodhpur and explore its heritage on your own. However if you wish to take our help we may help you to coordinate your logistics at Jodhpur. Though, it will be cheaper for you to book your hotel room with so many portals available.
  2. On the culmination of your expedition, you may explore Jaisalmer on your own, however we can help you coordinate your logistics. Please NOTE jaisalmer is now connected by air.

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