RJ-6 : Damodra-Khaba Fort – Khuri -Desert National Park – Munabao – Gadra Road – Barmer

Route Map for RJ-6

Expedition Highlights

  • 6 days/ 5 nights
  • Group Size 8 participants
  • Wildlife endemic to Desert National Park
  • Experience Thar Desert
  • Experience authentic Rajasthan
  • Most unique Experience
  • Best Nomadic Lifestyle in total comfort
  • Meet and greet the soldiers at Border Post
  • Best FAMILY HOLIDAYS to enhance Family Bonding
  • Best for group of friends
  • Experience the best SAND-DUNES
  • Unique road journey through scantily inhabited areas
  • Small Town Charm of Rajasthan
  • Forts and Havelis
  • Colourful rich culture
  • Land of crimson red sunrise and sunset
  • Rural India at its best
  • Camel Safari
  • Rajasthani Cuisine
  • No check-in check-out everyday

GRADING: Easy for average fitness

Taurus under Milky Way, offers the most amazing night stay under BILLION STARS.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE 

Day 1:  Meet Taurus near Damodra, drive of 30 minutes from Jaisalmer to reach Taurus. Night onboard Taurus.

Day 2: Cross country camel safari to Khaba Fort. Night at Khuri (typical Rajasthani village)onboard Taurus.

Day 3: Visit Desert National Park and a memorable night onboard Taurus at DNP.

Day 4: Road journey on one of the quietest roads, hugging the border in Rajasthan, is unique experience to reach Munabao, right on the border.

Day 5: Drive to Barmer, with a stop at Gadra Road.

Day 6: After breakfast, departure to Jodhpur.

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Taurus anchored next to Sand Dunes. One of the best locations in Rajasthan.

Taurus anchored in the middle of Sand Dunes. Location can’t be better than this.

Day 1:  Arrrive at Damodra Arrive to check-in onboard Taurus near village Damodra; about 30minutes of drive from Jaisalmer.. Vast open spaces, absolutely quiet and peaceful, free of man-made disturbances and clean atmosphere and tranquility at its best work as a catalyst for true rejuvenation! The sky gazing at this place is an overwhelming experience. Enjoying a healthy home-made meal at such locations is beyond words and any price-tag.

Night stay onboard Taurus will freshen you for the next day.

Day 2:  A visit to Khaba and Khuri

A steaming cup of tea while you watch the captivating crimson sunrise and sunset over vast open undulating landscape, is an experience that you can’t get from any hotel room.

While you are relishing your breakfast in the open, the rumbling sounds of the camels nearby entices you for an enthralling Camel Safari in the country to Khaba. Taurus will meet you at Khaba Fort to host you for a ‘field lunch’ offering a commanding view over the village which is part in ruins. From here, we drive through a strikingly unique landscape to Khuri, a typical Rajasthani village with thatched huts. On the way, we may visit Kuldhara, the famous village in ruins. We reach Khuri to see the quiet sunset with a hot cup of tea/coffee. We then proceed to one of the resorts/camp to enjoy a cultural folk music evening.

We come back to onboard Taurus for the night at Khuri.

Day 3:  Desert National Park

Sand Dunes in Rajasthan

The morning tea becomes a priceless experience at such locations! After breakfast, Taurus will drive you to Nature’s Paradise anchoring itself in the heart of Desert National Park where we can see black buck, chinkara, the Great Indian Bustard and other wildlife endemic to this Desert National Park. This place is like a holy temple for nature lovers and photographers.

The whole time spent here, would replenish your soul with a new energy and aura.

Spending the night here onboard TAURUS, in the folds of nature, is something which will leave you wonderstruck and in deeper connection with the elements.

OPTIONAL: If the whole group agrees we could extend our stay by one more day here.

Day 4: Border Road drive to Munabao

  • Unexplored Pristine Sand Dunes
  • Best of Rural Rajasthan Culture
  • Border Post
  • Unique Experience, 130 kms of driver on Boarder Road
  • Last frontier of the Indian Railways
  • Gadra – famous for the Battle of Gadra City in 1971 War
  • Visit Border Post
  • Buy Handicrafts
  • Last frontier of the Indian Railways

Rural Women of border village carrying Water

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). Not everyone gets a chance to tread this border road hugging the Indo-Pak border.  The eerie drive will surprise 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 are full of care and warmth. It’s a road which you wouldn’t have imagined! We will also come across sand-dunes which have 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

We let you explore Untouched Sand Dunes.

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 give their sleep for our sleep, it’s here you experience patriotism first-hand.

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

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

Day 5:  Reach Barmer

Kiradu Temple

After a leisurely breakfast, Taurus roars to signal you for a wonderful drive to offer glimpses into the life of rural Rajasthan at its best, on the way to Barmer. We make a ‘pit-stop’ at Gadra Road to buy the world famous ‘Laddoos of Gadra’. Once we reach Barmer, we roam around and explore the place for photography and shopping. A comfortable stay in a hotel is organised.

Visit Kiradu Temple complex

Day 6: Its time to say goodbye to Taurus with dreams.

Early morning board train to Jodhpur

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Following Terms & Conditions are applicable to the RJ-6. More details about Terms & Conditions are applicable. In case of any doubt or clarifications, please send all your questions in one mail.

TARIFF:  Rs 41,400 per person.  Please check the link for details on tariff.

WHAT IS INCLUDED only the following are included in the package, rest everything is NOT included.

  • One visit to Border Post
  • All three veg homely meals as buffet (including morning and evening tea with biscuits) onboard Taurus. Field lunch (Veg) while travelling (from the kitchen of Taurus or roadside Dhaba), without any brewerages. If anyone opts for non-veg at such stops, then its to be paid by the participant directly to the establishment.
  • Taurus to travel all onboard for the itinerary.
  • Stay onboard Taurus as per the accommodation available on rotational basis and sleeping bags provided by us.
  • Filtered Water, please bring your own bottles to refill
  • The services of Taurus will be available from Damodra to Barmer. All veg meals for the itinerary on-board Taurus, as per the food plan available for the itinerary

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • 4×4 vehicles at Desert National Park
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Entry fee at monuments and national parks, wildlife sanctuaries.

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