Out of all the places that I had seen, there are only few places which pull me back as if there is an invisible string attached between us, this Khuri desert and camping under the stars was one such experience. I would go back to this place just to relive that night under the moon and the stars.
Truth is no words or pictures can best describe what we get to experience. So head to this place and live those moments yourself to know what I mean!
When to visit Khuri?
I visited the place in January. The temperature in the desert dropped to 3 degree Celsius. The best time to visit will be between November to February. Winters are anyday better than summers in the deserts.
How to reach Khuri?
There are direct buses from Jaisalmer to Khuri, but not frequent, so timing needs to be followed. The buses plying in this route are sometimes overcharging. The nominal rates are 75 rupees per ticket (as of 2015)
You can also reach the place via taxi or auto rickshaw. Charges will vary between 500-1000. Since I had booked the camel ride from the hotel I stayed, they din charge for the transfers. (Your bargaining skills can be put to use to crack deals)
Places to stay
Signs of development are visible in Khuri as more people discover it. It may not have as many resorts as that of sam sand dunes, but it has few resorts that offers swiss tents, the place also has decent traditional mud huts and homestays for accommodation. Since I opted for much better option of open sky camping, I couldn’t recommend any particular resort or homestay.
Where to eat?
Most resorts and homestays offer standard rajasthani food. But if you want to get a hang of the rural cuisine, try the food prepared by the locals, the flavours and the taste is definitely different from the restaurants’. It you’re someone who is allergic to certain food, it’s better to settle with bread and butter. Since there are fewer facilities to tend to medical emergencies, it is always better to be on the safer side.