We had been holding back this story for quite some time, cause You see, the thought of a desert vacation in the middle of summers may not exactly sound fantastic.
Even though it`s this Oasis that we`re talking about.
How did We get there? Oh, we just took the overnight train from Delhi to Jodhpur and drove another 90 odd kilometers towards a place called Khimsar.
And this, place below is what I`m talking about. The kind of stuff that one sees only on television or in books. Beautiful? well.. scroll down for more, for the Sand Dune Village..
Here`s a closer looks at the huts and the courtyard. Just the place to finish a nice book and puff the evening away. What do You say?
Some wine would be in order maybe.. but I have a better place in mind to uncork that bottle. By the pond side under the shade with friends and family.
The cold evening breeze over the water to add to the mood and the levels of intoxication, is non chargeable here
This sand dune village did not come up on it`s own. It has taken a lot of effort to get it to look like this. The Thar is`nt the textbook desert You would imagine it to be.
Few patches of the desert are this devoid of vegetation. but the trickiest part of the Oasis, is the Pond.
In the natural world, and Oasis is formed when a natural spring starts oozing water and brings to life a small portion of the desert around it.
Nature has`nt been this kind to Khimsar, thankfully, the Maharaja has been.
The Pond is clearly the desert`s beauty spot.
I`ll tell You how I got this shot..
I took my position along the pool which incidently had this platoon of pigeons loitering around.
Then with my shot composed, I would give out a loud cough and send the birds helter skelter. I took a number of such shots and this one here is my favourite.
Just like the sand dune village, the fort also offers a great ambiance for dining and wining, in both the outdoor and indoor setting.
Trust us, You need to see this.