13th ICDD Second Circular Platinum Sponsorer :- Corteva Agriscience
13th International Conference on Development of Drylands

Excursion tour

Khichan

Khichan

Khichan is a village near to Jodhpur and is connect through Phalodi tehsil of state Rajasthan. Khichan is well known for the demoiselle cranes, who visit the village every year in winter in huge numbers. This yearly bird migration began in the 1970s with around a hundred cranes, when a village couple began feeding pigeons. Soon other villagers also joined the effort of the couple and as of 2014, Khichan currently hosts more than 20,000 demoiselle cranes from early August to late March of every year.

The village is greatly dominated by Rajpurohit. This desert village is situated 150km west of Jodhpur city. Phalodi is 3.4 km away and is the nearest town to the village.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer (Golden City of India)

Jaisalmer also known as “The Golden City” of state Rajasthan, is located 575km (357 mi) from Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan). It is the largest district in the state and by territorial region, it is the third largest district in India. The city is built on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, and ancient Jaisalmer fort is the crown of the city.

Sculptured sandstone was used to build many houses and temples of both town and fort. Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert) surrounds the entire city, having a total population of 78,000 (fort’s residents included).

Main Tourist Spots

  • Jaisalmer fort (The living fort)
  • Jain Heritage of Jaisalmer
  • Havelis in Jaisalmer (Rajputana and Islamic architecture)
  • Desert Festival (most famous cultural and colorful event)

Museums

  • Jaisalmer War Museum
  • Desert Culture Centre & Museum
  • Baa ri haveli culture centre & 450yrs old haveli in fort
  • Jaisalmer Folklore Museum
  • Government Museum
  • Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum
  • Jaisalmer War Museum
  • Akal Fossil Park Museums
  • Cactus Park Museum, Kuldhara
  • Tanot Museum,Tanot

Tour

Local Tour/Accompanying Person's Program

Inclusions

  • Travel covered by AC Toyota Innova as per the itinerary
  • Lunch at good local restaurant (only in full day tour)
  • Supplied with mineral/drinking water during tour

Exclusions

  • Guide and monument entrance fees
  • Camera / video fees at Monuments

Post-conference Tours

Inclusions

  • 1 Night Accommodation on bed in Swiss Tent on Single Sharing individually at Sam Sand Dune
  • 1 Breakfast at Sam Sand Dune Camp Site
  • 2 Lunch at Indian Restaurant
  • 1 Dinner at Sam Sand Dune at Camp
  • Camel Ride at Sam Sand Dune
  • Supplied with Mineral / Drinking water during tour
  • Mode of travel covered as indicated in package as per the itinerary
  • Cultural evening at Sam, Jaisalmer as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Vehicle Toll and Parking charges

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees
  • Camara / Video fees at Monuments
  • Meals other than not mentioned in inclussion
  • Item of personal nature like laundary, tabacco, liquar, room service etc