Set in the heart of Great Indian Thar Desert, Manvar lies between the cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer & Bikaner. It offers a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan's desert life, culture, wildlife and beauty.
Manvar enables you to experience the adventure of being "off the beaten track" among the colorful desert people of Rajasthan. There are no grand sights but that is the point; here you will see a Rajasthan where way of life little-changed over the centuries. The journey into the desert is an opportunity to come in proximity of village life in one of the harshest conditions of the world.
The desert landscape is spellbinding. For miles altogether, there is nothing, but from this aridness groups of women appear and disappear in their colourful clothes, apparently going nowhere. For sheer excitement, an outing in a rugged four - wheel drive vehicle cannot be beaten. Camel treks give an opportunity to see the splendour of the Thar Desert.
Close by is Khichan, where thousands of migratory birds come every year from October to March . The villagers of Khichan have a very special relationship with these birds. During the winter season, over 8,000 - 10,000 birds can be seen at Khichan. This phenomenon was nurtured by one villager by the name of Ratan Lal Malu Jain, who began to feed these birds twice a day, several years ago. As the number of birds began to increase, he sought the help of his fellow villagers, who rallied to 'adopt' these birds.
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