The fast growing popularity of smaller and less explored destinations that allure niche yet sizable amount of tourists from across the borders sans any decorative palaces or historical monuments seems to have caught the eye of Rajasthan Tourism department.
In their urge to develop and promote rural tourism in the state, the tourism department of Rajasthan has selected up three villages Khejdli and Khichan in Jodhpur and Sorsen in Baran as a part of this development project. While Kichan attracts tourists who flock the place to see the Demoiselle Cranes, which come here in winters, Sorsen in addition to birds offer blackbuck sights and Khejdli famous for the human sacrifice to save trees organizes a fair in winters and recently a lot of foreign tourists have shown interest in this small town.
Sensing an excellent opportunity, the tourism department of Rajasthan has though of the move to develop these villages in the rural tourism scheme and the government has sanctioned Rs 1.5 crore for the same.
Sources in the department say, “People are interested in places beyond monuments, however, so far sites showcasing monuments, handicrafts, architecture, heritage etc. were being developed. Trend indicates that people are interested to go beyond the regular and they love the rustic aura these places offer.”
Plans have been drawn to and promote eco tourism in these areas which have their own heritage and build the required infrastructure like roads and amenities which in turn will assure that visit to these places is worth the effort.