KHICHAN’S DEMOISELLE CRANES
Imagine yourself standing in a quiet, desert village with literally noone around and suddenly you see thousands of beautiful birds flying overhead. Wouldn’t it be amazing? Just like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds, but these birds are prettier and kinder. This happened to me in Khichan and left me mesmerised and enthralled. Rajasthan surprises me all the time.
I read somewhere that ‘Everything has beauty but everyone can’t see it.’ Not until I visited Khichan did I know it is world famous and the best place in India to see the beautiful Demoiselle cranes. It all happened by chance after I heard it mentioned by my cab driver one winter’s evening, and decided on a whim to drop by this village on my way to Jaisalmer.
Honestly, this small, sleepy and then not-so-touristy town in Rajasthan, didn’t impress me much initially, as I found it
A heritage haveli in Khichan converted into a hotel