Spotting blackbucks at Bishnoi village in Jodhpur
Being escorted to Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur
If you want to get an experience of tribal India, Bishnoi Village is an attractive destination.The outskirts of Jodhpur are full of Khejri trees and is home to blackbucks and chinkaras. Located adjacent to Guda Bishnoi Lake, one finds the villages of Chota Guda and Bada Guda meaning small village and big village, respectively. Bada Guda is located adjacent to a natural lake which attracts migratory birds from Siberia and Tibet every winter. A person interested in exotic wildlife should definitely visit this village. The Bishnoi community inhabits these two villages. Bishnois are strict vegetarians and are worshippers of nature in all its forms, especially the Khejri tree and animal life. They worship the Khejri tree and also the blackbucks that inhabit their land. In this world of exploitation everywhere, they make every effort to conserve the environment.The Bishnoi tribals worship Lord Vishnu. They have dedicated their life to the protection of Khejri trees in their village and are known for sacrificing their lives to protect wildlife and trees.