I stayed on Jan 11
This is a late one...The room was ground floor, garden side with hot water shower and outside sitting area. Vijay organized a pick-up from the train at 0600 for us, and also got us sorted with a trip to the rat temple at Deshnok and the camel farm. Try some of the camel milk, it's great, and there's a little samosa stand at the temple with decent sized and very tasty samosas for around 5rp. We also went on the 2 night trip to the village with Vijay and then out to his farm. Magic, and one of the highlights of the year we spent travelling. If you're reading this and you're debating whether to go, go. One night Vijay got some bhopas to play for us and about 2 weeks later they were playing to an audience of several thousand at the camel festival.
Vijay's Guest house is well priced for digs, though meals aren't included, and those on a tight budget may be surprised, though the food is tasty and abundant.
The only negative would be his wife. My partner and I, after staying for 5 nights, (including the farm trip), booked the same room for the up-coming camel festival. When we arrived we were shown a tent in the back garden which his wife tried to charge us the same price for as the room. I remonstrated quite forcefully with her, and wound up staying in one of the family rooms with a sympathetic American guy. She showed no shame nor care, and I found her to be galling and rude.
However, when Vijay found out, he didn't charge us for the room that night, and the next day we were sorted out with a proper room.
I can't speak highly enough of the guy, and if you're travelling in India, he's the most honourable man you'll meet.
- Also Known As:
- Vijay Guest House & Vista Rooms Bikaner, Rajasthan