Baytu is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 48 km from the nearby major agglomeration of Barmer. The international border with Pakistan is almost an hour and a half drive away at a distance of 140 km via Barmer. The area is semi-arid in nature and thus temperatures soar up during the day and plummet at night.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into the famous Barmer for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 800), KK Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shivam Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Kailash Sarovar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Baytu is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to the Pakistan border with a prior permission from relevant authorities may prove to be a little exciting. A visit to the neighbouring hub of Barmer, before getting into the border area, and visiting the Juna remains on the west as well as the Jain remains on the south is highly advisable.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 155 km.
The BME is the nearest major railway station in Barmer at a distance of 55 km.
Being very close to the sensitive international border, it is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.