Gagariya is an extremely small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is Barmer, located at an approximate distance of 104 km to the east. Garagariya is barely 2 minutes away from India’s border with Sindh province in Pakistan. Those with a quest for exploring rural life at the Pakistan border can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village near a sensitive international border, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into 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 the area 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 as a whole may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to the Pakistan border with a prior permission from relevant authorities may prove to be little exciting. A visit to Barmer and exploring the Juna remains on the west as well as the Jain remains on the south is also worth it.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at an approximate distance of 284 km.
Barmer Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at an approximate distance of 85 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. Buses to the village are available from Barmer. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.