Gajsinghpur is a small Indian border village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The international border with the Punjab province of Pakistan is at a distance of mere 1 km. The nearest major urban agglomerations on the Indian side of the border are Bikaner and Churu at the distances of 259 km and 296 km respectively. One can visit this place to get a taste of semi-arid heat as well as a taste of life in border villages.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Bikaner for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Laji Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shri Ram Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 600), Bikaner Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 850), and Shiva’s Regency (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of the place 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 little exciting. A visit to the neighbouring hub of Bikaner with its forts, camel races, temples and the bhujia is also worth a try.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jaipur Airport at a distance of 495 km.
Bikaner Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 259 km.
Being very close to the 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 Bikaner as well as Churu. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.