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Khichan is a village in Rajasthan state of India. It is located in the Phalodi tehsil of Jodhpur district. The village is known for a large number of demoiselle cranes that visit it every winter. This annual bird migration began with around a hundred cranes in the 1970s, when a local couple started feeding pigeons. Other villagers joined their efforts, and as of 2014, Khichan now hosts over 20,000 demoiselle cranes from as early as August each year to as late as March of the following year. It is largely dominated by Rajpurohit.

Country: India     |   State: Rajasthan     |   District: Jodhpur     |   Tehsil: Phalodi     |  Population (2011): 7,025

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A Sanskrit word ("Go" means cow and "Shala" means a shelter place for cows), means the abode or sanctuary for cows, focus on treating cows well, because of their religious significance.


Which provides pure Jain Food to all visitors according to Jain rituals, After Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days

Chugga Ghar

Chugga Ghar also know as feeding pigeons is the activity of feeding wild birds. Every Year in September, a dozen demoiselle cranes (called kurja in Rajasthani) join the chugga ghar ("bird feeding home"),