Picking desert grapes

Temperatures are soaring above 45°C almost every day at Mala Ki Dhani as Rajasthan gets ready for another intensely hot summer.

The months of April – July are the ‘off peak’ season in India’s Golden City and most tourists head for cooler regions of the country to escape the heat.

But for those willing to brave the heat and experience the full force of the desert sun, there are some delights to be had.

One such delight is the harvesting of wild ‘desert grapes’ found throughout the arid landscape of the Thar Desert.

Throughout May and June the desert grapes ripen becoming yellow and red.

They are much enjoyed by the locals and can be tasted by guests at Mala Ki Dhani during these months.

By Mala Ki Dhani

Mala Ki Dhani is the story of one small village, Chimaram Ki Dhani, and it's dream to create a better future by doing something bold - changing the way they make money and interact with the outside world.

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