village safari in pushkar
Rajasthani Villages - Portraying The real india The villages of Rajasthan are a classic way of exploring the arduous life of Rajasthani folks who thrive on the stubborn pulse of nature.
Nestling happily on the rugged terrains, the people caress a unique lifestyle that surely adds colour to the village lifestyle. Wrinkled tree thickets, beautifully painted kitchen walls with smoke coming out of the rusted windows, drooping camels chewing light green fodder lazily and half-naked children playing with their tails..is what gives Rajasthani villages an extra edge for rural tourism. Fresh butter churned out in front of you while you savour the spicy flavour of village cuisine only adds to the crust. Come on, experience a lifestyle still untouched by the hands of modernity. A life still veiled from electricity, where you might have to fetch your own pail of water..
Experience A Virgin Lifestyle Like Never Before !!!
Driving on the national highways towards a major tourist destination with colossal forts and beautiful palaces to boast about, spare out some time to drop into a cluster of rustic huts with thatched roofs for a glass of water. Believe us, the cordiality of Rajasthani villages will make you stay for a couple of days. The charm of spending a holiday amidst the colourful villages is no less than staying in heritage palaces of Rajasthan. Start your day with a glass of hot milk and fresh bread baked out of earthen kilns. Move out with the local folks to the sprawling green fields, the golden shoots swaying to the morning breeze. Since most have land holdings that are not too large, the use of mechanized farming methods is still not in prevalence, though tractors are sometimes hired at the time of sowing. For most part, the farmers use a method of ploughing that dates back thousands of years to the Indus Valley Civilization!
Return unexpectedly to astonish the household women, busy in cleaning their courtyards or designing the mud walls with plasters of clay, cow dung and hay. Try out churning of some fresh butter from the brimmed milk pot. Mind it, the churning migt prove to be a rigorous experience, but still a memorable one. Taste it, and if you like it, ask for more. Tourists are usually amazed to see how the people wash their utensils. They mud their plates until they are clean, and then rub them with a piece of cloth. A sort of dry clean! If you happen to be anywhere near Thar Desert, like Shergarh, Barmer or Dechhu, in the afternoon, ride a camel and wander around. There is nothing specific to see except a couple of ancient temples or forlorn ruins of some summer palaces, but still they make for some exquisite photography backdrops. At Kumbhalgarh, however, you can see the humoungous Kumbhalgarh Fort, stretching somewhat around 36 km.
In the evening, sit with the 'panchayat' (older people) and listen to the tales of their struggle during the earlier days. You can even come across interesting legends related to that particular village that dates back to quite a few centuries. Experience the melody of 'sarangi' (a stringed musical instrument) slicing the silent heart of desert and beautiful village girls dancing to the rhythm of chords. At the time of dinner, splurge on a delicious array of freshly baked bread and porridge along with yoghurt curry (kadhi) and vegetables like dried beans. Indeed, that makes for a memorable holiday, far from what you have expected from the royal state of Rajasthan.