Duration : 11 Nights - 12 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Ahmedabad - Dungarpur- Udaipur - Deogarh - Rawla Narlai - Jodhpur - Manwar - Jodhpur - Delhi.
About Rural Rajasthan Tours
The Rural Rajasthan Tours
primarily aims to take you to the areas that are far
different from the famous Rajasthani cities and have a lifestyle that
is distinctly unique. Going around these areas, you will not only meet
different people but will also discover newer ways to make life
beautiful amidst difficulties.
However, village and tribal tours (being the highlight of the package) are not the only attractive aspect of the tour package. Keeping in mind that you might just want to visit the bigger attractions of Rajasthan, the package takes you to few of the most historically and culturally renowned cities and towns of the state. The package is designed in a manner that you get to see maximum within minimum time span. Also, Rajasthan tour guide takes care that you get to experience the royalty that makes Rajasthan such an interesting destination.
Highlight of The Rajasthan Village Tours
Day 01 : Arrive in Delhi
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be received by our
company representative with great warmth. He will straightway escort
you to the hotel where you will put up for next two nights.
Enroute to the hotel, our representative will brief you about the city and its various attractions. You can also enquire about the latest happenings that has affected the city in one way or the other. Our representative will try to answer all your queries with utmost sincerity.
Reach your hotel and check in your room. Refresh your body with cool bath and a hot meal. Thereafter, the entire day is free for you to do whatever you like. Sleep, watch a television show, listen to light music or just chat with your family members/friends, the choice is all yours.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 : In Delhi- Enjoy Delhi Darshan
Today, as you commence your first sightseeing trip, you
will be glad to know that it is in a city that showcases India in its
various forms. Delhi has always held a significant place in the
history of country. So have your breakfast and set out to unravel the
various places that quietly stand to tell the tales of an era gone by.
Your first destination will be the impressive Red Fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the period of 1638 - 48. Also known as the Lal Quila in Hindi language, this fort has various palaces and halls to captivate your imagination - Diwan- e- Khas, Diwan-e Aam, Naubat Khana and the Moti Masjid. Also, do not forget to pay a visit to the ASI Museum in what was once the Mumtaz Mahal. Here, you will come across exhibits like Dara Shikoh calligraphy, Bahadur Shah Jafar's clothes, vilas of perfumes, letters that express political urgency and paintings depicting life at its usual self.
After visiting a historical monument, it is time for you to witness the newest attraction of the city - the Akshardham Temple. As you come close to it, artistic, stunning and impressive are the kind of expressions that will come out straight from your heart. The temple complex boasts of 20 000 statues, floral motifs, arches and exquisitely carved pillars. Moreover, there is also an IMAX theatre, a Swaminarayan temple and an elaborate musical fountain.
In the evening, visit Delhi Haat and pick up ethnic Indian items from various state stalls. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi-Ahmedabad-Dungarpur
Today, have your breakfast quickly and pack your bags.
Thereafter, proceed towards the airport to catch a flight for
Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat. On arrival, our company
representative will receive you and take you further to Dungarpur by
car. Dungarpur is at a distance of around 125 km from Ahmedabad and is
the first place in Rajasthan where you will come across tribals on
Dungarpur was founded by Rawal Veer Singh in the 13th century when he took possession of the land from the Bheel chief Dungaria. It was after this Bhil chief that Dungarpur was named. You can know more about Dungarpur and its history after you have arrived here. Throughout the day you can rest and prepare yourself for an exciting next day. Alternatively, you can also come out in the evening and walk around in the nearby area to get a feel of the place.
Overnight in Dungarpur.
Day 04 : In Dungarpur - Begin Your Rajasthan Village Tours
This morning will be your first visit to the tribal
areas of Dungarpur. The region is dominated by the Bheels who enjoy
the status of being one of the oldest and primitive tribes in the
world. So, quickly have your breakfast and begin your wonderful day
amidst the tribals.
During your visit, you will be surprised to find a way of living that is far off from the modern one. These tribals have retained their age old customs and traditions amidst so much of development and have thereby ensured a distinct identity for themselves. These people will take a little bit of time to adjust to your presence so do not just hurry. Greet them cordially and make them feel comfortable. Thereby proceed to chat with them. Know more about their history and culture, their day to day problems, sorrows and happiness. If comfortable enough, the tribals will even pose for a picture with you.
Later on, pay a visit to the Juna Mahal, the Badal Mahal, Rajmata Devendra Kunvar State Museum and Cultural Centre and the Government Archaeological Museum. Each of these places has its own distinct uniqueness which you will notice while you are going through the place.
The night in Dungarpur will become all the more special with some foot tapping tribal dance performance. A perfect ending to a day dedicated to the tribals of Dungarpur.
Overnight in Dungarpur.
Day 05 : Dungarpur-Udaipur - Explore The Beauty of The Lake City
A pretty different experience awaits to enthrall you on
the fifth day of your trip. Today, you will leave Dungarpur to reach
Udaipur, the lake city of the country. Udaipur was founded by
Rana Udai Singh in the 16th century and is one of the most magnificent
cities in the entire state of Rajasthan.
Check in at your hotel when you reach Udaipur and then proceed to catch some fantastic glimpses of the city. Visit the City Palace complex that towers over the famous Lake Pichola. It is a marvellous blend of the Chinese and European architecture and is built of granite and marble. While roaming in the City Palace complex, you will come across the Palace Museum which stores some really wonderful items.
Later, pay a visit to the Saheliyon ki Bari or the garden that was made specifically for the use of royal ladies in the 18th century. The garden is a wonderful place to relax and refresh.
Evening, pick up some ethnic Rajasthani goods from government owned Rajasthali and proceed to enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. This is perhaps the high point of the day. With the setting sun spreading its alluring beauty on the water of the lake, your ride becomes exceedingly special.
Enjoy your dinner with the folk music and dances in the hotel itself. Stay overnight in Udaipur.
Day 06 : Udaipur - Deogarh
This morning, have your breakfast and proceed towards
Deogarh which is around 135 km away from Udaipur. In earlier times,
the ruler of Udaipur entitled few feudal barons, called umraos, to
wait upon him. 'The Rawal' of Deogarh was one of them.
Presently the Deogarh Mahal is the main attractions of the small town. It was constructed by Rawal Dwarka Das Ji in the second half of the 16th century for his personal use, however as of today, the palace has been partly converted into a heritage hotel. This is where you will check in when you reach Deogarh.
You can spend the rest of the day relaxing in the cosy environment of the hotel or else go out and discover some of the hidden attractions of Deogarh. Visit the Vishnu Temple (Dashavatar Temple) dating back to the Gupta period and Manastambha (a group of 31 Jain temples from post Gupta period). If you wish to shop a bit, do not forget to pick up the Chanderi saris which have made this place famous worldwide. A horse ride to discover the rural surroundings of the town is also an interesting option for you.
Overnight at Deogarh.
Day 07 : Deogarh - Rawla Narlai - See The Rural Life of Rajasthan
Day seven of your trip will be marked by a variety of
attractions. After your breakfast, move towards Rawla Narlai, enroute
stopping to visit the famous Ranakpur Jain Temples. Built during the
reign of Rana Kumbha, the temple complex boasts of having 1444
beautifully carved supporting pillars. Each of these pillars is unique
in its design which makes them all the more interesting for you. Go
around and have a look at the artistry of the craftsmen who worked day
and night to produce such carvings.
Later, move to Rawla Narlai, a tranquil heritage hotel in the 15th century village of Narlai. The village has a considerable population of Garasia tribes in and around its area. You can go around and discover their way of living, dress up and other customs. However, the most interesting custom of the Garasia tribals is their marriage. Couples of the tribe flee during the yearly Gaur fair on full moon night. You can try and find out more about this custom during your visit to them.
Night will be full of cultural performances and magic shows by local artists. Enjoy the delicious Rajasthani food around a bonfire along with these performances.
Overnight at Rawla Narlai.
Day 08 : Rawla Narlai - Jodhpur
Have your breakfast early and set out to reach Jodhpur
which is around 3 hours drive away. The city of Jodhpur was founded by
Rao Jodha in the second half of the 15th century. Enroute, stop by to
visit the Kumbhalgarh fort and the local villages. Reach Jodhpur and
and check in at your hotel. Refresh yourself a bit and have your lunch
in the hotel itself. Thereafter, relax a bit in your room. Afterwards,
set out to explore the imposing Mehrangarh fort. The fort, initiated
in the 15th century, is a wonderful example of the Rajput
architecture. Apart from admiring the architectural style, the
palaces, temples and gates, also pay a visit to the fort museum. Here,
you will see maharaja's private collections of art and artefacts,
colourful palanquins and paintings and lastly an armoury.
Take a walk on the fort rampart and enjoy some fantastic views of the old city. Return to your hotel and relish a delicious meal while enjoying the folk performances by local artists.
Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 09 : Jodhpur - Travel To The Blue City
Today, set out to visit the Bishnoi villages after you
have had your hearty breakfast. The Bishnois are a group of people who
pride themselves for being one of the early environmentalists of the
area. You can hear an incredible story of environment protection from
them while you visit their village.
The Bishnoi villages or a Bishnoi safari is not exactly a trip to the Bishnoi people. Rather, it consists of a visit to just one Bishnoi village along with a visit to villages of weavers, potters and dhurrie makers. These craftsmen are not Bishnois, still visit them to know more about their art forms and see them work at their shops.
Later, also visit the place where group of impalas and the endangered black bucks can be sighted. Return to Jodhpur and relax. Post dinner, you can take a walk in the nearby area and feel the wonderful warmth the place exudes.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 10 : Jodhpur - Manwar - Enjoy The Desert Safari
Manwar is located at a distance of 110 km from Jodhpur
and houses a desert resort and camp. You will stay amidst sand dunes
in camps and undertake a camel safari trip in the desert. Explore the
life in this desert region, see the wind create myriad sketches on the
huge mound of sand and also witness the life of the people staying in
the desert areas. You will notice that due to the climatic conditions,
the lifestyle of the villagers here is vastly different from that of
other Indian villages.
While still on the camel back, you will observe the sun setting and moon readying itself to spread a magnificent beauty over the sand dunes. The air slowly becomes cooler and cooler. Reach back to the tented camps and enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner. The surrounding atmosphere and the folk music and dance performances by local artists will enhance the taste of your food.
Post dinner, enjoy sitting under the moonlit night and play games amongst yourselves if you so wish. Stay overnight in the tented camps.
Day 11 : Jodhpur - The Palace City
Today, wake up in a completely different environment.
Witness the sun rising and spreading its warmth over the entire area.
Have your breakfast and drive back to Jodhpur. Reach your hotel and
relax for a while.
Pay a visit to the Umaid Bhavan Palace which is second to just Mehrangarh Fort as far as tourists attractions is concerned. As you reach the palace, get to know about its history. The palace is not a visual delight as you might think it to be but still it is worth visiting, specially the palace museum. Go around the museum and have a look at the items that were a favourite of the royal maharajas - crystal, glass, chinaware and fancy clocks. Few stuffed animals and model planes will also catch your attention. However, do not try to photograph anything since it is prohibited inside.
In the evening, shop around for antique items (Jodhpur is known for them). Later, return to your hotel and have your dinner. Enjoy performances by local artists simultaneously. Stay overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 12 : Jodhpur - Delhi
Have your breakfast and pack your bags. Leave back for
Delhi as your wonderful trip to Rajasthan villages and tribal areas
comes to an end. Reach Delhi and from there, depart back to your
hometown or any other further destination. However, do remember that
your trip has been one of the most satisfying experience till date. We
hope that the memories of the trip will remain with you forever.