A chance to experience a more traditional way of life, and discover the unique charm of villages in Rajasthan. There is so much to see in this vibrant colourful state, whether it’s visiting a local village, watching a farmer tend the crops, or the Palace of Samode, the landscape of Rajasthan is stunning and allows you to have a real insight into traditional India.
Sample tours in Rural Rajasthan
A small town situated amongst rugged hills of Northern Aravellis, Samode is famous for its majestic forts, havelis and handicraft markets. Samode Fort is mostly in ruins, perched on a hill near the stunning Samode Palace. It was home to the king before the construction of the Palace, and is well worth a visit, giving you a fascinating glimpse into the past. The Palace itself is impeccably restored, and its romantic rooms, painted murals and ornate stonework make it a memorable place to visit.
A beautiful town located in Pali District Rajasthan, Narlai is a quaint hamlet scattered with lovely old temples and marble structures. The name Narlai comes from ‘Narad’, who was a saint, and constant companion of Lord Vishnu. There are many fascinating attractions to see including Baijnath Mahadev Temple, Hinglaj Mata Temple, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary and Kumbalgarh Fort. Dont miss Bhamargini, a unique and breath-taking series of large caves
Once a small settlement of the Bishnoi community, the focal point at Rohet is the stunning lake, a great place to spot winter migrants that are attracted to the water, and the small 16th century castle, Rohet Garh. Rohet is also Rajasthans main base for horse riding and safari, making it popular for adventurous visitors keen to explore.Visit nearby Jodhpur, a wonderful region full of character.
With its Holy Lake and numerous ghaats and temples, Pushkar is one of the most sacred Hindu towns in India and now a popular destination with International travellers. The famous Pushkar Fair transforms the town and is one of the largest festivals in Rajasthan, held each year in November as an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlights of this event. (dates for 2012: 24th – 27th Nov)