Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)
Arrival at Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
Local sight seeing in Delhi.
Day 03: Rajasthan Village Tour
Drive to our selected village of Rajasthan (Name will be
informed well in advance), arrive at the village in afternoon
and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: Rajasthan Village Tour
Wake up early in the morning and experience the fresh and cool
breeze of village. Take breakfast including baked bread with
fresh butter and 'lassi' (buttermilk). The butter is churned
out by the females from fresh milk of cows and buffalos that
are usually found in every village house. After having
breakfast we will visit farms. Spend whole day on the field
with farmers and observe the traditional farming practices.
Watch farmers while they plough their fields with camels and
buffaloes or spread seeds or water their fields or cutting
crops. Lunch will be served at fields that will include
special chutneys of garlic and chilies along with main meal.
In the evening return from fields and rest at hut in resort.
Day 05: Rajasthan Village Tour
Today the breakfast will be arranged at a villager’s house.
After breakfast have a visit to the village and watch
villagers performing their day to day activities. Watch women
around a community well fetching water buckets, washing
clothes and carrying water in beautiful matkas (clay pot) on
their heads. Feel free to join the group of people sitting
under some shady trees or in open courtyards discussing
everything from the world of politics to the local domestic
issues. An assemblage of children in an open air school is
also an admirable site. Visit these open air schools and spend
some time with children. We will also have a round to village
market where we will see various small shops of sweets,
grocery, vegetables, fruits and other utility items. In the
evening back to our accommodation in the village. Rest of the
day at leisure.
Day 06: Rajasthan Village Tour
Today after breakfast we will have a visit to local Vaidhya
(traditional doctor). We will watch the procedure of making
herbal medicines and other herbal products. The Vaidhya will
tell us about the traditional medicine system and its use in
modern days. We can also watch villagers making visit to
Vaidhya for their health solutions. Spend enough time as per
interest. You will also be introduced some of the Ayurvedic
herbs used very often in the villages for the treatment.
Return to resort and enjoy special Rajasthani meal.
Day 07: Rajasthan Village Tour
Today the day will start with a visit to village temple and
attending Morning Prayer. After spending some time at temple
and we will return to resort and have some leisure hours. In
the afternoon meet to the Village Sarpanch (head of the
village) and have lunch with him. After lunch we will watch
proceeding of village Panchayat - a unique feature of village
life. Panchayat represents a regulating body that discusses
and resolves the problems of villagers. It is headed by a
Sarpanch (The head of the body) and four other members known
as Panchas. Villagers usually choose the senior members of
village as Sarpanch and panchas. These panchayats play a
prominent role in the life of villagers as their decisions are
followed very rigidly. A special evening at resort today where
some unique entertainments will be arranged such as walk on
rope, puppet dance, fortune teller parrot, etc.
Day 08: Rajasthan Village Tour
Today again a visit to the farms. Besides watching farmers
doing their work we can also try our hands at fieldwork.
Plough the fields with farmer, try to use simple farming
equipments, water the fields and also watch water management
techniques used by farmers. As there is a problem of water
scarcity in Rajasthan the farmers use special methods to
ensure maximum use of available water resources. The skillful
techniques used by these farmers will be surprising. You can
also take a tour in the green field and watch women milking
the cattle and the elderly and young moving cattle for
grazing. In the evening return to resort and rest.
Day 09: Rajasthan Village Tour
After breakfast we will spend time in kitchen today not for
cooking meals but to observe the very eco friendly method of
cooking followed by villagers. Still in most of the village
house traditional methods are used for cooking and there is no
use of electricity or otherwise used cooking gas LPG. The
kitchens are usually open and food is cooked on Chuhlas (a
small stove made with bricks and mud). Usually dried woods or
cow dung is used as a fuel. A small hollow stick is used to
speed up the heat or fire in Chuhlas. Some special Rajasthani
dishes are also prepared on heated pieces of cow dung only
such as batis (a round ball shaped preparation). Enjoy special
Rajasthani food dal-bati-choorma cooked in kachi-rasoi (rugged
kitchen) in lunch. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Rajasthan Village Tour
After breakfast day will be spent with village artisans. Watch
different artisans like potters, cobblers, textile workers,
carpenter, jewelers, etc. on their work. They will demonstrate
their specific artwork to you. Enjoy watching a potter working
on wheel or a cobbler making shoes and traditional juttis (a
pointed shoe). The traditional textile work of Rajasthan is
mainly done in villages by small artisans who use very old
techniques of dying and printing. Natural colors are used for
dying clothes and all the work is done by hands. Colorful
clothes spread in open air for drying provide a wonderful
sight. You can interact with these artists and also purchase
the beautiful hand made items. In the evening dress yourself
in Rajasthani attire and enjoy a colorful folk night graced
with dance and music performances by villagers.
Day 11: Rajasthan Village Tour - Agra
Today after breakfast you will leave the village and proceed
for Agra. Enroute you will make a stop and visit Fatehpur
Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time,
constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This
wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as
abruptly as it had been built. Late evening arrival in Agra.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12: Agra
Today you will do sightseeing in Agra and visit the Agra Fort
and Taj Mahal.
Day 13: Agra - Delhi
After breakfast you will drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the
afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 14: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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