A rural homestay in Salawas near Jodhpur
Twenty kilometers away from Jodhpur in the hamlet of Salawas, Chhotaram Prajapat’s homestay tries to help travellers experience life in rural Rajasthan. Accommodation is in attractive mud huts, embellished only with bright curtains and lovely handwoven dhurries. The food is appetising village fare. Trying your hand at the loom is encouraged. Camel and jeep safaris are arranged happily. And smiles and welcomes are aplenty.
Where: Purushwadi, Maharashtra When: Season is from May 26 to June 30 How long: 2 days How much: Doubles from Rs 6,800
With onset of monsoons, millions of fireflies light up the forests and the valley all around Purushwadi, Wanjulshet and the neighboring areas. This area is a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. A phenomena that will leave you awestruck. Over and above this, you can work at a farm, take a swim in the river, pluck jamuns and berries and play local games.
Connect with Himalaya
Where: Sarayu Valley, Kumaon When: March 14 to 19 How long: 6 days How much: Rs 39,000
A quintessential Kumaoni village comes with its own set of folk tales, unique views of the snow-covered peaks, its twist to the regional cuisine, personal meadows and much more. Things you will not experience unless you stay with them, eat with them and walk their paths. Short, easy walks will take you from one village to another as you accumulate stories and experiences. The stay will be comfortable and simple, food authentic and the smiles genuine.
Where: Rajasthan, Assam and West Bengal
When: September to March
How long: 5-10 days
How much: On request
Guided by artistes and musicologists, this trip is designed for the travel and music enthusiast. It promises workshops and seminars with local experts, performances in the desert and interactions with extraordinary artists. It’s a wonderful way to travel and discover the vibrant musical heritage of the place.
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