Jaipur District, Rajasthan
What better way to do this than with a host family? Stay in a local home, share the patterns of daily life and be introduced to Samode's crafts and craftspeople, its old havelis with fresco paintings. Or experience a farm stay on the outskirts of Samode, where the rural lifestyle includes agriculture and cattle rearing... all this backed by legendary Rajasthani hospitality and great dal bati churma meals!
Explore ancient havelis, stepwells, gates, fresco paintings, cenotaphs and temples. Chart your own craft treasure hunt as you weave through artisan workshops... Climb 360 steps to the hanuman mandir perched atop a hill. Delight in the unique ‘Indo-French Clown Parade' ... an interactive street demonstration by participants (local and foreign) in the annual clown theatre workshop (Aug). Watch the ever delightful Rajasthani folk performances; take camel cart rides. Taste the sumptuous variety in Rajasthani cuisine...learn how necessity (and scarcity of water) has evolved dishes cooked in milk, butter-milk and ghee. Meet the Kalbelias, a tribe of traditional snake trappers, tamers and charmers, whose men & women perform a dance with snake-like movements...