About This Tour
Partly in the Thar Desert, suffering from extreme temperatures and very little rain fall, Marwar
has the largest arid zone population in the world. Their traditional mud homes are set in small compounds which are well ordered and clean. Guests are invited in to these houses to see various aspects of everyday life and meet these isolated village community . With broad smiles and welcoming nature , the villager’s warmth is contagious and to meet these villagers is indeed a rare privilege.
Carefully designed to offer rewarding and inspiring experiences for both our guests and the locals , a typical tour would be to visit a village of the Banjara community. Many of these men earn their living by livestock farming and are frequently travelling, whilst the women work in the fields and look after the household. It is fascinating to get an insight in to how these dignified and graceful desert people live their lives.
From seeing the churning of butter to the grinding of flour; to marvelling at the women’s exquisite jewellery and colourful clothes to sharing a chai and trying their indigenous bread, this tour is a sensory experience that anyone interested in the real Rajasthan will find unforgettable.
Guided Walking tour of the village seeing the mud houses and the women at work, see pearl millet flour being ground by hand, butter being churned and the local bread being cooked.
Chat to the women and find out the significance of their stunning jewellery and the history behind their colourful clothes.
Witness the local traditions and hear interesting legends from village folks
Visit the Village Talab and Ancient Step well
Have Tea & Snacks at the village Rawla , with welcoming host
Watch the milking of goats or cows when they return from the fields the adventurous are welcome to join in!
Visit the local craft oriented Self Help Group “ Sunder Rang” . The aim of this project is to provide women of these villages with an opportunity to support themselves by promoting their handicrafts, to train younger women of the community in traditional art skills, and to initiate a spirit of community development.
25% of the tour cost is contributes towards supporting local development projects related to education and sanitation, in these villages
What to wear:
It is advisable to dress modestly. Please ensure you have adequate sun protection. You have to take off your shoes at places of worship and people's home . Bring along a spare set of socks, if you are NOT comfortable with the idea . Photography is permitted on this tour. Where photography is NOT suitable , the explorer will advise you.
Terms & Conditions
Arrival & Departure Transfers
- Tour operates subject to booking
- Minimum 2 persons are required to confirm the booking
- Please inform us 12 hrs in advance prior to the scheduled timing .
- Virasat Experiences holds the right to club different booking adding up-to a group size of MAX 8 pax,
- Please note that arrival and departure transfers from Hotel are NOT included in the mentioned cost.
- Please pay the remaining payment to your guide upon meeting to our representative
- Late turn up for more than 15 min from the schedule meeting time will be considered as NO SHOW
Transport is NOT included in the tour cost . If you want assistance PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HOTEL OR CALL US
Tour Price : INR 2500 PER PERSON (Minimum 2 Pax)
Starting point: From guest Hotel
Finishing Point: Hotel at Jodhpur
Approximately 4.5 hrs in duration
Tour departs: 3:30 P.M. (4:30 P.M. Jan/Feb/Mar)
Operates daily subject to local conditions