[ India ]Thinking of a vacation in the culturally diverse India and skipping the state of Rajasthan; that can't be, isn't it? Beyond doubt, one of the most colorful parts of India, Rajasthan is a constant mystery with its art, culture, music, dance forms, puppetry, handicraft and not to forget a glorious history.
Always frequented by both domestic and international tourists, Rajasthan is often referred to as the land of forts and palaces and rightly so! These gigantic and majestic structures are scattered everywhere in the state offering the visitors a chance to admire them and at the same time get awed.
But, lost somewhere in these vaulting and authoritative forts, we tend to look over the exceptionally aristocratic cultural repertoire of Rajasthan. We all recognize and appreciate a Ghoomar (a folk dance) move or a penetrating tune of the Sarangi (traditional instrument) on TV or in any live performance in our native land. So why not experience the Rajasthani art forms right in the soil of this magical land ?
Imagine enjoying a dusky Rajasthan evening witnessing a mesmerizing musical show by the Dholis (one of the major music sects of Rajasthan, others being the Langas, Manganniyars and Mirasis) or matching step with the Ghoomar dancers who blows you away with the graceful swagger. Scale some new heights and you are in a small village watching a live puppet show in the dim light of the lanterns that you always wished for.
And if you can further spread your wings of thought, how about spending a few days following the daily chores of a typical Rajasthani family? This will give you a first hand experience of something that no search engine in the world can provide! You will be dressed like one of the locals and going to live life just like one of them. You are sure to feel like screaming with joy – the world is my home!
The Home Stay destinations of Rajasthan is all you need to look for. Left aside the excitement of a newer dimension, the Home Stay concept is quite friendly for the tourists with safety, comfort and relaxation.
Home Stay in Jaipur :
Jaipur is said to be the the city of royal glory and grandeur and truly exquisites architectural splendor. Homestays in Jaipur is a true thrill to stay in as these are basically heritage mansions of the erstwhile kings who had to turn their residential palaces into heritage resorts for tourism.
Homestays in Jaipur is simply the other name for a royal retreat. Well furnished rooms with the royal elegant decor are simply an idyllic destination for tourists who are looking for luxury and comfort coupled with the aura of the bygone era. The Homestays in Jaipur is really a marvel for vacationers. These homestays is mostly like the Heritage Resorts of Rajasthan where you can get that vintage flavor preserved in these mansions.
The popular Home Stay destination in Jaipur are the Madhuban Palace with its amazing facilities. Formerly a residence of one of the royal families of Jaipur, Madhuban is equipped with fine rooms, restaurants serving traditional cuisines and an ambiance that is exclusive to the royal families of Jaipur in Rajsthan. Once in you get to feel the flavor!
Home Stay in Udaipur :
Udaipur is often called the Venice of the East with its beautiful lakes and scenery. Here you are the guests of Janardhan Singh of kankarwa and his family at their Haveli on the lake or at the Udai Kothi. Both the properties are in the old city and managed by their respective families. Udai Kothi is built in the form of true Mewar style of architecture and surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens; a source of pride for Janardhan Singh. They have now thrown open their Castles / Havelis for tourists to enjoy their stay in Udaipur.
Janardhan Singh and his family welcomes you to their palace on a lake once you step in Udaipur. Both the respective families owning these two palaces held in high esteem in the city thereby providing the guests a feel of honor and pride.
One of our traveler has quoted Udai Kothi as
“Udai Kothi is not only a delight for tourists, but the overall stay at Udaipur has also proved to be very enchanting. Since we were a group of 12 people traveling together, still the experience was truly like heaven. The service was efficient, the rooms very delightful, the terrace swimming pool was relaxing and the food was amazing. In fact, this place served the best breakfast one can dream of in a holiday tour. A great place for honeymooning couples as well as groups for friends and families”.
Home stay in Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer is a destination for the adventurous tourists. This golden land is nestled in the womb of the Thar desert. Camel Safariswith overnight stay at well-organized Camps with all facilities and comforts, sojourning the pleasure of night camps organized anywhere in the desert with tented accommodation is the highest point of thrill for the adventure buffs traveling to the the city of Jaisalmer. While one can bask in the pleasure of the permanent camps of nomadic tribes who cater the tourists with the best facility of homestay midst the desert.
The adventure seeking souls love Jaisalmer for its proximity to the desert. Apart from this before you set off for a camel safari, you can also pamper yourself with a peaceful home Stay villas in the town. Try the Anand Villa Home Stay for a memorable time.
Home Stay in Mt. Abu:
Mt. Abu is a hill station of Rajasthan perched at 4000 feet of elevation in the Aravalli range of hills. The only hill station in Rajasthan which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Truly a scenic place playing host to a lot of temples especially the Dilwara Jain Temple built in 1301 A. D.
Well, when we are talking about Mt Abu, how can we forget the glory of Nakki lake, an artificial lake believed to be dug with the nail of the last finger of a sage. Then there is Gamukh where you can see a little brook flowing through the mouth of a marble cow. The best part of the whole story is the sunset point. Reaching here would be tedious job as this is up up on the hill in fact the last point of the Aravalli ranges. Once you reach there the view is scintillating enough! To feel this aura the exotic villas in Mt. Abu play the perfect host for tourists to feel at home with loads of local feel.
The magical land of India engulfs surprises astonishing any tourist in the wildest of their imaginations ! India is always known as a hospitable land with the eternal belief of the locals that guests are the representative of God or in other words “Atithi Devo Bhavo”. So naturally Indians are great hosts with warm heartiest attitude towards their visitors. Rajasthan is also no exception to it. Get ready to feel home away from home in the beautiful land of Rajasthan.