We will pick you up from your hotel in Jaipur before whisking you out of the city, past rolling countryside, grazing pastures and fragrant fields of wheat, mustard, coriander and chilies. Your journey back in time starts here.
Our first stop will be Abhaneri, a pretty village known for its mindbogglingly stunning baoris or stepwells which run deep into the ground, providing a much-needed place to keep cool under the sweltering Indian sun.
The Harshat Mata temple also lives here; Harshat Mata is the Goddess of Joy and it said that she regularly bestows joy and happiness on everyone in the village, which is why everybody is always so pleased to see you!
After paying our respects to the Goddess of Joy, we will move on to explore the architectural beauty and intricate carvings of the Chand Baori stepwell, one of the biggest and most impressive in India. A perfect photo opportunity if ever there was one.
Next up is the adorable village of Kalakho, surrounded by forests, deep in the Aravalli Hills. We’ll spend some time with farmers, herders, and silversmiths while they ply their trade amongst old, leafy peepal trees. A fascinating experience, offering you the unique opportunity to chat to locals about local tribal life and native customs in rural Rajasthan.
We will then settle under a tree for a cup of Masala tea as we watch women performing mehendi rachai or henna tattooing. You’ll learn the meanings behind the intricate designs and discover the rural significance of henna — and if you like, maybe get one yourself.
Later we will drive over to the Umaid Lake Palace, an organic retreat where we will see traditional farming practices in action and discover the different types of crops that are grown in the region.
And on another food note, we will finish our tour with a traditional Rajasthani lunch but be warned, the aromatic spices and herbs might just spoil your taste buds forever!
After an action-packed day exploring the countryside and immersing ourselves in local life, we will head back to your hotel in Jaipur. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on how to get the most out of your trip to Rajasthan.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, pick-up and drop-off, entrance fees to all site attractions, mineral water, lunch, henna tattoo (if you wish).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, trips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress for hot weather, particularly in June, July and August. Bring a hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes and your enthusiasm for a good time!
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: There will be bottled water on hand plus refreshment and comfort stops to keep us happy and hydrated along the way.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.