Visit a Local Village – Unearth the True Essence of Rajasthan

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Visit a Local Village – Unearth the True Essence of Rajasthan

Every foreigner who sets foot into India is eager to discover the true essence of the country, and is hurriedly searching for it while hopping from one major city to another. Very few people (both Indians and foreigners) know that the true picture of India lies hidden in its villages. Some such villages are to be found concealed between the undulating Vindhya and the Aravalli ranges. These gorgeous hamlets in the district of Ranthambhore hold their own distinctive allure, attracting citizens of the world to present them with loud manifestations of what India is all about. Behind cherrful exteriors one sees the true picture. It is the adversity that binds the people, compelling them to work harder to achieve their goals and survive in the deadliest of circumstances. Truly, rural Indian life is not for the weak hearted – through thick and thin, happiness and sorrow, residents stand by each other. Even though they may be suffering from stubborn droughts, famines or other problems, you’ll always see the village folk with a smile on their sunburnt faces, welcoming you into their humble abode with open arms. Their piousness is evidently visible when you look at the in-house temples built to have easy access to god, to thank him for all their blessings. The best way to explore a rural setting is by taking a camel cart ride through it. You’ll be enamoured by the smells that waft in the air – the aroma of traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Vibrant colours donned by the womenfolk going about their routine cut through the russet walls which are decorated beautifully with interesting animal, bird, human and floral motifs. Renowned for their handicrafts, you can watch the local artisans create ethnic ornaments, traditional clothes, antiques, earthenware and more as you ride through the village. Ever ready to share tales of yore, the village elders sit below the banyan trees. Approach them and you’ll get a cultural lesson hidden in a fabulous historic tale. Visiting a Rajasthani village can be a life changing experience, especially if you happen to stopover during a festival.

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