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26th Jan - Relaxing in Marwari Homestay
> Arrive at Jodhpur Railway Station around 10am.
> Transfer to homestay by 11am.
> Upon arrival, freshen up & have tea.
> Lay down in sunshine or hang out in the house.
> These homestays are full of space with beautiful huts, huge courtyard & a banyan tree.
> Enjoy the authentic marwari lunch.
> Listen to the local's village stories while learning to cook a traditional meals on open fire.
> Post cooking class, head for a small village tour & enjoy sunset from a beautiful temple.
> Return to homestay for authentic dinner & overnight stay.
27th Jan - Bishnoi Village Safari and Cultural Evening
> Wake up at early in the morning to leave for the sunrise trek.
> Return to get ready & to have breakfast.
> Depart for Bishnooi Village Safari (around 9am)
> Enjoy a glimpse of the cultural & wildlife of Marwaris.
> During the safari, visit the villages of shephers, block printers & potters.
> Interact closely with some Bishnoi families.
> Return to homestay for lunch & resting for a while.
> In the evening, get dressed in the traditional Marwari dress and have henna painting.
> Later, enjoy a little Rajasthani folk music and dance along with tea and snacks.
> Post that, have dinner and go to sleep.
28th Jan - Exploring Weaving and Departure
> Enjoy morning breakfast.
> Later, try your hands at weaving.
> Depart for some shopping in local market.
> Stop for lunch after shopping.
> Transfer to Jodhpur Railway Station/Airport for onward journey.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the village except for breakfast on January 26 and dinner on January 28.
> Accommodation : 2 nights in authentic Marwari homestays
> Transfers : Tempo travellers/Jeep
> Sightseeing : All sightseeing by Tempo Traveller/Jeep/On Foot
> Meals : All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the village except for breakfast on January 26 and dinner on January 28.
> Expenses of guides during our stay in the village.
1) Marwari Homestay: Stay in authentic round huts with thatched straw roots and mud walls, which have beautiful tribal paintings made by the host family itself. These cottages have attached western toilets. The homestay is so spacious that one can sit under Banyan tree or hang out in their courtyard too.
2. Bishnoi Village Safari: Bishnois are highly dedicated towards conserving trees and wild animals. In the past, they have even laid their lives to protect trees. Unlike other Hindu communities, they cremate their dead, instead of burning them, to save wood.
3. Block Printing & Pottery: Try your hands at pottery and block printing, and closely interact with the artisans. It is so remarkable to see that even 30 years old blocks are flawlessly used to print the vibrant bed sheets and dress materials.
4. Wildlife: Watch some wild animals while playing/ relaxing in their natural habitats during the safari. Many species of desert animals inhabit this region such as Antelopes, Gazelle, Dumessille Crane, Rabbits, Blue Bulls, Migrated Birds, Peacocks, etc.
5. Traditional Dressing: Wear the traditional Marwari dress and jewelry to look like a native!
6. Cooking Class: Get a cooking class from our brilliant Marwari ladies.
7. Marwari Folk Music & Dance: Nothing can be melodious to your ears & soul than listening to artists playing Rawanhatta, which is an ancient bowed violin. Once prevalent in many parts of India, these days Rawanhatta is played only by Marwaris and Mewads.
8. Sunrise/ Sunset Trek: The village has so many spots from where you can see the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. These are going to be really short treks which will involve hiking a small hill (~ 1km) to see the breathtaking views.