Experience Rural India

We invite you to a journey beyond borders to indulge in the rustic charm of villages from Rajasthan. Experience the timeless craft of carpet weaving and meet the artisans who are keeping alive the art of hand-knotting.

Every village has a unique ambience, in setting, in lifestyle and in colour. Using our reach and connectivity, the foundation is sharing the beauty of rural India by organizing trips to the historically rich countryside.

There are curated trips of different durations, from half a day to multiple days, offering a wide range of learnings and activities, all coming together with an untouched, unfiltered experience of life in the village.

Weaving hearty connections
through stories

Learn the craft, which will leave you fascinated in the intricate details and enjoy inspirational conversations in the verandas of the artisan’s homes. The barriers of language and culture fade away as you become part of their simple lives for a few hours… or a few days.

Explore the age old
craft of weaving

Explore carding and spinning, hand-knotting, leather making, pottery, aari-taari and more along with traditional meals and the vibrant culture and heritage. Booking through our foundation gives you direct access to more heritage-rich villages and the chance to explore a wider range of crafts, history and tradition.

A taste of rural India

Our artisan’s network genuinely practices the age old proverb ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ (A guest is like a god). Every time one visits our villages, leaves with new beautiful connections, forever cherished memories and a family’s blessings.

The delicious spread is a common aspect of hospitality in our rural community.They really do believe in the motto ‘It’s the memories you make, not the calories you take’.

Overview

Manpura Mancheri, a village that changed its destiny by its craftsmanship is spread across 1435 hectares and has 1,487 households. The village is situated on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway and is easily accessible by road. It takes about an hour (39.5 km) to reach the village from Jaipur city.

Let’s explore the land of Rajputana valor, the rich culture, and heritage. You will experience a relaxed life and a stress-free environment. People here practice rug weaving since 1969 but due to lack of support, it was dying away until they joined hands with Jaipur Rugs. You will get to hear amazing stories that inspire and amaze the world outside.

Itinerary

  • Story telling

    On the way there

  • Looms and weaving

    Shanti Devi Bunkhar Sakhi

  • Weavers training centre

    Shanti Devi

  • Manchaha

    On Availability

  • Leather shoe making

    On Availability

  • Traditional Rajasthani Lunch

    Enjoy the love and authenticity through local food


  • Duration
    6 hours

  • Group size
    Any

  • Includes
    Food, Drinks

  • Hosted in
    English

Tour Pricing (1 Per head) : INR 2999/-

For Each Additional : INR 1000/-

Overview

Aspura is a mystic village in the lap of Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan. Established 500 years ago, it was where the saint, Ram Das medidated and found spiritual liberation to bring its name, ‘As’, where wishes come true. It is located 75km North of Jaipur city not far off the SH 37 highway. While rug weaving is the most common expression of art in the region, you’ll find maandana, mojri and mehandi being practiced as well. The towns spiritual significance is highlighted by a unique temple in the vicinity.

Itinerary

  • Story telling

    On the way there

  • Looms and weaving

    Anita Devi’s centre and other looms

  • Hunarshala

    The Creative Space

  • Manchaha

    On Availability

  • Leather shoe making

    On Availability

  • Mehandi

    Optional

  • Traditional Rajasthani Lunch

    Enjoy the love and authenticity through local food


  • Duration
    6 hours

  • Group size
    Any

  • Includes
    Food, Drinks

  • Hosted in
    English

Tour Pricing (1 Per head) : INR 2999/-

For Each Additional : INR 1000/-

Overview

Samode is a village in Rajasthan, which belonged to the landlords known as ‘zamindars’ (in Hindi language) of the principal Thakurs of the state of Amber. It shot into prominence due to the Thakurs lineage traced to Maja Rajveer Singhji, the 17th prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajput. Samode was bequeathed to Gopal Singhji one of his 12 sons, as a noble feudatory of the Amber and Jaipur principality. Samode was, even then, considered a very rich town under the kingdom of Amber.

Itinerary

  • Story telling

    History of Samod

  • Carpet Weaving

    Try your hand on knotting

  • Village walk

    Experience the narrow lanes of the historic towns and see various old-age crafts

  • Traditional Rajasthani Lunch

    Enjoy the love and authenticity through local food


  • Duration
    5 hours

  • Group size
    Any

  • Includes
    Food, Drinks

  • Hosted in
    English

Tour Pricing (1 Per head) : INR 2999/-

For Each Additional : INR 1000/-

Overview

A historic town, established by Ajab Singh Rajawat, son of Madho Singh ji of Jaipur. This town is near Bhangarh which is considered one of the most haunted places in India.

As per one of the folklore stories, these places were the center of black magic, and people used to beat each other in competition. Many stories revolve around the black magician and princess of the area. But as per one of the sources, it is believed that these historic towns became ruins due to their war with each other.

Itinerary

  • Story telling

    History of Ajabgarh

  • Carpet Weaving

    Try your hand on knotting

  • Pottery & Kulhad Making

    Try your hands on mud making

  • Green Broom Making

    Experience sustainable broom making

  • Aari -Tari

    Embroidery on Saree

  • Traditional Rajasthani Lunch

    Enjoy the love and authenticity through local food

  • Traditional Rajasthani Lunch

    Enjoy the love and authenticity through local food

  • Leaf-plate making

    Turn few leaves into a plate

  • Goat/ Sheep rearing

    experience a herder's life

  • Cultural sites

    Explore the grandeur of the historical landscape by visiting Fort, Temple

  • Natural Sites

    Feel the nature of Ajabgarh by trekking to Lake on the top of the hill and visit to the dam

  • Meet the heroes who bought transformation in their lives and communities

    Build heart to heart connections with the heroes and locals


  • Duration
    5-8 hours

  • Group size
    Any

  • Includes
    Food, Drinks

  • Hosted in
    English

Tour Pricing (1 Per head) : INR 2999/-

For Each Additional : INR 1000/-

Guest reviews

“Listening to the village people, weavers talk about their passion for their craft opened a whole new dimension for me. Please do take the tour to unleash your inner creative child and be inspired.”

David Gilmour

Aspura

“Words can’t express what a beautiful experience I had at Jaipur Rugs. I have never seen an organization where each and every person feels so empowered and driven by the overall mission. Each artisan, manager, designer, and executive was a source of knowledge and inspiration. Grace and compassion filled every conversation. I can’t wait to come back.”

Roger Waters

February 2020

“If you are a person who loves to explore places to learn and experience something new along with fun, this is the best option! I have seen beautiful rugs been used in different houses and buildings in the United States. But visiting the most beautiful villages in Rajasthan and experiencing the story behind these rugs was a mesmerising event.”

Piyush Mishra

Piyush Mishra

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