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Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay

Village Salawas, Kumharon ki Dhani Gosala Road, Jodhpur, Salawas 342013 India
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Anyone visiting India would be cheating himself or herself if they didn't get a taste of Indian countryside. It's not that difficult. Jodhpur is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides and within a few minutes, one can be up in the village, where peace reigns: the only sounds may be those of the birds or an occasional buffalo. From the aspects of proximity to the city as well as the countryside, access and utter, unspoiled beauty, staying at Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay in Salawas is a good choice. The little village is just 20 Kms. from city center.For those who enjoy cycling, bird-watching or merely relaxing in the peace and quiet, this area is simply perfect. It moves at the typical slow pace of such villages, and you may remark that a lot of people seem to spend a lot of time just sitting around chatting. Well, they do. Nobody here seems to die of stress! Jodhpur is a fascinating city with much to recommend it, but as with all Indian cities, it is not peaceful, so even if you choose to spend the day shopping or sightseeing, its certainly recommended to travel the short distance to Chhotaram's homestay for a perfect evening and a peaceful night. Cmhomestay has a friendly, intimate atmosphere that will calm and relax you. We can provide lunchtime Tipical Rajasthani food, delicious evening meals. Bicycles available. Laundry service. Massage. Camel-riding and countryside trekking arranged.In the room rates traditional welcome with tica, chai/coffee, breakfast is inclusive. We arrange village safari formally known as a BISHNOI VILLAGE SAFARI at competitive rates.Except all this, you can enjoy shopping, trekking, village safari, visit to historical places, bird watching etc. There are many transport facilities which can make your trip enjoyable and comfortable too. To sum up, Chhotaram Prajapat’s homestay will be memory to cherish which you will never be able to forget for the whole of your life.So what are you waiting, start packing your bags and just land at this heavenly paradise.
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Our stay with Chhotaram and his family was one of the most memorable of our trip to India. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed into the family. We quickly and easily felt very at home and as our children played with the children in the family my husband and I enjoyed sitting lazily on the charpai under the tree drinking masala tea. The food we ate was delicious and there was always plenty to go round. We had the opportunity to learn how to make Indian bread and to see how it is cooked on an open fire. My daughter enjoyed many, many lemon and sugar pancakes (chapati's). There is something for everyone's taste! The rooms were simple but clean with massive attached bathrooms. My husband and son slept outside both nights we were there which they loved. I will certainly be highly recommending this genuine homestay experience to my friends. It's an excellent and safe way of being able to really get an idea of what rural Indian life is like. Truly wonderful.
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Very Nice welcome from chhotaram and his family. Very attentive, very present and Always there to allow us To feel good. We made discover their daily life with a lot of kindness. We highly recommended this unique expérience! Camille and Lauriane
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After travelling for two weeks around North India Chhotoram’s home was a welcome break from the noise of cities but also an amazing insight into family life in a village. Transfer was arranged from Jodhpur and I immediately was welcomed into the family as I was travelling alone. I spent time with all the family, playing with the children, cooking with the wives and talking with Chhotoram and his brothers. I learnt so much about India culture and village life which I had not learnt at all in cities. It was so relaxing and I truly felt like one of family. No one was waiting around or trying to self anything to me - just a lovely family wanting to host and show you their home and life. The food was home cooking and I ate with the family everytime - i even got a lesson on how to cook from Choto’s wife. The yoghurt curry was the nicest thing I have eaten in my whole time in India, maybe ever! I learnt about their family business of weaving and even got to try it, I went on a village safari, which consisted of driving around the country, looking for wildlife, learning about and trying opium and seeing (even trying myself) how village pottery is done. This did not feel like an organised tour, more a drive with a friend. I also learnt about Hinduism more intimately, the history of moustaches and turbans, natural medicines, nuanced india cuisine and the caste system. Finally, one morning when I felt unwell Choto’s wife was so helpful in giving medicine and ensuring she could help me feel better. I cannot recommend this homestay enough for an amazing experience, meeting lovely people, relaxing in a quiet village and gaining knowledge on authentic Indian life. I stayed for two nights and loved staying in the huts, they were comfy and very unique. A must do for everyone travelling to Rajasthan. You will love it too.
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Visiting this place has created special memories in my mind, whenever I would remember Rajasthan, this place would come to my mind first, in one day stay I got familiar with all family members. Food offered is home made, has taste of Moms food. Chhotaram Ji is available to you all the time taking care of your every need, his Jeeps are there to take you to the village safari. His whole family is there to take care of guests. all family members serving the guests, they haven’t employed outsiders to take care of guest instead they themselves serve the guests.
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I stayed at Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay with my family – wife and two young children – and can’t recommend it enough. Why? Lots of reasons: Whilst touring Rajasthan, staying in hotels, eating every day in hotels and restaurants, being hassled by hawkers, drivers and hotel owners, always looking to find another way to profit from our stay, Chhotaram was an oasis of tranquility in so many ways. Firstly, the owner is very relaxed, polite and welcoming; he’s a well-educated family man. There was no hard-sell, no staff hanging around all the time - his wife cooks and they just want to know whether they should cook for you or not. Breakfast is there if you want it. It is truly a family experience, but only if you want it to be. You can spend all day in Jodhpur if you want and just use it as a base. We did look around the Binwas villages, participate in ‘the ceremony’, see pottery being made and make some ourselves, spot the local wildlife, but it wasn’t like an organised tour – it was like staying with a friend who showed us around the local area that he was proud of. His family have lived there for generations, and he’s trying to diversify from cow-herding and weaving, for which the village is famed. It cost of bit of money, but without realising it I had done all the tours which I had pre-booked at my next stop for a fraction of the price. Then there’s the food. Simple, vegetarian, home-cooked Indian food, cooked by the host’s lovely wife. I can’t stress enough what a relief it was to have a break from the oily, bloating tourist food you can’t escape everywhere else. We stayed here mid-trip, and my body really needed the break. It was my favourite food all trip. I don’t think the pictures do it justice – looks like a bit of a backpackers commune – but it’s not. It’s hygienic and authentic – noodles made of chickpeas anyone? Location-wise, if you want to be in the centre of it all, this isn’t for you. But having been in hotels in the centre of Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jaipur etc, this was a good break from the craziness. It’s a 20min took-took drive from central Jodhpur, and the ride is a fun way to see India outside of the tourist destinations. The trip goes past a western supermarket too, with pre-priced food, no haggling!! if you want to get some chocolate, crisps, bread, cheese or whatever you want for a break from the local fare. You can take a bus into town (they drive you to the bus-stop and talk to the driver – or they will give you a lift if they are going in themselves. They also picked us up when we arrived in the early hours at the train station in Jodhpur. So you can easily pop into Jodhpur (do the zipwire around the fort at sunset, btw), and took-took back from the clock tower in the centre. The owner will tell you how much to pay so you aren’t being ripped off. We also headed on from here to Pushka, and the owner organised a taxi for far cheaper than I had booked online. As I said, I don’t think the pictures really do it justice – it’s actually quite smart. The mud huts are really quite cool, they’ve got electricity and are very clean. They resurface them after every stay: I know this because they paint these beautiful white patterns on the floor and walls which wear away whilst you use it, so they mush refinish them. And the huts lead onto their own large en suite westernised bathrooms: great showers, hot water, marble, and in one case, larger than the hut itself. They’ve tastefully hidden them so you can’t see them from the front. What else? After dinner one evening, the owner’s wife henna tattooed my wife and daughter – no money, no pressure, just from lovely people. And when I left something there after we left, they got someone to bring to my next hotel. I could go on. As a break from the normal touristy hotel, to see a bit of really India, and stay with lovely people, who restore your faith in the locals, I can’t recommend it enough as a needed break during the trip.
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanJodhpur DistrictSalawas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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