I am currently staying at Durag Niwas - as I am volunteering for Sambhali Trust, I will be living here for 2 months. The guesthouse has been recently redecorated and looks amazing - many communal seating places and several rooftops, some with a view of the Jodhpur Fort. I sit up there most nights and read during sunset when it cools down - so relaxing. The family are so hospitable and friendly, and they seem to know everyone in the city so any requests are only a phone call away! I would recommend a visit/time volunteering for Sambhali Trust, which is a women's empowerment charity - it has many projects both here in Jodhpur and in a village called Setrawa 2 hours away. There are many roles - teaching, administration, and even just spending some quality time with the girls - everyone is encouraged to get creative by running workshops and things. I have seen so many success stories and empowered women - very inspirational people and I would recommend this volunteering experience to everyone. If you don't have the time for long-term volunteering you should still visit the projects and see how Sambhali has changed so many lives already!
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- This household has always been welcoming guests and enjoying giving others hospitality for many years. We remember when we were very young boys our Grandpa hosted many parties of all the important local family including the Army, Police, Politicians and Royalty. We remember walking down the road being welcomed by the sound of laughter and music and we knew Grandpa was having another one of his parties! We have carried on this tradition ever since by welcoming guests and hoping that they experience some of the culture and traditions that happen throughout the year in an old traditional house including Diwali - festival of lights -, Holi - festival of colours - and many other celebrations. ... more less
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