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“My amazing 3 days - a different kind of life”
Review of Rusirani Village

Rusirani Village
Ranked #72 of 238 things to do in Jaipur
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Rusirani is a village near Jaipur which is about 2500 years old. The culture, people and ancient remains in the village have been appreciated by almost every traveller who visits the village. If you are a couple / family / university student who want to experience and learn about the real authentic Indian living like hundreds of years ago, Rusirani villagers are ready to welcome you in their families for a day ( three hours).
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Last year I visited Rusirani village for a day and absolutely loved it. Back in India again this year, I decided to stay in the village for a few days. This time I travelled there directly from Agra, rather than via the Pink City as I had seen enough forts etc. on my previous trip and was anxious to get back to village life.I
Bhagirath picked me up in the jeep and it was great to see him again. He is an excellent guide and goes out of his way to build a communication and rapport between the guests and the villagers. We had lunch with a family whilst Bhagirath explained various options and experiences open to me during my stay. I decided to make myself useful by painting a classroom in the only primary school in the village (great fun) and to spend time making door to door visits interacting with the villagers. I also learned to make and cook rotis over an open fire. The village is self governing and I found it a really wonderful and educational experience to be able to converse (through Bhagirath) with such friendly and welcoming people whose lives are so different to mine.
I highly recommend Rusirani to anyone who wants to see and be in the middle of real Indian village life, which I feel must be pretty much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. I loved the food and whilst the facilities are basic, I found them to be totally adequate.

If you haven't guessed by now, I absolutely had the best time and highly recommend a visit!!

8  Thank Chris10023
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

to all those coming to india and raving about how they studied the culture, you must come here. only here will you get a real taste of the same. the villages which you hear of in india, this is it. just go and experience it

5  Thank venusilion
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you want a kind of trip where you can understand or begin to understand the local culture etc, then this is the best place you can go. The interaction with the locals, the amazing amazing food, and the very polite people make it a must visit.

5  Thank damianbhagat
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was an extremely special day for us both. It was a beautiful insight into a real living Rajasthani village community. Bhagirath was the perfect guide, he was very thoughtful and attentive and spoke fantastic English.

The trip showed us a different side to India and one we hadn't seen at all on our trip and didn't see after! The village community is almost entirely self sufficient, growing all their crops and looking after their livestock. It is beautifully situated deep in the Rajasthani countryside. The village elders spoke with us and welcomed us and at the end gave us gifts of Saris and jewellery! They also provided wonderful mint tea and a traditional lunch. The village children were extremely friendly and playful and we ended up singing and dancing with them in the fields! We had such a great day and I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants a unique cultural experience while in Rajasthan.

Bhagirath was fantastic and provided a very interesting insight into his culture and village life while also talking of the contrast of him being a university educated man living there. Altogether a fantastic day and one I would love to repeat!

11  Thank Tansy44
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had a very special day at Rusirani village, which was incredibly illuminating and showed us a completely different side to India. The villagers completely welcomed us into their community, cooked us fantastic homegrown food, gave us fresh chai and local mint drinks and talked with us and shared their community with us. We were fortunate to see some of the fantastic local temples. It was fascinating to spend time in such a rural community. It was an amazing experience to be able to sing and dance with the villagers and we were truly humbled by their kindness. Many thanks for a wonderful day. I will email my photos to you soon.

9  Thank Rachael C
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