Bonding with the Indigenous Marwari Horses
You will be given a small introduction as you greet them. The Marwari horse is spirited, loyal and highly sensitive so yes most importantly take it slow. The first connection between the Horse and human is based on Trust which is developed through TOUCH.
Start with grooming them, a nice brush will get you started on the right note. Simple instructions on how to tack a horse, mount, basic posture and few important key details to keep in mind while you learn how to walk your horse in the paddock under safety guidelines.
Every person responds differently and therefore we customize and let this experience flow and unfold in its natural way.
Cycling in the countryside
An active crafted experience designed for cyclists who would like to engage as they cycle within the local villages and immerse themselves into their region, who love to enjoy the journey, the scenery, the countryside and explore on cycle .This experience is for the experienced and serious cyclists, we recommend you to inform us in advance about how you would like your experience so we can customize it according to your preference.Village cycle tour (7 to 8 kms) combined village and countryside cycle tour
Distance – Approximately 20 -25 kms
Duration – 4 hours
Timing – MORNING :
Pre breakfast 6:00 am to 8:30 am
Post breakfast 10:00am to 12:30 pm
EVENING: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Try your hand at Pottery in a local artisan’s home
Traditional pottery with our local potter who belongs to the kumhar community. They all live together as one big family so you will notice each home’s courtyard has lots of different shapes and sizes of different designs of handmade pottery. The sheer joy of being in their home in the village adds so much more to the experience.
Make your own Lac Bangle
This traditional art of lac bangle is carried on by a particular community known as the Manihars. From the simple joys of engaging in different steps of creating your own lac bangle with the local ladies, one can even select from a wide range of colourful lac bangles displayed.
Tye and Dye experience
This experience is fascinating as one can participate in watching the technique used while the local artisans are engaged in their work. Interestingly enough this technique is also practiced only by the Muslim community in the villages. The amalgamation of different colours which come together to form different yet each more beautiful than the other enriches the experience.
Indulge in cooking the authentic way
Bajre ki roti on Chulha and Lasun ki chutney on a Silpatta (Make your own Millet bread on the earthen stove and garlic chutney on a grindstone) This is as real and authentic as it can get, we like to ask a convenient time which is suitable to our local hosts as to when we can visit them. Engage in making some home cooked food with the ladies and let the rest unfold as a surprise. All in all a combination of good energy, simple life, healthy food and lots of laughter.
Visit to a Stepwell, Lohargal Dham
Religious holy place known to have immense faith by the local villlagers. Trek around the Aravali range in Shekhawati region. This area is a surprise as from the sandy terrain; one finds themselves surrounded by lush green Aravali Mountains especially in the monsoons. This area is called Udaipurwati where short and long treks can be customised according to your requirement. There is a beautiful abandoned 500 years old Stepwell named Chetan das ki Baori, one must visit whereas always the architecture leaves you mesmerised. Lohargal Dham is a hidden gem of rajasthan where we have an historical & holistic experience .it is nestled between the Aravali hill ranges. There is a beautiful historical story which waits to be told.
Heritage Walk: Famed fresco Stories
Rediscover and explore the famed frescoes of shekhawati amid the abandoned Havelis built from the 17th century to the early 20th century.Shekhawati is a treasure trove of startling architecture & adornment specially for the History buffs.Known famously as the Open Art gallery today needs the support of travellers to keep them alive and restored by the right people.
The frescos that adorn these buildings are a triumph of artistic expression. The dry heat of the desert and the use of 100% natural pigments in the plaster have proved surprisingly archival. The colors have remained rich and vibrant, although the interior exposures are much better preserved than the exteriors. The oldest of the frescos are painted using ochre, red and white lead, cinnabar, indigo, lapis, copper carbonate, Indian yellow (made from cow’s urine), lamp black, lime white, red stone powder, and saffron orange. The result is a vivid palate, augmented in some of the interior rooms by 22-karat-gold leafing. Later frescos incorporated synthetic pigments imported from Europe.
These frescoes tell stories like the folk music of Rajasthan.This national treasure is getting lost overtime and it's our constant endeavour to put them under the UNESCO list of heritage sites though they are privately owned still by the Marwari community known as Merchants .Join us by being a part of sustainable travel.
Get yourself a Local artist handmade sketch while you visit us
You can share your favourite picture which you would like to have as a memory with #abaisasadventures experience.
A young village boy who is gifted with a talent, we want to spread through our work. He has in the past made outstanding sketches of our guests. So if you want one, please share your memory with us through an image you would like to be captured as a handmade sketch .It will be framed upon finish and presented to you.
VISIT READS PUBLIC SCHOOL, Dundlod (Meet our rural children) FREE EDUCATION FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED
TIMING: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Enjoy interacting with our children, one of the most key takeaways of this experience is PURE BLISS!
A big step for us in the Indian education system is to break down the barriers of social disparity at an early age. These days the students are segregated into private and public schools largely based on the financial capacity of the parents. As a result of this segregation, children tend to lose out on socializing with those belonging to a larger pool of religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
Mallyka’s mother Ganga.R Singh (Administrator) key initiative was to provide free education to the rural children & to dissolve these invisible boundaries that divide the students into cliques. Most importantly this encourages our visitors to get their own children to respect people who have a drastically different lifestyle compared to theirs. Over all helps us to be a part of a larger initiative and be HUMBLE!
We are happy that our children get an opportunity to interact with our guests. This helps in building social, interpersonal and communication skills. PRIORITY is given to our girl children & this helps in promoting special awareness campaigns for our children. Mid-day meal is provided to everyone.
We are proud to share that 10 batches of class 10th and 12th passed out from RPS.Many have successfully completed their engineering, c/a, m/s IIT, MBBS At present 700 students are studying in RPS.
Story of Reads: This school began in 1996 with 50 impoverished children in a one room school house. In 1997 as enrollment grew quickly from 50 to 150 eager students, the school moved to 4 classrooms in the stables of Dundlod Fort. In 2000 with a big support system, a new building school and running strong in 2022. We hope to continue in supporting and creating college exchange programmes and international collaborations.
We are happy to have from minimum 2 pax to maximum 15 pax as each experience is handheld personally by Mallyka Baisa and her local team. Book your experience now.