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Jaipur
 
 
Block Printing in Bagru — Ancient traditions of printing
Bagru is known for natural dyes and hand block printing. Bagru is the place of Raiger and Chhipa community (Rajasthan, Western India).....READ MORE
 
A forty-year legacy of working with wildlife
A forty-year legacy of working with wildlife through filming, monitoring, researching and creating awareness about the ecosystem, particularly in Ranthambhore, show conservation efforts as an important aspect of operations at SUJÁN.... READ MORE
 
Nirvana Organic Farm
Arvind’s organic farm is nothing short of an oasis. You can help till the land and harvest the crops, look after the cattle, stretch out on a khatiya (cot) to watch birds, take a cooking lesson on an open-air chulha (clay stove), and indulge in delicious farm-grown food.... READ MORE
 
Jaipur Rugs: A Gargantuan Feat of Logistical Finesse
Village rug weavers took a lot of risk and received little pay. These weavers had to purchase the handloom, source raw materials and find buyers for their products. Jaipur Rugs Company set out to launch a simple business model, cut out the exploitative middlemen who paid so little for the weavers’ rugs and thereby give the weavers a greater share of rug industry earnings..... READ MORE
 
This Rajasthan village is
helping themselves by helping the environment
Lapodiya, a village of 200 households in Rajasthan, is a shining example of how environment governance at the grassroots level can save a village from natural disasters.... READ MORE
 
Jaipur Virasat Foundation (JVF)
The Jaipur Virasat Foundation (JVF) works with and for traditional artists in Rajasthan. As traditional forms of patronage disappear, and modern forms of entertainment supersede traditional ones, JVF seeks to provide livelihood opportunities for struggling artists..... READ MORE
 
   
     
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Jaisalmer
 
 
Sustainable tourism using Desert National Park
To promote tourism and eco-tourism in Jaisalmer, eco-tourism has been started, which will increase tourist flow and villages associated with the DNP will also be developed. Apart from this, youth will get employment and there will be an atmosphere of friendship..... READ MORE
 
Restoration of Heritage Monuments and Palaces
Jaisalmer is an 800 year old mercantile town in the Thar desert that stood strategically on the trade route from central Asia and beyond ... READ MORE

 
Jawai at One!
Jawai was born out of a determined and pioneering spirit to create an establishment that wedded best eco-tourism practises with spoiling luxury to one of the remotest corners of rural Rajasthan. .... READ MORE
 
Pabu ki Dhani
The eco village comprises some dried mud huts made by local techniques which can accommodate travelers looking for authentic experiences. Travelers find themselves involved in the daily lives of this community called Bhil, descendants of the people of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.... READ MORE
 
Farmers in Jaisalmer use traditional ‘khadin’ agriculture to maximise their water usage for irrigation
Lapodiya, a village of 200 households in Rajasthan, is a shining example of how environment governance at the grassroots level can save a village from natural disasters.... READ MORE
 
 
     
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Jodhpur
 
 
Rupayan Sansthan
Rupayan Sansthan has expanded its scope from merely research and archiving, to educating Rajasthanis on traditional livelihoods and cultures and working with traditional performing arts communities on development issues. It was found that the problem of language covered the whole ways of life of people and their goal became larger than collecting tales and songs... READ MORE
 
The Bishnois and their Wildlife Conservation
There is perhaps only one religion in the world that’s founded solely on the principle of conserving the Nature. This religion was founded by the Lord Jambheshwar and is the living religion of the Bishnois of Rajasthan....READ MORE
 
Rawla Jojawar - Responsible Tourism
Rawla Jojawar is created after lovingly renovating the old fort which has always been home to a stunningly beautiful boutique hotel. Local masons and carpenters were found to be more adept in working with old styles and techniques then the highly technical city workers.All the staff are locals and their employment has helped them not to relocate to bigger cities in search of employment and wages. The entire staff is from the town and its neighbouring areas.... READ MORE
 
Ranaram Bishnoi who saved the Desert Patch
Ekalkhori village is about 100 kms from Jodhpur, but it takes more than five hours to get there.... READ MORE
 
Shahpura Bagh
With only 9 Luxury Suites set in 45 acres of garden and pasture, surrounded by two lakes, the working farm estate resplendent with trees of Neem, Ashoka, Peepal and Mango, is a very special and ultimately serene oasis.... READ MORE
 
Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay
Established in 2009, Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay holds the reputation of being one of the first Homestay around Jodhpur today. Prajapati’s are the weaver class. The home stay is located on the outskirts of Jodhpur in the village Salawas which is just 20 kms from city centre.... READ MORE
 
Animal conservation, afforestation, upkeep of erstwhile Royal art and culture...
Gajendra Singh Chouhan and Shanane Davis founded Gajendra Shanane By Royal Appointment for the conservation, preservation, education and commerce in India's erstwhile royal and aristocratically-appointed fine and decorative luxury accessories and arts.... READ MORE
 
   
     
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Shekhawati
 
     
Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge
in the heart of Shekhawati, Apani Dhani eco-lodge offers environmentally friendly accommodation, and activities such as guided visits, excursions in the countryside, art and crafts workshops, cooking classes, etc. which bring in extra revenue to the local community as well as offering ample opportunities for meeting and exchanges.... READ MORE
 
Kitchen Kinetics: Cooking Together In Shekhawati
The ‘Sanjha Chulha’ (community kitchen) has been rekindled in the villages of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, albeit with a small modification.... READ MORE

 
INTACH - Shekhawati Chapter
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a nationwide, non profit organisation.... READ MORE
 
Rajesh Jangid's Tourist Pension
The Pension is run with a strong environmental and ethical ethos: solar-powered lighting, cooking and heating, organic ingredients sourced from local farms, and recycling within the home. ... READ MORE
 
Ramgarh Shekhawati
Ramgarh was founded in 1791 by the Poddar family and it was one of the richest towns in 19th century of India.There are many towns in India named after their ruling kings or nawabs but Ramgarh Shekhawati is the only town, which is known by their Seths (business men)... READ MORE
 
Tourism Promotion in Shekhawati
Tourism promotion in Shekhawati began with the organizing of first Shekhawati Festival, way back in 1995... READ MORE
 
     
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Udaipur
 
     
Animal Aid Unlimited (Animal Rescue Foundation)
Welcome to Animal Aid Unlimited, an animal rescue center, sanctuary, and rehabilitation, a complete hospital for animals traumatised, sick, injured (mostly due to irresponsible behaviour of humans).… READ MORE
 
Devra Hospitality (Udaipur)
A barren land, 2 committed people from principalities of the oldest serving dynasties of the world, Mewar and Marwar with a fervour to take forward the legacy of long history and culture and 22 years of hard work, today, Devra Hospitality is located in a land with plenty of green cover.... READ MORE
 
The Krishna Ranch
Krishna Ranch is owned by Dinesh and Francine Jain. Dinesh, a local from Udaipur, has been working with horses from when he was 15 years old. He started to work in the tourist line in the early 90's... READ MORE
 
Responsible Rural Tour
by Chandra Niwas
For those of you seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and see the “real” Rajasthan, we welcome you to explore the beautiful unspoiled countryside and rural villages surrounding Udaipur. This tour includes a number of activities and provides a refreshing relief from the hassles and crowds of the city, while enabling you to learn about traditional village life and culture....
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Shilpgram - The Craft Village
Situated 3 kms west of Udaipur near the Havala village is the Centre's Shilpgram - the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex. Spread over an undulating terrain of 130 bighas (70 Acres) of land and surrounded by the Aravallies, the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex is conceived as a living ethnographic museum to depict the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the West Zone.... READ MORE
 
     
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alwar
 
     
Community Action Helped Revive 200 Acres of Deforested Land
From establishing a seed bank, to building and maintaing ponds, the many steps that helped revive the deforested Orans in Rajasthan... READ MORE
 
     
 
 
 
Barmer
 
     
RAJASTHAN VILLAGERS CONVERT BARREN LAND INTO LAKE
The Rajasthan villagers have converted 52 hectares of barren land into lake, setting a landmark example in self-reliance. Ramsar is a village in Barmer district of Rajasthan with a population of 3,888 people....
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