As soon as u enter this adobe, you will feel the good vibes the home carries. We met their father, mother, wife, brothers and sis in laws and also the kids.. the evenings were full of chit chats and dinner together as a family.. mr. Chottaram is really v nice host.
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.
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 experience! Camille and Lauriane
After travelling for two weeks around North India Chhotorams 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 Chotos 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 Chotos 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.
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 havent employed outsiders to take care of guest instead they themselves serve the guests.