The Rajas and Maharajas of Jodhpur founded Bishnoi Village Safari to provide their Indian and foreign guests with a view of rich cultural life and rural Rajasthan’s lush wildness. The Marwar Safaris has an illustrious past, with several hunting and photography chances. They convey the authentic essence of Royal Rajasthan.
You can stay at our luxury desert camp in Jodhpur and experience the best of Bishnoi Village Safari. Our Jodhpur desert camp is close to the beautiful Bishnoi village. The Bishnois, one of Rajasthan’s diverse communities, are a Hindu sect dedicated to environmental protection, known for their rich traditional Rajasthani life and genuine affection for the environment and animals. Visit the Bishnoi village and observe wild animals like blackbucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, and partridges. You can also interact with Bishnoi families and meet local residents. At Guda Lake and nearby locations, visitors can see thousands of migratory demoiselle cranes.
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Things to Experience in the Village Safari
1. Lakeside and Guda village
Spotting animals such as blackbucks, chinkaras, blue bulls, desert Fox, Indian Jackal, Migratory Birds, local bird species, and others can be done on the walking trails around Guda Lake and the smaller ponds in the neighbourhood. The accompanying guide is knowledgeable about the numerous spotting opportunities. The bird species vary from summer to winter, yet the lake remains a breeding area all year.
2. The Bishnoi Community
The Bishnois are an eco-friendly community known for their rich culture and strong worshippers of the environment in all forms, particularly the sanctity of plant and animal life. It is a Hindu religious cult based in the Western Thar Desert that follows Guru Jambheshwar’s 29 principles/commandments. Bishnoi sect members are reported to number tens of thousands across Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh. They even offer prayers to the lush trees and animals on their property. They go to great lengths to protect the environment and the natural way of life. The Bishnoi are vegetarians who revere Lord Vishnu.
3. Salawas Durry- The Weaver’s Family
Salawas is a place of magic carpets, where illusion and reality collide to preserve one of the country’s most famous traditions: the durry (Rugs). The durry (Rugs), whether made of cotton or wool, conveys vibrant culture and legacy from its rudimentary weaving method in Rajasthani communities. Make your home cosier by infusing it with the dazzling glitz of India and the vibrant folklore of the Durry (Rugs). You can buy these rugs or watch them being made right here. We don’t pay a middleman because this is our home. As a result, you may obtain the highest quality at the best price.
4. Block printing by hand
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Block printing is imprinting an image on cloth or paper using a carved piece of wood or another form of the wooden block. Fantasy and the printer’s imagination are carved as stencils on blocks of wood, which are then immersed in dyes to create patterns on fabric in an orderly manner, creating captivating symmetry. A colony known as the CHIPS produces master craftspeople. It was used to print entire books in the early days of printing. Block printing is now widely connected with the method of printing designs on fabrics using a block explicitly created for the purpose.
5. Wheeled pots
Kakani is a village that takes pride in its pottery history, which has made it famous throughout Rajasthan. A place where the earth creates shapes by spinning the wheel. The potter makes a wide range of items by the magic of his hands and the spinning wheel. The spinning wheel serves as a reminder of how much our society owes to this invention. Go ahead and give it a try.
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