“Pause and take a Deep Breath
Walk where the life is slow but offers plenty of peace”
While visiting Orchha, there is something for all; be it an adventure enthusiast, a foodie, a pilgrim or a leisure traveler, Orchha is a fabulous destination to enjoy vacations. But despite so many options at hand, the search is on where could one get that feel of true essence of India?
Real India can be witnessed only by visiting the various villages that even today give the glimpse of age-old culture and traditions in utter tranquility.
If you are still wondering where to go to experience Village life and want to witness it from the close corners then there is no need to worry anymore as when you stay at Amar Mahal Orchha, we take our guests to a half day tour to none other than but our own village where our roots still exist.
Situated around 26 Km from Orchha, the village JER is the right place to experience the life of India’s villagers. As you pass through the green verdant land to reach the place under the vast open blue skies; you realize that you are heading towards your dream destination that will take you back to the good and old memories of the rural India read in books or seen in Bollywood movies. With clean and clear rows of houses and streets; this village will give you a lifetime opportunity to feel the aura of Indian rural life that are even today preserved by its locals with a promise of future as well.
Just before you enter into the village there is Garhi- a beautifully renovated farmhouse where our guests can sit and relax amidst the green oasis against the backdrop of a hill. Roam around, enjoy the beautiful garden, witness the charming and uniquely painted temple, give your ears to the melodious chirping of birds and finally allow yourself to leave behind the chaos of city life. And then get refreshed before you head to experience the real rural like at its most pure.
Enroute to JER from Orchha, you’d be mesmerized by the beauty of lush teek forest and the shimmering river “Betwa” along with another river named “Jammu”
On this exciting trip to rural Orchha, together we will explore the countryside and see the huge Agricultural farms and see how the villagers work there.
Chhattris- Chattris (Cenotaphs) inside the village which was created in the memory of our ancestors.
Meet Villagers- Talking to those who are living in the village and treasure the traditions in it itself is an altogether different experience. You will fall in love while enjoying the village life in the company of beautiful children who are excited enough to welcome each and every guest.
The Traditional Welcome- With loud sounds of Dhol, guests are welcomed in traditional style with garland and tikka on forehead.
Promising Future ahead- Contrary to the general view that the girls in village are not literate you will be glad to see young girls walking with books in hands.
Our Old house – This is where our grand father and father started their life journeys. Take a look inside the house and see where entire family used to sit and celebrate life every day.
Cattle Farm- Cattle is found in great abundance. Peep into the beautiful world of cattle land. This is from where you get all organic milk products at Amar Mahal.
Temple- Idols of Hindu God- Shiv Parvati at our farm.
Organic Farm Trail- From vegetables to fruits to grains everything is produced here.
Meet our Horse Play Boy
Snake Charmers- One of India’s iconic folk arts ; the practice of pretending to hypnotize a snake by playing an instrument which is almost disappearing can be witnessed here.
Enjoy Snacks- After walking kms on foot you definitely starts getting hunger pangs and here we entertain you with home made snacks of crispy vegetable pakoda’s cooked in mustard oil giving authentic flavour.
Freshen up with the cool water straight away pulled from the well 🙂
The best part is we don’t hire professional tour operators who will take you to the rural villages but the man himself from the family who knows the cultural values and who is committed to serve the village by leaving all the comforts of modern life.
He will help you in interacting with villagers, visiting their abodes and explore their culture values. So, allow us to plan your next village tour as per your needs and preferences.
If you wish to live these raw and beautiful moments of rural India then visit- http://amarmahal.com/