Ramgarh’s Painted Folktale

RAMGARH’S PAINTED FOLKTALE

Let’s travel back in time to the era of painted havelis; the quaint little alleys with mesmerizing history and stories of victory. Stay in a beautifully restored 18th century painted haveli and get enchanted by its impeccable performing folklore. Savor the flavors of their mouthwatering cuisines & witness the various shades of golden all nice and pristine.

Date – Unscheduled

Destination – Ramgarh, Shekhawati (Rajasthan)

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(scroll to the bottom of this page for more images of the haveli)

This winter, Some Place Else is taking you to the ‘open air art gallery of Rajasthan’. With over 400 structures, the city of Ramgarh is known to have the largest number of painted buildings – havelis, temples, and chhatris (cenotaphs). From living in a 350 year old haveli to dancing on the tunes of traditional “Bhopas & Bhopis”, from relishing authentic Rajasthani meals to enjoying amazing breakfast on the rolling dunes – we’ve arranged for it all. Join us on a trip where we go back in time!

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive at the hotel after lunch, relax, unwind and soak in the beauty of the place. At 4 o’ clock head for a walking tour of the city personally escorted by the owner, he’ll take you through the lanes and alleys of the town, familiarizing you with the art and architecture of Ramgarh and most importantly its “Frescoes”. A photographer’s paradise, trust us, this place will interest everybody – weather you are a shutterbug or not. After the walk, return to the hotel for a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. Later, head to the terrace for an aerial view of the town and gear up for an exciting cultural evening specially organized for you.

The ‘Bhopa-Bhopi’ performance is an enriching performance by a local tribe who sing and narrate episodes from the lives of Pubhu Ji, Ramdev and Devenaraya through Phad Wachan. Bhopas are expert players of an ancient musical instrument called ‘’Ravanhatha”. Believers of “Pabhu Ji Maharaj”, Bhopas are often termed as social activists of ancient times by researchers. Phad is a long cloth sheet with innumerable pictorial depictions of local gods and their tales. “Phad Vachan”- is a unique aspect of Bhopa culture where the Bhopa sings with his bhopi (wife) with a lamp close to the Phad. Enjoy a Rajasthani meal after the performance and indulge in some interesting conversations as a perfect ending note to your awesome evening.

Day 2

Wake up early, grab you tea at the hotel and get ready for an exciting camel cart ride to the sand dunes, where you’ll be served your breakfast today. Sit by the dunes, soak in some fresh air and the rustic feel while enjoying a hearty meal. Later, return to the hotel to freshen up. You are free to indulge in some optional sightseeing if interested. An early lunch will be served at the hotel post which we check out and bid an adieu to this lovely place. Take back a treasure trove of stories of the painted havelis along with some lovely memories.

COST

COST PER PERSON: RS 6,500

Includes the following:

1 night/2 day stay at a beautifully restored haveli (on sharing basis)

Walking tour of the town, personally guided by the owner

Tea/coffee and light snack after the guided walking tour

Cultural evening at the hotel followed by authentic Rajasthani dinner at the terrace

To & fro camel-cart ride with breakfast and tea at the dunes

Vegetarian lunch on day 2

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Visit to the furniture manufacturing factory

Visit to Beed & Johras (traditional water tanks)

Excursion to the towns of Shekhawati region

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HOW TO TRAVEL TO RAMGARH

BY ROAD:

Ramgarh is located in the Sikar district of the Shekhawati region, in the northern part of Rajasthan. At a distance of 280 Kms from Delhi and 190 kms from Jaipur, it makes for a convenient drive from both these places.

Car Hire Charges:

Ac Swift Dzire or similar: Rs.8800 (Delhi – Ramgarh – Delhi; Inclusive of Driver Allowance, Fuel, Toll, Parking and Service tax)

Ac Swift Dzire or similar: Rs. 5500 (Jaipur – Ramgarh – Jaipur; Inclusive of Driver Allowance, Fuel, Toll, Parking and Service tax)

Bus transport:

Regular Buses ply between Jaipur- Churu & Delhi –Churu. You can check & book tickets for the same on https://rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in/

BY TRAIN

Churu is the nearest railway staion located at a distance of just 14 kms from Ramgarh. Jaipur is a rater convenient railhead with frequent trains flexible timing.

Transfer from/to Churu Railway Station to the hotel can be arranged @ Rs.800 per way in a small car.

Train Details:

Train Schedule Train No. Name Route From:Departure To: Arrival
Delhi – Churu 14705 Dee Sujh Exp Delhi – Churu D. Rohilla: 0705 hrs Churu: 1150 hrs
Delhi – Churu 22472 BKN Intercity Delhi – Churu D. Rohilla: 0840 hrs Churu: 1325 hrs
Delhi – Churu 12457 DEE BKN SF Ex Delhi – Churu D. Rohilla: 2335 hrs Churu: 0410 hrs
Churu – Delhi 14706 SUJH DEE EX Churu – Delhi Churu: 1700 hrs D. Rohilla: 2210 hrs
Churu – Delhi 22471 DEE Intercity Churu – Delhi Churu: 1205 hrs D. Rohilla: 1725 hrs
Churu – Delhi 12458 SUJH DEE EX Churu – Delhi Churu: 0110 hrs D. Rohilla: 0610 hrs
Mumbai – Jaipur 12216 Dee Garib Rath Mumbai – Jaipur BDTS: 1255 hrs JP: 0705 hrs
Mumbai – Jaipur 12955 BCT JP Exp Mumbai – Jaipur BCT: 1850 hrs JP: 1250 hrs
Mumbai – Jaipur 19707 Aravali Exp Mumbai – Jaipur BDTS: 2100 hrs JP: 1855 hrs
Jaipur – Mumbai 12956 JP BCT Su Fast Jaipur – Mumbai JP: 1410 hrs BCT: 0740 hrs
Jaipur – Mumbai 12215 DEE BDTS Garib Rath Jaipur – Mumbai JP: 1425 hrs BDTS: 0810 hrs
Jaipur – Mumbai 12980 JP BDTS Su Ex Jaipur – Mumbai JP: 2025 hrs BDTS: 1420 Hrs
Mumbai – Churu 19027 Vivek Exp (Runs only on Saturday) Mumbai – Churu BDTS: 1205 hrs Churu: 1050 hrs
Mumbai – Churu 22915 BDTS HSR SF Exp (Runs only on Monday) Mumbai – Churu BDTS: 1255 hrs Churu: 1110 hrs
Churu – Mumbai 19028 Vivek Exp (Runs only on Monday) Churu – Mumbai Churu: 2055 hrs BDTS: 2225 hrs
Churu – Mumbai 22916 HSR BDTS Sf Exp (Runs only on Tuesday) Churu – Mumbai Churu: 1755 hrs BDTS: 1710 hrs

PICTURE GALLERY

Rooms of the haveli!

Snapshots of the haveli - with 18th century paintings all over, including your room!

Rooms Restaurant In and around the haveli Haveli courtyard

The grand entrance Frescoes everywhereCenotophs of Ramgarh

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