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Explore the Rural Charms of India

by afiatajdar 1163 days ago

Village tourism, which is also known as rural tourism, focuses on those tourists who want to participle in rural lifestyle and eco-tourism.

With every city and town experiencing the urbanization syndrome, the ethnicity of true Indian culture is getting lost in the process. The tourism government of India has harnessed the opportunity of rural tourism not only to help tourists understand the true culture of India, but in return it will help the villagers to get new job opportunities and raise their income level. In various countries across the world, tourists take up village tours to experience the relaxed and healthy lifestyle of the village people.         


Village Tourism India

India is one of the countries which are best suited for village tourism considering the fact that there are 7 million villages where 74% of the Indian population resides. Below mentioned are some of the rural tourism sites in India, which tourists can visit.

High Altitude Rural Tourism – There are many villages in the Himalayan belt which are very famous for their unique culture and charming attractions. Take up exclusive Lahaul and Spiti valley village tours in Himachal Pradesh to explore the numerous Buddhist monasteries and small villages which are located here. The heritage village of Paragpur and Naggar too are popular places in Himachal. Dodital, Chamba and Lansdowne in Uttaranchal too are popular for their rural charms.


Rajasthan Rural Belt – The state of Rajasthan has numerous rural tourism sites in India which are illustrious for their charming landscape and exclusive culture. Some of the famous villages are Churu, Barmer, Dausa, Dundlod, Nathadwara and Shekhawati. Here tourists can enjoy day to day activities of village life, interaction with locals, watching sunset on camel safari, village cart safari and visit to rural farms. Mandawa Village in semi-desert Rajasthan is an Open-Air Gallery of Rajasthan. Tourists can avail camp accommodation, hut accommodation, stay in havelis or enjoy a village stay on their village tour in Rajasthan. The villagers are friendly and play perfect hosts to all tourists.

Eco Rural Tourism in Maharashtra – The state of Maharashtra is too catching up with the rural tourism fever. There are many hamlets in Maharashtra where various activities are conducted. Many tour operators conduct   rice cultivation tours where tourists can learn and participate in the cultivation of rice and other village activities. You can also take up exclusive tours to the Warli village to experience the tribal culture. A unique programme is run during the month of June when tourists can enjoy sighting fireflies which light up the Western ghats.

Madhya Pradesh Rural Charms – The state of Madhya Pradesh is blessed with many unique villages which makes this destination the perfect place for village tourism in India. You can take Indian village tour in Madhya Pradesh to visit Orchha, Mandu, Dhar and Datia. 


Other Destinations – If you want to explore the best village tourism in India then you should also include a trip to Gujarat. The belt of Rann of Kutch has numerous villages like Hodka which has a wonderful resort run by villagers. Visit Vaso known for its wooden buildings. Tourists can avail special permit to visit some of the restricted villages of Zainabad in Bhuj, Rabari, Tunda, Vanda and Banny tribal village. Orissa too has many rural tribal villages which are known for their unique culture and are popular places for rural tourism in India. The North East India also has numerous villages like the Adi village in Pasighat, Nishi village, village of the Apatani tribe, the Hillmiri village and the Tagin village in Daporijo that tourists should not miss exploring.

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