Delight in a whimsical train ride down the Aravalli hill section aboard a small meter gauge train. Your adventure begins post breakfast, leading you to the charming Kamblighat station, where a local train awaits. Mingle with locals, possibly joining a wedding party or pilgrims on their journey.
Cycle amidst the picturesque Aravalli hills, exploring the serene countryside. Dev Shree offers various cycling packages, providing a unique vantage to encounter the rustic essence of Rajasthan.
SUNDOWNER RURAL RAMBLE
Venture into the countryside with an evening jeep drive, tailored to your interests. Whether it's exploring farming practices, cultural sites or natural scenery, this journey unveils the rural charm of the area.
Immerse in a seasonal walk ideal for bird lovers, strolling past historical sites and through Potter's Street, all while enjoying the serene ambience by the lake. This 3.4 km walk offers a gentle exploration of the area's natural and historical beauty.
Step into the world of Deogarh's artisans, exploring local crafts right outside Dev Shree's gates. From pottery to miniature artistry, delve into a vibrant cultural tapestry. End your walk amidst the bustling local market, where antiquities await your discovery.
Indulge in a culinary escapade, delving into traditional Mewari dishes. Your experience begins with a guided market visit. Choose fresh produce for a hands-on cooking session, unravel age-old recipes and cooking techniques under expert guidance.
HIKING IN THE ARAVALLIS
Embrace the allure of the Sand Mata trail with an invigorating morning hike. Depart early for a 10 km trek through the scrub forests, reaching a temple at the peak. After a 2.5-hour journey, return to Dev Shree for a late breakfast.
Indulge in a seasonal bird-watching endeavour around the serene lake or from the lush garden with guidance and a spotter's scope provided by the family. Immerse in the avian spectacle. particularly the evening fly-past of over a thousand parakeets over the garden, succeeded by the flight of fruit bats over the tranquil lake.
Begin your day with a tranquil yoga session, available on prior booking. Whether by the palm tree-lined pool or on the veranda with the sun casting a warm glow, yoga at Dev Shree cultivates mental focus, serenity and positivity. Tailored to all ages and fitness levels, book your rejuvenating session in the evening or after dinner with the Manager.
Experience the local culture with 'Chai Bucks', where Shatrunjai may accompany guests to a local tea stall, inviting villagers for a heartwarming cup of tea and engaging tête-à-tête. Delve into intriguing, enlightening and sometimes amusing conversations, exploring the mutual curiosity between guests and locals. Amidst sips of tea, discover common threads of life's challenges and joys that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.
VISIT TO A LOCAL SCHOOL
Venture to a local government school, mingling with eager students and dedicated teachers. Assist by providing essential school supplies, procured from village shops, enhancing the learning journey of these bright minds. Book this heartwarming visit on arrival to personally hand out the procured items during your village walk, creating cherished memories and impactful contributions.
KITCHEN AND RASODA
Discover culinary delights tailored to your preferences in the homely Dev Shree Kitchen and Rasoda. Savour fresh farm-to-table delicacies, with our farms and vegetable garden providing wholesome ingredients. Relish family recipes, from local favourites like "dal, bati and lal maas" to international fare, immersing in flavours that transcend borders and tantalise your taste buds.
Explore local farming practices during a stroll through Dev Shree farms. Discover the region's flora and fauna as you traverse rolling hills. With solar-powered water pumps and drip irrigation, learn about sustainable agriculture. A rooftop picnic at the farmhouse enriches this enlightening afternoon excursion.
EMBARK ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
The mystical Aravalli hills beckon with ancient shrines and caves. Visit the revered Cave temple at Anjana, housing a Shiva temple and partake in morning or evening prayer services. Uncover the Nath culture, meditate and reflect amidst the tranquil, spiritual ambience.
EXTENSIVE HORSE SAFARI
Journey through Rajasthan's heartland on a tailor-made horse safari between Dev Shree and Rohet/Jodhpur. Ride the majestic local Marwari horses along offbeat trails, exploring Mewar's equine heritage. With expert guidance from Thakur Khem Singhji, traverse from Jodhpur to Kumbhalgarh, reliving the adventurous spirit of bygone eras.
Celebrate love with a romantic dinner under the starlit skies. Whether renewing vows or celebrating anniversaries, indulge in a lakeside or rooftop candlelit dinner, revelling in exquisite Rajasthani cuisine served in a silver thali. Elevate your experience with special floral decorations, musicians, cakes and gifts, curated with prior notice to craft unforgettable moments.