Discover offbeat Rajasthan @ Fort Auwa
Rajasthan is all about an experience of Royalty and grandeur. There is another name added to this experience. Standing tall in the rich soil of innocence, sacrifice, valour and reverence called Auwa (a little village located just 2hrs drive from Jodhpur, Rajasthan), V Resorts – Fort Auwa, a luxury resort near Jodhpur, is located at a timeless treasure of history that has witnessed many forgotten tales of martyrdom. The fort and the village still carries the memories and relics of 1857 Sepoy Mutiny (first war of independence) that began from Auwa near Jodhpur in Rajasthan and the first Satyagraha movement in Asia started by the Chaarans (poet community of Marwar) in 1643. While in Auwa, live the time where kids still fly kites, women wear long ‘ghunghats’ and swing babies in cloth ‘palnas’, men make potteries to earn a living and villagers bow heads in reverence to greet the royal family. It’s not the Rajasthan you know, its offbeat, its forgotten Rajasthan.
Experience history with the village tour, board the old British train and ride though the picturesque Aravallis and quaint towns. Try your hand at the local potter’s wheel and make your own pot.Create your own fond memories here at V Resorts – Fort Auwa with its rugged, time-ravaged walls and ever fascinating ambiance. Watch the sunrise and sunset on old stone walls, live the romance of time gone by and celebrate quietude in this beautiful near perfect historical destination.
ACTIVITIES AT V RESORTS – FORT AUWA
Jeep Safari: Go for a village tour on a 4 wheel jeep drive and visit some ancient monuments and places, yet unknown to the world. One such place to visit is the Kundal Sarovar which according to legends was bought by a court dancer who sold her kundals to buy the sarovar. The ancient Kajleshwar Mahadev Temple where theChaarans staged their dharna is another significant place to visit. Interact with the villagers and live the time, the ethnicity and culture of the place. Stop at the lush green farmland of the ‘Thakurs’ and spend some marvellous time watching the picturesque sunset view while sipping a hot cup of tea.
Train Safari: Driving down a beautiful road from the fort where you get to sight herd of camels resting in the open fields, peacocks dancing in the forest and langurs jumping here and there as you enter the Khamblighat station for the train safari you actually enter the time when trains run on metre gauge and the station master still answers phone calls using old British model telephones with a round dial making a screeching sound forgotten by us for last several decades. Crossing various tunnels and bridges made during the colonial era the train takes you through the picturesque Aravallis and accompanying you in this wonderful journey are many local villagers in bright colour attires who are always ready to greet you with a smile. Once reaching the Phulad station which marks the end of the train safari, trying local foods like ‘Mewa’ and ‘mirchi pakora’ is surely a thing not to be missed. On your way back, don’t forget to stop at the Phulad dam and enjoy the cool breeze and sight some beautiful white storks floating in the water while listening to the occasional call of the majestic peacocks.
Pottery making: Visit a local village household and learn how pots are made and fired. Try your hand at making your own pot using both the mold and wheel techniques.
Visit to the sand dunes: Just 20 kms away from V Rersorts – Fort Auwa there’s a picturesque location where you get to see sand dunes that’s complimented with a river flowing nearby. It’s undoubtedly a location rare to find and a perfect picnic spot.
Bera Wildlife Safari: Just 2 hrs drive from Auwa, Bera is a quaint village. Surrounded by thick forests Bera is home to many leopards and other wild animals. Along the forest flows a river called Jawai which is home to some of the biggest crocodiles you have ever seen.
Head and Shoulder Massage: While you relax in the open lawn, enjoy a soothing head and shoulder massage delivered by a local villager using local, age old techniques and natural oils.