There's a lot to do for the outdoor enthusiast. The Shahpura region has a rich varied landscape dotted with many man-made lakes, rustic original quaint villages and friendly innocent people un-spoilt by modernity. Long warm days in the sun and fresh air alongside lakes teeming with wild fowl remind you of earlier carefree days of youth. Whether you are drifting away in a boat surrounded by reeds, day dreaming on a comfortable charpoy at the farm, or just taking in the rural scenery, staying here will bring you the joys of "the simpler life of bygone ages".
Life is unhurried here. The days filled with sunshine, conversation & picnics, with lazy sundowners to trape the blazing sunset. Spontaneous excursions trace the history of the region through neighbouring forts and legends, rambles transform into safaris in the flash of a beckoning wing - the surrounding wetlands are a birdwatcher's paradise, tempting even to the uninitiated!
A short 30 minute drive from the Bagh brings you to village Dhikhola, a quaint and rustic village where time has stood still. Visitors can explore the village and the fort owned by the family.
With over 250 small lakes, Shahpura is a bird watching paradise with over 180 species of birds. Activities include boating, photography, walks & sundowners adjacent to numerous lakes.
Excursions To The Farm
After a sumptuous breakfast go explore the largest lake, Nahar Sagar, visit quaint villages en route and relax in the shade of century old trees at the hosts 140 acre orchard farm. Guests wanting a feel of authentic rural India with all its charming idiosyncrasies would do well not to miss this excursion. The charm lies in seeing Rajasthan the way it was decades ago.
Visit Ram Dwara, the revered ancient temple. The old city palace reveals the integration of Rajput & Mughal traditions in architecture while the geometrical symmetry ofthe baoli (stepwell) inspires a serenity that lingers.
For those who would like to work up a bit of a sweat and get some fantastic views, take a 45 minute trek to a famous tribal temple on top of a wooded hill. Every Saturday and Sunday, tribal communities come from around 50 miles, to congregate and worship their tribal deities. Legend has it, that all wishes made at the temple on top of the hill will be made true and so fervent is the devotion, that many make this trek barefoot.
A trip into Shahpura reveals the town’s rich multi-cultural vibrancy and its fascinating arts and crafts tradition. Sit with the Joshis and watch a traditional Phad, a painting depicting mythology and history, come to life.
Explore the many goods on sale in the marketplace. Get a leather mojari, or local footwear, made to your size. Understand the local people's way of life, mingle with artisans and farmers and innocent children...