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Private Tour to Thar Desert Gypsy Villages with Cultural Anthropologist provided by Yusuf Khurram

Private Tour to Thar Desert Gypsy Villages with Cultural Anthropologist

Private Tour to Thar Desert Gypsy Villages with Cultural Anthropologist
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AU$1,282.45
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Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
About
This is not an ordinary tour, and I am not an ordinary tour guide. I am an academic and a cultural anthropologist, and I have been working with the Gypsies of the Thar Desert for more than 30 years. The itinerary I have suggested here is *advisory* and the precise details of the trip may change. This is because the Thar Desert Gypsies are still a Nomadic People, and their location is dependent on the time of year. The tour I can offer is private and also customisable. I created this tour because I want to share my knowledge and expertise, which is based upon three decades of research and experience with these Gypsy communities. My academic specialisation is on the nomadic gypsy performer community, and in particular the Kalbeya snake charmer gypsy community, who have been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Community. This tour is for people who want to experience the authentic rural life of Rajasthan, such as cultural anthropologists, photo journalists, or interested individuals.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 251620P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • WiFi on board
  • Guide
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mehrangarh Fort
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Gratuities
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India We will meet all travellers at their hotel in Jodhpur to begin the trip.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • WiFi on board
  • Guide
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mehrangarh Fort
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India We will meet all travellers at their hotel in Jodhpur to begin the trip.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Gypsy Musicians
Day 2
Kalbelia Village
Day 3
Heritage Walk and evening concert
Day 4
Bishnoi Village
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233carl
Cape Town, South Africa28 contributions
An amazingly special time with a Kalbeliya family in Jodhpur
Apr. 2019
Yusuf organized, facilitated and guided us with a stay at a Kalbeliya family in a village of Jodhpur. My wife Urshulah is a professional tribal fusion dancer and wanted to learn Kalbeliya dancing. It was truely amazing and authentic experience to be part fo this dancing and musical commuity, even for just a few days. Yusuf is excellent at keeping a very fine balance to providing creative opportunities based on your needs, wishes or aims. These true people of the earth are stilll in our hearts and will always be!
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertartsindia
My Great Pleasure !!! Best Wishes
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Yusuf Khurram
lindaz281
lindaz281
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Study in Rajasthan
I was in Rajasthan for study purposes from October to December. Yusuf was helping me with everything from finding t
brentfos
brentfos
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Excellent Person and Guide
Yusuf was a great guide and translator with a load of knowledge. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a custom
Tali2828
Tali2828
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Fantastic trip in Rajasthan
We got a recommendation from friends about Yousuf and decides to take a 2 week trip with him.It was fantastic!every
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