Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge

Nawalgarh, Rajasthan, India

Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge offers an environmentally friendly accommodation and activities which bring in extra revenue to the local community as well as offering ample opportunities for exchanges.

Culinary Vacations 1

7 Days Cooking Holiday in India

Available from August till April

Speaks English

from US$270
from US$270
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Testimonials 11

  • Cynthia T. and Hugh M. United Kingdom

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    It was a delightful experience to stay here, to be welcomed by the extended family, but mostly because it is extraordinary to see how a vision for the common good can be put to work in such a fine way. Worthwhile work, indeed. Good luck in all future endeavours. We will certainly spread the word.

  • a traveler

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    Here your conscience and your corpus can be at peace. The principles are ‘eco’ and ‘low impact’, rooted in Ramesh’s deep concern for the disappearing local heritage and the damaging effects that tourism can have. Ramesh lives here with his extended family, the sounds and smells of their lives providing a gentle backdrop to this beautiful and tranquil setting. The rooms are a cluster of traditional huts with mud-rubbed walls, thatched roofs, and earthy colors. Wooden furniture and intriguing objets in russet-toned alcoves create an understated feel; bathrooms have gleaming white tiles and polished chrome. Everything you need is here, though luxuries are few, and alcohol plays no part. Fabulous vegetarian food (seasonal, and from the organic garden) is served on leaf plates under a bougainvillea-clad pagoda in the circular, courtyard that is the hub of the place. Visitors delight in Ramesh, a pleasant, well-travelled man of principle, who believes in the importance of harmonious living. Cookery classes, artisan workshops and guided treks, too. A 5% room rate goes to community projects.

  • a traveler

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    This award winning eco-tourism venture is a delightful and relaxing place. Rooms are in traditional, cosy mud hut bungalows, enhanced by thatched roofs and comfortable beds, around a bougainvillea-shaded courtyard. The adjoining organic farm supplies delicious ingredients and alternative energy is used where ever is possible. There’s solar lights, water heaters, and compost toilets. It’s on the west side of Jaipur road. Multilingual Ramesh Jangid runs the show and 5% of the room tariff goes to community projects. Tours around the area, via bicycles, car, camel cart, or foot are available.

  • a traveler

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    This is an attractive, comfortable, solar-lit thatched cottages traditionally built using mud and straw, with a modern bathroom (some with footprint toilets), home-grown vegetarian ingredients immaculately presented, and has a relaxing atmosphere. Accommodation and education in one enticing packing. Cooking lessons also possible. Very special place. No alcohol permitted and modest respectful dress requested. It is totally recommended.

  • a traveler

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    Occupying a fetching cluster of mud-walled Rajasthani Village-style huts, this pretty little eco-resort offers a perfect example of sustainable local tourism. A proportion of profit goes to support environmental and educational projects, and local artisans earn some income through involvement in resort’s stimulating program of craft and cultural activities. Rooms (especially those in the slightly more expensive superior category) have plenty of rustic charm, and there is excellent organic food, served up in the bougainvillea-strewn garden, as well as activities including tie-dye and cookery classes plus tours.

  • a traveler

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    Mr. Jangid, the owner has committed himself to a socially and environmentally responsible tourism. Guests stay in clay huts and are provided with excellent vegetarian dishes from the hotel's own organic garden. Guided tours of the surrounding villages are also organized.

  • Doug Baker United States

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    From the moment we walked into the lovely courtyard of

    the eco-farm (Apani-Dhani), I was glad we came.

    This little jewel is a unique mixture of a family-run,

    small business, and progressive

    environmentally-friendly practices. Ramesh, the

    proprietor is ready with information about how to dig

    beneath the local culture and see more than the usual

    tourist sights. Great home-made veggie food, with a truly

    serene vibe, and our room was by far the most beautiful

    -and typical- of any we've seen in India.

    Don't miss this place if you're in the Shekhawati

    area.

  • Heather Kirkby Canada

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    What wonderful peaceful surroundings!

    The friendly family atmosphere here at the Jangid's

    was marvelous. Our intention was to stay a night and

    move on to other small Shekhawati towns, instead we

    used Nawalgarh as our base and explored

    the tranquil countryside from here.

    Thank you so much for the special memories you have

    helped us to create.

    Shekhawati is definitely a jewel in Rajathan and I

    really felt I'd stepped off the tourist bandwagon and

    stepped into real Indian villages.

  • Marianne Olesen Denmark

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    Thank you so much for these unforgettable days here in

    Nawalgarh. It is a beautiful area and when you are

    on the top of that you meet so much of hospitality and

    friendliness, a stay becomes a unique experience.

  • Charlotte T. United Kingdom

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. I believe one of the nicest places we stayed in Rajasthan. You have been wonderfully helpful and friendly. We will highly recommend you. Thank you!

  • George M. United Kingdom

    Apani Dhani Eco-Lodge website

    One of the few examples of social responsibility I have seen in India. Everything at Apani Dhani has been hugely impressive and has made me think again. The setting is also beautiful.

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