From plans we found on the Internet, we were able to build an earthen oven. Here below our first homemade wood-oven baked bread and baati, small balls of bread we eat with pulses in a traditional Rajasthani dish: Dhal Baati Churma. We also tried pizzas with vegetable from our garden, a success!
Renovation of thatch roofs
Every two or three years, we have to renew the roofs of the huts using a local variety of pampas grass.
Here the crafman at work in October.
Access to Apani Dhani: Important information
The direct train Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Shekhawati - Delhi Sarai Rohilla has been running since 2nd September 2015, twice a week, every Wednesday and Friday. For time table, please consult page Access in Practical Information
Upkeeping at Apani Dhani
As every year, we renewed the mud plaster. On this picture, my son Gajendra finishing the mandanas which are traditional wall paintings of Rajasthan, drawn to decorate and protect home.
A new facility at Apani Dhani: car rental
Gajendra, one of the sons from Apani Dhani family, has bought a brand new car, a Toyota Etios Model 2015 with an all India taxi permit. Now he proposes car rental services to locals as well as foreign travellers. He can arrange for instance pick up and drop at airports, transfer to your next destination etc.
You may send us an email for availability and quotation. You can also visit the page " Car rental" for more information.
Travel blog :" Home Greens"
An American family who recently stayed with us informed us that they mentionned Apani dhani in their a blog.
Here is the link to their post. Hope you will enjoy reading it.