Atithi Devo Bhavah : Couchsurfing experience in india

Tripoto
21st Jan 2019
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Day 1

"Atithi devo bhavah " is a sanskrit phrase taken from ancient hindu scripture which prescribes a dynamic of the host-guest relationship.

Couchsurfing is the same thing in terms of travel . It is a hospitality and social networking service accessible via mobile app and website.
Travellers can use the service of homestay, offering loadging and hospitality.

I am going to share my first couchsurfing experience in the "Samod" village near by Jaipur rajasthan .
Through couchsurfing mobile app i communicated with host  in advance.
The host has guide us to reach from Jaipur to samod. With the proper direction we reached to host's house .

Host's House

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He and his family did warmed welcomed and we were overwhelmed by it . They offered a tea and we discussed about our trip to Rajasthan.

Welcomed with tea

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After tea he took us to village tour and  shown up a some hidden places of his village and introduce us with some local culture . Few hidden spot of the samod village . This hidden spot was used in some Bollywood film as well.

Aravali range

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Me and aravali hills

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Hidden places of samod

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Entrance of village

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Smile after warm welcome

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He  has introduce us with local people of village and we got a chance to communicate with locals of village . During the discussion i found that they are very kind and simple family and I didn't realise that I met them for very first time . Their way of welcomed touched my heart .

I clicked photo with them and their home .

Dadaji

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Heritage House

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House

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Ater that we did small hike to hills to enjoy the view of village from the top.

Top view

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Sunrays

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Then after we returned back to his home and spent some time with his family and prepared for dinner . We prepared a local food with them and enjoyed dinner together.

Food in making

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Host family

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Kids are love

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I captured memorable moments with them.
I still can't forget this happy faces.This kids were so happy and curious to know us . I felt like I am spending time with my own family.

Smile through heart

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Inocent face

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Shocked by his picture

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All smile

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After dinner we all seat to gether and enjoyed a bonfire in village style by sharing each other's story and life style. They offered a good place to sleep too.

Born fire

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Born fire

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Day 2

In the next morning we wokeup in the lap of nature with cool breeze and sound of birds in village . We witnessed to morning view of aravli mountains from his home . We took a small morning walk in village and chilled together and did authenticat rajasthani food in breakfast with thick buttermilk.

Good bye selfie

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Roaming in village

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With host

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Breakfast Time

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We returned to jaipur with bag full of happiness and good memory of host family . We became good friend now and always inspire each other to explore new places.

I started beliving again in "Atithi devo bhavah" concept and decided to welcome other travellers in my city and country.

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