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I am a House wife, We are the priest family of the world famous karnimata temple of rats in Deshnoke, Bikaner of Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India.
This six centuries old unique temple is dedicated to Goddess Karni, the incarnation of power (Goddess of sect of power). We are the decendents of the Goddess. We derive our family name from the Goddess's husband Depa.
Interestingly the temple is full of rats, spiritual ferver and unparalled beauty of sclupture. It has a beautiful museum where big pictures depicting the wholesome philosophy of the temple is displayed.
Temple of Rats has been the center of tourist attraction from all over the world. It has been featured by different media outlets around the world.
It is also a research center for students and scholars from all over the world.The temple is visited by over eighty thousand foreign tourists every year. It's an attraction mentioned by Trip advisor.
My Husband Babu is the author of a book on the temple. Presently he is working on others languages versions of the book.
We have Camel/Desert safari as our family business.
We have a Stable/ Desert Organic Farm/Ranch deep inside the desert.
We are surrounded by camel Highways leading to some of the finest Dunes/Desert of Thar where people breed camels for selling. We are intended to form a co-operative society of these camelmen.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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Witness the Discovery & National Geographic Channel-acclaimed Karnimata temple of Rats.
In their free time, volunteers have the opportunity to learn Indian cooking in my kitchen, learn about our local culture and customs, learn to do Henna, join me in my family shopping in city of Bikaner, learn Hindi and learn cow milking with me if they wish.
You can join our social getherings and even can attend Hindu weddings with us.
Our nearby city of Bikaner(20 Miles), a million populated, historical city, situated on ancient Silk route fr China to Arebia, presently known as 'a city of one thousand Hawelies(heritage architecture)' has many forts, oasis and so many other beautiful sites and activities worth visiting where we would love to take you to...
-Bikaner is the best market of sweets in India, it is really a heaven for sweet lovers. It has a very interesting spice mart where you can buy real Dargiling tea and safron etc.
-The National Camel Research Centre where you can even try camel milk ice cream !
-The Ayurvedic health care centre in Dehnoke.
-The opportunity to go on a camel safari for free.
-Bikaner has a uniqe 'Ladies market' you can buy very good cloths here.
-Opportunity for Espanola/Francaise students to practice conversational English.
-By helping you can learn/develop/practice many useful skills like cow milking, animal care, painting house, construction & plumber work etc.
-help in family chores, help with our two children -help in kitchen
-help in our camel/desert safari business
-help on our book for other languages
-help in our home dairy (domestic cows)
-help in our Stable/Desert organic Farm/Ranch.
-helping camelmen like educational help etc.
This host offers a language exchange
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A private room in our home so that you have the unique opportunity to come to know a true local famly or option to stay in farm.
Three meals a day (Desert grown organic food, camel milk & mangoes-they are part of our every day food)
Volunteers are more than welcome to cook their own cuisine in our kitchen.
Access to washing machine and unlimited Wi-Fi
Deshnoke is a leading spiritual centre (Pilgrimage) of India, there are more temples than no. of houses, there are more Gods/Goddesses than people and there are more festivals in a yr. than 365 so volunteers always have opportunities to be the part of all these.
Deshnoke is connected directly with Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra, Amritsar and rest of the country by train/ bus & air (Bikaner) network.
We are an all women's premier workaway.
Remember to bring your student card to avail concession at monuments.
next STAR ATTRACTION
- Second largest Festival of India... festival of colors 'HOLI' will be celebrated on March 9th. Celebrate the two days long festival Indian way with a local family.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
maximum 20 hours per week. 2 days off
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