Daspan is a small but fascinating town (more a collection of villages) in a remote part of south western Rajasthan. The only accommodation here is at the Castle Durjan Niwas, part of which remains the residence of the descendants of the local Thakurs, or landowners, who host their guests personally.

This unspoilt 19th century building has simple facilities but tremendous atmosphere and makes an ideal base for exploring rural India. The friendly inhabitants are happy to demonstrate the surprising range of skills and traditions still employed, such as pottery, shoe making and silversmith work.

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