Village Jewel Museum & Lodge


Stay At This Eco-Lodge & Check Out The Jewellery Museum Just 30 Minutes Away From The City

Rene posted on 7th February

Ten Second Takeaway

Just 20 minutes off the Gurgaon-Faridabad Highway, Village Jewel Museum and Eco-Lodge lets you experience quiet village life, and has a dedicated museum space that houses tribal jewellery pieces collected over 35 long years.

Every Storey Worth Telling

After discovering an adventure haven in Mangar, we set out to find something that would appeal to anyone who likes a bit of the outdoors, a bit of art and a little of something that’s still undiscovered.

The project is the labour of love belonging to Kalakar Trust, that beautifully combines Mangar village’s scenic location and proximity to the city. The ground floor has the museum, where you can enjoy a mini-date with Indian heritage and admire tribal jewellery from different parts of India. This painstakingly curated collection bears a telling stamp of the makers and has stories of local traditions that would otherwise have been lost to the world.

What A Gem Of A Place

Checked out the museum? Spend the night at The Village Jewel Eco-Lodge that’s 80 percent run on solar energy, and has six rooms with charpoys, bucket baths and an unmistakable village-like feel. Its charming ambience and affordable pricing has turned it into an artist retreat of sorts, where visitors can opt for a host of regular workshops.

In short, a trip here’s bound to be action-packed. There’s often yoga in the morning and puppet making, folk dance and dhol workshops to give it that authentic feel.

What’s more, you’ll see a long stretch of watercolour paintings depicting the life of Katputli Colony slum and a sweeping view of the Aravallis and the surrounding greenery {just so much art and peace enveloping you in a warm embrace}.

So, We're Saying...

Mangar village-dwellers claim that their village is almost 700-years-old which definitely makes the place worth a visit. Just so you know, it’s great value for money {INR 1,800 per person including three meals and a snack per person for a night at the eco-lodge}. Yes, we saved the best for the last.

Find all the info here.

Village Jewel Museum & Lodge