It is a matter of great pride that Indian states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan and states in Southern India have been able to save and promote their Heritage. As a consequence, tourism got a major boost in these states. However, Bengal had to go through a lot of socio-political changes (good or bad, is a matter of debate) and as a result its primary interest was not around saving our promoting heritage. However, Bengal is rapidly once again changing, along with India, trying to find its identity. In such a dynamic playing field, experiencing heritage has to be within the four corners of the eco-system of rural Bengal. Anything beyond the corners, would be artificial and not off-the-region.
Rustic when used as a highlighted adjective is to highlight the rustic environment (the cows on the road, the dirt on the sides of the road), the rustic structures (the dilapidated palaces, the broken down temples and mosques), the rustic furniture, the rustic neighbourhood (food vendors selling on the road, locals bathing in the public water jetty), the rustic boats (boats made out of bamboos used in everyday transportation). However, all of them have one thing in common, they all are trying their best to please their guests in their own manner with their utmost genuineness in their most authentic manner. That’s what makes the experience so special and unique.