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Anupriya Bedi Mar 10 2014

Which are the best farmstays in India?

Debangana Sen Mar 11 2014
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Farmstays in India are presently quite 'in' these day. More and more travellers wishing to experience the rustic farm life are reverting to farmstay options, where they get to live on a real farm and can get involved with its running if they like. These offer a breath of fresh air (literally) and a nice break from the hectic routine. The more discriminating travellers have now started opting for Organic Hotels or Organic farmstays in India. Here are a few that you might consider.


Tathagata Farms

Photo of the farm (by Official Website)

Observe farming techniques in this untouched land with dense woods, lofty mountains and gushing waterfalls. The Tathagata Farms lies on the idyllic landscape of a tea estate in Darjeeling, from where you get the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. The farm grows many spices like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper etc. apart from tea, oranges and vegetables. Visitors can choose to stay in quaint little huts, cabins or even tents.

USP: stay in the midst of a rolling tea estate, guided village walks, lush greenery

Location: Aap Botay, Mineral Spring, Darjeeling
Telephone: +91-99320-21569 / 97758-09299


Himalayan Farm Project


Photo taken at the farm (by Official Website)


This is an experiment in sustainable life practices . You are taught to recycle, use sustainable resources and take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The Himalayan Farm Project is more than an organic farmstay in India. In here you will learn old tricks and new things that will bring you closer to your surroundings. This project is sponsored by the Garden Project San Francisco.
USP: Free stay, active role in nature conservation

Location: Dogaon, Uttarakhand, India
Telephone: +91- 99977-05908



Saharia Organic Resort

Photo of a hut accommodation at the farm (by Official Website)

One of the lesser known farmstays in India, the Sahara organic Resort is located amidst a mini forest in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, near Jaipur. The resort aims to promote organic farming and eco-friendly methods of farming in order to teach the surrounding villages the benefits of sustainable agriculture. They have recently started the farmstay option to spread the word.
USP: Stay in huts, affordable, experience the rural lifestyle

Location: Village Maheshpura, NH 11, Surya Vatika Road, on Jaipur Chomu Road, Rajasthan
Telephone: +91-94350-31097/ 99830-92263/ 94350-31101


Acres Wild


Photo of organic cheese made at the farm (by Official Website)

This is a family run organic cheese making farm in Coonoor region, more like an Indian homestay cum Bed & Breakfast. Probably one of a kind in India, this farm encourages a holistic and eco friendly lifestyle. They grow their own food organically and welcome visitors to experience their farming practices.
USP: Learn the art of cheese making, a cottage stay surrounded by the beauty of Coonoor.

Location: 571, Upper Meanjee Estate, Kannimariamman Kovil Street, Coonoor
Telephone: +91-94432-32621 (Mansoor Khan)


Dana Pani



Photo of the farm (by Official Website)

Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas overlooking the Kosi valley, the farm is ideally located between the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the forests of Almora region. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown here and sold off in the surrounding villages. Carnations are also grown here for commercial purposes. This farm is a great place for wildlife observation as well.
USP: A wide varety of enjoyable activities available here (trekking, bicycle excursions, cooking classes, jungle yoga, elephant training and loads more)

Location: Dana Pani, Kumaon, Uttarakhand
Telephone: +91-97192-43939 (Sumanta Ghosh)



Dewalokam


Photo taken at the farm (by Official Facebook page)


Another farmstay in India that is worth considering. Staying at Dewalokam is a wonderful way to get close to nature. Located in Kochi, Dewalokam is a small piece of heaven. This working farm also supports organic and eco-friendly practices through and through. Solar heaters are used for heating purposes, fruits and vegetables are grown on home-made compost, farm animals are fed on natural organic feed and methane gas from cow compost is used for cooking.

USP: Warm hospitality, traditional Keralite cuisine, lots of activities and things to do (spice plantation walks, bicycle rides, cooking classes, bamboo rafting, sightseeing etc)


Location: Dewalokam, near Kochi Airport, Kochi, Kerala

Telephone: +91-4862-264071/91-9387535321

So these were some of the best farmstays in India. Head over



If you are thinking of a break from city life and are looking for a vacation with a difference, these were some of the best farmstays in India for you to choose from. Let us know what you think.

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Sanket Patel Aug 21 2014
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karuna farms near kodaikanal. lovely silent forest place
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