Would you like to enjoy an authentic experience of rural life amid fresh country air, while you pluck vegetables from fields, go on bullock cart rides or horse rides? Are you nodding your head in excitement? In that case, let us introduce you to farmstays. There are many unique farmstays in India where you can actually stay on a farm, close to nature and enjoy all kinds of farm activities.

1. The Goat Village, Uttarakhand

After a flight to Dehradun, hop on a cab to reach one of the top farm stays in India, The Goat Village in Uttarakhand. Here you can have a relaxing weekend amidst the majestic hills and quaint surroundings. You can book one of its cottages where you will be provided with all the basic amenities. They offer 10 Garhwali cottages offering scenic mountain views, making the guests feel closer to nature. Within the farm stay premises, they have two common/dining areas and a kitchen that gets lit up by renewable solar energy during the night. The rest of the space doesn’t have electricity and gets lit up by candles and kerosene lamps in the evenings.

2. Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat, Kerala

Dewalokam is a Homestay, a B&B, and a Specialty Lodging all merged into one, in an organic farm, in the deep interiors of Kerala. You are surrounded on all sides by the bountiful nature, and the atmosphere is filled with birdsongs and the sound of water rippling in the river. It is a unique place with no parallels. The river front property, enveloped by the rain forests of Kerala, produces milk and honey, fruits and vegetables, eggs and meat all in a truly organic way. The food, accommodation and the environment make it a true paradise. They offer Yoga, Ayurveda and Cooking Packages.

3. The Country Retreat Farmstay, Rajasthan

Spread over a whopping 130 acres of lush farmland, the retreat makes for a perfect luxurious accommodation, offering luxury in the aristocratic settings co-matching the rustic beauty of countryside of the Godwad region of Rajasthan. Away from the chaos of city, away from exhausting duties and closer to nature’s laps, you get to spend the day at peace & fun simultaneously. This farm-stay experience is the ideal break to experience the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. The unpolluted surroundings allow you to relax and rejuvenate in the true sense of the term…The real meaning of peace is best experienced at this tranquil getaway. Fill your life with experiences because in the end all you have is memories. The Country Retreat Farmstay has a complete package to offer you as an experience which you can’t even gather after travelling the whole Rajasthan. It has a small yet complete world in it. Talking about the different kind of experiences & activities, one can do a lot at the Farm or choose between different excursions that we offer.

4. Maachli Farmstay, Maharastra

Located in the beautiful Konkan area on the Goa – Vengurle – Malvan – Mumbai coastal highway. Our elegant cottages are on “The Historic Lands of Marathas” which include the Sindhudurg and Vijaydurg sea forts, verdant land of coconut & beetle‐nut groves and spices and Mango trees. Our cottage, built up in eco-friendly environment offer you setting for an especially memorable Konkan vacation getaway. The Cottages are conceptualized as Maachli which is traditional term for huts made on heights by farmers to safeguard the crop and water it. The Cottages are located in the beautiful village Parule.

5. Enchanted Forest Farm, Sikkim

If you are looking for a rustic farm experience away from the madding crowd, Enchanted Forest Farm is the place to be. It is an 18-acre forest farmstay, located in Parbing(Ranka), a scenic village near Gangtok, Sikkim. It is a quiet and non-touristy getaway for those offbeat travellers and wanderers. It is a working farm with accommodation for guests. Guests are welcomed into the farm by the singing of birds and the sound of the enchanting waterfall nearby and of course – an invigorating fresh mountain air. The farm provides guests with a serene ambience so that they can soak in its calmness and unwind.  It is a perfect place for nature lovers who want a tranquil stay away from the hustle-bustle yet not so far from the town. You can see Gangtok town in all its glory as well as the lush green forest amongst the rolling Himalayan mountains that dots the landscape. As it is a forest farm, you get to see a lot of things happening here. We have an organic farm and therefore, we grow our own food. In that way, we are pretty much self-sufficient. Enchanted Forest farm provides guests with the right ambience for relaxation and fun.

6. Destiny – The Farm Resort, Ooty

Established between two enchantingly verdant hills, and a pristine lake, Destiny allows you to be you, whether to fill your days with unending adventures, or with blissful seclusion. Just 25km from Ooty, in the Nilgiri biosphere, the spellbinding panoramic views are rivalled only by the sheer eagerness to welcome your family (pets included), into its sprawling property. All 35 of our country-style rooms, replete with wooden flooring and cosy throw rugs convey four subtle themes – Planet Savers, Great Explorers, Wild West and Men of Nature. Each a salutation to pioneers like Rachel Carson, Marco Polo, Buffalo Bill and Charles Darwin – stalwarts who have courageously redefined life on planet Earth. Agricultural tours, horse riding and camping can be arranged by staff at the tour desk. Volleyball and table tennis facilities are available. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. A selection of European, Indian and Chinese dishes are offered in the hotel’s dining area. Guests can also select vegetables from the hotel’s farm and have it cooked with their meals.


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