Culture

Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay

Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay

A rural homestay in Salawas near Jodhpur

Twenty kilometers away from Jodhpur in the hamlet of Salawas, Chhotaram Prajapat’s homestay tries to help travellers experience life in rural Rajasthan. Accommodation is in attractive mud huts, embellished only with bright curtains and lovely handwoven dhurries. The food is appetising village fare. Trying your hand at the loom is encouraged. Camel and jeep safaris are arranged happily. And smiles and welcomes are aplenty.

Citrus County Farm Stay

Citrus County Farm Stay

A luxury tent amid a citrus plantation in Hoshiarpur, Punjab

Located in a working citrus orchard in rural Punjab, Citrus County aims to integrate luxury with a unique farm experience. A highlight of the experience is authentic Punjabi food using locally sourced ingredients.

The Festival of a Million Fireflies

The Festival of a Million Fireflies

Grassroutes

Where: Purushwadi, Maharashtra
When: Season is from May 26 to June 30
How long: 2 days
How much: Doubles from Rs 6,800

What to expect:

With onset of monsoons, millions of fireflies light up the forests and the
valley all around Purushwadi, Wanjulshet and the neighboring areas. This area is a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. A phenomena that will leave you awestruck. Over and above this, you can work at a farm, take a swim in the river, pluck jamuns and berries and play local games.

Village Walks – Sarayu Valley

Village Walks – Sarayu Valley

Connect with Himalaya

Where: Sarayu Valley, Kumaon
When: March 14 to 19
How long: 6 days
How much: Rs 39,000

What to expect:

A quintessential Kumaoni village comes with its own set of folk tales, unique views of the snow-covered peaks, its twist to the regional cuisine, personal meadows and much more. Things you will not experience unless you stay with them, eat with them and walk their paths. Short, easy walks will take you from one village to another as you accumulate stories and experiences. The stay will be comfortable and simple, food authentic and the smiles genuine.