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.
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.
Where: Purushwadi, Maharashtra When: Season is from May 26 to June 30 How long: 2 days How much: Doubles from Rs 6,800
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.
Connect with Himalaya
Where: Sarayu Valley, Kumaon When: March 14 to 19 How long: 6 days How much: Rs 39,000
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.