Combining luxurious facilities with rustic activities like bullock cart rides, trips to the fields and milking cows an Indian farmstay holiday provides an unforgettable holiday experience.
Citrus County homestay is located in a picturesque village in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. This ancestral property offers four lovely guest rooms and six luxury tents with five star amenities. French windows in each room let nature inside while the homestay’s serene lawns enhance the experience of being in the midst of nature. The homestay’s lounge, Orange Twist and their Citrus Café are great places to unwind after a swim in their pool, exciting jungle safaris, village tours, shopping or fruit picking. In the evening families can bond over indoor games like table tennis, chess or carom, or enjoy cultural entertainment organized on request.
A five hour drive from Delhi will lead you to one of the most enchanting farmstays in India, The Homestead. The home is ideally located for a weekend getaway from the capital as it near Jim Corbett National Park but far enough to avoid the ill-effects of the region’s rampant commercialization. The homestay is set in a 150 acre property where golden harvests, rich sugarcane, juicy litchis and countless other fruits and plants flourish. Other than peace and natural beauty, the homestay offers many unparalleled luxuries like a private gym and a newly built spa, which is complete with a reflexology infinity pool, a Jacuzzi and a Turkish hamaam. A relaxing massage room will soon serve as the perfect accompaniment to the homestay’s spa experience. The homestay also has a lovely tree house for children to keep themselves occupied and a sandpit to build castes in.
Camp Corbett was the very first resort to realize the potential of Jim Corbett National Park and help visitors discover its wonders. The pioneering homestay is spread in over 4 acres of lush vegetation and boasts of eight exquisite cottages. The large common area with a crackling fireplace allows the wilderness to interact with the visitors. To preserve the region’s fragile ecosystem, the walls are made of mud. Cow-dung is used as an eco-friendly mosquito repellant and natural insulation. Fresh and organic cereal, fruits and vegetables are served to guests.
A trip to the mystical Bore River, which has been declared as a heritage site by the government is a must. Mountain biking, horse riding, treks and safaris can be organized to indulge your adventurous side while age-old indoor games like carom, playing cards, bingo etc. can be enjoyed by all. For a more sporty experience a few rounds of badminton, basketball or volleyball should do the trick. Extended stays at the homestay are popular with avid naturalists, birdwatchers, Tiger and Elephant trackers, who deeply appreciate the wealth of knowledge possessed by the owners.
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