We often come across fantastic curations of various kinds, be it things to do, places to go, activities to be a part of, so on and so forth. It only seemed fair to give a shout out to our favourites too! So watch this space, as we share our recommendations!
Our very first curation is on our favourite FARM STAY options for Weekend Getaways from Bangalore (presented in no particular order).
The farm located deep in the pristine western ghats in Sakleshpura, is a certified- organic natural farm. They offer an immersive experience of life on a natural farm, laced with clean fun and adventure, and healthy-wholesome and delicious plant-based vegan/WFPB food.
BCC Tip: Join for the “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” workshop.
Merwin Fernandes: +91 98452 12702
Govardhan: +91 89192 17027 or +91 94910 38011
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Prakruti has evolved into a natural farm over the years by adapting to Permaculture farming techniques. You get to experience farm life with a high diversity food forest of fruits, herbs, medicinal plants along with animal livestock and an apiary (bee keeping).
BCC Tip: Don’t miss the millet based goodies from Forgotten Foods.
Raja Varun: +91 97399 13996
Nethra: +91 98863 30507
VARANASHI ORGANIC FARMS
Minimal footprint stay, in a centuries old Regenerative farm located in the foothills of Western ghats. Experience farm to table certified organic local cuisine and take part in adventures and farming. You can even sign up to volunteer at the farm. Learn all about regenerative farming from the OG's: the Varanashi family.
BCC Tip: Their tree-house is a true delight, apart from the cacao goodies.
+91 94822 13019
THE LILAC FARM
The Lilac Farm is an organic farm stay located an hour away from Bangalore city. It is the perfect escape to experience consciousness and to rejuvenate in the lap of nature. They serve the purest of foods carefully handpicked and made with a lot of love. All their meals are 100% cruelty free, organic and seasonal. Other engaging activities include mud pool, natural pool, stargazing and more!
BCC Tip: Do not miss the mud pool, nor their Onam lunch.
DEE MANDALA FARMS: HOOPINKAI’S FARM RETREAT
Hoop-in-kai's Farm Retreat is just 1.5 hours away from north Bangalore, located at Dee Mandala Farms. With access to over 100 acres of space, guests often go on long walks, take dips in the rainwater harvesting lake and come back for a night of BBQ and bonfire.
BCC Tip: Make sure you play with the doggos there!
Yamini Gowda: +91 99702 56379
Chempotty Estate is spread over 22-acres of land near the Kabini river, in close proximity to the Nugu Reservoir and the Bandipur National Park. Thankachan Chempotty transformed this land to a fully organic farm over a period of almost 20 years. They are now pioneers for organic cacao and its value added products. Various species of Central and South American fruits have been introduced at the estate like Barbados Cherry, Noni, Surinam Cherry, Soursop along with many native species. Chempotty Estate welcomes visitors/students/chefs to experience its unique farming practices!
BCC Tip: Best for a day trip, do visit during the Cacao Harvest Festival!