Agritourism is the latest concept in the Indian tourism industry, which normally occurs on farms. It gives you the opportunity to experience the real enchanting and authentic contact with the rural life, taste the local genuine food and get familiar with the various farming tasks during the visit. It provides you the welcome escape from the daily hectic life in the peaceful rural environment. It gives you the chance to relax and revitalize in the in the pure natural environment, surrounded by magnificent setting. See the real India and have the experience of the lifetime on the farm stay holidays.
Well you must now be bored of visiting the hill stations and staying in the
first class Ac hotel room. And you might be looking for the change this
time. And to offer you the holidays with the difference agritourism is
definitely a good option.
To get that very special experience of the rural ambiance and to enjoy the
rural life, Indian tourism provides you the opportunity to stay right away
in the farms houses along with the other villagers and experience the
difference. Witness the unique lifestyle of the villagers. Learn about the
their age old traditions and culture, which they resume till date. Converse
with them and feel how warm hearted and simple they are. Along with them
spend time playing the pleasing rural games such as taash (cards)
and kho kho. Than there are interesting bull fight and wrestling matches
held on various occasions in the village. On the tour to the village what
attracts you the most is the colorful costumes of the villages. Womens are
seen wearing the ghagra choli (Skirt and top) or the saris. While
are men are donned up in the traditional kurtas and turbans.
Both men and women are usually seen wearing the various jewelery items.
Venturing into the agricultural farms :
Roam into the vast spreaded acres of agricultural lands along with the
group of villagers who can provide you the better insight of the
village. As you roam into the fields, feel the
smell of the India soil, which gives you the real flavor of India. Enchant
with the farmers working hard in the fields. Take the view of the bulls
ploughing the fields. The wells, other water bodies, mountains and forests
are the added attraction for the tourists.
Animal Rides :
Apart from all this, holidays on farms provides you the complete
entertainment. Ride on the bullock carts along with the villager's into the
agricultural fields. See them carrying fodder for animals into the buggies.
You can even take the camel ride to explore the village and the surrounding
Cow Milking :
Cow milking is real exciting activity, which can't be escaped. Practice the
art of cow milking from the villagers. Feed the cows with the fodder and
chapatis. See how the rural womens cook food on the chulas made of mud.
Taste the authentic rural cuisine and drink fresh milk of cow.
Rural art and craft :
Villages are expert in making the handicrafts, it is something which is
passed on from their one generation to the other. You can carry some of the
items back to the home as the momentum.
Village fairs and festivals :
You can also participate in the village seasonal harvest fair and
festivals. Onam, Baishaki and Pongal are some of the village most famous
harvest festivals. Than you can enjoy the traditional dance and music
performed by the villagers on such occasions. You are advised to respect the
local tradition and please do not take out the photographs without
permission as the villagers are quite conserve and orthodox.