Farmers India

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BEST SEASON

Grade

Soft - Moderate

Duration

10 days

775 $ / Person

Minimum 15 – 20 Persons

PLACES COVERED: Delhi, Agra, Corbett, Himalyan Village Farm, Rishikesh, Haridwar
 

FOCUS: Educational cum Recreational tour
 

HIGHLIGHTS: Organic Farming Trip, World wonder Taj Mahal, White Water rafting, Camping, Textile manufacturers’ Hub, Tiger Safaris, Train Rides & much more
 

OVERVIEW
India is a kaleidoscope of culture, heritage, history & its people. A destination so diverse & intricately woven in its customs, traditions & colors that even a lifetime is too less to explore this magical country in its entirety. On this student & teacher special group, our endeavor is to showcase the real/rural India in its various avatars to you. From how the people do farming to what & how they cook; Rafting on the sacred river Ganges, to even camping by its banks, from tiger safaris in the Corbett reserve to textile manufacturing in its lanes, India is bound to cast a spell of magic on you on this trip with us at Banjaaray. Get ready.

Mobile: +91 9899238167

Mail: info@banjaaray.com

MAJOR INCLUSIONS

  • TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED YES
  • BREAKFAST INCLUDED YES
  • ALL MONUMENTS TICKETS YES
  • HOTELS 4 / 5 STAR INCLUDED YES
  • GUIDE / ESCORT INCLUDED YES

DAY WISE ITINERARY

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI

You arrive in Delhi today. We shall receive you at the airport exit, assist you to the waiting coach outside & transfer you to your hotel in the city. After checking in, you freshen up; relax a while before embarking on the Old city tour. You go on a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk seeing typical Indian market scene and the oldest spice bazaar. Later you visit Raj Ghat, the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation.
Return to your hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the evening shall be at leisure.
Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Dinner

DAY 02 DELHI – AGRA (Highlights: Textile Town, Metro Ride)

Today after breakfast, you visit Gandhi Nagar, a predominantly small scale textile manufacturing market place, one of the largest in Asia with mushrooming outlets in its lanes, by lanes & open markets.

Later ride a metro for a short distance to the Botanical gardens close by & get a feel of Delhi’s efficient & clean Metro services despite millions travelling each day. Alight down here & board your air conditioned coaches for Agra driving on the Expressway. Upon reaching you check in your hotel. Evening is at leisure.
About Textile/Garment Hub:
Gandhi Nagar is a commercial-cum-residential area in the East of the metropolis capital Delhi. It is known to most as the Asia’s biggest ready made garments/textile market. You can see a large number of shops & factories in its lanes & market place manufacturing & selling readymade garments at a frantic pace.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 03 AGRA - DELHI - RAMNAGAR(CORBETT) (Bus journey of 4 hrs; overnight train of 6- 7 hrs)<br />

Early morning at dawn, you shall see the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan; Taj is his glowing tribute to his lady love Mumtaz Mahal. The most complete and perfect of the wonders of the world; Taj was built in 1652 & took 22 years and 20,000 skilled artisans to complete.

Have breakfast at the hotel before you pack up & visit the Agra Fort (shall depend on availability of time). This fort lies across the river Yamuna. It was here that Aurangzeb, the third son of Shah Jahan, kept his father under house arrest till he breathed his last. One can get a fantastic view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower at the fort.

Continue in your air conditioned bus to Delhi on the expressway. On arrival in Delhi you stop for dinner in one of the restaurant closer to Delhi Railway station before boarding the overnight train to Ramnagar (Corbett).

Overnight on board the Ramnagar Train;
Meals provided: Breakfast, Afternoon Snacks/Packed lunch, Dinner

DAY 04 RAMNAGAR - CORBETT (30 MINUTES DRIVE TO THE PARK).

You arrive early morning at Ramnagar railway station. After disembarking, you shall move out to the waiting coach & thereafter drive to your retreat/Lodges at the Corbett reserve. Afternoon Safari is on the cards today. (Remarks:- Check in time at the hotel will be at 12 O’clock noon)
Hotel/Resort: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Corbett National Park
CNP is the largest Tiger Populated Reserve in the World & incidentally the first national park of India established in the year 1936. Named as Hailey National Park but got rechristened as the Corbett National Park in 1957 in the memory of Late Jim Corbett the great naturalist & eminent conservationist.

The Tiger is obviously the biggest attraction of this park. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear, hog, Sambar deer and fox. The park has more than 300 species of birds. The common birds seen here are ducks, snipe egrets, herons, spotted eagle, harrier, woodpecker, darter, cormorants and thrushes.

DAY 05 CORBETT – HIMALYAN ORGANIC FARM (3- 4 HRS DRIVE, followed by 30 MINUTES OF DOWN HILL WALK TO THE FARM)

Early morning tiger safari in Corbett National Park; Back hotel for breakfast and drive to the picturesque Uttarakhand village for a firsthand experience of organic farming in India. The drive of approx 3-4 hrs shall open itself to verdant greens, zig zag roads, thick foliage, and Pine & cedar forests. Gushing water streams before reaching this scenic village. You check in your hotel in Nainital. Later leave for the educational tour of the farm understanding various nuances of farming techniques in its course.

Silent Valley Himalayan Farm
The silent valley farm is an upcoming organic farm, a creative platform for learning by experience, a center for ecological awareness, and a space for cherishing Mother Earth. The Himalayan Farm Project is an attempt to demonstrate sustainable living in practice, to develop a way of growing food with a combination of ecological understanding and indigenous knowledge, and to bring people together for an exchange of ideas and practices that ensure sustainability and well-being.

We believe in a holistic mode of learning that promotes understanding and cherishing our place as a part of the greater Earth Community of soil, water, air, plants, animals, forests, and all life forms and peoples. We offer our space and resources for anybody who wants to teach, share and educate students, farmers, consumers, or children about the many challenges facing the planet today- and what each of us can do to make a difference. Our interests and intended activities range from forest exploration walks to preserving agricultural biodiversity, from eco-camps for children to perm culture design courses, from fostering an enthusiasm for the Himalayas to creating awareness about food and farming issues amongst consumers.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 06 NAINITAL (Visit to the Himalayan Farm Project)

It is common knowledge that with the change in seasons the crops, the fruit bearing, the pollinators that fly, the birds that sing, everything changes. That is the cycle of Nature. Here is a small account of farm activities in Spring that when you plan to visit.
• Planting summer vegetables in the garden: Varieties of brinjal, tomato, chillies, capsicum, raddish, squash, pumpkin, cucumber, lettuce, and many more.
• Harvesting winter crop of varieties of wheat, barley, masoor dal, garlic, onion, and more
• Sowing spring crop of maize
• Making fire lines for managing summer forest fires
• Making lots of compost
• Taking care of mud buildings: Plastering, flooring with clay.
• Planting turmeric, ginger, taro gaderi
• Preparing fields for sowing monsoon crops
• Preparing for the rains
• Harvesting the spring maize crop

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 07 PROJECT SITE - RISHIKESH (275 KMS, 6- 7 hrs)

Today you leave the Camp for Rishikesh, upon reaching, you check in your camps by the riverside close to the nature. Relax for the rest of the evening
Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 08 RISHIKESH SIGHTSEEING (White Water rafting, Nature Walking)

Today you shall dabble in a bit of adventure by way of white water rafting in the Ganges. Early morning you wake up to a refreshing cup of Tea/coffee. Laze around & after breakfast; get geared up with a safety briefing for the fun rafting trip from the camp to Shivpuri or a little beyond depending on how comfortable & confident you are on rapids. Drive back to the camp.

In the afternoon you take a fascinating excursion to Brahmapuri Ashram, a community of sadhus (ascetics) who live and meditate along the banks of the Ganges River. You’ll have the chance to interact with some of the sadhus as you visit the cave temples they meditate in. From here you will cross the Ganges via the pedestrian suspension bridge to the left bank. The scene is surrealistic, with scampering monkeys, multi-storey temples, and Hindu pilgrims. You’ll stop for a cup of tea and cakes in a small café to revel in the atmosphere. You’ll then commence an afternoon walk along the river, amidst orchards and herb gardens to the Swarg Ashram, to witness the spectacular sunset Aarti, a daily prayer ceremony on the river bank, where scores of yellow-clad pupils of the ashram pray together. The chanting of mantras and the setting sun make for a moving experience. Priests then place leaf boats loaded with flowers and candles into the river.

Return for overnight stay here.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9 RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR - DELHI (40 minutes by road to Haridwar, Train Journey of 4- 5 hrs) by Train Dehradun Shatabdi Express (12018) departs from Haridwar at 18:15 hrs and arrives New Delhi at 22:45 hrs same day

You leave the holy town in the morning for Delhi. En route you stop by Haridwar (another of important Hindu religious places). Here you can see the Ganges in its full might & hundreds of devotes flocking on its Ghats either taking a holy dip or performing rituals. Later Board the evening train to reach Delhi by night time. Check in your hotel.
Hotel; TBAl
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10 DELHI – DEPARTURE for Home Country

You shall check out from the hotel after breakfast. The company representative shall see you off at the airport wishing you a safe flight back home. That ends the tour. Hope you enjoyed traveling with us. Wish you Sweet memories.

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