After a while, living in the city can get to you. There's only so much traffic, pollution and crowds you can take. What do you do then? Here's a solution: leave the city behind and head for the countryside! Away from the noise and frenzy of the urban jungle, you can experience life at a slower, albeit more soothing pace. And the best way to do this is by spending time with the locals, sharing their joys, and learning from them. A holiday in an authentic Indian village lets you enjoy the simpler things in life. Here's a list of the best ways to make the most of a rustic holiday.
Live like a local
Experience village life first-hand by living with a local family. Enjoy the gastronomic delights of traditional home-cooked meals that have been cooked over a wood fire.
Get your hands dirty
Spend a few days tending to the fields and you will have deeper respect for farmers. This rustic experience may soil your hands, but it will nourish your soul.
Reconnect with your inner child
Village life presents numerous opportunities to have some fun. Scamper up fruit trees or join the local kids for a quick game of cricket.
Look to the skies
Rural areas allow you to discover the joy of birdwatching. Train your binoculars to the branches and rocks around a village and you just might spot a rare sight.
Go back to your roots
Explore the surrounding areas and learn about local medicinal plants or wild vegetables. You could also learn about rustic crafts such as grinding and de-husking rice.
Take a break from city life and go green with Vodafone Farmer BnB™ - an initiative by Vodafone KisaanMitr in association with Grassroutes, that invites urbanites to visit a village over a weekend and help a farmer.