A farmstay in the jungles of Karnataka, the Hermitage is an easy 45km from Belgaum but the last few kilometres lead through a deserted dirt road with no mobile network. But you don't have to meditate through your holiday. There are many things to keep you engaged -- go for nature walks, visit the farms or villages, try your hands at pottery, farming or just relax with a swim at the neighbour's farm.
Traveller & Storyteller
A traveller by choice, photographer by interest and writer by desire! I travelled my way across India to write more than a dozen scripts for the AudioCompass Walking Tours App India & PocketGuide, been published in National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet India, Indian Express, The Alternative, etc and write some more at <a href="http://merrytogoaround.com/" rel="nofollow">merrytogoaround.com </a>. <br> <br> In a dedicated relationship with chocolate, books, my husband and lower case, though not sure about the order of preference!
With growing violence against women in India loud voices are back saying she should remain indoors. I wondered if our society is regressing to the 1700s. Surely, there is another way to keep a woman safe than to imprison her behind a purdah and jharokhas?
19/12/2014 7:57 AM IST
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