Van Vadi, a 64-acre forest farm (as the owners like to call it), on the foothills of Sahyadri, offers a complete rustic experience. That's why it attracts a lot of urban dwellers who come to be one with nature, away from their daily chaotic life.
It has no electricity, piped water, mobile network, or fancy cottages, simply bamboo huts and mats to sleep on. The land, which was bought 14 years ago with a contribution from around two dozen people, is covered by 80% of dense forest and has organically grown vegetables.
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