The surreal taste of Punjab

Our getaways from Mumbai are truly experiences which teach us to live life, not by the ticking clock but by the magical  “compass”.Take a breather, and breathe in the beatitude travel has to offer, discover new destinations on every trip!

Punjab …the land that’s blessed with the waters of the five rivers of the Himalayas, the land of the farmers and fields and the land that’s carpeted with yellow mustard flowers in Winter. The tranquility of countryside and farm fresh air and food beckons you here to feel the stresses of city life ebb away.

Fancy hotels in Amritsar city really don’t compare to the off the grid farm stays that you should rather choose around in the countryside. Nature enthusiasts won’t ever move their gaze away from the vast expanse of greenery that surrounds as you relax in the patio of a mud cottage here. The rustic charm of country lifestyle is the flavour to savour here, each cottage and the common lounge area is so tastefully decorated.

Experience a world of a difference in the the taste of the food here. The garden-fresh vegetables, the pure milk and every morsel you sample is made using wholesome ingredients. There is an unmistakable taste of freshness in every mouthful. And when all that is served to you on a charpai in the verandah of the mud huts, the makke ki roti, sarson ka saag and rajma chawal is one glorious meal (Or “sone pe suhaga” as they say)

Each new day undoubtedly brings still more beautiful things ! The morning mist over the fields and the crisp air is invigorating. Take a stroll of cylce through the village. As the rays of the sun make their way through the clouds, turning the yellow flowers golden and the clucking hens welcome you to explore their domain. Watch the milkman milk the cows at the local dairy, the source of all the cream,butter and ghee that is the pièce de résistance of the food here. Head back for a heavenly breakfast of aloo methi parathas topped with blobs of butter, yoghurt and turnip carrot pickles ……with a view to kill !

These holidays are for you to relax, put your feet up and sip some chai from a kulhad…read a book, write a poem, play board games or cards,  do anything and everything that your heart fancies…

The only reason to leave this bliss would be to visit the peaceful  Golden temple. We also loved the foodie trail to the heart of Amritsar particularly around the Golden temple and Phulkari markets. The food in the communal kitchen or langar is simple yet pure ambrosia, especially the sheera that melts in your mouth, oozing ghee  The contenders for the “best Amritsari Kulcha” and Chole here are so many , its hard to make a choice. A bread that tingles all senses but it must crackle to perfection as well. Wash it down with a big glass of lassi. Don’t forget to pack  some desi ghee sweets to take back home and some authentic Chole masala too.

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    1. Hello… Details are as follows

       We are pleased to offer you as below:

       

                                                 PUNJAB FARM TOUR PACKAGE

                                                     (3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS)

       

      Category of Hotel         –                          Price in INR for per person on twin sharing basis

       

      Farm Stay                                                 19, 500/- + 9% Govt Service Tax. Per person
      For 4 persons package

       

       

      Hotels for the Tour:

       

      Destination     –                  Farm Stay

       

      Amritsar            –         Farmers Villa 

      Gurdaspur        –          Punjabiyat

       

       

      Prices Include:

       

      •       Accommodation as per itinerary

      •       Daily Breakfast 

      •       Air-conditioned INNOVA Car  for the Tour as per itinerary

      •       Sightseeing tour as mentioned in the itinerary

      •       Arrival and departure as per itinerary

       

      Prices do not include:

      •       Any monument entrances, camera fees etc.

      •       Personal expenses such as tips; telephone, laundry, medical bills

      and/or alcoholic beverages

      •       Guide / Escort

      •       Any other items not specified above

      •       Government Service Tax

       

      Itinerary

      Day 01 Amritsar – Gurdaspur

       

      Arrival amritsar Airport, meet and Greet and transfer to Gurdaspur, Check in the farm stay Punjabiyat, Overnight stat at Gurdaspur.

      Day 02: Punjabiyet Gurdaspur

      After breakfast the day is for local activities at farm, Overnight at Gurdaspur

       

      Day 03 – Gurdaspur – Amritsar

      After Breakfast checkout from Panjabiyet and drive to Amritsar, checkin Farmers Villa,  After  freshup  visit Golden Temple- the most important sikh shrine which is also called Mecca for the Sikhs is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs.Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- where, on April 13, 1919, British and Gurkha soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. , Evening visit Indo-Pak Attari-Wagah Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari-Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause. Return to Farmers Villa . Overnight stay

      Day 04: Explore Village
      After breakfast, Visit Amritsar’s Local Village near Farmer’s Villa and Interact with Village People, Take a ride of Tractor across streams, Take a walking tour of the Vegetable farm, Stroll among Onion, Potato, Carrot, Radish, Green Peas, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Brinjal, Capsicum or Other Seasonal Vegetables, Take a trip to a dairy farm and Milking cows & buffaloes, Pluck fresh vegetable from the farm and learn how to cook the same , Luch and Proceed for Amritsar Airport to catch your flight for your onward journey with lovely memories to be cherished. 

      We trust above is in order, please feel free to call on 8169907849 for more details

      How many persons, when would you be interested in going?

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