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Baramati Agri Tourism

Baramati Agri Tourism

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BORED with the usual holiday where you land up on beaches and hill stations teeming with people? Tired of crammed hotel rooms and eating the usual fare? 
Instead, try
agri-tourism
for the out-of-the-box experience.Where you can actually hear your own breathing and listen to chirping of birds…This is one of the fasted growing tourism activities. Indians and International visitors are verymuch interested in knowing the history of the India, since most of the people come from anagricultural ancestry, they would want to know what their fore fathers did for a living. This is greatopportunity to get back to the rural roots. Come...Discover the true culture... Agriculture in ruralIndia
 Agri Tourism offer edutainment 
farm tours in Malegaon Village, where guests would be giveninformation about the cultivation of grapes, sugarcane, pomegranate, guava, mango, chikkoo,Custard apple, coconut, lime, banana, amla, jackfruit, anjeer, and many more fruits plantation,there will be visit to dairy farm, milk collection centers, goat farm, emu (like ostrich bird) farm, or get an insight of sericulture (silk producing) production of jaggery and sugar. This informationfarm tours will be laced with an entertainment programme in the evening. Guests will beacquainted with Marathi folklore like Bharud, Jagran Gondhal, Shekoti folk songs (all these arecombinations of songs, drama, acting with music and dance). This place will try to give younostalgic memories about the games that you might have played in your childhood like gillidanda,gotya, lagori, galori and bhavra. Tourists can also go for the village sight seeing tour, mingle withlocals, know about their administration (Gram Panchayat, visit schools know their lifestyle. Thiswould give tourists food for thought.
 Agri Tourism
is however not all about staying in a village and relishing the food. This is anopportunity to be close to where the 75 % of Indians live. “One of the best things about staying ona farm, is that guests can contribute to the place through their involvement,” Our idea is to maketourists live life like a villager, right from milking the cow, ploughing the field, bathing in a well toclimbing a tree and plucking fruits,” says ATDC Director (sales and marketing) PandurangTaware.Why
 Agri Tourism
?Mother Nature is an open door school without brick walls, observe carefully, explore the hiddentreasures and learn something or the other. Moreover India is Agriculture Country; hence it isexpected of us to be well informed about it.Today urban children’s world is restricted in the closed door school, classes, cartoon programs onthe television, video games, chocolates, soft drinks, spicy fast food, computer, internet, and soon, they see mother nature only on television screen,Now it has become very necessary for the children to know the traditional agricultural farmingactivities, and other businesses dependant on agriculture.Here children come very close to Mother Nature and learn many new things in life...
 
Children
get first hand experience of the agricultural activity on the farm, they can freely roam inthe 110 acres of agricultural farm, see and touch various types of fruits and domestic animals likecows, sheep, goats, emu birds, learn the milking process of the cows and goats, get an insightinto how silk is produced, raw jaggery and sugar is made.
Agri Tourism
is a wonderful way tomake students / children aware of the village life
 Agri Tourism
Offers:Rustic farm tours, farm vacations, seasonal harvest festivals, village fairs. Hence there are lots of local, regional, national and even international visitors attracted towards it.
Onsite
 Accommodation
facilities and amenities
13 twin sharing accommodation with modest bedrooms, self content washrooms, toilets &bathrooms,
Good quality bedding mattresses, bed linen.
Dining facilities with genuine Maharashtrian home cooked food
Window screens and coverings.
Clothes storage and door locks.
Electricity Generator Back Up facility (limited hours).
On site Medical Help and Doctors on call, 24 hrs security personnel.
Dormitory accommodation for bigger groups
 Agri Tourism
 
on- site attractions /activities:
The Guests here are welcomed in a traditional way with
kumkum
and garlands, and then invitedto relish an authentic breakfast made by local farmer 
Fruit Plantations Tour, understanding the growth cycle pattern, Fruit Food Values etc.Tourists and kids are given the information of the supply chain cycle from farmer to thecustomer 
Cow Farm Tour, Cow milking, visiting the taluka milk processing units. Tourists are toldabout of how milk, cow dunk by products are made, and then benefits for mankind.
Sheep and Goat Farm Tour, goat walking, milking
Sericulture Farming with retail counter to buy silk cloth and silk sarees
Farm Equipment Museum
Medicinal Plantation Tour, understanding the uses of plants in day-to-day life.
Practical demonstration of various experiments on crops and fruits.
Demos on Various Modern methods of water irrigation.
Large nursery of mother saplings to help grow superior grade fruits trees. Here touristsCan get information on the different types of saplings.
Soil analysis, fertilizers, plants and animal feed and agriculture know how.
Rural Games like (gilli danda) vittudandu, gotya, bhavra, bullocks cart and tractor rides.
Bee Hive Demo farm.
As an alternative to electricity the trust has installed solar, windmill, biogas, and other unconventional modes of energy generation.
Rural folk music and songs programme.
 
Souvenir shop and Fruit Stall:
Here tourists can buy small wooden bullock carts, mud articles, specialty pickles, papads, Milkproducts, jaggery, sugar cane, fruits, food grains, village and rural theme paintings, plantsaplings, silk cloth and sarees, and many more rural specialty products as souvenir gifts. 
 Agri Tourism
Offsite attractions.
Hon’ble Shri Sharad Pawarji’s Museum.
MIDC Airport station and Strip.
Nearby Village fairs and weekly bazaars.
Educational Campus of Agricultural Development Trusts and Vidya Prathistan.
Winery Unit/ farms
Sugar Factory and Jaggery making Units.
Water Percolation Tanks
Religious Temples with scenic locations
Taluka Milk Collection Centre.
Uajjani Dam backwater boating, glimpses of migratory birds like Flamingo Birds.
Visit to Cow Dairy Farm, get an insight about the By-Products of cow milk, cow dunketc.
Nearby Emu Bird (Australian Ostrich Bird) Farm.What do some of our 
Guests Say 
?1. “What I enjoyed the most here is serene silence,” says a visitor and a faculty member of thedepartment of computer sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. A break from theroutine life helped him to unwind and focus on his work ahead.2. Recently, a group of 14 Korean students visited the farm and carried home precious memoriesof rural India. Says Gun Hee, who attended the tour, “I loved the Indian food and learnt how silkwas made. In Korea, farmers use machines but here, I saw the manual process.”3. A group of 125 children who recently visited Baramati got a taste of farm life. Says
JaisinhNimbalkar, a senior executive from MNC
, who escorted them, “The children learnt aboutirrigation and were fascinated to see silk being made from the silkworm.4.
SPM School Pune Head Mistress
says, “This students trip to Malegoan Agri Tourism farmhas definitely brought about an awareness among the children about life in rural India, whichreflects the Indian traditions and culture so well”5.
Pune Shoppers Stop head
says “visit to Baramati agri tourism farm was refreshing, our teamof more than 200 staff members got the glimpses of rural life, everybody was very fascinated toswim in the well, and dance to the tune of rural folk songs and music.”6.
Abs Fitness Pune founder 
says “the staff and people of the agri tourism Baramati are goodhosts, the rural authentic lunch served was so delicious that we had to take the afternoon napunder the mango tree, the farm tour was so educative that most of the things we eat in everydaylife, were not known how it was produced in the agricultural farms.”7.
Times of India wrote
“WOW What a Trip! Its more than a field trip, this farm tours offer thechildren a complete rural experience.” Dated 2
nd
Feb 2006

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