Why Should A Farmstay Be Your Next Ideal Weekend Getaway?
India’s major population lives in rural areas, and the primary occupation of rural people is farming. As soon as we hear farming, we start imagining about tractors, bullock cart rides, fields of crops spread across the horizon and herd of cattle grazing on the green pasture land. We are all familiar with vineyard concept. In a similar way, agritourism is a tourism related to agriculture wherein a lot of agricultural activities can be experienced. Agritourism or farmstays can be best enjoyed with family. Farmstays are looked upon for enjoyment, education, or active involvement in the activities of the farming. Farmstays are an example for sustainable development in rural areas and an educational centre for children. Agritourism or farmstays should be your ideal weekend getaway for following reasons:
Know Your Farmer and the Produce:
We are staying in a world wherein we need everything at our convenience, right at our doorstep. However, we have never thought of going beyond and try to understand the efforts and labour over the liberty of our convenience. It is time to check on the investment done in labour. Farmstays gets you up, close and personal with the local farmers and the activities they do throughout the day just to ensure that you do not sleep hungry. Farmstays provides us with an opportunity to know our farmers and the food they grow for us. Agritourism strengthens the critical connection between farmers and consumers.
Know the Way Food is Grown:
Food is not grown at a click of a button or by programming a computer. A farmer must manage several things at once and has no automation just like the way we have. It is very easy to comment that growing fruit or vegetable simply requires seeds and water. Not many know that it needs a lot of care and patience. Through the means of agritourism, you get to know your food. One could understand the agriculture process and all the related farming activities right from cultivation through harvesting. Farmstays also helps us to understand our overall food ecosystem. Everything of farming, right from cultivation can be seen. We could also experience the amount of efforts put in to grow our food.
Connect to Your Roots:
It is rightly said that wings are to show what you can become and roots are to remind where you’re from. It is time to connect with our roots through agritourism. Whether a family with young children, a middle-aged couple, or retirees looking for something different to do, prefer the interactive adventure of a “farmstays,” or overnight accommodations at an agritourism centre. Instead of the typical hotel visit, farmstay visitors might end up feeding calves, gathering eggs or herding sheep. You could also take a plunge into a well. It makes you forget your worries and connects us to Mother nature.
To Pass on the Rich Cultural Legacy to Your Children:
Due to modernization, most of the millennials have not enjoyed or experienced the fun of country culture. It is the right time to pass on our rich cultural legacy of agriculture or at least make our future generations aware of the farming practices. They would love the stay rather than spending time at an amusement park. After all, nothing beats the country culture.
Strengthen the Relationship with Your Family:
Farmstay provides you with the best options to experience and explore something off the grid and strengthen the relationship with your family. Farmstays are a great place to bond with your family and unwind too. It gets you a step closer to nature and makes you experience the serenity and silence to offer. Escape from the hustle-bustle of the city and spend some time with your loved ones in the fields. You could lay your head down in a field and look up into the clear skies and while your meal is prepared on a ‘Chulha’.
So, do not get bored on your next vacation and start planning for a farmstay soon.