shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

activities

We welcome anyone who would like to share the experience of our daily life around the house and farm, using traditional methods, which may include:
Around the 12th Century, it is thought that either a volcano erupted or a mountain collapsed, creating the nearby forest, where there were plenty of wild animals including deer, tiger, wolves, rhinos, bear, panther and mountain cats, which are now rarely found. At that time people had their own way of living, dressing and working, which is still going on.




  

shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

Around the House

Daliy drop in YOGA classess morning and evening .
Cooking on the traditional open fire.
Making butter with fresh milk from the cow, making breads (chapatti), using traditional      equipment, eg: brass and clay pots, pestles and mortars.
Washing dishes with ash from the fire.
Housework, sweeping, hand washing, ironing with a traditional iron and hot coals.
Helping to clean the house with mud, in the traditional way.
Learning to brush your teeth the natural way with twigs.
Playing with the children.
Taking the dog for a walk.
Evening Pooja (Prayer) 6.00 pm in Winter, 7.00 pm in Summer , learn Hindi

  

shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

Outside and on the farm : You may see or help with:

Early morning milking.
Collecting Fire Wood.
Going to the forest with the goats and cows.
Ploughing with oxen, planting, weeding and harvesting with traditional implements.
Gardening.
Taking grain to be ground in the flour mill.
Cutting grass and carrying it on a stick in the traditional way.
Threshing and harvesting crops.

  

shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

Sightseeing and activities near by

700 to 5,500 Mt. Trekking.
Camping.
Push-bikes to hire .
Rafting in the Satluj river.
For Ayurvedic treatments and swimming at Tattapani 5km.
Jungle walks in the nearby forest and other walks in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Enjoy natural cold swimming pool in a stream by the private lake side at the family farm.
Local temples.
The famous auspicious Tattapani hot-springs (5 km walk).
Local schools – see children learning to write with board and stick.
Historic Shimla (1 ½ hours by jeep).
Learn to play traditional games – Caram Board, Jacks and others.br>
Painting.
Yoga.

shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

Festivals You may be lucky to join the family for a festival

Shivaratri (Shiva) – February / March
Holi – (Colour) -April
Rakhi – (Brothers and sisters) - August
Durga Ashatmi – (Goddess Worship in nearby Temple) – August/Sepember
Diwali – (Light) - November






shimla Farm Stay - a place where you can relax

 

Local Events May include:

Weddings - Occasionally
Mud Wrestling in Suni and surrounding Villages - June