rural tourism

The Goat Village

A slice of heaven at The Goat Village, an introduction

“Look forward to having you with us in the lost land of the Himalayas. Let’s leave the itinerary unplanned and unmapped” said the email from the Green People of The Goat Village. As if this wasn’t mouth-watering enough, they also said electricity was sporadic (and only available in the common areas), the internet almost non-existent, …

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A typical landscape in Basar, Arunachal Pradesh

Basar: A must visit destination in your travel itinerary for Arunachal Pradesh

We were walking down a village called Gori 2 in Basar. Spotless, organised, perched on a hillock in the midst of lots of bamboos, a river flowing at the bottom – Gori 2 was just another typical village in Basar. Our eyes met and we exchanged tentative smiles. I started to ask, “kaise ho“. But …

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Weekly rural market, an Indian bazaar, the biggest of the year, a village fair with rides like the giant wheel and a cattle fair where farmers trade their cattle specially their bulls or bullocks in the market town of Rajur in rural Maharashtra, India.

Exploring a rural Indian bazaar, a weekly market and a cattle fair

It was the weekly village market, albeit the biggest of the year. But a rural Indian bazaar, with its explosion of colour and activity, is never “just a market”. It takes a simple lifestyle to turn a weekly market into a carnival. We were lucky to have one such experience. For us, it was a …

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