Ashish often dreams of staying inside the authentic village houses and sense the rustic comfort. He wants to go the fields and lend his hand in picking some fresh vegetables and learn to cook an authentic dinner. He craves to sit inside the kitchen of the host family living in a remote village and water his mouth over the freshly pulled rotis from the hearth. He wants to experience new cultures, cuisines, festivals and art forms.
Bharat has been looking for a break from the crowded and touristy places. He is tired of standing in long queues to buy the tickets for the museums and national parks. His energy to explore dies when he encounters selfie-taking crowds at breathtaking sunset spots which aren’t serene anymore. He wants to travel to the places where the only possible company is nature, tweeting of birds, picturesque places, and intoxicating fresh air. The timeless places where he would not have a strict tour schedule to follow or catch the bus on time every day. During his vacations, he is not in the hurry of ticking every place, but to follow his rhythm while slowly absorbing the natural and cultural richness of the place.
Palak doesn’t always like to stay in hotels because she doesn’t have anyone to talk. Unexplored and untouched villages are the places where people live simple lives and have enough family time in the evening to spend with the guests. Here, hospitality comes naturally to the people, and they would go out of their way to make their guests comfortable. Palak believes in not just a having a good time, but also in having emotionally fulfilling vacations and sharing new bonds with the new families.
Prakhar believes in staying with local families in the villages so that some of the benefits from the tourism can be passed to the lower income strata too. He states that there are naturally and culturally rich remote villages where the annual income of households is so low that even a single vacation of ours can make their whole month. Isn’t it a win-win situation, where we end up impacting lives positively in exchange for great local food, accommodation, and insightful experiences?