Short Escapes

For guests who have existing travel plans in place or have limited availability, we offer short breaks in our communities for a taste of rural India. Add on a village stay to your own holiday or choose which communities you would like to visit and let us help you to build an itinerary. Prices for short escapes include accommodation, meals and private guiding; travel can also be arranged if required.


Himalayas, the Binsar Sanctuary

Risal village  

Discover the wonderful village communities of Binsar, their specially built guest-houses and fine, natural hospitality. With a three-night stay you can enjoy dramatic views, wonderful wildlife and fine walking.


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Himalayas: Saryu and Pindar Valleys

Saryu house detail  

For close-up views of the magnificent high Himalayan peaks, combined with some superb walking, we offer a three night stay with the charming communities in the Saryu and Pindar valleys. Alternatively, enjoy a four-night stay by adding a night in the splendid tented camp.


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Rajasthan: Hacra Village


Escape to the charming, hospitable community of Hacra and spend three nights immersed in life in the Thar desert, with a camel trek and night among the dunes.

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Kerala: Mothakkara village


Visit this delightful village in the Wayanad hills of Kerala, nestled amid rubber and coffee plantations. With three nights the community will welcome you into their way of life. Enjoy local walks and music from the ladies' drum group.

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Karnataka: Hulgol Spice House


Spend three nights in an enchanting village amid the sub-tropical spice plantations of Karnataka. There are ancient temples, rock carvings, waterfalls and gardens, plus a wealth of birdlife all waiting for you to discover.


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Karnataka: Pavinakurva beach

beach at Pavinakurva  

Three nights in the village of Pavinakurva is the ideal way to unwind. Escape from it all and relax on the endless stretch of beach, visit the nearby harbour and watch the boatbuilders at their craft.


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