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Couple Quits Bengaluru Life, Flip Barren Land into Mango Orchard & Homestay


Whereas working as a advertising and marketing skilled in New Zealand, Bengaluru-native Karthik Ramaraj got here throughout a guide that without end modified his perspective. ‘The One Straw Revolution’ by Masanobu Fukuoka impressed him to stay near nature, and he stop his job to return to his residence nation in 2009.

Later, Karthik purchased a chunk of land in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, with the thought to create a farmstay. His little work expertise in an apple orchard helped him construct a fantastic orchard stuffed with coconut timber and paddy. 

Velanga Homestay, owned by Karthik and his spouse Nikita Dawar, is fabricated from second-hand roof tiles, vintage furnishings, and different sustainable gadgets. The keep welcomes a minimum of 25 friends per thirty days and supplies them with fascinating actions like pottery workshops, bicycle rides within the forest, swimming and kayaking. 

Out of the full 50 acres, 30 acres is reserved for cultivation of timber and greens. Round 40 per cent of the meals wants of the homestay is met by the farm itself. 

“Friends can discover the environment, chill out, come go to the pottery studio, and indulge in nature, with clear air and clear skies. If friends are thirsty, there’s at all times a glass of freshly juiced toddy accessible,” says Nikita, who conducts gradual pottery courses too.

The couple plans to show the house right into a fruit forest with over 20 styles of fruit timber.

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