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    Bullock Cart Rides, Buttermilk Churning And Pottery Making: Live Like A North Karnataka Farmer At This Farm

    Roshni posted on 23 January

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    Spend a day at Agadi Thota, a lush farm located to the south of Hubli, and get a glimpse of rural North Karnataka culture. From bullock cart rides to sugarcane crushing, there's a variety of activities that will make you appreciate the farm life!

    What Makes It Awesome

    If you’re tired of living the fast-paced city life, we have the perfect place for you! Located just about an hour’s drive to the south of Hubli is a lush 30-acre farm called Agadi Thota that gives you an insight into North Karnataka’s rural life, including the customs and traditions of the place.

    As you enter the thota (which is Kannada for farm), you will be given a traditional welcome, complete with band baaja and leaf garlands. You will receive your welcome drink, a freshly pressed glass of sugarcane juice, followed by a heavy breakfast of dosa and liquified jaggery. From then on, you are free to explore the vast acres of land (and acitivites) on your own For starters, you can take a bullock cart ride (they even have camel, tractor and tonga rides!) down narrow roads surrounded by coconut trees. 

    There are several cottages with thatched roofs, and most of them have some activity happening inside. From churning buttermilk, grinding red chillies on stone-grinds (to make the super-spicy red chilli chutney), trying your hand at pottery making or getting glass bangles fitted, you will find yourself immersed in rural North Karnataka culture. You can also learn about beekeeping and rabbit rearing among other farm-related activities. Shopaholics, do check out the variety of organic products they have on sale - from mango pickles to puliogare mixes, you can stock up on your favourite snacks!

    For lunch, they have a spread that features the best of North Karnataka’s staple foods. Try the Jowar rotti and chapatis along with mung sprouts, badnekai yennegai (brinjal side dish) and the two types of chutneys that go with it (shenga and gurel). Plus, sides of pickle, papad, salad and curd. Of course, two types of rice, rassam and matki curry, make up the rest. If you still have room for dessert, try the holige (a version of puran poli). 

    Pro-Tip

    Book your ticket in advance, and you may even get a discount on the entry fee (INR 500 per head), which is inclusive of food and activities within the farm.

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    Tadas Hangal Road, Tal. Shiggaon, Distt. Haveri, Kunnur, Karnataka

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