Kaushik Bajibab and Gana Kedlaya, partners and passionate environmentalists, opened up their lovely farm to fellow nature lovers. Located in the village of Sathnur, that’s less than a two-hour drive from the city, Backyard Camp is their dream child. Amidst the lush greenery, the couple has erected elevated tents where you can camp under the open, blue skies.
Backyard Camp promotes the ‘Leave No Trace’ lifestyle so don’t expect the luxuries of glamping here. However, for INR 2,700 per person, you get the accommodation and your meals (that includes BBQ at night). The tents come surrounded by green hills in the distance and there’s also a lake nearby. Perfect for a New Year's Eve party with the fam, we think. Plus, there’s the lush farm that includes Jamun, Neem, Cassia, and Jacaranda trees.
For those of you who are looking to take a break from city life and do nothing, this place is perfect. You can take endless naps or curl up with a book or practice those guitar skills. They even have a dog camp where you can let your pooch roam freely and shower plenty of love on the camp’s four-legged residents as well. If you are an avid trekker or a bird watcher, let them know in advance and they’ll arrange experiences for you at the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary nearby.