Living in cities can be frustrating, and not being able to escape the city grime once in a while can make it worse. Thankfully, the lovely camps and retreats that have emerged around town in the past couple of months are making things a lot easier, and one such eco-retreat is Casa Delhi in Faridabad (more great options never hurt, right?)
Set approximately 40 km from Delhi in the midst of lush green pastures, peacocks and butterflies, this self-sustaining farm is helping people experience the good countryside life. You can milk cows, pick organic fruits and veggies for your fresh vegetarian meals, get your hands dirty at their pottery classes and meditate away to a zen mode with the help of their certified instructors.
Casa Delhi offers village-style eco-huts (both private and shared) that look and feel every bit pastoral but come with all the comforts we love about the home like WiFi and attached bathrooms. It's also fancy in the sense that they've got a common plunge pool, a lounge bar (woot woot), and even a badminton court. They’re more than happy to organise movie and game nights upon request but we’d actually be more excited about the Bollywood dance classes that your whole family can take (hey, dance is a killer way to bond). Bird-watching sessions, mustard oil tours, local school visits, and cooking classes are other fun ways through which you can keep yourself occupied at this farm.
Their private huts and shared lodges are open for bookings while the camping options will start from November. A bed in the 8-bed mixed lodge would cost you INR 1,700 (approximately) per night while prices for a double occupancy private hut start at INR 4,000 (approximately) per night.