Ten-Second Takeaway

Hide Out is an organic farmhouse which is just a two-hour drive from Mumbai, a space that cultivates community living, organic farming and a space that enhances peace of mind, body and soul.

Hide Away At Hide Out

Started off by the Chhabra family, Hide Out aims to promote an alternative lifestyle. Think of it like an ashram and embrace all of its quirks. They only serve vegetarian food, and skip all sort of dairy including tea, coffee, sugar wheat and all sorts of processed food. The visitors are also requested to not carry any sort of junk food like chocolates, packed food or bottled water. Everything will be served there, from herbal tea to the home cooked organic meals.

12012017_hideoutfarmhouse01All of their meals are supplemented by the organic vegetables and fruits grown at the farm by the local farmers. The accommodation offered are diverse. You can either opt to go in for a camping experience {that is, live in the French tents}, or live in their beautiful eco-friendly huts and brick houses. They also have an eco-shop on the premises, so make sure if you want something, let them know at arrival.

What We Love

12012017_hideoutfarmhouse04The farmhouse functions like a positive rehab with no alcohol, no smoke and no junk food rules. It’s all about going back to the primitive, embracing the nature around you. You can trek up to the waterfalls enar by during the monsoon time, go kayaking {only on the weekends}, or just help out with organic farming with the Chhabras.

They have a pet cat who roams around, is super fluffy and their youngest one is the super active guide who’ll show you around. It’s a supremely isolated getaway for anyone who genuinely wants to unwind. However, they do have their own rules that we highly recommend you follow like you need to wash your own utensils once food has been consumed, and toiletries have to be carried with you. They beleive in zero wastage, so keep that in mind when it comes to eating and drinking. Apart from this, they are all about nurturing the tribal local community, and expect the same from their visitors to respect their people.

#LBBTip: They are always up for discussing movies, and books, so we advise you to carry a pen drive so they can transfer some to you.

So, We’re Saying…

12012017_hideoutfarmhouse05Head to Hide Out for a complete primitive experience. Get back to the basics, with taking care of your own food, washing utensils, sleeping in eco-mud huts and interact with people who truly believe in community building.

Price: INR 1,200 {Mondays to Fridays}, INR 1,000 {Saturdays and Sundays}

To check the availability of dates and booking, go here.

Photos source: HideOut Farm