Hidden from the reaches of modern cities, an hour’s drive from Amritsar, Punjabiyat or Punjab-i-yat means ‘Being Punjabi’ or ‘essence of Punjab’.
At Punjabiyat you will explicitly experience the culture, food, stay.
With 4 stand-alone cottages which are built from local clay, mud and other materials, they reflect the local architecture which has been followed from the times of Harappan Civilization.
Each mud cottage has an en suite bathroom, a covered front deck and a private open roof terrace overlooking the vast expanses of green fields around.
For the extra ghee Aloo Paratha and butter chicken lovers, you will enjoy all your meals served on the verandahs or amidst the fields with open air barbeques for dinner.
There are a host of things you can choose from. You can simply laze around with the beautiful views of the farm or be active and participate in some farming activities with the help of some locals. You can also visit the dairy farm where you will learn about rural dairy farming or learn about the Sikh culture by visiting the Sikh History Museum. You can visit all these places on a cycle ride available at Punjabiyat!
With its proximity to Amritsar you can visit the Golden Temple, Jalianwaala Bagh and the Wagha border as well.
2. Deep Roots Retreat
Away from the hustle bustle of city life, an hour’s drive from Chandigarh, Deep Roots Retreat provides an unforgettable journey to its guest.
As rightly said it’s a home away from home. A complete relaxation of the mind and body, sit on the terraces or verandahs and let yourself be pampered by the Punjabi delicacies and the warmth of the staff.
If asked they will also arrange for tours that will take through the history and culture of Punjab.
3. Citrus County Farm stays
Like any other fairy tale, Citrus County Farm stay is perfectly placed in the middle of an Orchard. An initiative taken by the owners Harkirat and his wife Jasveen and Punjab Tourism to give the guests an experience of living in a village but with the modern amenities
There are 3 suites inside the house with TV, Wifi, sitting area with the views either of the pool or lush garden. Along with the rural experience you will also have an option of experiencing a night in a tent.
In the resort you can go request for a guided trail and pluck some fruits from the farms around or visit the green house. You can also watch a game of Kabbaddi or play tennis or golf or just chill at the gazebo café.
They serve authentic Punjabi food that suits the taste bud of every traveler. In the evenings bonfire from the citrus trees are set with soothing music in the background. Won’t that be the best place for you to enjoy your dinner?
In the vicinity, are markets selling traditional Indian Jewellery along with other artifacts.
When requested, jeep safaris to the nearby untouched forest is also arranged.
A good three hours drive from both Amritsar and Chandigarh, guests always leave Citrus County with a smile and a promise to be back soon.
Plan your trip to these farm stays and experience the tradition, culture and food. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +91 22 40039597.