Guests Tell It Like It Is
Arjuna.s Himalayan Experience
Watching the villagers in their fields is our young visitor Arjuna. In his own words - "This was a holiday I never ever thought that I'll be in. Standing on a cliff of a one of the most majestic mountain ranges in the world, thousands of miles away from my comfort zone..." and loving every minute of it
OBW team with Nambiar family
This is the wonderful team that did for us more than any one else has done - They came to take a video on behalf of Our Better World. And in Anshul Tiwari's words "Before I arrived in Kerala, I had all sorts of expectations, but none of them came close to my experience when I reached our homestay in Wayanad. "
From Botswana to Wayanad!
"I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. Everything was grown on the farm from papayas, pineapples, grapefruits to all the vegetables and grain. In fact, as Kesavan Nambiar says - only the sugar is not grown on his farm! A most hospitable hostess whose sole intention is to feed and feed you." ~ Jalaja Ramachandran (visited Feb '16 from Botswana)
Amazed by the village lifestyle
It was a great experience to meet everyone at the village. We both were so amazed how people's lifestyle and mentality kept in the old way even after they started to interact with modern technologies. The trekking was fine with me but it certainly was too much for my friend! Was wonderful to join in a wedding ceremony in the village. I'd love to come back there if I have another chance. - Kentaro, Japan, Feb 2015
Anshul enjoying Puttu for breakfast
And there’s food, lots of good food! The farm where we stayed is a true-blue village home, but has just the right set of amenities for a pleasant stay. The homeowner and his family members know how to treat their guests well – not just offering great Kerala food, but lots of handy tips and one-of-a-kind experiences. Not to be missed by experienced or non-experienced travellers alike.
Dinner plate with Mandva roti
Thanks to SaveAGram, we had the opportunity to get a different experience of India. The trip was authentic and ideal to meet local people - truly off the beaten track! The place itself is nice with amazing views, room is simple but very nice. Appreciate the organic food and clean washroom and toilet. Great activities too (yoga, walks..) Thank you SaveAGram! - Emilie and Anne, France, Nov 2014
Peace and quiet!
Yoga retreat group from Singapore, 2014
Mesmerized by SaveAGram!
Peace and quiet, A healthy organic diet. Crisp fresh morning air,
Chirping sparrows pristine ponds-so rare!
Green drenched paddy fields,
Colourful scarecrows used as shields.
Lush dense forests enthrall,
Mountain slopes rise and fall.
Warmth and radiance from the sun surround,
And from village folk all around.
Clear gushing streams which never stall-
Century old homes of wood and mud walls......
Tranquility and calm,
In SaveAGram! - Su & Sam, Chennai, 2015
Lalli, India, 2014
An Unforgettable Experience
Our SaveAGram experience in Gaja was spectacular. We were welcomed warmly by the local team and villagers not just into their homes, but also into their lives. The view from our mud-walled, wooden roofed, simple, but clean room was lovely- mountains & fields of green as far as the eye could see. We experienced things unheard of in the cities- ate wild raspberries, drank water from natural springs! At the same time, we appreciated modern amenities (e.g. new bathroom) - Lata & Bala, SG, May 2014