In our pilot effort launching May 2014, we selected the tranquil village of Gaja, nestled in the lush, blue-green valleys of Garhwal in Uttarakhand. Getting in is as easy as a few hours drive up from Dehradun Domestic Airport, which is accessible from most major airports in India.
We chose Gaja mainly because Gaja chose us - its scenic views made us forget Instagram filters, its organic produce and ethnic grains made us re-evaluate “new age” hipsters, its adorable children speaking perfect English made us revisit our assumptions and most of all, its very real problems brought on by the Himalayan floods made us forget our #firstworldproblems.
We were, and remain, beholden to its beauty- so if you'd like to come see for yourself, do get in touch with us to arrange your village stay and come share the wonders Gaja has to offer.
SaveAGram has expanded to a village in Wayanad, Kerala, known for its lush greenery that earned it the moniker of "God's own country". click on the links for more deets on how to take a bite of this paradise through SaveAGram (yes we mean that literally).
We organize group trips for up to 6 at a time from Bangalore or Chennai, though the closest airports are Calicut or Mysore. If you are looking for a long weekend break from one of these big cities, Wayanad is a lovely drive into the Western Ghats, flanked on both sides by jungles and spectacular views.