Indulge in a weekend getaway at the Hide Out – an organic farm on the outskirts of Mumbai. If the hustle and bustle of the city is leaving you fatigued, head to this tribal hamlet, a 2 hour drive from Thane to enjoy the joys of simple living and closeness to nature.
Hide Out farm was set up by Hemant and Sangeeta Chhabra around 25 years ago. Here you can experience real life Farmville as you learn about organic fertilizers, eco friendly pesticides and can even plough the field with a bullock. Roaming around the farm, going for a dip in the nearby waterfall, helping with fruit and vegetable plucking which will be used to make dinner at night, and sharing a meal with all the guests and the hosts sounds like a weekend well spent. Savour vegetarian organic food from the farm while you stay at the brick-house, mud-house or eco cottage. You can even shop for crunchy organic unpolished rice, juicy seedless Italian lemons, bananas, pineapples and mangoes all grown in and around the farm.
Ensure you carry essentials like mosquito repellent, sun cap, comfortable walking shoes and a swimming costume if you plan to take a dip in the waterfall nearby.