The air is still. The calm is broken only by the call of a few birds. Out in the distance, on the trees, a few langurs groom each other. You sit on the steps, outside your guesthouse, and you soak it in. This is Banavasi. As yet untouched by the perils of modern tourism, the village is a gentle reminder of India’s rural hospitality and the true cultural traditions that bind this country together. The ancient capital of Karnataka, Banavasi’s Madhukeshwara Temple is the heart of the village, the center around which life has evolved over the centuries. Your payment will go directly to the development of the community and is important in understanding how rural tourism can benefit and sustain livelihoods.
Was it a tiring day yesterday? Have a nourishing breakfast, complete with some kashaya or local tea. Sip on some locally produced soft drink.
*Optional: You could also take part in community reading sessions for the children at the newly opened community center. We encourage you to come with a couple of children’s books if you would like to take part in this optional activity. No charges!
Customizations are possible for large groups of more than 8. Places like Yana and Yellapur are also a few hours away. The majestic Jog Falls is also close by.
Come, be part of rural tourism. Understand Incredible India’s awesomeness. Its heart truly lies in its villages.
*This tour is a non-alcoholic tour. Price includes food and accommodation and excludes drinks/tips and all other expenses
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