The Hidden Oasis

What started off as a family’s retirement plan of running a small orphanage, has now culminated into an eco- farm, an agri-tourism centre , which not only creates awareness about the environment, but also provides self sufficiency to the orphanage… A “EARN-LEARN-AND RETURN” CONCEPT ( Earn from tourism, Learn from Nature and Return to the orphanage)

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Maganlal Gandhi Smriti Van

Situated on the outskirts of Phaltan, Maganlal Gandhi Smrutivan has been designed to immerse the child in us, in the world of trees, birds, water and soil. This 100 acre organic farm has been lovingly developed by Mr. Babulal Gandhi, keen activist during the Sarvodaya and Bhoodan movements, and his niece Ms. Madhavi Gandhi, along with the support of the entire family.

Placed in the rain-shadow region of the Sahyadari, this rocky, infertile land was converted into a captivating wilderness and an organic farm with decades of hard work and an unwavering vision.

This land offers to the beholder, wealth of trees and medicinal plants, water reservoir and canals, organic farm growing fruits and vegetables, fluttering butterflies, sightings of peacocks and other beautiful birds.

Hideout Farm

Close to Mumbai, A wellness destination dedicated to the healing and wellbeing of everyone who arrives here with an open mind and heart to surrender to the power of nature in our sacred fruit forest. Rejuvenate your senses in sustainably built home that is open to the positive energy of the earth. There are workshops where you can learn about:

  1. Natural living in harmony with the environment, each other, and our internal and external universe.
  2. Slow food, conscious food, soul-repairing food.
  3. Sustainable, organic, natural farming, also known as Ahimsa farming
  4. Raising your children with home-schooling
  5. Living healthy and independent of medications & vaccinations
  6. Home birthing/natural birthing


Swanandyog Prakalp Bhumi

An Innovative Educational project by ‘Janardan Laxman Shirsekar Shikshan Sanstha’, Bandra (east), Mumbai. Its set up with the avowed and solemn objective of providing congruence of nature and environment with the modernity and scientific advancement. Sprawled across 25 acres in a serene and scenic beauty and removed away from hurly-burly of agonising cities, the village Sonawale provides necessary ambience for learning amidst dazzling opulent natural surroundings. Science Center, Geo-Park, Natural Farming, Nakshatra Garden, Cow sheds and Gobar gas are few activities you can enjoy and enlighten yourself with, when you visit this place. Be close to Nature, Be here!

ADK Agro, Afrin D Kale

Kissan Afrin D. Kale (ADK Agro) runs a farm nestled in a 4-acre serene land in Pimpalgaon (Tarfe Ghode), which is approximately 75 km from Pune city, on Manchar – Bhima Shankar road.

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One of the landmark is Sharda Devi temple built in Hemadpanthi style is situated a stone throw away. Kissan Afrin has a degree in civil engineering from Pune. She is professional Interior designer, too. While most of her family are farmers. She visits her farm weekly to harvest her crops. She has two sons named Samar and Aman and husband Dilip who works as a Deputy Engineer.

ADK Agro is managed by a family of two, Ravi and Roshni. They grow only organic vegetables and pulses. There are no factories in this area because of the reserve forests of Bhima Shankar. The land is not contaminated by toxins or any other chemicals which pretty much reserves the natural aroma of multi-cropping.

During the kharif, she grows wheat, chana, and other vegetables. She rotates her crops based on climate and seasons. When you visit her farm, she will explain the importance of seasonal crops and seasonal diet.

Her main objective is to bridge the gap between her consumers and her farm. Children and adults can work on the farm by getting to know the daily chores of a farmer’s life.

Kissan Afrin is a very enthusiastic farmer and talker. She loves to share her family stories of farming and living a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, she enjoys teaching farming techniques and all essentials related to farming to children. She can be contacted to teach farming at your local school.

Features of the Farm:

  • Indian toilet
  • Bullock cart
  • Goats
  • Cows
  • First Aid kit
  • Shelter for 40 people
  • Board Games
  • Carom board
  • Veg Food
  • Bottle water
  • Temple visit
  • Mandap
  • River tour

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