I was lazily sitting in a leisurely summer afternoon when I vaguely called up my grandpa. He merrily told me that he and my grandma were chilling at our ancestral home at my native place. “Why don’t I join them?? Ofcourse I don’t have much to do so I’ll explore the place”, I said to myself. So i hung up the phone apprising him of my plan.
My set out..
I drove myself to the place which is actually a small village and is about 60 kms away from the city. I had left it with my parents when I was just 3 so it was impossible for me to remember aything.
Every ordinary and extraordinary thing came into my way-the country fields, the mustard farms,the sheep herds,and the roads without traffic 😁.
I covered most of my journey using the Google maps but it didn’t help me much when I entered the village so I had to ask my way from the local people who seemed very glad to guide me.
I found my grandparents waiting for me when I reached there☺.
Making of my trip..
Over a cup of tea, I told my grandpa how inquisitive I was about village life and insisted him to make some arrangements for my trip.
An old acquaintance of my grandpa came over to the place and I accompanied him to his house. Their house was situated amidst the huge farm owned by the family. Such places are locally known as DHANI.
He got me introduced to each and every member of his family..even to the cows, goats, buffaloes he had😀.
The Hay Houses..They use the mud and hay shelters to keep the cattle. These structures have a very special advantage over the concrete structures i.e.,they are cool and soothing in the summers while warm and cozy in the winters.
I ambled from the house to the fields, cool breeze blew that soothed the face (I actually felt my pimples vanishing 😁).
The landlady came over to me with a cup of tea in her hands, smiling affectionately at me🙂.
The lavish lunch..
I had a heartiest meal as the food tasted heavenly and I think there were two reasons:
Its basic recipes were awesome,and
They had blended it with their love.
The village dusk..
One of the children held my hand and dragged me to the play area when he saw that I was standing and watching them play.
I had a great time playing all sorts of odd sports with them. My cheeks and stomach ached of the hearty mirth.
Sleeping with the stars..
The beds were laid in the lea outside the house for each person. Same soothing wind blew failing the ACs in our concrete homes and yeah.. I slept beneath the stars, looking for the constellations until I slept.
Although my trip was planned for just two days, it converted into a full fledged tour package of 4 days and 3 nights😁.
So I’ll insist everybody who’s planning to visit India to go for a village tourism package. Trust me.. you’ll love it.