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Learn all about life lived in the slow lane in the Gangetic Plains. Exploring village life, as it has been down the centuries, gives you another perspective of the Varanasi experience–the Varanasi of simpler, less hectic times.
Exploring the rural environs of Varanasi offers a window of great opportunity to pull away from the frantic pilgrimage hub and indulge your senses in the simple pleasures of the countryside. Learn all about life lived in the slow lane in the Gangetic Plains. Exploring village life, as it has been down the centuries, gives you another perspective of the Varanasi experience–the Varanasi of simpler, less hectic times.
You will get to enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape, which offers a more leisurely pace of life than the frantic urban spaces of Varanasi. Spend quality time at the Swaraj Ashram at Madhopur village, just 20km away from Varanasi. Located by the banks of the holy Ganga, in a peaceful rural setting, it offers a great opportunity to mingle with the village folk and explore the adjoining area.
A gentle bullock ride to the organic farm gives you time to dwell upon the lifestyle of the farming community. You might even want to lend a hand as they work in the fields to get a more immersive experience. Discover the nutritious delights of the fresh of the fruit trees and dairy products from the cows browsing in the fields. Pick up fresh veggies and herbs and have the pleasure of enjoying a meal prepared with these.
An unmissable experience is a satisfying visit to the Shooltankeshwar Temple by the riverside.
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