Solitude Farm – Food Discovery Trail, Auroville, Pondicherry Visit, Travel Guide

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Solitude Farm – Food Discovery Trail, Auroville, Pondicherry Visit, Travel Guide

– natural farm trip photo coverage

 CasualWalker’s Rating for Solitude Farm – Food Discovery Trail, Auroville, Pondicherry:

8.9 – Great / Excellent

 

Recently visited the Solitude Farm, Auroville at Pondicherry for the Food Discovery Trail. Solitude Farm was created as a self-sustainable natural farming community. Krishna McKenzie who is one of the founding pioneers of the Solitude Farm, hosted us the most inspiring and insightful food trail. The main aim of the farm is to manifest a dynamic integrated lifestyle, incorporating music and arts with farming.

We kick started our day with fresh organic and nutritious tea and along with a healthy breakfast, followed by the book reading session of ‘The One-Straw Revolution‘ written by the most celebrated Japanese natural farmer and philosopher – Masanobu Fukuoka san.

Next we continued with our main trail, started exploring the greenish farm which are home-grown with plants, food crops including wild greens, flowers, fruits, vegetables, cultivated all using the community-driven natural farming principles and Permaculture techniques. Followed by our farm tour, we joined with their team in the preparation of the most healthy, uplifting lunch at their open kitchen using the fruits, vegetables, flowers which are collected during our trail at the farm.

Post lunch, we had a hands-on garden intro session on the practical ways to implement natural framing concepts. After our natural garden session, we ended the day with yet another chapter reading from the book ‘The One-Straw Revolution’ and along with a most happy, up-beat song and guitar playing by Krishna. The trips really provided a great energetic experience in connecting and exploring the natural farming live and direct.

Special thanks to The Soul Window team – Bonnie A. Jose and Madhuri Narayan, who brilliantly organized such a remarkable trip. The Soul Window is a travel curator who organizes custom personalized trips for groups and family based on our needs.

Travel Tips for Solitude Farm – Food Discovery Trail, Auroville, Pondicherry

Address: Auroville,Pondicherry Tamil Nadu 605101.

Phone: 098433 19260

Timings : Monday to Saturday – 9AM TO 3 PM, Sunday Closed.

Transport For Solitude Farm – Food Discovery Trail, Auroville, Pondicherry:

By AirWays: The nearest international and domestic airport is Chennai International Airport (Code MAA). Puducherry’s Domestic airport (Code PNY) is connected to Bengaluru via daily flights – except for Wednesdays. The Air India flight departs Bengaluru at 3:35pm and reaches Pondicherry at 4:35. The return flight departs at 4:55 and reaches at 5:55. This is a 1 hour nonstop flight.

By RailWays: Daily connectivity to Villupuram, Chennai and Tirupathy are available. While tri-weekly trains connect Pondicherry to Bangalore and Mumbai, other cities like Kolkatta, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, Mangalore and Kanyakumari are connected by a weekly train. Station name and code is Puducherry railway station (Code:PDY).

By RoadWays: The best connectivity is definitely by road. Multiple buses ply daily to and fro between Chennai and Bangalore. From hop-on hop-off local buses, to air-conditioned multi-axle luxury ones, Pondy also offers overnighter luxury buses to Hyderabad (784 kms). Alternatively, one could just book a Taxi or coach for any of the above destinations.

Check out and enjoy my photo captures of Solitude Farm – Food Discovery trail at Aurovill

 

We kick started our day with fresh organic and nutritious tea and along with a healthy breakfast.

 

Krishna McKenzie at the book reading session of ‘The One-Straw Revolution‘ written by the most celebrated Japanese natural farmer and philosopher – Masanobu Fukuoka san.

(photo credit – Mr. Udaya Kumar)

Next we continued with our main trail, started exploring the greenish farm which are home-grown with plants, food crops including wild greens, flowers, fruits, vegetables, cultivated all using the community-driven natural farming principles and Permaculture techniques.

 

  

  

Followed by our farm tour, we joined with their team in the preparation of the most healthy, uplifting lunch at their open kitchen using the fruits, vegetables, flowers which are collected during our trail at the farm.

(photo credit – Mr. Udaya Kumar)
(photo credit – Mr. Udaya Kumar)

 

We finished our lunch with naturally made Palm fruit based stick ice cream.

Post lunch, we had a hands-on garden intro session on the practical ways to implement natural framing concepts.

After our natural garden session, we ended the day with yet another chapter reading from the book ‘The One-Straw Revolution’ and along with a most happy, up-beat song and guitar play by Krishna.

The trips really provided a great energetic experience in connecting and exploring the natural farming live and direct.

Popular Places to visit Pondicherry:

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Sri Aurobindo Ashram – the famous spiritual community ashram & most visited place in Pondicherry / Puducherry – Visit, Travel Guide

French Colony in Pondicherry, best place for French culture & architecture : the Little French Town in India – Visit, Travel Guide

Pondicherry Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Promenade Beach – the largest Mahatma Gandhi statue in Asia, Pondicherry / Puducherry – Visit, Travel Guide

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