(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Different Hues of Rural Tourism

(GIST OF KURUKSHETRA) Different Hues of Rural Tourism


Different Hues of Rural Tourism

Tribal Tourism: Majuli Island, Assam

  • Majuli is a scenic, lush green, and pollution-free river island on the Brahmaputra River. It is the world’s largest river island, drawing visitors from all over the world. Majuli’s culture is distinct, as it is mostly populated by Tribals. It is also known as Assam’s cultural capital. The events held here are all filled with pleasure and vibrancy, as well as a lot of music and dance. 

  • The primary celebration of Majuli is called Raas, and seeing it is an unforgettable experience. Majuli is a mystical area steeped in history and culture. It is the world’s largest river island and the home of the Sattriya culture, which has played an important role in bringing together numerous ethnic groups in the region since the 15th century via the spread of Neo-Vaishnavism and its cultural traditions. 

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

There are many discovered jewels in South India that depict the old customs and rich cultural history. It is home to spectacular beaches, charming temples, and fascinating hill stations. And, of all the unknown and unspoiled areas, Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh’s heart is without a doubt a stunner.

Agriculture Tourism Farm of Happiness, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra

  • At this picturesque 20 acre organic farmstay, hidden away in a secluded agricultural community that has largely escaped modernisation, visitors have plenty to be joyful about. 

  • To gain an understanding of how crops like paddy, mangoes, and jackfruit are grown, you will be encouraged to actively involved in the farming process. 

  • Bullock cart excursions, trekking, bird watching, stargazing, and fishing are further options. Three earthy, yet contemporary, guest rooms with traditional touches like clay floors and antique furniture can be found in the farmhouse.

Konyak Tea Retreat, Mon District, Nagaland

  • Many of the well-known tea plantations in India may be familiar to the tourists who are interested in visiting agri-tourism destination. But this one in Nagaland, in the northeastern part of India, is genuinely unusual and outstanding! The upscale farmhouse is situated in the centre of a rural, 250-hectare tea estate that is privately owned. 

  • There are other crops growing besides tea, though. An organic vegetable garden and an orange tree orchard are located on the farm. 

  • Other activities include learning how to traditionally smoke meat, doing nature treks, helping villagers in their rice fields, milking cows and goats, and more.

  • Other activities include milking cows and goats, working with locals in their paddy fields, going on nature hikes, learning how to traditionally smoke meat, and visiting local Konyak tribal villages. The atmospheric stone-walled farmhouse is decorated with tribal paintings and has two guest rooms overlooking a valley.

ECO Tourism: 

Kumarakom, Kerala

  • A beautiful combination of greenery and azure skies welcome backpackers to Kumarakom. A walk-through God’s Garden, the paddy fields of Kumarakom, is an enriching and humbling experience. The backwater cruises in Kumarakom offer a distinctive and ravishing experience which will last a lifetime.

  • The net fishing practice in Kerala is truly a delightful sight to behold. Savouring the tastes of marine and freshwater fishes like Karimeen, shrimp, prawns etc. draw one to the ethnic tastes of Kerala. The ultimate crafted beauty of coconut palm weaving amuses the spectator in equal measure. The richly multifaceted craft of coconut frond weaving is one that furnishes an eco-directive effect.

  • Kumarakom offers you the opportunity to watch the making of coir and the way its magical textures and natural properties are given life with the talent of master craftsmen. The process has been perfected to an art and is mastered and passed on through generations. A blend of myriad experiences, Kumarakom truly is a heaven made on earth.

Malarickal, Kottayam

  • Nestled far away from the chaos of urban life, there exists a quaint hamlet in the heart of Kottayam district. All it offers those who stumble upon it are a soothing experience of village life amidst endless paddy fields. Its massive stretches of backwaters and intrinsic natural beauty are slowly attracting tourists who seek a rendezvous wholly detached from their routine. Malarickal or Malarikkal is a jewel that people in Kerala are only slowly awakening to themselves.

  • It is not just the emerald of its backwaters that awaits you here, as Malarickal lures you in with breathtaking shades of pink as well. The water lilies (Nymphaea Stellata or ambal in local parlance) greet the terrain during the end of the monsoon rains, which usually occurs annually between September and October. A carpet of pleasant pink envelops the entire region in a breathtaking formation that is hard to explain with mere words. 

Madla, Madhya Pradesh

  • With a river, mountains, and forest all within one kilometre of the area, Madla is a unique town in India that has all three natural geographic characteristics within one kilometre. The town is traversed by the Karnawati (Ken), the cleanest river in all of Asia. The level of environmental consciousness in the community is astounding. The Pandava Falls and Caves, which are close to the Panna National Park and Khajuraho—the UNESCO site—are only 10 kilometres from Madla. 

  • Folk music and dancing, regional celebrations, and Bundelkhand cuisine are a few examples of the village’s intangible legacy. The village’s character is still present in the dwellings’ architecture. The murals on the dwellings’ walls display the art and culture of the area. The village’s character is still present in the dwellings’ architecture. 

  • The murals on the dwellings’ walls depict village life via art and culture. This Village is a unique tourist destination since it offers experiences in rural tourism, wildlife tourism, and heritage tourism all at once.

Art & Culture Tourism 


  • Ajrakhpur is an art and craft town located in the desert city of Bhuj of State of Gujrath. The region is well-known around the world for its Ajrakh print, which is block printing on cloth. The settlement, which is 15 kilometres from Bhuj, has a history with Ajrakh printing dating back to the Muslim Khatri community’s forebears. Ajrakh’s block printing is entirely handcrafted without the use of any machinery or automation, drawing its inspiration from the hues found in nature. The Indus Valley Civilization developed Ajrakh printing thousands of years ago, and it is being practised in the small community of Ajrakhpur today.

  • Ajrakh print production has a long history of close ties to the Khatri community. The print is, nevertheless, typically worn by the rural Maldhari community. Ajrakh’s main theme is the sky, which is symbolised by the colours blue for daytime, crimson for sunset, and black for nighttime. The white designs that resemble stars are stars. Separating craft clusters was significantly impacted by the country’s division.


  • A little town from the 11th century called Chanderi may be found in Madhya Pradesh’s northern region. It is well-known for its charming forts, rolling hills, and exquisite hand-woven Chanderi sarees. This six-yard sculpture is prized for the creativity that went into its design all around the world. There are several different weaves available here, ranging from pure Chanderi silk to Chanderi cotton-silk, and each weave is exceptional.



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