Think about sleeping under a star studded sky and to the various natural sounds or waking up to a sight of open clear sky and listening to chirping of birds. Isn't this something which we can’t imagine in cities? Green Acres, an ecotourism project, situated just 65 kms away from Hyderabad near Bhongir, is an organic farm as well as camping site promising each and everyone with a refreshing experience away from the chaos and pollution of cities and towns.
Founded in the year of 2008, Green Acres makes for a perfect weekend break from Hyderabad. The farm presents you with an opportunity to live with nature in the most natural way. Spend some beautiful moments in a refreshing and pollution free setting without any soul and vehicles to disturb you.
Green Acres has been started by an IT Professional and a Green Entrepreneur, Mr. Venky Talla with a motive of promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The organic farm itself is an example of sustainability and eco-friendly ways. Green Acres used to be a barren land once which is now transformed into a lush green farm with different kinds of fruit bearing trees and vegetables. This has been done by using mainly Agroforestry and Permaculture. Permaculture which develops self maintained agricultural systems resulting in sustainable ways of human settlements. As a result of these methods, the land is now seeing return of native wildlife.
The organic farm, Green Acres believes in primarily the principle of 3 Ps which are People, Planet and Profit as well as follows the principle of 3 R's which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The methods used at the farm are eco-friendly. Along with this, we at Green Acres also do waste management and use renewable or alternative energy sources. The emphasis is mainly given to the repair, renew and repurpose the things which are already present rather than replacing them with new ones and further burdening the earth. We also motivate our visitors to do the same and eventually reducing the strain on environment.
There are various kinds of eco-friendly outdoor activities which are presented to the visitors at Green Acres. Camping under the clear blue sky and amidst lushness of trees is one of the major attraction amongst visitors at the Farm. Bonfires at night and having some light moments with your people is also another aspect which you will cherish all your life. Some of the activities that you can engage in are rock climbing, nature walks, badminton, bird watching, butterfly watching, star -gazing, farm tour and field work, etc. Each and every activity offered here is in terms with eco-tourism.
Campers are offered with the option to choose from various kinds of tents based on their requirements and number of people. Our tents ensure a safe and comfortable stay and have detachable rainflies. The windows have flaps which let eco-tourists to do stargazing while keeping the insects and flies out.
For dining, visitors are offered with simple yet healthy meal. The meal is prepared from the vegetables and crops which have been organically produced at the farm itself.
The best time to plan your eco-tour to Green Acres is during the month of September to March. However, nature lover can go camping throughout the year. If time permits, you can also go for sightseeing around Green Acres. There are many interesting tourist spots near the site namely Bhongir Fort, Yadagirigutta, Surendrapuri and Kolanpak which is a 2500 year old Jain temple.
The organic farm of Green Acres is now officially a part of eco-tourism offered by Holidays DNA. We at Holidays DNA believe in sustainable living and eco-friendly ways of travelling and thus have started a separate portal dedicated to eco-tourism in India. Green Acres is a perfect site of camping and spending some days in nature- friendly ways away from the hustle bustle of cities. Hence, Holidays DNA brings Green Acres to all the fellow travellers who want to travel with the nature and to the nature.