Looking for a treehouse homestay in Karnataka? The 200-year-old Varanashi Organic Farm near Mangaluru invites volunteers every month to learn organic farming and take a break from the hustle of city lives. In Karnataka’s Kepu village, 50 km southeast of Mangaluru, lies a 50-acre organic farm that is around 200 years old. Through the years, this land has seen a transformation — from a plot of green for one family to one that a confluence of cultures visit.
Partha Varanashi, the sixth-generation owner of the land, says his family has always held a soft corner for agriculture. “In 1960, my grandfather started a farmer’s society called CampCo. My parents were also always into the study of agriculture, with my dad doing his PhD in Microbiology and my mom doing hers in Macrobiology.”