My family and I have been looking for ways to get closer to nature. Save Farms – Tarpa, suggested by one of our friends from Majhya Mamacha Gaon, is one such place that gives you ample opportunities to get closer to nature. Tarpa is into Agritourism. Right from some farm related activities, to fishing and also some soft adventures, this place has many things that will keep you engaged, entertain and will also boost up your knowledge about farming and agriculture.
THE PROPERTY AT TARPA – SAVE FARMS
Being into Agritourism, the property includes a huge farm largely occupied by Chickoo and Mango trees. They also grow vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, zucchini, brinjal and many more. The best part is all of these are organically grown. They have also built a large pond using the concept of rainwater harvesting. This pond also breeds a large number of fishes.
THE ACCOMMODATION AT TARPA – SAVE FARMS
Rooms are done up with various concepts such as loft houses, coconut log houses, machaans and more. All of them look good, neat and clean with a lot of space outside, adjoining the room to relax and breathe fresh air. All rooms also have an AC and a Television.
THE HOSTS AT TARPA – SAVE FARMS
The owners, Save family are really good hosts. The interactions that we had with them were all very pleasant. They explained everything and responded to the queries of the guests with a lot of patience and clarity.
THE FOOD AT TARPA – SAVE FARMS
Food that they serve is Maharashtrian style, homely and delicious made using the organic farm produce. The same is served in an open air restaurant type area adjoining a lawn. There’s usually a wide variety of items they serve along with Buttermilk and seasonal items like mango juice. The chickoo pickle and other pickles that they served were really amazing.
THE AGRITOURISM ACTIVITIES AT TARPA – SAVE FARMS
You will be taken for a tour to the farm, the chickoo farm safari, in a tractor which pulls a passenger attachment. Once at the farm, Mr. Save explained the complete concept of farming and how they came up with the ideas about the huge pond using rain-water harvesting techniques and how this particular method has also helped other farmers around who use borewells for the water source.
You will also learn about the concepts of fish breeding, vermiculture.
Kids can keep themselves entertained by feeding the farm animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, roosters and goats. There’s also a small area for kids to play with equipment like swings.
There are adventerous activities like zipline – to cross the pond on a rope and a rope course which has it’s level of difficulty enough that the kids and adults would definitely find it entertaining and challenging at the same time.
Fishing activities are conducted at the pond, for the guests who are interested in using a fishing rod.
Visit Save Farms Gholvad, if you love adventure, nature, agriculture or even if you only want to spend some time peacefully in a relaxed manner. There are also ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture some great photos. We absolutely loved it.