Spend the day at an organic farm away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Let the kids explore the simple joy of farming!
Silver Oak Farm
Silver Oak Farm is an organic farm and a home stay located at the foot of the Nandi Hills. It is open to visitors on weekends and public holidays, a great opportunity to spend a day experiencing the country life. The farmhouse has a magnificent location with beautiful views of the hills and lush green plains. The trekking enthusiasts can enjoy the nature walks or take up the challenging climb to the Nandi Hills, with ample time in hand. They also run Bicycle Tour on Sundays along with a professional agency.
What we liked
The farm is managed by Praveen and Meera Khanna who are passionate about organic farming. Our first impression of the Silver Oak Farm was that it had a beautiful view and clean fresh air. The warm welcome from the couple and wagging tail of their friendly dog Minnie added that specialness to the experience.
Meera is a great cook and it worked out perfect to laze around and enjoy the lunch put together by her, while taking in the resplendent view of the hills. The food was simple, sumptuous, and freshly made; most of the ingredients used were from the farm.
After lunch we walked around the farm, guided by one of the staff members and Minnie in tow. It was a pleasure to see a variety of fruit trees and vegetable patches on the farm. My little one enjoyed the walk along the plantation in the company the beautiful butterflies and the melody of the chirping birds. He was excited to see the variety of trees and enjoyed plucking some fresh vegetables as well. He loved Minnie’s company who also guided us and dutifully waited whenever we stopped before moving on again!
The family courtyard
We spent some time in the family courtyard which is home to a tortoise and a few variety of fish in the small lily pond, perfect to keep the kids busy. In the courtyard they had a chalkboard where the kids can spend some time drawing/scribbling Overall, it is an ideal place for a day trip with family and children.
The home stay bookings can only be made for groups of 10 adults or more. They have two large family rooms and two double rooms.
There is no entrance fee, the guests are charged for meals only. The meal charges are Rs 350 per head for breakfast, Rs 450 for lunch and Rs 100 for tea/coffee with evening snacks. Kids below 3 years are not charged. For home stay the tariff details are available on the website or you can also call the phone numbers listed below
- Call them at least a day in advance to make a prior booking for lunch
- Credit Card facility is not available
- Recommended – Ginger-lime, passion fruit juice, pickles, jams and preserves that are made from the farm produce.
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