Laksh Farms has been described as, ‘a piece of heaven in the crater of earth’. Located in the Mangar village, Haryana, Laksh farms is a 9 acre property nestled in the lap of the Aravalli hills. One often wonders how a thirty minute drive along the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway can take you to a world completely different than the one we live in. Established by Mr. Shakti Lumba and Mrs. Ila Lumba, Laksh farms promises to offer something for everyone.
Living in sync with nature and sustainable farming is the USP of Laksh farms. All the produce at the farm is organic and there is no use of fertilisers at all. Cows, geese, butterflies, deer, peacocks, dogs, and goats are some of the animals that you will find in the farm. For children and very often even adults, watching the milking of a cow can be a novel experience.
Things to do:
Besides offering a complete rural experience Laksh farms also offers activities like cycling, rock-climbing, camping, eco-friendly farming, trekking, nature walks, and bird watching. Adding to the rural experience the adventurous one can also bathe under the gushing waters from an irrigation pump.
A day out at the farm for an adult costs Rs. 1800/- and for accompanying children above 6 years of age Rs. 1000/-. This includes a drink upon arrival followed by an absolute feast. We were treated to kadhi pakoda, saag, baingan masala, aloo jeera, gobi matar, paneer in a cashew gravy, rice, bajra roti, methi roti, and phulka; all being made and served hot. Dessert was kheer and freshly made jalebi. You leave the farm in the evening after tea and cake, which is baked in-house.
The condiments on the table itself needed another plate. There were three different types of chutney and four types of pickles to choose from. The hosts at Laksh ensure that you are pampered silly and eat to your hearts content.
Things to carry:
- To capture the beauty and serenity of the place it is best to carry a camera.
- If you are a reader, carry a book, you are bound to find a nice corner to curl up in.
- If you are travelling with young kids, then a cricket set or a Frisbee would also be a great idea.
- If you wish to spend the afternoon lazing around, do carry board games that you fancy.
- If you enjoy music then your own portable music device
- While there is enough and more food that you will be fed at the farm, some makhana or pop-corn is always nice.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Shiv Lumba, who handles bookings and enquires can be reached at +91 9871074201.