We explore…Various unconventional farming methods, aimed at rejuvenating the agriculture of the region and countering the process of rapid urbanisation by trying to support the rural culture and livelihood.Our aim is…To put in a sustained effort to rejuvenate the fast-depleting forest cover of the adjoining areas, and conserve the threatened flora and fauna of the region, through a ‘minimum intervention’ process.We also have…A GUEST-HOUSE – where like-minded people, who want to spend a few days in a unique space, away from the din of city life, can rent cottages of various types and tariffs.
It has been successful in rejuvenating a part of the grossly depleted fauna of the region – and now we act as a safe-haven for a plethora of birds, as well as a small collection of wild animals.Those who initiated it were born to a generation inspired by Rabindranath, Vivekananda and Gandhi. Brought up in the indifference of urban India, they were lucky to have an opportunity to interact with its rural interface. They were deeply aware of the enormous yet severely depleted natural wealth of the countryside, the deprivation of indigenous communities, the apathy or alienation of those who might care and who had the means to offer redress.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/ DRINKS are allowed within the canteen premises. Only the items listed in the menu are served at the canteen – We do not prepare any ‘special’ items (such as instant noodles etc.) on demand It has statutory obligations: therefore, ALL INTOXICANTS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED within the common areas of the project. Pet animals are NOT ALLOWED within BABLI premises. Plug-points provided in the rooms ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR HEAVY-DUTY APPLIANCES such as electric heaters, pressing irons, immersion heaters etc. Any such use SHALL BE STRICTLY PERSECUTED. Video-Photography, for personal/ professional use, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED within premises. Anyone found to be partaking in any kind of movie/ video recordingwithin the project SHALL BE STRICTLY PERSECUTED.
It is an experimental space, where we try to follow a cohesive and compatible method of harmonious living. We DO NOT DISCRIMINATE against any individual based on their race/ religion/ sex/ ethnicity/ caste/ sexual-orientation/ etc. However, we do reserve the right to restrict entry/ evict if necessary, any visitor/ guest, if we find their conduct to be unbecoming in any manner/ feel that they are deviating from the ethos of the project. In case of such an untoward situation, the guest shall be refunded the REMAINING PORTION of the room-reservation charges, as and when applicable. Timings for room-reservations at the Guest-House are from 1:00 PM (check-in) to 12:00 NOON (check-out) of the following day. Entry timings to the project for guests with room-reservations are from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM. After which the main gate closes and no one is allowed to leave or enter the project.
NON-BOARDING VISITORS ARE NOT ALLOWED within BABLI premises. That is, no one is allowed to enter the project premises without prior guest-house reservation (However, a guest who is boarding at the boutique property maybe allowed to entertain outside visitors during their stay – provided they ACQUIRE PRIOR PERMISSION for the same) We DO NOT PROVIDE EXTRA BEDS/ COTS in any of the rooms, under any circumstances. However, ONE EXTRA PERSON maybe accommodated in each room, WITHIN THE BEDS ALREADY PROVIDED – against APPLICABLE EXTRA CHARGES. Two children below eight years are allowed FREE OF CHARGE in each room (age-proof maybe asked for on-site – NO EXTRA BEDS/ COTS provided). Car pick-up from the station can be organised (6 AM to 10 PM) IF INFORMED AT LEAST 48 HRS. BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL ONLY. CANTEEN orders (1st meal after arrival) must be placed AT LEAST 24 HRS BEFORE ARRIVAL It is OBLIGATORY to have AT LEAST ONE MAJOR MEAL (lunch/ dinner) at the CANTEEN everyday.
The three ponds, which nurture cultivated fish (mainly carp) and domesticated ducks, are an open invitation to the migratory kind. Herons of all descriptions make a nuisance of themselves but also delight occasionally with a demonstration of their mating overtures.Fragrant rice, wheat, oil-seed, spices, summer and winter vegetables and several kinds of fruit are grown. Furniture is made using timber grown, and there is no dearth of fuel (tree lopping, bio-gas and solar energy). Extracts of Eucalyptus, Neem and chillies, are used as bio-friendly pest repellents and oil cake as organic manure and animal feed.
Check In: 12:00 pm
Check Out: 12:00 pm
Get a full refund if you cancel a full fourteen days before check-in. However, in case of no show or cancellation after this duration, the entire booking amount will be retained.