Nannilam- The Organic Farm House (Farm Stay), Vellore
Nannilam Organic Farm is a new concept in eco-friendly tourism for people that do not want to be “tourists” or even “travelers”. It is meant for those select few who wants to actually understand our country, way of life and culture in a true, authentic way, that not only have a negative impact to the surrounding land and people, but actually gives back to the local families and improves the lands that help us in our efforts.
We are professionally trained Tour Leaders/Guides, have now invested all our efforts and experience into “Nannilam Organic Farm Stay”. We believe in giving an exclusive experience for every traveler who come to our Nannilam Organic Farm.
Nannilam Organic Farm Stay has been in our dream for many years. We wanted to create this special place for travelers where their wishes can become a reality, whether it is to learn about agriculture, live adventure, experience wildlife, or just chill out in a beautiful rural setting! Here everything can be a hands-on experience. For example, you can watch the fields being ploughed, or if you wish you can do it yourself. At Nannilam Organic Farm Stay you don’t have to be just an observer at anything, you can experience first-hand as much of life as you want. The food you will be served is made with local, totally organic, and wholesome ingredients, and is cooked with local expertise. The women of the nearby villages and their families are given preference to work and stay with us and deliver the needs for our travelers, so your stay with us directly befits the local community. We are committed to make no negative impact on the surroundings and have put every effort to make this an eco-friendly venture that supports the local skilled and other workers.
Our Organic farm is in the Vellore district of Tamilnadu. It is just 18 Kms away from Vellore town and 12 Kms away from Katpadi Railway Junction. The farm is also very close to Chittoor town which is just 18 kms away.
Come join us for a special, authentic, wholesome, and fun experience. We’ll make sure it’s an adventure you will remember forever!
We produce all variety of local vegetables, rice, millets, pulses, oil and farm manures at our own farms. Vermi Compost, Vermi Wash, Panchakavya, Fish Amino Acid, Bio Pesticides and Farm Yard Compost. These bio manures are being used extensively in our own farms to grow healthy and hygienic vegetables.
Farming, Hiking, Biking and Birdwatching
Nannilam offers you extremely beautiful and eventful hiking trails. We have carefully planned hikes for various levels of adventure seekers.
Our Agriculture consultant, Mr. T S B Sampath, will help you to understand the positives of organic farming and the difficulties faced by a farmer in the present situation of farming in the area. You can join the regular farming activities happening in our Nannilam Organic farm. We have vegetable garden, Pea nut and coconut fields. You can join in the activity planned for the particular day. We have Native breed cows, calves and bulls. You can join the care taker to learn about the native cows and help to feed and milk them. You can also interact with our staffs who will be glad to talk to you. We have mostly women from the nearby village working for us and this helps them to send their children to school and be more independent.
This can be done as either a morning or late afternoon hike. You have to take about 1000 steps to reach the hill which is just 30 minutes (Walking) away from Nannilam. It is a really good exercise for the mild activity seekers and offers an excellent view of the landscape with the eastern Ghat mountains and the rural area. It you are a lover of flora and fauna, you get to see many species of Birds and reptiles.
This is a hike which can be done by the combination of Bicycle (Bikes) and hiking. If you do not have a bicycle, you can rent it from us or just get dropped at the Hike point.
It is moderate hike with some adventure element. There is no constructed pathway. It has only man used pathways through the reserve forests bordering Tamilnadu and Andhra. It winds through the Eastern Ghats and offers you some very nice landscape with mountains and the dam.
You will be amazed to see many varieties of the bird and reptile life apart from plenty of butterflies. With some luck you can spot Wild Pigs, Spotted deer, Civet cats, Jungle cats, Jackals and many reptiles. We suggest you take a packed breakfast and set of for this trail very early to enjoy the sunrise from the mountains.
This is a biking trip with your bicycle. It requires some endurance and involves about 60 Kms with ups and downs. This offers plenty of encounters with the village life and give you opportunity to see the farmers in work. You will also cross through some fascinating fields and mountains. There are breathtaking views form the top of the mountain. On this adventure you can be sure that you will have different terrain to negotiate and a various types of life you will come across.
We suggest you start after an early breakfast 0700 AM and set for the this biking adventure. We suggest you carry some water with you and stop by at various local villages to have tea, or local snacks and mingle with the locals. We can also arrange a farmers home visit for snacks during this activity at a little extra cost.
We have different suggested route maps for the more enthusiastic mountain bike riders who can bike upto V. Kotta, Chinna Kundam, Barathrami and back to Nan-Nilam. For any of your activity please talk to our resident Adventure Manager, who will help you to decide the right type of activity for you and your family.
We have built 2 Bamboo cottages and 2 Tents in our Farm to make your stay comfortable. We have built these facilities by using 80 % of the products which can be either reused or can easily disintegrate with nature.
We are also having an irrigation tank in the middle of the accommodation, which can double up as pool to cool yourselves on a hot day. Please remember it is a farm stay and the fringes of the reserve forest. Definitely you will encounter some uninvited visitors coming to say hello to you.
We also raise Cows, Bulls, Hens and Dogs in the Farm. They are generally friendly with every one and you can see them grazing in the farm land.
This is a small kitchen functioning in the front yard of the Naddu Veedu. Sivakami and Jayamma are in charge of the kitchen. They will prepare vegetarian Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. The menu for the day will be available the previous evening with the Resort Manager. Non vegetarian menu will be available on pre order and availability of organic meat/Chicken
You can see how they cook the authentic local food. You can see how well they manage to keep the authentic utensils, stoves and ingredients to cook them. If you are interested, you are welcome to join them in the day activities. Country chicken and Country eggs can be cooked for those who like Non Vegetarians and needs prior information.
Every meal except Breakfast is treated extra and we request you to pay at the time of order. The meals will be served only at the particular timings.
|Bamboo Cottage||Rs 3000/ per day|
|Tent||Rs 3000/ per day|
|Extra person||Rs 500/ per day|