“The soul of India lives in its villages”
This famous observation made by Mahatma Gandhi, long time ago
is still a fact.
The rural population comprises the core of Indian society.
What does “The “rural sector" means?
1. Any place with a population of less than 5.000
2. Density of population less than 400 per sq km.
3. More than 25 % of the male working population" is engaged
in the agriculture sector.
From 2005 the Indian government started programs meant to
improve the standards of living in villages and rural areas:
water supply, housing, telecommunication and information
technology, roads, electrification and irrigation.
GARHMUKTESHWAR: situated on the National Highway 24
joining New Delhi with Kolkata.
The town is situated 100 km from the New Delhi and is the
closest point from the capital where the Ganges flows. This
ancient place is mentioned in both the Bhagvat Purana and the
The name is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar
Mahadeva and was dedicated to Lord Shiva (Goddess of the Ganga).
The Ganges is worshipped here in four different temples. These
temples are situated on the cliff overlooking the Ganges and
below it. One of them is situated alongside Meerut road.
The place is famous for its 80 Sati Pillars. These pillars
mark the spots where Hindu widows have committed sati. The
town also boasts off a mosque built by Gays-ud-din Bal ban
that bears an inscription in Arabic dating 682 Hijri (1283).
Garmukteshwar is also famous for its
bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day of the
month of Kartik.about 600.000 people come to have a dip in the
river Ganga that considered holy.
Another fair, held on the occasion of Dussehra, attracts
around 50.000 devotees.
A DIP IN THE GANGES
Village Milak Papri (Uttar Pradesh)
This village is 250 km from Delhi. Visit en-route the biggest
temple complex in the world. En-route a stop at Garmukteshwar,
the closest point to Delhi where the Ganges flows: it is a
non-touristic spot (visited by the local population). Finally
reach Rural India: Milak Papri. Here your experience of the
daily life of villagers. You will spend a few days in our
exclusive” Rural Resort" in the countryside in the native
village of Khan. Spending some time there you will suddenly
realize what the real Indian way of life implies. You will
share the day and meals with relatives of Khan which will be
prepared for you with the unique, tasty chapatis (Indian flat
bread) made with rice flour or wheat and baked on a
traditional stove powered by traditional fuel: (sun-dried dung
STAY IN RURAL RESORT