Culinary Adventure Series: Trip to Savi-Trail Garuda Farms at Garudapalya - Kolar District


Learn the art of farming with Savi Trail

Take a break towards Kolar and in under an hour you will be at Savi - Garuda Farms. You can spend your time picking fruit and vegetables, take in many of the rugged trails available and spot peacocks, blackbucks and deer. While we wait for the next mango season, there's plenty of excitement available now at the farm. A bountiful patch of vegetables and flowers waiting to be picked. Truly a magical trail waiting to be explored followed by yummy home cooked organic meal. 

Ideal journey for kids and explore life in the farm. Let them enjoy the joys of picking vegetables and flowers. Let them play with animals in the farm. Give them the feel of open spaces and rugged tracks and give them the taste of a home cooked lunch. For a quick escape out of the city and to experience this tour in farm, pick any of these slots, 9 AM to 2 PM or 4 PM to 8 PM .

Package details:
Enjoy a refreshing drink and some snacks. 
Take in a tractor ride around the farm. 
Pick your fruits and vegetables. 
Enjoy a traditional banana leaf lunch or dinner.

Savi Trails arranges pick-up for the people in Bangalore. Best place to escape for few hours from the routine and enjoy nature. They can also organize corporate tours group size max 20 to 25.  Garuda Farms located at Garuda Palya in Kolar district. 

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I got a invite via Arka communications to join for a farm to fork event, this travel invite was just at the perfect time. Taking a break and heading towards kolar was definitely a rejuvenating experience. We started our journey at Bangalore Press Club after a quick masala dosa breakfast at nisarga infantry road, ten of us boarded two vehicles and headed towards garuda palya kolar.

Breakfast: Benne Masala Dosa

Mandatory Travel Selfie 😊
We reached garuda palya by 11am, Garuda palya is 60 kms from Bangalore on Kolar highway.  Very friendly hosts Mrs.Meenakshi, her Mother law and Sister in law Manju Gowda welcomed us to their farm Savi-Mango Trails. Entire farm is managed by three women it was truly very impressive.  After few refreshments we started to explore the farmhouse...
Exterior of the farm house...

Entrance...


Varanda...

Homemade snacks and refreshments...

Avarekalu Mixture (Deep Fried Field Beans)...

Kobari Barfi (Coconut Sweet)...

Kajaya (Deep Fried Rice Fritters)...

Kadalai Puri (Puffed Rice)...

Sapota Fruit/Chikoo...


After few refreshments we were totally feeling at home and were ready to explore the entire farm...
A short tractor drive to the mango orchard...

The sight of flowering and budding trees was so beautiful. Many in our team also spotted deers and few birds on this hike...

By end of March till June its mango season, anyone can book this trail and enjoy the bounty at the farm and can also pluck and buy your own harvested mangoes.

First mango yield yet to be harvested...

Only one or two mangoes will survive from this bloom...

Tiny Raspuri Mangoes...
 A quick pic at the lake which is located in the property

After a quick tour around the mango orchard, all of us enjoyed a short hike towards the farm...


Many from our team who were adventures enjoyed rock climbing and bird watching...


We spent an hour and half hiking, exploring and enjoying the wilderness, many locations at the farm is still untouched which is perfect for wildlife. 


We enter the vegetable and fruit path at the farm...

Sapota tree...


Beans and green onions patch...

Days Harvested Fruits and Vegetables...

Sambar Onions (Shallots)...

Figs
Green Chilies

Bumblimass (Indian Grapefruit)
Banana Flower

Banana 

Ridge Gourd and okra


Coconut..

We can buy all this produce at the farm. They also sell red rice, brown rice, millets, dry beans cultivated at the farm.

After  a wonderful hike and gaining knowledge on eco friendly farming, we headed back to the farm house for a scrumptious gowdru manne otta...

Masala Vadai (Chickpea fritters)

Rasam (Pepper water)

Natti Kozhi Fry (Free range chicken stir fry)

Suggi (Sweet Dumpling)

Lime Rice

Aloo Palya (Potato Stir Fry)

Kosambari (Cucumber and Mung Beans Salad)

Coriander Coconut Chutney

Ragi Mudde (Finger millet muddle) 


Curd Rice


The lunch was amazing it was so satisfying. We can book for veg or nonveg lunch/dinner as per preference. They do not serve alcohol, please carry your own. 

I was back enjoying nature and relaxing in the garden. Few clicks of bougainvillea plants in full bloom.

A short trip not so far from Bangalore escaping to a stress free environment helped me calm down and enjoy. I highly recommend Savi Trails be it mango picking or trails around the farm it was enjoyable. Kids and adults will get to learn about wildlife and eco farming. Concluding my travel blog with a group pic.

Group Pic Credit: Naveen Suresh

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