need to unwind? but tired of regular resorts? tired of in- your- face service? tired of paying through the nose? got a mind of your own? come to aaro aakash and enjoy the greens to banish the city blues in absolute laidback bliss!
The Inside Story
If you dream a dream hard enough it morphs into reality! Absolutely and infallibly! If you stare at an empty piece of land and wish, really hard, for a beautiful mud cottage to come up there, it will,…. ….some day. It worked for Suchandra and Uday, a Kolkata based couple, one a teacher and the other an artist, when they built their first dream mud cottage in rural Bengal. Over the years they grew an organic farm and forest around it and called itAwnek Aakash!.( literally, lots of sky). And then they added a guest house complex and their son Anok named it Aaro Aakash,. It has 2 cottages in it called Ekka and Dokka( meaning 1 and 2 after a popular game played by Bengali children) Aaro Aakash, the name now given to the entire project, including Awnek Aakash, Ekka and Dokka, is a picturesque farm spread over 5 acres of land about 10 kms from Bolpur(Shantiniketan) station, an ideal getaway to banish the city blues. If you are an eco-tourist with a mind of your own, looking for a value-for -money different destination, come to the Aakash cottages.
What's on Offer?
See greenery through every window. Breathe air that is perceptively pollution-free and eat vegetables, fish or poultry that is farm fresh. Rediscover all the simple pleasures of life, like walking down the dirt road, or spending hours with a fishing rod and ending up catching nothing or finishing a mid -sized tome in two days flat( like we used to do in our school days) or simply letting the grass grow under your feet. Rediscover time at its languid best. Rediscover yourself. All three cottages have mud walls exquisitely decorated with tribal motifs by a local santhal girl. The immediate surroundings are dotted with largish water bodies. Banyans and Taal trees and clusters of Sonajhuri and Neem on the undulating terrain add to the picture postcard look of the place. And just a shout away from the cottages is the breathtaking Lakhi Sayar, a gigantic expanse of water with steep banks on all four sides that offer a top angle view of the lake. Its eerie beauty on a full moon night will remain etched in your mind forever. Migratory birds can be sighted in winter. At other times observing the locals involved in indigenous angling methods can be of interest.