Located on a hilltop overlooking Kodaikanal Valley (Tamil Nadu, South India), Karuna Farm harmonises with nature taking care of body, mind and spirit without compromising on basic amenities and comfort. This is the core purpose of Karuna Farm. The ultimate purpose is to fine tune the body and mind to relish the nectar of our true nature, i.e. Eternity, knowledge and bliss. Members at Karuna Farm are aspirants of this mood and are happy to share their experiences towards this end.
At Karuna Farm electricity is not used from the national grid. All power is sourced from solar energy and hydroelectric power. The climate and water resources are good for cultivation all through the year. The potential is good. Various systems of organic farming are practiced.
At Karuna Farm there are three sections of farming: Vegetable Garden, Fruit & Coffee Plantation, and Tree Planting Project.
Karuna Farm offer their yoga-loving guests the chance to offset their carbon footprint through a tree plantation programme. They even have their own beehives. But the farm’s most inspiring achievement is the “bio-home” that looks simultaneously rustic and futuristic. The self-sufficient hut is made from reused tyres and tin cans rammed with earth. It relies on solar energy for heating, rainwater is harvested and stored in insulated tanks, and sewage is treated onsite. The farm helps arrange training for participants interested in making their own biohomes.
The climate and water resources are good for cultivation all through the year.
Karuna is surrounded by forests and peaks on either side, with paths for a short forest stroll or an all day trek, with spectacular views, tropical forest and wildlife.
At Karuna Farm, all the rooms are ideally situated, clean and comfortable. Every room has solar lights, room heater and bathroom with ample water. Some travelers are tired of eating restaurant food, and relish cooking to their own taste, for which every room is provided with a fully equipped kitchen.
For those who do not want to cook, restaurant is available, overlooking a lovely little waterfall, serves vegetarian meals on order. The furnishings in the cottages are strictly functional, bordering on the monastic, but that’s a small price to pay for the solitude and gorgeous views. Karuna Farm is surrounded by forests and peaks on either side, with paths for a short forest stroll or an all day trek, with spectacular views, tropical forest and wildlife.
Karuna Farm is practicing an economy based on ‘need not greed’. An economy which is materially and spiritually balanced. Karuna Farm is an ideal place for a retreat from the stress and tension of busy life. The ambience speaks for itself. There are many beautiful spots to sit and meditate, read, write, play music or share company. One could stroll around and observe or even participate in various activities on the farm. There could be some training programs in yoga and meditation, or organic farming, natural medicine, etc. to participate in.