Farmyard Fantasy

Updated: Aug 01, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Averil Nunes

Off-the-grid is more than just a fancy phrase, as far as MaplePine Farm is concerned. Powered by solar and wind energy, the small family run farm located about 25 km from Shillong is a great place to spend a few days connecting with your rural roots. Bordered by two streams and surrounded by agricultural land, MaplePine Farm nestles in the valley below Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Meghalaya. Cosy individual cabins with a loft make this an ideal location for families with children. You could also opt in for the fitness training regimen on offer or ride, hike, trek and rough it out in tents. Efforts are underway to set the standard for eco-friendly habitats in the area.