Away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle and city life, Agadi Thota serves as the perfect one-day destination for you and your family. Located in the lush greenery of Kunnur village in the outskirts of Hubli and located in Mundgod taluka of Uttara Kannada, at a distance of about 38km from Hubli. This huge and extensive farmland welcomes everyone to the rural life and gets on people’s mind to gain insight into the traditional way and different customs of the region itself.
About Agadi Thota
Agadi Thota is spread over an area of 50 acres with over 30 acres of plantation over years of dedication and effort conceptualized in the year 2000 by Shri. Jayadev Agadi with a mission to popularize organic farming and generate awareness amongst people living in the city and develop a market for organic materials and food. The major cultivation being cashew nut and areca nut.
The farm is lined with coconut and mango trees. More than 1000 medical plants and vegetables are grown all around the property. Some of the main vegetables like tomato, beans, coriander and brinjal are grown apart from soya bean, maize and paddy cultivation. The entire stretch of cultivation is fed with organic fertilizers which help crops, vegetables and fruits to grow.
About Shri. Jayadev Agadi
Shri. Jayadev Agadi is a progressive farmer who is more inclined towards organic farming. The main mantra of Agadi Thota moves around to be Go Organic, Go Healthy. Shri. Jayadev Agadi has been congratulated with ‘Krishi Pandit’ grant in the year 2014 by privileged CM of Karnataka. He has likewise been granted ‘Shreshtha Krishika’ by the University of Agriculture Science, Dharwad, ‘Best rancher’ grant by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Grameena Abhivruddhi Yojana and the ‘Rajyotsava’ grant.
We arrived Agadi Thota at about 10:00 am, the place already had a bunch of visitors. We were welcomed with a welcome drink and freshly cut watermelon on arrival.
Right after the serving of fresh Watermelons, there is a huge play area for kids having many recreational activities to make both young and old.
Later on the way down, we were served with freshly prepared Dosa and chutney with liquid jaggery and lemon tea served until 12:30 pm.
There was a manual sugarcane juice extractor which was allowed to be operated by visitors and extract sugarcane juice. We crushed down bunch of sugarcanes to extract juice for about 16 members of family.
There are many enjoyable rides including boating, camel ride, horse riding, tonga ride, cycling, pottery and an ample space for enjoying a good walk through nature.
Visitors were enjoying rides which took us around the property and farm. The bullock-cart ride across the trails through the narrow paths lined by coconut trees is a must here at Agadi Thota.
Lunch starts at 1:30 pm up to 3:00 pm which included traditional North Karnataka meal with Jowar rotti, chapati, mung sprouts, green vegetables, chana veggie, salad, curds, 2 types of rice, papad, pickle, chatnis, bhajjis and sweet. Most of the food is been prepared by their own farmed vegetables, pulses and grains.
After the rich and delicious food, you could just lay down below the open sky having a good time with family and friend, also making up some more place for the evening snacks.
Group activities are been organised and a friendly atmosphere is created. You can join in and play Musical Chair, Pot dance for women, Tug of war, dandiya, Garba dance and boat riding which added a fun ending touch to the overall experience.
Evening snacks are been served at 5:30 pm which includes fried Mirchi, girmit, tea and coffee.
Timings of Agadi Thota is from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. The place can be considered for a day outing with family and friends with a typical village atmosphere. Plan a weekend gateway with your friends to enjoy and experience which is worth treasuring. One should go ahead and enjoy the unique adventure at Agadi Thota and experience the real village like experience with typical Karnataka cuisine.
You can also shop and buy the Natural products which are been made in-house and are chemical free.
There are many other places which are located around Agadi farm and can be visited while heading to the place.
Utsav rock garden and Gayathri Tapovan is about 5km away, Navagraha teertha and famous bird sanctuary are located around 22kms. These are some of the tourist places which can be included in this day itinerary.
My personal experience about this place is atmost positive with a good outing experience for a day at a very affordable pricing. A recommended place to visit if you are in and around Hubli. If you are looking to spend some good time with family and friends, Agadi Thota wont disappoint the youngest or the oldest member of the family.
INR 500 per person on Weekdays and INR 550 per person on Weekends.
Visit the official website of AgadiThota to know more about the place, offerings, activities, special offers and booking facilities.