My name is Rajesh from gods own country kerala. At my young age I was put in shivananda ashram in kerala for spiritual teachings, yoga and meditation. My schooling life was very different half of the education I did in Kerala and half in abroad. My nature of understanding different culture is so good and can adjust to any environment. My hobbies are reading, travelling, long drives, exploring strange things in universe, pet lover and a great dreamer. I started my career in business as buying and selling of bikes, cars and real-estate later own went for working as sales and marketing of financial products like credit cards and other commercial products. After graduation i started a brokerage business in Banglore for quite some time and later on joined Abu Dhabi International Airport as a customer service handler for multiple airlines and got promoted as team leader for various airlines. During this time I used to travel to different places since we had free tickets to any part of the word. After leaving my job I came back to Kerala started my old real-estate business buying lands and constructing homes and selling I had a very good passion for that did it for some time and later on became a contractor of Pilling for huge buildings and took government contracts which I continued for quite some year. Later on went into exports of organic vegetable and commodities to middle east and other parts of the world. Doing this I came to know about the opportunity of importing edible oil from Malaysia and Indonesia so I started a trading firm in Mumbai of oil imports and exports and other commodities which was running smoothly for quite years and since doller rates came down I have converted my line to textile industry. Mean while I always had thought of making a dream world for different cultures to socialise and engage to make a paradise in this universe. From here my life started changing I left my family and went on exploring deep roots of India for a nature driven places and finally came to a place called jharkand meaning forest land. My family is very open minded and are so understanding that they want me to achieve my dreams in life it was so hard for me to leave but its universal decision we need to keep moving.
This is where everything changed my life with a blessing in disguise. I came to this beautiful land inside a jungle where an old temple was excavated beneath the earth . As I entered the place it was so divine the structure was of ancient rocks and I fell in love with my life for the first time it open all my heart and felt crying out of my emotions. I started exploring the place day and night and time passed away and slowly started renovating the temple with the help of some friends I met in my journey of dream. I started worshiping the gods and meditating through out the day some friends from abroad had visited the place and they dint feel going back because of its divinity and my spiritual teachings and blessings . This place has got hills and dams near by and deep rooted forest and villagers and blessed with fertile soil and nature. In the night you can hear noises of wild animals birds creepers and you can do star gazing as well. I started giving education to villagers and started learning there culture and lifestyle. After knowing them better I have formed a small Cooperative society where I have made members of 40 people and giving them classes of various aspects of life which include motivational classes, empowering both male and female, talk about hygienic life and meditation . Since its a backward community they don't no most of the things as they have never seen educated people to there village who can guide them and make them understand about various aspects of life. Me being a guru, mentor, philisoper, motivator is a blessing for them and the love they show in return is immense. We also conduct bajans on Sundays as offering of songs to god krishan and goddess radha we have small place where the villagers gather and sing songs. Apart from that we have planted some trees as well for more greenery to the temple. I need help from the travellers to make this organisation in organic farming and making tree houses make a unique place and eco friendly for all travellers to enjoy the serene nature and spirituality.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This is what I like to tell you about the cultural exchange we can offer you free accommodation and regarding food we have some reserves since its on a starting stage we are slowly planning to go for a small vegetable cultivation for the travellers so that we can give them free food as well. Apart from that I can teach you Hindi language and meditation and Hindu mantras and give you knowledge of different parts of India as I have travelled to all parts of my country. You can feel like your home with love and harmony. Regarding toilets and shower we have open air its a huge forest land. But in future we will have those facilities as well. Apart from this I can take you to near by places like the old Fort of maharaja's
And other places for sight seeing some of it are free and small hills you can go for trekking. You can learn villagers lifestyle, cattle gazing, goat gazing in the jungle and seasonal cropping. I am looking for travellers who can stay for long time and participate in all activities of my temple and organisation. We can accommodate many travellers at a time but rainy seasons you need to have your tents or you can make your own huts for resting. Think the place belongs to you and feel comfortable with all nature given facilities.
We need maximum workawayers to support and Help us to make this place a paradise. As you know the nature is more beautiful than what we think in our dreams. We entertain groups, single, couples or students for internships to our Dham. We require people who can teach my villagers English work on fundraising through online campaigns and social media creating a website regarding our day to day activities. Physical jobs like building small huts with bamboos, rocks which are freely available or trees. I need people to use there creative skills in executing the things as the lands will be alloted to different travellers or groups in exhibiting there creative ideas in constructing a eco friendly space for living. Female travellers should educate the local village females in using sanitary napkins and hygienic ways of living. We also need help in gardening, cooking, cleaning, watering plants, feeding cows. This is not my individual project its universal so you can be a part of this organisation for a long time as well. Put in your ideas knowledge and be a part of this initiative. Through this you will be helping the whole villagers to have a peaceful and a eco friendly lifestyle. I will teach you basic hindi and culture to deal with the villagers for a smooth functioning on the programmes and events. Not like other host we need people to be more flexible, Cooperative, fun loving, and want to enjoy each and every moment they spend in this Dham. Don't think that we need help from travellers but knowing and understanding the situations you have to act accordingly and make it a paradise for your oldage as well. We will have evening talks about how we can implement things eco friendly.
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We have four wooden beds and if you wish to sleep in a hut it's possible we have one hut and apart from that we have huge cemented place outside the temple where we can give you large tarpolin where you can sleep looking at the stars. It's so amazing you will enjoy a small breeze and sounds of animals, insects and birds. We can also provide mosquito nets as well according to availability. As I said before only vegetarian food you can get here since its temple premises and that too if we have reserve we can give you free if not give some offerings so that we get it from local village and cook it for you. We have a small kitchen where you can also use it and cook your own food and eat or you can eat with us if you like to. We can give you full love and care and help you to get comfortable with the nature. No alchohol in the premises and no problem in smoking.I suggest if you have any sleeping bags or tents you can carry along if you want to sleep outside with nature and keep mosquito repellents, and some medicines we do keep some first aid box as well.
In your free time you can go to near by village or the the hills, go for swimming in the near by dams and local markets near by. Local transpot are available of the villagers you can hire them and go to local markets. Don't expect a western or an Indian society culture its fully village culture and be very pleasing and kind because they are very divine and poor people only with love and kindness you can win them. There is nothing off timmings since I told you it belongs to you so how you want it to be you can schedule. This is a very unique venture so we need everyone to be flexible. We will be having evening talks about how we can develop this venture and we can dedicate ourself to fulfill and it will be a group venturing of different cultures.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week