The property also has an extremely Instagrammable cafe, Saraya Cafe which offers a wide range of Continental and Indian delicacies. The eatery is managed by a group of local women who prepare each and every dish with utmost love and compassion. To add to that, they also don't mind going out of the way and preparing a dish suited to specific needs. Talk about perfect hospitality!
A tree house at Saraya Ecostay will cost you ₹1,500 while an earth house will cost you ₹1,800 per night for double accommodation. The prices are inclusive of breakfast for the guests. While these accommodations can be booked online, you will have to call up the property to register yourself for a volunteer stay which comes at zero cost!
Best time to go
The months between November and February is the time when Goa really comes alive. So, if you're someone who believes in partying like there's no tomorrow, this is the best time to plan a trip. On the other hand, peace seekers should plan a trip to Goa in monsoons, that is between July and September. Not only will you be able to escape the maddening rush but will also witness Goa at its lush green and pristine best.
Things to do in and around the property
1. Enrol in Saraya's permaculture design course
If you're a nature lover who believes in giving back to the environment, head to Saraya and enrol yourself in the permaculture design course. The property is one of the very few places in India wherein you can get a full length certificate course in permaculture, a system of agricultural and social design principles centred around directly utilising the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The course is designed to teach travellers the art of creating a sustainable and cost effective environment while reducing the ecological footprint.
2. Explore your artistic side at Saraya Art Gallery