HUSHES HOMESTAY IN THE GHATS Solar-powered LED lights, natural ventilation and homegrown supplies define this little gem tucked away in the Western Ghats on the border of Goa and Karnataka. Off the Grid, as it's called, is not connected to any supplied utilities like electricity, water, internet or phones. Run by whitewater specialist John Pollard and his wife Sylvia Kerkar, a pottery artist, the place is eco-friendly, small, organic, rustic and ultra low impact. Be it trekking, waterfall day trips or night safaris, this is a perfect noise-free vacation. A Bengaluru based travel company Getoffurass has organized 'Living off the Grid' vacations in the past in nearby North Kanara in Karnataka. " The region is not connected to the grid, forcing travellers to live off the land exploring various local technologies on the farm like cooking over fire, building structures using mud, hay and more," syas organizer Santosh.