The forest of wisdom

Our Aranya

‘Aranya‘ is a Sanskrit word for green and prosperous forest, a forest of Wisdom that belongs to us. Our Aranya is space of freedom in natures embrace to the experience of biodiversity, sustainability and our spiritual connections to mother earth and existence.We are a group of young enthusiastic nature lovers dedicated to holistic and ecologically regenerative design and low footprint living. A voluntary community exploring possibilities of future where humans live in synergy with nature. Our basic motto is to bring awareness, understanding, love, and respect to nature by transforming the notions of the contemporary way of living. Our Aranya belongs to everyone who has a passion and desire for rebuilding the world with love towards nature. We invite you to be a part of this journey at our Aranya.

What we do

We learn here to unlearn. Unlearn the definitions of the comfortable lifestyle, unlearn to depend and learn to self-sustain, learn to love nature and explore the returns we earn from mother earth. Our Aranya is a platform to explore various concepts of the low footprint and sustainable living, through workshops, knowledge sharing and research. We believe and encourage self-sustainable holistic living by water and energy conservation, waste management, enhancing local food, art, and culture. As a community, we are dedicated to living a sustainable life in tune with each other and the natural world. We are very passionate about sharing our knowledge, ideas, and inspiration. We are also eager to learn from you.


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Explore the rich culture of pristine Malvan with us

Inviting you to one of the top 12 biodiverse hotspots of the planet

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Living

Our aim is to reach each individual’s consciousness for holistic healthy lifestyle.


  • Series 1 – Deep Ecology 
  • Series 2 – Yoga and Meditation
  • Series 3 – Nature and Art Expression
  • Series 4 – Permaculture Design

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Immerse yourself into a transformative lifestyle that can make a real difference for you, the global community and our planet!

Aranya Design Studio 

Aranya Design studio aims at bringing creative minds, designers, local talent at same platform and integrate it together to enhance and implement sensitive and sustainable approach.
We are team young creative professional like Architects, urban designers, Interior designers, Botanist, Skilled with natural building and perma-culture designers. We specialize in Eco-village design,natural buildings, urban design and planning and architecture practices with integrated ecologically sensitive and sustainable approach.

What we can do: LWe can facilitate and design for your ecovillage and architecture with our team of expertise. To know more, kindly drop us an email on  

Volunteering At Aranya's Farm

We take volunteers throughout the year as an when there is need on the land or the activities hosted. At the moment Our Aranya is still in the establishing phase. This is an exciting phase & there is a lot of learning for all those who chose to come & support at Our Aranya’s growth.

We are looking for volunteers who are genuinely interested to learn and share their skills are most welcome & we would give you plenty of space to further develop or share your skills (skills in our interpretation is very wide, could be creative skills like painting, art work, natural building, farming etc.). Just let us know of any skills that you might have that you wish to share with us.
Currently we have Volunteering opportunities available for following projects
• Organic Farming
• Natural building
• Afforestation
• Art and Design

Write us at or fill the inquiry form at the bottom of the page, Mentioning about your interest, time and duration of stay and why you want to volunteer with us.

Kindly Note:  We are still in the conceptual and establishing phase and we would like to remind volunteers that we are not a resort and our facilities are basic and self-dependent. We charge Rs 250/per day per person as to only self-sustain ourselves. (This amount includes Accommodation and basic food cost)

Accommodation and Facilities:

As Our Aranya  is still a young project we ask of volunteers to be aware that the facilities at Our Aranya are basic.

Accommodation: Dormitory, shared rooms depending on the availability. Tents will be provided for those who prefer to stay in tents in cool or dry season.

Food: The volunteers will cook together in shifts and we have to go the local market where we will buy the local food together.

Schedule: The Tentative daily schedule is followed considering the climate and activities.

Kindly Note: We are still in the conceptual and establishing phase and we would like to remind volunteers that we are not a resort and our facilities are basic and self-dependent. We charge Rs 250/per per person as to only self-sustain ourselves. (This amount includes Accommodation and basic food cost)

Research and experiment

Our Aranya is a platform for learning from nature. We do have facility for experimenting and growing your own Organic food. We encourage the volunteers to select their patch of land in Aranya’s  to experiment techniques or grow their own food on the principles of permaculture or natural farming. Volunteers have to send their proposal stating their intent, duration and materials required on  . We will get back to you soon after discussing the feasibility with our team members.

More about Our Aranya

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Community-social tools

The core need for the project and personal development. For empowering ourselves and each other to take action and responsibility towards a regenerative lifestyle, we need appropriate tools for communication, decision making, organization and community living. For this, the  principles of our Aranya can be applied to social and personal life in a way which connects us with our potential as an individual and as a community. This can bring us a lot of joy and quality of life while we share our gifts. During the course, you will learn and apply social tools and get the opportunity to connect with your personal gift,  share it with the community and save the bio-diversity around us.

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Indigenous wisdom

Indigenous wisdom and deep nature connection to earth-based traditional cultures offer the great wisdom of the natural world and its cycles which can be applied in permaculture design as well as in our daily lives. Through deep nature connection, we can immerse ourselves within the natural cycles and web of life and gain an understanding of our place as humans on planet earth. Throughout the course, you will get to know some of the indigenous wisdom.

Explore local techniques and Culture

An excellent opportunity to understand local community skills and food and sustainable agricultural practices.
Our Aranya Team

Shruti Pandit

Host Faculty

Saubhagya ‘Daksh’

Host Faculty

Jennifer Newton



Host Faculty

Sanjay Desai

Team Member

Uma Mudaliar

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Team Member

Hira Pandit

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Discover Kankavli

Kankavali lies on the foothills of Western Ghats/Sahyadri, It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site has over 7,402 species of flowering plants, 1,814 species of non-flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species, 179 amphibian species, 6,000 insects species and 290 freshwater fish species. Two hours drive from Goa. Goa has large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

We are well connected through air/rail/road and 8-hour away from Mumbai by Road.
Nearest Airport: Goa Airport(Well connected by train 2-hours to Site).
Nearest Railway station : Kankavali railway station (30-minute walk from site.)
Nearest Bus Station: Kankavali bus station (30-Minute Walk)


During the course, participants will be staying on beautiful terraces among the trees, mushrooms, and stones. You can pitch anywhere in the widely spread woods. We have the vast area with different landscapes. Apart from tents, we are also giving following options for the residence depending upon your choice.


  • Local villagers house made up of mud, locally available Red laterite stone, cow dung plastered and flooring houses (Limited availability)
  • Semi furnished rooms with attached bathrooms.
  • Common Dormitory with common Bathroom and toilets
  • Tents
From the outdoor communal kitchen, we provide 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the cost of the course (except Sundays when the students are free to feed themselves!). Prepared with love, the food is always diverse, fresh, healthy, homemade and vegetarian. By that, we also help to stimulate the local food economy by purchasing from the local farmers. A lot of the food is also grown on the premises.


  • Plenty of Beaches
  • Water Sports(Parasailing, Diving and Much more)
  • Historic Forts (Sindudurg, VijayDurg)
  • Animal and Bird sanctuary
  • Water fall
  • Lots Mango and cashew-nut farms
  • Goa is one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
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For Workshop Pre-registration will cost just Rs 1000 + 2% Convenience Fee. We will send the link to secure payment gateway on your email as soon as you finish filling the form below. For Volunteering fill the form below.

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I prefer to stay in my personal tentI want community to arrange a tent for meI want to stay in traditional mud and stone houseA dormitory with common Bathroom and toilets will do goodI will love to stay in semi-furnished room with attached bathrooms

Any questions? Write to us at  or with your inquiry and we will get back to you shortly!
We are open to telephonic conversations. Feel free to call us at (+91) 989-212-0067 and (+91) 847-687-7736

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The future of holistic living.