Tucked away in the private, from the hustle and bustle of city life, MORAM gives you the fresh air of new senses. The word MORAM originally means “Red Soil”, indicating the texture of the soil of Birbhum District. Set among a beautiful landscape of lush greenery, MORAM is practically built in the lap of nature. The fresh feel of damp grass under your feet, the dewdrop on every leaf, the vibrant flowers, and the harmony of living here make MORAM a lush green paradise. Here in MORAM, the women welcome every guest with fresh flowers and a small tilak on the forehead. This marks the start of our friendship.
They say “Welcome to MORAM, Welcome to the land of Art.”
Nestled in the heart of a picturesque village called Debanandapur, Moram, Return to Nature and Tradition gives you the perfect experience of nature stay. Envisioned to be an eco-project, MORAM has always promoted eco-tourism and sustainable living.
AIM- Art Illuminates Mankind, a welfare organization with the motto of “Be Peaceful and Useful” was instrumental in founding MORAM. For the past 14 years, they have been trying to generate livelihood opportunities for the marginalized class especially women. Located just 12 Km from Santiniketan, the abode of learning (West Bengal), MORAM is collectively driven by the people belonging to the marginalized sections of society. MORAM is not a commercial project, it is a project based on Love, Peace, and Humanity.
This is an amazing land of green treasure, above all the people, whose hearts are full of warmth and kindness.
MORAM gives relaxation to your eyes. Nature here proffers peace to your soul. The green cover enveloping the whole area offers homage to various species of Birds. One can spot them just by sitting on the balcony quietly. The dawn and dusk are the perfect time for Birding here.
Back to the Roots
MORAM is run by the people of the land, the people from the nearby tribal village- The backward community of Birbhum. It provides livelihood opportunities to many.
As part of nurturing the tendrils of the tradition, MORAM arranges Tribal Dance Performance for the guests. The tribal men and women from the nearby villages and some of our staffs join this performance. All the staffs who work here are from the nearby villages. Along with their hopes and dreams, they bring their strength to us. They are the pillars of MORAM.
Being located in the interiors of rural Bengal, the winter here is pretty harsh. A popular attraction during the winter season is Barbeque. Most of the Tourists prefer to select our Winter Barbeque Offers. Our staffs strive hard to provide a comfortable living for the guests. Their warm heart radiates more heat than the fire itself.
Wake up to The Call of Nature
When the dawn breaks in, you wake to the call of birds, you wake up listening to the mellifluous sound of the flute played by a tribal man from the nearby village. MORAM is not just a project, it's more than that. It holds a sense of Art and Aesthetics at its core. It gives the experience of rural living. It holds the stories of the lost tribe, people who have been pushed back for centuries.
Fresh from Farm
Eating fresh and healthy is the biggest challenge for urban people today. The city offers some benefits over the villages but it undoubtedly snatches away some of the most beautiful experiences and benefits. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables are hard to spot in the fast-paced metro cities. People have to settle down with chemically loaded, packaged food. Eating fresh from the farm is now a distant dream for many. These preservatives affect health in the long run.
Food cooked in MORAM is not only fresh but also grown in MORAM itself. We have an extensive Farming program being conducted here regularly. Most of the vegetables we offer on the menu are grown in MORAM.
CLIMATE AT MORAM
The Summer in Birbhum is not only known for the scorching heat and sultry weather but also for its wild storms that refresh Nature. It is the season of juicy mangoes and their delicious recipes.
The Moonson here is beautiful, it is the time when Nature rejuvenates itself. The rain washes away the dirt and debris and brings new life. Everything is more green. Romantic poets often write about spring. The transient beauty of this season is beautifully captured by many poets in their poems.
Spring is perhaps the most beautiful time here. It brings the message of new life with new blossoms. Adorned with soft colorful flowers and juicy fruits MORAM decorates itself with the colors of Nature. The weather remains pleasant here. Holi being the festival of color is widely celebrated here.
The Autumn marks the arrival of the most popular festival of Bengal- the Durga Puja. The clear sky with occasional fluffy clouds, green fields, and the golden harvest marks the onset of Devi’s(Goddess Durga) arrival. The sweet fragrance of shiuli and the view of white kashful (Native Indian grass)around the road is another pleasant experience of this season. Celebration of the Nabanna Utshab (celebrations of the annual harvest) is one important festival of this rural belt. Many Bengali poets like Tagore and Jibonananda Das looked at Autumn in a very special way.
The winter here is harsh but it is the best time for fresh vegetables. Organic farming peaks at this time.
Flora & Fauna
Several species of plants are grown here. The cottages are named after the name of flowers grown around them.
These unique flowers and plants are named and tagged for better knowledge of our guests.