Tucked away in the private, from the hustle and bustle of city life, Moram Earth Shantiniketan 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.
Responsible tourism is a type of tourism that believes in sustainable tourism. It believes in minimizing the negative impacts on our environment and economy. Responsible tourism is considered to be a driving force in generating greater income and employment opportunities for the local people.
MORAM believes in responsible tourism that involves the marginalized community of tribes of the villages. MORAM is just not a project, it is a vision of the development of a responsible tourism industry in the laps of nature. It tries to enhance the conditions of living of the tribes by involving them in the entire process and giving them a new meaning to life.
Responsible tourism also focuses on the preservation of the heritage and traditional culture of the region. It helps the tourists connect with the core of nature. It makes use of resources that does not disrupt the ecological balance of the environment. MORAM has been practicing responsible tourism since the very day of its existence.
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.