Gone are the days when women were considered no match for all powerful men in this world. Today India has its own pool of fearless and talented business women who’ve established their own venture.
Today I am going to talk about one such woman named Manpreet Sangha, daughter of Late captain Gurpreet Singh Sangha, who grew up with her other four sisters in her ancestral house in a village called Nawanpind Sardarn in Punjab. After completing their studies at Sacred heart convent, and settled in their careers, the Sangha sisters joined hands and laid the foundation of their venture -The Kothi. Yes, you read it right!
Believe me, when they call it KOTHI, they really mean it.
The innovative idea of converting their ancestral home into an elegant farmhouse with a turn of the century flavor is incredible. Though it was a joint venture in it’s foundation phase, today Manpreet is the heart and soul of the venture, looking after marketing, hosting, training, inventory etc.
With a vision of sharing their legacy with the world, she also hopes to work towards the betterment of the village. Her mother Mrs. Satwant Kaur is a strong support to her, hosting whenever she is not in town and helping villagers to fetch various Govt/ non govt jobs.
Indeed a family of values and ethics!
Talking about her venture -The Kothi, surrounded by lush agricultural pastures and a canal, located in the heart of the village is just an hour drive away from Amritsar. If you really want to enjoy the rich heritage of Punjab and discover its culture by interacting with the villagers, experience crop harvesting, Punjabi food cooking, tractor, tonga rides, nature walk along the canal, dairy farm, kite flying, mehndi art, folk music and dance –The Kothi is the place.
The house not only a piece of architecture that retains its character of a traditional Punjabi kothi but also well equipped with modern day facilities- rooms with attached bathrooms, hot & cold water, both traditional and modern kitchen, television and Internet connectivity. What more one can ask for?
Oh yes! The food… 😉
One can choose from the wide platter of the local cuisine. Garden fresh fruits and vegetables to matar paneer, dal makhani, sarson da sag & makki di roti, straight out of tandoor. The meals are served as a buffet—in the dining room or you can even sit close to the chulah in the traditional kitchen or in the sunny outdoors. Though the local cuisine features mostly rustic vegetarian food, but mouth watering non-vegetarian dishes on request are also prepared.
My village is true to its rustic roots and unique cultural ethos, which remain untouched from rampant urbanization. The distance from the main highway and proximity to the canal discourages city life from trickling in. With its low height buildings, lush woody setting & vast turfs of agricultural pastures, the experience is one to keep.
– says Manpreet with a smile, while teaching Yoga to girls in her village.
A must visit coz the experience is truly pure and magical.
Find her on Facebook : The Kothi