Photos: “#Farmstagram” is India’s new virtual getaway on Instagram

There’s an Instagram obsession that’s made it to India in the pandemic — #Farmstagram, where posts showcase farm life, offering a vicarious escape to those who are city-bound, and wishing they weren’t. Globally, #farmstagram throws up tens of thousands of results, usually seasonal — there are a lot of giant pumpkins right now. In India, the visuals are sunlit and stunning. Mountains and blue skies; rustic scenes of desi food being cooked outdoors; cows and bountiful harvests.

Updated On Oct 24, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Sanjay Austa cherry picking at his farm stay, Meena Bagh Resorts, in Ratnari, while Beswa, the farm dog, a favourite with his Instagram followers, looks on. Austa began posting photos of his farm and his produce in 2015 and his account has nearly 2000 followers. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa )
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Sanjay Austa cherry picking at his farm stay, Meena Bagh Resorts, in Ratnari, while Beswa, the farm dog, a favourite with his Instagram followers, looks on. Austa began posting photos of his farm and his produce in 2015 and his account has nearly 2000 followers. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa )

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Guests at the farm assisting in giving animals at the farm, the sheep Loblu and Lobli, a wash. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)
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Guests at the farm assisting in giving animals at the farm, the sheep Loblu and Lobli, a wash. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)

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The apricot tree at the Meena Bagh farmstay. Sanjay Austa says he wants his farm account to be educational, so he’s honest about the harvests, discoveries and mistakes he makes at his orchard in Himachal Pradesh. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)
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The apricot tree at the Meena Bagh farmstay. Sanjay Austa says he wants his farm account to be educational, so he’s honest about the harvests, discoveries and mistakes he makes at his orchard in Himachal Pradesh. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)

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From the farm to the table. The inhouse cherry jam made from his farm’s cherries is a product Austa, a photographer and orchardist in Ratnari, in the apple belt of Himachal Pradesh, is proud of. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)
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From the farm to the table. The inhouse cherry jam made from his farm’s cherries is a product Austa, a photographer and orchardist in Ratnari, in the apple belt of Himachal Pradesh, is proud of. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa)

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A good pumpkin haul at Sneh Yadav’s Tijara organic farm in Tijara, Rajasthan, around 80 kms from Delhi. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)
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A good pumpkin haul at Sneh Yadav’s Tijara organic farm in Tijara, Rajasthan, around 80 kms from Delhi. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)

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Home brewed tea is made with a concoction of freshly grated ginger, freshly grated raw turmeric and leaves of fresh tulsi plucked from the farm. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)
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Home brewed tea is made with a concoction of freshly grated ginger, freshly grated raw turmeric and leaves of fresh tulsi plucked from the farm. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)

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Several chefs of five-star hotels in Delhi and Gurugram source vegetables from Tijara even for their private use for their flavour and freshness. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)
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Several chefs of five-star hotels in Delhi and Gurugram source vegetables from Tijara even for their private use for their flavour and freshness. (Photo courtesy Tijaraorganic)

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Satyajit Hange with their cows at the farm in Bhodani in Pune. Their Instagram handle @twobrothersorganicfarms has over 41,700 followers. (Photo courtesy TwoBrothersOrganicFarms)
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Satyajit Hange with their cows at the farm in Bhodani in Pune. Their Instagram handle @twobrothersorganicfarms has over 41,700 followers. (Photo courtesy TwoBrothersOrganicFarms)

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Durga, the sister of the Hange brothers at their farm in Bhodani in Pune. (Photo courtesy TwoBrothersOrganicFarms)
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Durga, the sister of the Hange brothers at their farm in Bhodani in Pune. (Photo courtesy TwoBrothersOrganicFarms)

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