Say cheese

Manchar - the home to Parag Milk Food - is yet another charm of the Western Ghats
Say cheese

What good is an opportunity, if it&rsquos not milked And so it is at Manchar, a sleepy town not four hours from Mumbai. Home to Parag Milk Foods&rsquo forty-acre dairy farm, it now hosts cattle of a different ilk. City-bred tourists interested in cheese-making or large-scale milking systems arrive in herds to meet over 3,000 Holstein Friesian cows and to take in the other more obvious charms of the Western Ghats. Also on the menu at the Bhagyalaxmi farm&mdashwhere products of the Go and Gowardhan brands are manufactured&mdashare milk-tasting sessions, bhakri pizzas and a gift hamper to keep you sweet. Choose from 1- to 4-day tours that also include trips to Malshej Ghat and the Bhimashankar temple (Rs 1,500&ndash8,250 per person, includes transfers, stay, sightseeing and meals

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