Evolve Back: Stories from Orange County Resorts

Back to the Future

As you sow, so shall you reap! This is true, both literally and as a metaphor, for Juli and Vivek Cariappa who exchanged the predictability and comfort of urban existence for the perils and triumphs of a life amidst nature. Armed with a passion for natural farming, an alternate road map of life and tons of resilience, this couple and their children sprouted a dream that was seeded in a deep respect for the land and the elements that sustain life.

Today, ‘Krac-a-Dawna’ farm is an exemplary model of successful small-scale organic agriculture in India, heralding a new dawn of food production. It is also a mission statement, living proof of what it really means to follow your heart and live your ideals.

Local Heroes is our ongoing journey to bring to you captivating stories about our land and its people; a symbiosis that we explore and celebrate through expressive and uplifting video and photo essays every month. We believe this Responsible Tourism Initiative will cause you to see 'evolution' in a new light.

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  1. Arumugaswamy says:

    Very much inspiring.They set an example for the future genaration…nice

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Arumugaswamy,

      We are glad to know that you enjoyed the video.

  2. Anjana says:

    What a beautiful story

  3. Rini John says:

    Good One!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kunal Bez says:

    An awesome work…kudos to you guys!!

    Many thanks for sharing such inspirational videos and stories…

    Warm regards,


    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Kunal,

      We are really glad that you enjoyed this story. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation.

  5. Simas Holidays says:

    Thank you for the mail. Such an Inspiring video .

    Would definitely love to meet them once in my life.

    Once again thank you for sharing the video.


    Chetan Kelkar

  6. Ashok bajaj says:

    Very much impresed

  7. Angelee Deodhar says:

    Excellent video would have liked to see thw whole family together
    best wishes,thank you,angelee

  8. vijay joshi says:

    Beautiful visited orange county coorg this Diwali lifetime experience lovely its just beyond words to express

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Vijay,

      Thank you for those warm words of appreciation. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

  9. vijay joshi says:

    Orange county out of the world

  10. Anil and Ganga says:

    Amazing. Extremely determined individuals hats off

  11. Linda Hipwell says:

    Totally inspirational, wishing I was coming back to Orange County to try the wild spinach and meet Juli and Vivek – what a wonderful life you have chosen – brave people, lucky children/young adults.

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Linda,

      We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the video. We look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  12. Murali says:

    Joy is very internal. The earlier we find it, longer we enjoy. Make passion your work to find joy.

    Hats off to Mr Cariappa and family to live life king size

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Murali,

      We couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  13. Stefany Seipp says:

    Dear Orange County Team,

    congratulations for this touching, wonderful video, we will share through our social media channels. This is what sustainability is about.

    Warm regards

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Stefany,

      Thank you so much for those wonderful words! We are glad that you enjoyed the video. We do hope the video inspires many more people.

  14. Dieter Cüppers says:

    Thank you for sharing another wonderful story. Over the years they have accompanied me and I’m always looking forward to the next one.
    Best regards dieter cueppers

    1. Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Dieter,

      Thank you so much for those warm words of appreciation. We are delighted to know that you enjoy this initiative of ours. Feedback like yours motivates us to keep bringing you inspiring stories.

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  16. hemal khambatta says:

    so beautifully crafted stories and seamlessly directed esp the (Juli & vivek)story… would love to meet them someday. i am an adfilmmaker from mumbai and would love to tour these places…keep up the good work!

  17. Tasneem Sara Dasgupta says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    Thanks and regards,
    Tasneem Sara Dasgupta

  18. Sigi says:

    Wow, I have no words to explain how fascinated I am by their wholesome living, outlook and philosophy of life. I’m thinking this video just changed my life, as I think about these things a lot especially overy the last year or so…and then I learn they are closely related to my husband. I hope to meet them when in India next. I wish the family many beautiful moments in their partnership with nature. God bless.