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" A little bit of simple
some rayes of joy
and a touch of wisdom
shared with all
who live under the sun
and breathe with trees...
Is that not called
abundant life? "


Our Mission

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  • Inviting people to experience abundant & simple life

  • Providing work-growth places for local community

  • An income for all of our programs

Community development:

  • Interactive education for local youth

  • Programs to work and learn in: organic farm/homestay/etc.

  • Clean and green areas

Inspirational centre:

  • Adara as physical showcase for sustainable and abundant life

  • Inspiring locally and internationally through (online) networks

  • A hub where different cultures, ideas and practices merge


To inspire the world to move towards abundant, aware and simple life while empowering local community in India. We do this by offering an environment to work, learn and grow under an umbrella of programs related to self-reliance and sustainability.


A world where everyone is encouraged to live up to his or her fullest potential, and where communities resonate with joy, care, inspiration, curiosity and awareness.

mission & vision


Karan Juyal and Lieke Hulshof founded Adara in April 2021.

Karan grew up in Pauri. As a boy he walked to school, playing and running across the farms in his free time. Later he moved to the city Dehradun. He studied engineering and taught himself music, English and yoga. Later he performed as a solo-musician, organised hiking tours and worked in a homestay.

Lieke grew up as a Dutch girl with comfort around her. She has lived in a variety of countries, studied Social Geography, explored painting and poetry, worked in Tanzania for Justdiggit (an NGO that restores landscapes to mitigate climate change) after which she decided to go to India for a course in organic farming.

Their different backgrounds and qualities help for common dreams and visions. Karan is the main connector between ideas and local people. He handles logistics and communications on the ground. He ensures that local skills, know-how and resources are well implemented. Lieke takes up international and organisational networking. She focuses on fundraise, promotion and collaboration. Together they work on long-term vision and plans and make decisions for the programs.


Adara is being built with local and international community. Different Nepalese families are involved, some residing at Adara. The position of many Nepalese in India has scope for improvement. We provide adults with work opportunities in the homestay and garden while children receive tuition. There are also collaborations with neighbours and skilled workers. Lastly, there is a global community connecting with us through volunteering, financial support and following our content.


We are looking forward to collaborate with more organisations and people in future.

Lokale gemeenschap project India
people of adara

Adara Trust is a registered Trust under Section 64(A) of the Trusts Act (1882). Adara Trust is also registered under section 80G and 12A for tax exemptions.

unity in diversity





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