Nestled among the undulating lands of the Satpura range in the district of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, India, Udaypur Gaon is home to approximately 150 households. Majority of the inhabitants belong to the Bhil tribal community with the prominent languages being Nimadi and Hindi. Agriculture is the main source of income and employment, with many youngsters migrating to the cities during the summer with temperatures reaching a high of 45 degrees. The Village is separated from the plains by Satpura range acting as a natural barrier. The people are warm and always welcoming and we invite you to be a part of their change. Kinglee Xperience was formed to help promote and develop the village into a model one, to be a village unto itself growing organically and creating jobs and income opportunities for the residents through constant research and optimum utilization of the local resources.
Growing up in the Tea Gardens of India, I had the chance to see, first hand the problems of rural India. My father, a Tea Planter working in the tea gardens of Dooars and Assam, would tell me stories of hardships that people there would encounter. My mother would teach the tea garden women to stitch and crotchet and would provide income generating opportunities for them. As I graduated and completed my MBA in finance from Christ University, I got into the corporate world and worked for a few years, but deep down I had my true calling. In June 2017, I was selected as a fellow for the SBI (State Bank of India) Youth for India Fellowship, a 13 month fellowship that provides people first hand insight into rural India and providing them a platform to make their dreams take flight. This is where my true journey began.