Inviting all explorers, enthusiasts, nature and culture lovers to visit such a beautiful place where you will find beautiful mountains of Himalaya, village life, organic farming and beautiful orchards of Apple, this beautiful place is in the Shivalik mountains ranges of Himalayas in district Dehradun of Uttarakhand state, called village Gorchha. We have started tours to this astounding place where nature provides its limitless exquisiteness and where you can witness with your own eyes, this inimitable beauty, traditional houses which are beautifully carved and crafted in wood, the village looks like an ethnic resort on mountain and interaction with the hard working, simple, noble and caring people of this village. Trip to this amazing place is an inspiring experience which we want to share with all enthusiast people, who think they owe some respect to our mother nature, village life, culture and with those who want some raw occurrences in their lives. We would not share more about this place, people and customs as we want to invite our readers to visit this place and experience it all by themselves. Believe us, you will easily nestled get in their houses and hearts like us. We hike, we take part in agricultural activities, we celebrate and we learn the nature on this trip.
REGION : Jaunsar
LANGUAGE : Jaunsari
POPULAR FESTIVALS : Baisakhi and Dipawali
TRADITIONAL COSTUMES : Ladies clothing - Dantu, Ghagra, Kurti, jaga, gents clothing- Choda, jhangel, digua,
LOCAL FOOD / DISHES : Sidku, kanik, twaiye, deedti, kapreudi, kodake koduye, kukdiyate koduye
VILLAGE DEITY : Lord Mahasu
We are promoting home stay & village tours as when the client choose this kind of packages they not only explore the depth of the area & destination but really enjoy & live alongwith the family members & locals of the village. During the trip you can see how the locals live their lives , which is not possible when staying with hotels or resorts, in such trip you can just explore the destination & miss the opportunity to know basic details which enhance your knowledge.
We are offering this package round the year for people who want to experience rural life at foothills of the Himalayas. Our clients while staying with us, interact with locals & their families, learn about our culture, tradition, local cuisine , even language , they enjoy the nature & different climates.
COSTING FOR 4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHT
Adults : INR 12150/- With all meal (03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch, 02 Dinner)
Child (below 10yrs.) : INR 3000/- With all meal (03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch, 02 Dinner)
COST INCLUDES :
Accommodation on single /double/ triple / quad sharing as per requirement & availability.
Meals – 03 breakfast/ 03 lunch/ 02 dinner
2 nights in Homestay.
All transfers & sightseeing by AC small car (AC does not work in hills) as per itinerary.
One room for wash & change at Vikas Nagar on arrival & on last day.
Tour is based on night journey from Delhi & back to Delhi by night travel to avoid day traffic & make the trip comfortable.
No hidden charges.
Any flight / train fare
Any personal expenses (telephone, laundary, lunch).
Any insurance (health / travel)
Any guide / escort (available on additional cost)
Optional activities (evening cultural performance available on additional cost)
Anything which is not included in inclusion column.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A room with traditional settings on single/ double/triple / quad sharing basis depending on the availability and the need. Clients will be accommodated in homes of locals where they will get a comfortable & clean bedding. The structure of the homes in a village could be like a compound or it could be located on a distance.
Hygienically cooked vegetarian food as similar as served elsewhere in northern India, however we can combine it with one of local dish for your taste. For, non-vegetarian food kindly let us know in advance, it is available.
A clean traditional Indian toilets (Squat toilets) or western toilets.
We shall serve you our home cooked vegetarian food or Non veg (on request) and it will be mostly from the ingredients grown locally in farms . We assure you hygienic food & water.
To make your trip planning easier we would advise you below points to follow :
Besides your basic personal clothing we suggest following cloths based on the weather, you will find different climate in different parts of Uttarakhand , as it is hill place & throughout the year you can experience different colours of nature:-
As the temperatures rises during the summer it is advisable to carry light clothing however during morning & evening you might require a light jacket or a shawl.
During winter season we shall advise to carry adequate winter clothing as per your body needs. Kindly remember you might not get proper heating in the rooms at time so make your bags according.
It is always advisable to carry all the basic medicines with you like for headach, upset stomach, bodyache, fever cold & cough,antibiotics etc. You may not get all these medicines in the interiors.
Please carry a pair of shoes suitable to walk on hills along with sleepers as per your choice.
A small torch in case power cut at night, there is no system for generator or similar. You may carry a token gift for your hosts, though not very costly, as that helps to build up a bond between you & your host. Also it is a tradition there, they don’t like tipping.
Carry a small notebook & a pen to not down your experiences & other details.
SPECIAL NOTES :
As we enter into a conservative society it becomes important for us to respect their way of living. Considering the same, we would like to share below points with you & request to follow it :
- Do not defecate or urinate near water source.
- Avoid public display of affection to your companion or with the local people.
- Please contribute to keep cleanness around this beautiful valley/ village, use dustbins or carry all wrappers & rubbish in a polybag.
- For ladies, it is advisable to wear concealing clothing & avoid wearing clothes like shorts, short skirts or spaghetti tops. Please do not feel offended. We are just facilitating you to be a part of the culture of this village. Incorrect clothing can make you feel isolated.
- Please respect the values, believes, culture and religion of your hosts and local people of the village.
- Please feel free to ask any questions about their customs, culture etc from your host, as this will not only enhance your knowledge, but also help in enhancing your relationship with them.
- Honesty and respect for local lifestyles, don’t create problem for the host family and community.
- Don’t drink Alcohol / Wine and don’t smoke .
- After dinner go to your bed, maintain calm atmosphare , don’t shout & disturb any person. Unless until it is scheduled a night/ evening program/ celebration in your itinerary.