Explore the Himalaya through, outdoor learning, cultural and natural heritage, traditional arts, literature and community development through village visits
Village trips are the best way to explore the local communities in Himalaya:
For travellers it is a great to establish meaningful connections with local people, and gain a greater understanding of cultural and natural heritage of the Himalayan region in Uttarakhand.
Featured Village Communities
Kalvan is the last village of the Dehradun district bordering Tehri. Just 40kms from the main Dehradun city, it is village crippled by urban migration and yet stands strong on the shoulders of those who refuse to leave their ancestral homes empty and lands barren. And those who nurture nature as their own.
Kanda Jakh is an Indian village located in Dhanaulti Tehsil and belongs to Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is situated 29km away from sub-district headquarter Dhanaulti and 66km away from district headquarter New Tehri. The total geographical area of village is 149.56 hectares. Mussoorie is nearest town to Kanda Jakh which is approximately 13 km away.
Jim Corbett Heritage Village
The village of Chotti Haldwani completed 100 years in 2015. Over the last 15 years the simple community of Chhoti Haldwani has evolved into the Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti. The village offers nature guide services, heritage walks, bird watching, home-stays, and folk dance & music programs by its members as part of its community based tourism programme.
Sustainable Development of Uttarakhand Villages
Village trips and homestay, deeply strengthens the sustainability of local communities by providing livelihood through hospitality and tourism related jobs, in a local or village-based workplace.
Uttarakhand villages offer unmatched natural forests and mountain locations for brief or extended trips; outdoor-nature activities, adventure-sports, yoga-wellness, environmental education, events-festivals and traditional homestay
Talk to our outdoor trip advisor for a customised village experience for your student / corporate group.
The Ghost Villages of Uttarakhand
Local farmers, traders and people of the hills are migrating towards the cities, which has led to villages where once societies resided that are now abandoned.
According to a survey by Uttarakhand Migration Commission (2016-17) 968 villages have been declared “Ghost Villages”. These villages have been completely abandoned by the natives of the area. Now these villages are struggling for their existence.
Our effort is to spread awareness on reverse migration "Palayan" which is perhaps the biggest impediment in the sustainable development of mountain villages, by encouraging ethical exploration of these Himalayan communities and responsible tourism which can provide new employment opportunities and can also preserve the culture of Uttarakhand.