Home stay with a local family, in an over 400 year old dwelling used by more than seven generations, in a rustic Himalayan village. The dwelling has been minimally altered over generations & bears the hallmark of original local architecture. Live as a family guest & partake in the lives of gentle village folk who shall win you over with their innocence, simplicity & earthly wisdom. Enjoy the abundance of natural splendor all around while you Eat, Drink & Breathe nothing but fresh & natural.
“I had an absolutely fabulous time in Isoti Village. I stayed for one week and was incredibly impressed with the people and their willingness to accept me as part of their family. I speak only the tiniest bit of Hindi, which I worried would create frustration, but the sometimes difficult communication quickly became a fun challenge for all of us. Hem Istwal was an excellent guide who is vastly knowledgeable regarding the history and surrounding terrain, and when he left to address other matters, the dynamic duo, Rajul & Tajul took over my daily adventures. I spent countless hours after lunch playing with the 3 grandchildren, devising many fun games that broke the language barrier. And each meal I would be fed hearty vegetarian curries, chapati, parantha, and fresh milk from the family's cows. It was very difficult to say goodbye and I am already scheming a return trip to Isoti. I heartily recommend a stay with this family if you are willing to take on the beautifully simple lifestyle and accommodations.”
The J K Guest house is situated near Rudradhari Waterfall & cave in Kausani. The area is surrounded by thick jungle which makes the air so pure and fresh. The walk in the woods, the chirping of the birds, the fresh air and the calm atmosphere of the mountains makes one feel rejuvenated and healthy. It makes you feel young and lively. It is near the village and thus reflects the essence of the village atmosphere. One could for a walk in the village and experience the village life and culture.
TRIDIVA, which means Heaven, is perfect if you are seeking solitude, nature, adventure and an escape from the noise and clutter of the modern world. It is located in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 5,500 ft, offering spectacular views of snow-capped peaks and dense forest. Tridiva is a wabi-sabi home that does full justice to the majestic Himalayan views, forest wilderness and is definitely off the beaten track. This is my home, it reflects the love and passion I feel for the mountains.
“Truly a little piece of Heaven My husband and I were looking for a quite place to getaway, a place where we could just connect with each other and our surroundings. I had heard of Tridiva from some friends and when I saw the listing in Airbnb I decided to book it for two nights. I read some encouraging reviews about it on Tripadvisor and it felt like the place we had in mind. We flew from Mumbai to Dehradun and spent two days in Rishikesh. Had spoken to the owner Meeta who organised a car to pick us up from Rishikesh and drive us to Tridiva. It is a long drive to Tridiva (8 hours) but absolutely worth it. Driving along the Ganga and its tributaries, stoping at the three major confluences, having paneer parathas and chai at the dhaba outside of Rudraprayg, made the journey memorable. We reached Tridiva at around 6 pm and Pradeep, the caretaker was waiting on the road for us. He helped us with the luggage and guided us along the trail to Tridiva. It is an uphill walk and we did feel slightly out of breath, but once we got to Tridiva, it completely took our breath away. It was an extremely clear evening and the Himalayas were visible in their full glory. The home is beautiful and the attention to detail is visible in every corner of this home. It is spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean and we were served delicious meals. I loved the mint & ginger chai, bun omelettes, pahadi palak and ragi roti. Meeta, the owner was around and she encouraged us to take the hike to the temple of Badhangadi. We drove to the stating point of the hike and it took us about an hour and a half to climb up to the temple. The steps leading to the temple are of varied sizes and we did get a little tired but the views from the top absolutely made up for it. My favourite time at Tridiva was sitting on the deck, soaking in the sun, watching the Himalayan peaks and the expanse of green that surrounds this home. The silence and solitude of this home was just what we were seeking and I wished we had a few more days here. This home truly felt like a little piece of Heaven and I know we will come back to it sometime soon.”