Alaknanda @ Aashraya: Himalayan Farmstay Cottage

Private room in farm stay hosted by Ishank

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 private bath
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Aashraya is an exclusive Himalayan retreat located on the banks of the river Ganga, in a quaint little village about 45 kms ahead of Rishikesh. Surrounded by lush greenery, the gushing sound of the river, and the sweet melodies of a variety of birds, this place is perfect for the nature lover in you.

Alaknanda is one of the 03 exquisite air-conditioned/heated cottages with plush interiors and large glass windows that let you soak in an awe-inspiring view of the surrounding landscape.

The space
Each cottage is about 1000 square feet in size and has a double bed and enough space for 02 more extra beds to house a total group size of 04 pax in each cottage. We have set very high standards for our selves. The idea was to use as little cement as possible and no RCC. We wanted to use as much local material as possible. All of our rooms have an air-conditioner for cooling and a wood-burner for heating and we collect dead wood to burn in our room heaters.

Aashraya is a 6000 sq. ft. of dry stone construction, consisting of 03 cottages, a common dining and kitchen area. Located in such a manner, to optimize the views, sunlight and privacy.

If you appreciate healthy living, going green, the concept of recycling/upcycling almost everything and being one with nature, this is the perfect place for you.

Our entire garden is 100% organic, we recycle everything and nothing leaves our premises as waste. The roofs are insulated with recycled jute bags. So far we have planted close to 200 trees comprising of mainly fruit trees and most of our food is grown in our personal farm.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Smoking allowed
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Besides the more popular attractions in Rishikesh, there are plenty of things you can do at Aashraya -

Relaxation, gardening, helping at the farm (we encourage participation at the farm), meditation and yoga at the beach, hydrotherapy at the beautiful waterfall (located just 800 m from our place), hiking on the ancient Badrinath walking route or just taking a leisurely walk through the nearby villages and to the temple.

We also arrange for day workshops at Aashraya to educate people on upcycling, sustainable farming, sustainable living, zero waste living, etc. We would be happy to share, learn, and expand our knowledge with you.

Hosted by Ishank

Joined in May 2014
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Homestays over hotels. Offbeat Destinations over mainstream ones. Nature over concrete buildings. Peace and Calm over Sightseeing. I love everything that is off the beaten path, peaceful and spreads good vibes. This led me to found Hushstays : An exclusive collection of extra-ordinary stays. My bags are always packed! Things I cant live without: 1) My Backpack 2) My Dog 3) Atleast one getaway a month :) Favorite Travel destination: Koh Phangan No. of Countries I've been to so far: 21 Simplicity is my Mantra.
Homestays over hotels. Offbeat Destinations over mainstream ones. Nature over concrete buildings. Peace and Calm over Sightseeing. I love everything that is off the beaten path, pe…


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  • Languages: English, Deutsch, हिन्दी
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House rules

Check-in: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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No smoke alarm
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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