Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi (GPM), is a newly formed district of Chhattisgarh with amazing natural beauty and rich heritage and culture. It is also well known across India for its quality of rice. Sonbacharwar in Pendra is a typical tribal village located 22kms from Pendra Rd railway station – this is where you get down to go to Amarkantak. This simple homestay located in Bakulipara in Sonbacharwar is ideal to experience tribal culture. While staying here you can also explore the natural beauty of the region.
It is a typical village home with courtyard in the centre; the host family stays on one side of the courtyard and on the other side is a huge room for guests. The room has a double bed and enough space for bedding of 4 more people. There is a reading corner where you can either relax with your favorite book or read books about Chhattisgarh and its people and culture. A winding way through the field in the backyard will take you to a small pond where you can spend evenings watching sunset.
It is the experiences that you can have here that make a stay in this homestay stand out. Go on village walk and interact with the tribal communities to learn about their way of living and involve yourself in local cooking with the host as she cooks farm fresh vegetables on chulah (mud oven). Visit local tribal market – Sonkund Sunday Bazar and participate in the local festivals that happen during Magi Purnima in Jan, Asad Purnima in Oct and Navratris in March and October. Guests can also explore local agricultural practices and gain a better understanding of tribal ways of life. You can go on a day’s excursion to places like Jojha waterfall, Jogi gufa and Kariyam lake ashram. The area is also ideal for cycling.
Location: Near Sonkund
No. of Rooms: 1, Total Capacity: 6
Pendra Road station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 22 km from Sonbacharwar. Nearest airport is Swami Vivekanand airport Raipur, 220 km from the homestay.
Classic Room: 1500/-
Extra Person: 600/-
Complimentary: Breakfast & Dinner
Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays.
Up to 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (with extra bed)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (paid)
Relish fresh meals cooked in tribal style on mud oven. Most of the ingredients like rice, pulses and vegetables that are used in kitchen come from their own farms. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. You can also participate in cooking with host and learn tribal cooking techniques and dishes.
Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling • Fishing • Adventure Sports
Son Kund • Kariyam • Jhojha Waterfall
Beni Bai • Laxman Dhara (30km) • Rajmergarh (40km) • Durga Dhara Waterfall (44km) • Narmada Kund (52km) • Achanakmar Tiger Reserve (74km) • Jaleshwar Mahadev (82 km)
Susheela, who stays here with her husband and son, will warmly welcome you. She is a young enterprising lady who works as a health worker. You can also join her in traditional cooking and learn some local dishes. The family will be happy to get you involved in the farm activities as well. You can explore the village and the area with them. They are simple people and will do their best to make you stay memorable.
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