Chaukori Homestay

Chaukori – the land of galaxies

Chaukori is a dream destination in Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. As the name suggests, its a bowl shaped tiny hamlet enveloped in the heart of Himalayas. Known for its beautiful dawn and dusk, Chaukori is bestowed with natural grandeur. Its crystal clear sky offers miraculous galaxies opening its heart to us at night. Chaukori provides awe-inspiring view of  Nanda Devi, Panchchuli, Nanda Kot, Trishul, Chaukhamba to landscape photographers. It also is among very few places of Kumaon to have lush green tea gardens that keep its air fresh and fragrant. The Mahakali River runs along its eastern boundary. It is conveniently connected to the nearest railway station Kathgodam by bus or taxi.

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The Homestay

Nestled in dense Pine forest with a backdrop of  the soaring mountain peaks, the homestay is ideal for those who seek solace in the Himalayas. There are four well-furnished bedrooms (Glass House) with all modern amenities with a spacious hall to accommodate larger groups. Two rooms come with attached bathroom and 2 with common ones. In addition if you wish to camp on the farm, there are 6 tents pitched in the orchard. There is a Tree House for those who want to experience night long howling of wild animals.

Know your Host

You will be hosted by Tarun Mahara, a native of  Chaukori who is determined to contribute his might to bring economic security to the local rural community. He is also an alumnus to Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and an ardent birder. He not only ensures you have a comfortable stay but also helps you understand the importance of the indigenous grown herbs and shrubs in combating health ailments. He reads the stars too.

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Food

The homestay serves farm fresh organic food. All ingredients come from its own farms. Breakfast is prepared as per your choice. Along with standard north Indian dishes, traditional Kumaoni cuisine is also served. Guests can also participate in cooking and learn traditional cuisine. Do try Jholi and Bhang ki Chutney.

Facilities

Running Hot Water • Laundry • Room Heater • Seating Areas • Bon-fire • Parking • Library

Activities

Bird Watching • Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Farm activities • Learn traditional Pahadi cooking • Fruit Plucking • Cow Milking • Reading (There is a small library with books and films on Himalayas) • Star Gazing

You can also indulge in adventure activities like Rock Climbing • Rappelling • Zip lining • Burma Bridge • Bouldering • Slack line • Martial Arts • Valley Crossing • Kick Boxing • Rope Climbing (On extra cost)

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Tariff

Double Room: 1200/- (common Toilet)

Double Room: 1500/- (attached Toilet)

Extra Person: 600/-

Tent: 700/- pp

Tree House: 600/- pp
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Lunch/Dinner: 150/- pp

Child Policy
Upto 8 year: Complementary (no extra bed)

Points of Interest

Berinaag Temple • Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave Temple • Waterfall • Tea Garden

Excursions

Patal Bhuvaneshwar (38km) • Bageshwar (50 km) • Baijnath (68 km) • Jageshwar Dham (93 km) • Munsiyari (96 km) • Almora (109 km) • Nainital (170 km) • Haldwani (196 km)

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Guest Testimonials

We reached Chaukori in the evening tired and hungry. The warm welcome with the local snacks, that we didn’t even ask for, made us forget all the journey woes and we were excited for rest of our trip.

Suchira Ray 25/09/2019

The homestay is very comfortable and lovely! The communication, help and guidance provided by Vinod of the Homestays of India team was prompt and seamless. All in all lovely experience and highly recommended.

Shibani Vij 22/08/2019

Extremely happy with my stay at Mr. Tarun Mehra’s homestay in Chaukori, booked through your website. The homestay is located at a beautiful spot in the village- spend the day looking at the snow-clad Himalayan ranges from their premises, and gaze at the multitude of stars in the night. The homestay had comfortable beds, clean rooms, and hot water available in the bathroom. Enjoyed traditional home cooked meals cooked by Tarun ji’s Mom. For those interested in adventure, there are MTB trails, rope climbing, ladder climbing, etc activities that can be enjoyed in and around the premises. Would like to visit them again and stay for a much longer time. Three cheers to Tarun Ji for developing this gem of a homestay!

Neha Pathak 27/05/2019
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