Mirai Village Homestay – Dwarahat


Malli Mirai, Dwarahat  

The serene town of Dwarahat is nestled at an elevation of 1510 mtr in the magnificent Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. It is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. There is a group of ancient temples constructed by the Katyuri kings beacause of which it is also called ‘The Temple Town’. It is also a popular center of education in Kumaon.

Malli Mirai is a picturesque and serene village located 4 km from Dwarahat. It offers a lovely view of Dunagiri Temple and Ranikhet. Farming is the main occupation here. To be a part of pahadi traditions and culture visit Mirai during local fair – Syalde Bikhoti Mela that is held on 14th April every year.

Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station (104 Km) and Pantnagar is the nearest airport (144 Km)

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The Homestay

An easy walk of around 700 meters takes you to this traditional mud and stone village home. Live in this local house and experience the traditional way of living – sleep on the Charpoy, get involved in organic farming, pick vegetables and herbs from the garden and learn to cook them in Kumaoni style. There is one room on the ground floor and two rooms on the first floor. Bathroom is on the ground floor adjacent to the house. The homestay can easily accommodate a group of 10 people. It provides a sweeping view of Ranikhet. At night you can see the whole valley glittering with lights.

Know your Host

You will be hosted by simple pahadi lady Kunti Devi and her son Nirmal Rana. Nirmal is a young enterprising local who is involved in farming and Mushroom cultivation post his MA in English. the family takes pride in Kumaoni culture and Pahadi hospitality. He has opened the doors of his ancestral house to the tourists so that people can experience slow life in a Himalayan village and savor the simple joys of life.

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Food

Kunti Devi serves freshly cooked local organic vegetarian food. The vegetables supplied to the kitchen come from own organic farm. Start your mornings with Giloy ka Kadha or Nettle leaf/ Sisaud ki Chai that will fill you with energy for the whole day. Breakfast options include local pancakes – Badeel made from Masoor Dal, Gahat ka Paratha with Pudeene ki chutney along with fresh milk, tea or coffee. Also enjoy seasonal fruits that come directly from the orchards. Meals include local dishes like Gahat ki dal, Bhatt ke Dubke, Aalu ke Gutke, pahadi rayta, Bhatt ki Chutkani, self grown seasonal green vegetables like Sisaud ka saag, Beans, Capsicum, Brinjal, Pumpkin, Bitter guard etc. Rice and Wheat or Madue ki Roti accompanied by variety of chutneys. And satisfy your sweet tooth with local desserts like Jhangore ki Kheer and Mandue ke atte ka Halwa.

Facilities

Internet • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Pet Friendly • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Cycling

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Tariff

Per Person: 1000/-
Double Occupancy: 1800/-
Extra Person: 600/-
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (with extra bed)

Points of Interest

Badrinath group of temples (5 km) • Yogda Ashram (6 km) • Vimandeshwar Temple (10 km) • Dunagiri Temple (18 km) • Spritual Babaji Caves (25 km) • Pandav Kholi (25 km)

Excursions

Ranikhet (29 km) • Kasauni (49 km) • Almora (66 km) • Binsar (86 km) • Nainital (87 km)

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