Kanarkha is a a small village near Padampuri in Kumoan region of Uttarakhand. It offers some really good short treks in the Oak forest where you may sight Sambhar, Mountain Goat, Barking Deer and if you are lucky you may sight a leopard also. There are about 200 species of birds. It’s gorgeous star-studded nights can easily refresh your romance. Most of the people here are busy in farming and grow probably the best quality Potato and Peas in whole Nainital region. Being a fruit belt their orchards are full of Peach, Plum and Apricot and Pears to pamper your taste buds.
It is a perfect hillside homestay built in typical Kumaoni style on one side of the valley and beautiful step farming in the front. It consists of 3 guest rooms; a set of 2 rooms on the first floor with attached bathroom and another room on the ground with a separate bath just beside the room. Since its a joint family venture, more room can be created for bigger groups. Kanarkha has good mobile and internet connectivity. The host Daya has kept a multi printer also for guest and villager’s use.
Note: It takes a moderate trek of about 30 minutes to reach the homestay but you can be picked up by horse at a nominal cost of 250/-
Kanarkha is a small village with about 50 houses, spread in 5 Sq km area. It sits at a mild altitude of 7000 ft, 6 km from Padampuri and 32 km from Nainital in Kumaon Hills.
Single Occupancy: 1300/-
Double Occupancy: 2250/-
Extra Person: 800/-
Complementary: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Lunch/Dinner Extra: Veg. 200/- pp. Non-Veg. 300/- pp
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
WiFi (Broadband) • Multi Purpose Printer • Spacious Rooms • Washroom • Hot & Cold Water • Simple Home-Cooked Organic Food • Non-Vegetarian food on demand • Pet Friendly
Deepa Devi, mother of Daya is assisted by Pushpa, her daughter-in-law in the kitchen and what a chemistry they have! They cook so fast that they can serve 1 dozen people in less than half an hour’s notice. Deepa is very good in traditional cooking. Aaloo ka Gutka, Kumaoni Halwa, Bhang ki Chutney and Sarson ka Saag cooked by her are a must-try. In breakfast you may ask for Butter Toast, Sandwich, Stuffed Parantha, Bread Omelette and Tea/Coffee. Since Daya has a rich livestock and own farms, they provide garden fresh organic vegetables and milk products. In lunch and dinner you can expect most of North Indian including traditional food. Non-veg can be provided on prior demand.
Horse Riding • Trekking • Nature Walk • Jungle Walk • Hiking • Bird Watching • Star Gazing • Cow Milking • Farming • Reading
Snow Peak View (15 minutes walk)
Jilling Estates (2 km) • Padampuri (6 km) • Bhimtal (23 km) • Mukteshwar (26 km) • Naukuchiatal (28 km) • Nainital (37 km) • Almora (79 km)
Daya Kishan Dani and his family are resident of Kanarkha village for ages. He is a simple man who loves to talk about nature and farming and spends most of his time in farming and social work. He can guide you to the jungle walks and hidden treks. He along his mother and wife Puspa takes care of the homestay and the guests.
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This is the second time I visited this place last time on Diwali and this time on Holi. This place and people pulled me back here on festivals because they don't treat you as a visitor but a family. The rooted and simple nature of the family gives warmth and makes you believe people can actually be so loving at heart. Everything is homegrown organically and is cooked at home by loving Amma Ji & It is tasty and mouthwatering.😋 We did field work with Daya Bhai and family, helped them ploughing potato and other vegetables💚 Daya kishan Dani's family is now my second family away from home. This is a must visit place for anyone who needs a break from the monotonous life.✨11/03/2023
What is really called a home away from home. Great hospitality and Amma is super awesome. Her food is so delicious that the taste remains in your tongue for a long time. The whole family gives you the feeling that you are part of the family. Had one of the best vacation time with my family. Must to go place. Will plan to visit there again soon.02/03/2023
Lovely place, friendly people, simple life & the vibe of the place is very peaceful. You can experience a village/farmer life. With fresh fuite and vegetables from the field to chule ki roti.24/12/2022
I visited this place with my family and two little dogs and I highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience. This place is run by a lovely family residing nearby with their horse, cows, buffaloes and a charming dog. You will spend the best days of your stay here in terms of chulha cooked homemade food, exploring village culture and interacting with the locals, getting to enjoy fresh fruits such as plum, apricot and “Kanarkha” - speciality of Kanarkha region, room with a breathtaking view. Little trekking will be required to reach your accommodation. Locals will help you in carrying your luggage and accompanying you to your rooms. Visited this place in the month of May. Daytime and nights are cold so do carry winter clothes as well. The thing I enjoyed the most - cooking chulha Maggie.17/06/2022
Made up some of the best moments of my life at this beautiful village homestay!13/06/2019