Khalsen is a tiny village with only 6 houses, located 43 km from Srinagar in the serene hills of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. It offers the beauty of mountains in its utmost raw and untouched form with various colors of nature that vary from sunrise to sunset and have a different hue in every season. It has pleasant weather throughout year. Rishikesh railway station (136 km) is the nearest rail head. The village is well connected by road.
It is a typical Garwali homestay in midst of lush green mountains. It provides absolute solitude and is perfect for reading, writing, painting, photography or longstay. It’s a double storied house with 3 rooms for the guests on the first floor whereas the host family stay on the ground floor. Two guest rooms come with attached bathroom and private kitchen for guests who prefer to stay longer or cook themselves. Third guest rooms is only with a private outside bathroom. A group of 10 can be easily accommodated. The balcony offers a stunning valley view and is a perfect place to relax.
Raghuvir Singh Khandari will host you. He is a retired engineer from Hydel Power Department. He shifted to his ancestral home village Khalsen post retirement. Being a friendly person he decided to open the doors of his home to stay connected with the outer world. He is passionate about Garwali culture, farming and nature. Through this homestay he wants people to experience Garhwali culture.
Local Garhwali food is served. Breakfast includes pancakes made from local grains like Millet, Jhora and Mandwa accompanied by homemade pickles, chutney and tea. If you are visiting during May- June, you can enjoy fresh fruits like Apricot, Kaphal and Raspberry. Rhododendron juice is also available in season. Meals include Chapatti made from local grains, rice, local Dal like Gehat and seasonal local vegetable. Do try local Kheer made from Jhora.
Trekking • Forest Walk • Bird Watching • Village Walk • Farming • Reading • Photography
Parking • Running Hot & Cold Water • Dining Area • Separate Guest Kitchen • Bon-fire • Yoga and Meditation • Open Seating Areas
Single Person: 950/-
Double Occupancy: 1650/-
Extra Person: 600/-
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea.
Lunch or Dinner: 175/- pp
Upto 5 years: Complementary (no extra bed)
6-12 years onward: 250/- (with extra bed )
Panaw Heritage Village (3 km)
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