Often used as base camp for Dayara Bugyal Trek, Raithal is blessed with crisp and clear views of snow-clad Himalayas. About 43 km from Uttarkashi town Raithal keeps away from the tourist’s map but surely is an upcoming sustainable hotspot of Uttarakhand. It thrives with local life and culture. Majority of locals are involved in farming, community programs like women empowerment (weaving, handicraft) and harnessing local bees for honey-making. Youngsters work as trekking guides and porters.
The main festival in the village is Phulyar Mela, when five villages (Raithal, Bhatwari, Kyark, Bandrani and Natin) get together to pluck auspicious Brahmkamal (heavenly flowers) from the high altitude meadows which is believed to be a medium of blessings from the god.
In an attempt to support and enable local livelihood, these typical ancestral houses are now used essentially to attract tourism. This give travelers an insight into traditional home that once existed.
This 500 years old heritage home is nestled in the lap of nature, far away from pollution, noise and chaos. Rooted in a fruit orchard, it has Peach, Plum, Apricot and Apple tree to please fruit lovers. There is just one guest room on the first floor with a capacity of 6-8 people, a common bathroom and a balcony overlooking the valley. Also there are 2 tents pitched in the orchard for adventure lovers. You may also pitch your own tent and pay just for food.
Vijay Singh Rana and his family are residents of Raithal for centuries. Every nook and corner of the village and surroundings is well known to him. He is a simple farmer who loves to talk about nature, farming and social issues. He is a good guide and a cook who along with his wife Sona Devi looks after the homestay and his two sons take care of the guests; show them around, take them on walk or trekking.
Freshly cooked local cuisine and North Indian vegetarian food is served. Non-vegetarian is also available on demand. Most of the vegetables supplied to the kitchen come from own organic farm. We have a small dairy farm of our own, so you get milk and other dairy product fresh always. Breakfast is served as per your choice like Paratha with curd or tea, Sandwich, Butter Toast, Bread Omelette or Puri Bhaji. Dinner can be a combination of north Indian and Garhwali food.
Hot Water • Room Heater • Seating Areas • Bon-fire • Parking
Trekking • Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Bird Watching • Cow Milking • Farming • Reading • Camping
Room: 900/- PP
Tent: 700/- PP
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Lunch/Dinner: Veg. 150/- pp. Non-Veg. 200/- pp
Upto 8 year: Complementary (no extra bed)
1000 year old Surya Temple • Someshwar Temple • Heritage Panchpura House
The Goat Village (1 km) • Goi Trek (3.5 km) • Dayara Bugyal (8 km) • Bhatwari Market (10km) • Bakrya Top (15 km) • Dodital (22 km)
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