Idyllic Haven - Gaunap, Uttarakhand, India

Village homestay facility at Gaunap, a village in the midst of Binsar forest reserve in Uttarakhand, India.

Experience solitude amidst the mighty Himalayas. Far away from the madding crowds of the bustling cities....Do lots of nothing if you wish! Read a book or even write one. Watch the sunrise through the windows of your room. Wake up to the chirping of birds. Do some bird-watching. Mingle with the villagers. Visit the local school. Be charmed by the curious, twinkling eyes of the of the village kids. Try your hand at farming.  Be pampered by the highly hospitable Bora family. Help them in the kitchen, if you please.  Visit the Binsar zero-point to catch a glimplse of the famed view of the mountain ranges. Or walk up to the village temple to get the same view. Go on short hikes if you will. Sleep a lot. Visit Gaunap, a typical Kumaoni village nestling in the midst of rhododendron and pine forests of the Binsar reserve area in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, India.

The Bora family would be pleased to host you. Accommodation includes basic but comfortable rooms in a typical Kumaoni home and with the added luxury of attached western-style bathrooms (yes, it's a luxury in these regions!).
Sunder Singh Bora, the youngest of the Boras, is a qualified guide and bird-watcher. He has immense knowledge of the flora and fauna of the region.