The Folk Tales of Kumaon Valley

Rural village travel Uttarakhand India
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Rural travel village travel Uttarakhand India
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This is the basic outline of travel experience. We do customization as per the needs of every guest if required. Our experiences are designed not to take you as an observer, but to get you involved hands on and experience the place like a local.

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Kumaon valley in northern India is also known as the fruit basket of the state of Uttarakhand. You can see farms, valleys and even house gardens filled with trees of apple, peach and plum. You will always find yourself travelling in the midst of fruit orchards and lush green step farms of wheat. We will take you to see the traditional Kumaoni homes with doors and windows carved in ancient Likhai craft. Eat local organic food grown in your own farm and cooked in Kumaoni spices. Apart from the various hikes and bicycle expeditions of medium difficulty in Himalayan foothills, your stay in Munsyari will be at the base of stunning Panchchuli mountain range that is covered with snow all year round. Panchchuli in Nepalese language means – five peaks. According to the ancient Indian and Nepalese Folk Tales, five peaks represent five Pandavas from the fables of Mahabharata. You will be living the life of a local in Munsyari and participating in daily activities apart from the ones especially designed for you.
Day 1 – 2: Today we start our journey from Kathgodam railway station or Pantnagar airport. We spend next few days in the foothills of Himalayas acclimatizing and exploring the fruit and flower belt in various villages around Kosi River and hill town of Almora. We get our hands dirty in the farms and also go on many hiking and bicycling expeditions before we start our journey to the greater Himalayas deep inside Kumaon. We also visit some of the ancient stone temples eg. Jageshwar, that are nestled deep inside the forests around Kosi River. Day 3 – 5: We drive to Munsyari, which is a pretty little town with a panoramic view of fabled Panchachuli mountain range that lies on India’s international borders with Nepal and Tibet. Because this region is difficult to reach, it is still not overcrowded and spending time in Kumaoni villages gives you an unparalleled experience of the local life. Women play an important role in daily work and decision making in the villages. You will observe this clearly during many of our activities in farms, handicraft making (weaving and bamboo work), in cooking or while participating in local dances and music. Panchchuli range, the Kumaoni villages and locals have numerous Folk Tales which we share with you as we experience the place. Uttarakhand is also home to over 356 species of birds, both local and migratory. While you are out in the forest with us, we share about the birds and stories associated with them. Day 6 & 7: After spending 3 days in the remote villages of Munsiyari, we drive down to Binsar. Binsar hosts one of the most flourishing wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand that was established for conservation of many plant, animal and bird species. It is also the summer capital of Chand Kings who ruled over Kumaon valley between 11th and 18th centuries. Our activities will involve wildlife expeditions in the sanctuary and storytelling before your onward journey via Kathgodam or Pantnagar. Day 8: Drop to Kathgodam Note: We can organize your stay and transfer from Delhi if required.
  1. All accommodations with local Kumaoni families – clean and safe
  2. All local and inter-city transportation in Uttarakhand via AC car
  3. All guided experiences and activities
  4. Fee of tour guide and any other local experts
  5. Any permits or permissions required
  6. All meals
  1. Any international or domestic flights from base location to Delhi
  2. Travel insurance (Compulsory for non-Indian guests)
  3. Any medical needs that arise during the trip
  4. Entry tickets

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