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Trip to Kumaon, Uttarakhand

23rd May - 3rd June 2010


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Home Stay in Munsiyari


A Homestay and Nature Tourism Programme run by the community in Sarmoli Village, close to Munsiyari (or Munsiari) offers, to the discerning traveller the opportunity to experience staying in a local home and sharing a few days with mountain folks and partaking of traditional food with them. The programme offers nature tourism and nature walking facilities with experienced guides and staff who possess a deep knowledge of the area and its rare and beautiful flora and fauna. The programme was initiated by Ms Malika Virdi, former Sarpanch, to encourage local participation in the management of village forests and other resources as well as to provide a secure and non extraction based livelihood option.

Munsiyari Home Stay
Munsiyari Home Stay


This community initiative has been active since 2004 and comprises of 25 home stay homes, guests are provided a clean separate room and toilet, along with reliable solar lighting. Security both of the guests and host families is the number one priority for the group. Women only groups or even single woman tourists are kept in specific women headed homes. Alcohol, drugs and hooliganism are a strict NO - NO. Guides are also provided by the group and there are Women guides for Women tourists as well.



Munsiyari Home Stay
Munsiyari Home Stay


Food is provided separately or may be shared with the host family, depending on the guests interaction with the host family. Some food can be made to order.

The current rates are are an unbelievable Rs 500/- per day per head inclusive of all three meals. These rates are due for revision shortly. Total amount due has to be paid on arrival. A part of the income from this tourism programme is utilised towards the conservation of forests and nature and towards the general betterment of the community, through common efforts.



Munsiyari Home Stay
Enjoying a meal in Munsiyari Home Stay


For more details email Ms Malika Virdi or call her at +91 9411194041.



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