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Village Homestay in Uttarakhand
02 Nights 03 Days – Village tour, Uttarakhand, India
Nag Tibba Village Homestay is located in village Pantwari, a scenic Himalayan village located in the Tehri Garhwal district of state Uttarakhand in India. Nag Tibba village stay is about 500 m uphill from Pantwari village.
The village homestay is in local village huts called “Chhani” by villagers. These village huts are used as farm houses by villagers when they come in the hills to do farming. Our village stay provides the travellers a unique insight into an inspiring lifestyle of the village people. TRAILHIKERS also provides village stay for hikers en route Nag Tibba trek. Click here for more info.
Village Pantwari is situated in Tehri Garhwal district of the Himalayan state Uttarakhand. Pantwari has amazing scenery with high mountains to the north and huge village farms to the south. Village people are mostly farmers who own land in and around the village.
In fact, village Pantwari is one of the few villages in Uttarakhand which practices complete organic farming and produces almost every crop of the region. Pantwari is also the starting point for Nag Tibba trek – a famous weekend hiking destination in India. Many young villagers earn their living by being a part of trekking operations with many trek operators. They provide services like mules, porters, cooks and guides for the trek.
Village Pantwari has a rich culture which celebrates all events and occasions with full enthusiasm. New harvest, start of a season, a new birth or a wedding – the village just needs a reason to celebrate. In fact, one can get a perfect insight into the culture and customs of this region by just attending a wedding in the village. The village also has a strong community spirit as one can see villagers helping each other in daily household & farming chores. A rich Himalayan village culture and warm people make this place for a perfect village stay in Uttarakhand.
The village follows Jaunpuri customs as it comes under the Jaunpur region of Uttarakhand. The village people from Pantwari speak Garhwali language (with a Jaunpuri dialect) and national language Hindi. Village women wear a traditional head scarf (called “Dhaantu”), a blouse with a long skirt (called “Ghagra”). The village celebrates festival of “Pahadi Diwali” which is celebrated exactly one month from the national festival of Diwali. “Pahadi Diwali” is celebrated on a big scale in the village with people from all the adjoining villages coming to Pantwari village to join the celebrations.
People from the village eat a healthy diet of locally grown wheat flour, rice and pulses as the village grows all the major crops. A healthy and nutritious meal is cooked in every household. Rice, rajma, bajra roti, jhangora, homemade butter & ghee is the staple food for all villagers. In Nag Tibba village stay, one can savour the taste of roti (made with wheat & corn flour), rajma, jhangora, home made butter milk and many other delicacies.
Village Pantwari has huge organic farms which produce a wide range of crops like rice, wheat, pulses vegetables. Village people are self dependent for their food supplies due to the huge scale of farming here. Villagers also rear cattle like goat, sheep, cows and buffalows. The village is also self sufficient in milk supply. Farmers sell their surplus produce in the market at Vikas Nagar, a small town about 50 km from Pantwari. Pantwari village is infact one of the biggest producers of green peas.
Village Pantwari (3.5 hr drive from Dehradun Airport)
7:00 am from Dehradun on Day 1
1:30 pm in Dehradun on Day 3
Reach village Pantwari by 10:30 am. Short hike to village huts.
– Evening meals
Hike down from village huts to village Negyana. Check into beautiful wooden house.
– Evening meals
After an early breakfast, take a small village tour in nearby village Pantwari by 9:30 am.
Drive back to Dehradun
An unforgettable & insightful village tour which was enhanced by the unmatched hospitality of the village people & our tour guides. Thanks so much !!!
Great village stay & tour in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand in India. Special thanks to our guide Mr. Naresh who arranged excellent village food & homestay for us. Thanks team TrailHikers !