An ideal option for budget travelers, buddies & groups! From project manager to farm butlers & guides – a rural women empowerment initiative, The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal can be reached after a 6 hour drive from Dehradun, followed by a 400m walk. The richest snow hub in the bouquet of The Goat villages, our happier Himalayan retreat is situated at 7000fts. The accommodation is a mix of beautifully carved 4 wood & stone cottages and condominiums. The place has provision of pitching cosy tents.
The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal, situated at 7000ft. beautifully carved 2 cozy wooden cottages, 2 condominiums for 18 people and provision of pitching occasional tents. Within the farm stay premises, we have one common/dining area and a kitchen that gets lit up on renewable energy during the night. Rest of the space doesn't have electricity and gets lit up on candles and kerosene lamps in the evenings. For extra comfort, we do provide solar lamps during the nights. Hot water can be availed in buckets from the kitchen.
Eat the traditional indigenous stuff, milk the goats, read, get your hands dirty in the farming, go for some tranquil treks or simply do nothing and chill. Room Tariff inclusions: Accommodation for a day, pre-planned & pre-scheduled dining experiences during b/fast, lunch, perennial/filtered drinking water, evening tea & dinner.
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We have a permanent staff of villagers trained in multiple dimensions of hospitality and management, agriculture and cattle rearing practices and mountaineering from reputed institutes. Our village managers are usually burnt-professionals and/or environment researchers serving as volunteers here on their self-actualization and spiritual sabbaticals, also doubling up as trainers for our staff and helping us in our social initiatives.
DISCLAIMER: We are operating without electricity and we don't serve gourmet meals. We do provide candles and solar torches for your comfort though. We live and promote the philosophy of 'smart minimalism' and we are an 'absolute no', if you are seeking conventional hospitality.
- CULTURAL GUIDELINES - We request our guests to observe the sanctity of village and respect local customs and communities. Do not talk loudly or play loud or offensive music. GARBAGE MANAGEMENT - There is a complete ban on burying, burning or otherwise disposing non biodegradable or toxic waste in the village area. Dispose waste responsibly: carry back all non-biodegradable litter, and leave campsites litter-free before departing. MEAL SERVICES - The Goat Village is at 7627 ft, we are providing all possible facilities to our guest while using our limited sources and accepting natural limits. We expect our guests to remain in sync with the food timings of the village. LIQUOR/SMOKE POLICY: Though, we don’t promote such injurious habits but if someone wants to take alcohol or wants to smoke, there are specified areas for these activities, village management will share information regarding this on arrival. SAFETY OF GUESTS: This is wildlife enriched place. The Guests are requested to remain inside the cottages/ tents during night if their group is not out with them. Guests are responsible to take care of their vehicles and belongings.
An aimless explorer and a former radio jockey and entertainment writer with TOI. On my spiritual sabbatical and helping Green People organisation in establishing and running these rural home stays called The Goat Village.