Homestay in Gaunap Village, Binsar
Far from the madding crowds of the bustling cities. Lots of nature all around you. Breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks. 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. Visit the Binsar zero-point to catch a glimpse 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. Or just chill.
Gaunap is a charming Kumaoni village nestled in the midst of rhododendron and pine forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary 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!).
Gaunap village is only 3 km from the nearest road-head but light-years away from the “developed world”! It is home to just nine families. It is also home to scores of species of birds. It’s indeed a bird-watcher’s paradise.
Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Kumaon Himalayas from the village temple
The stunning sunrises, and starlit skies on a clear night are sights to behold!