Abode of Woods in Tirthan
The owners of this property are local villagers and they stay here itself thus giving it a personal touch. All the houses are made of pure wood inside out. The best part about this place is that its owner filed a petition in Himachal High Court demanding ban on construction of dams on the Tirthan river. After 5 years of intense struggle against powerful forces, he got the judgement in nature’s favour and today Tirthan is the only river in Himachal Pradesh on which, no dam has been constructed. All the other rivers are undergoing exploitation in the hands of the humans.
This eco-stay is spread into a huge area and you have to sit in a trolley and cross the river to reach it. Trolley is a common way of transportation in mountains and its a great experience to enjoy its ride. The entire area is full of fruit trees like apples, walnut, apricot, pears, japani and lot of vegetables too. They also have cattle to provide milk and butter. You will get home cooked meal. Most of its ingredients are from the farm itself. And, do book in advance as its mostly sold out. Their price is more than worth of what they are providing.
How to reach
It is 490 kms away from Delhi.
(Domestic): Bhuntar Airport, Himachal Pradesh
Nearest railway station: Chandigarh, Uttarakhand
Nearest bus stop: Aut, Uttarakhand
Bus from Delhi directly goes to Aut. Pick up and drop can be provided on actual cost from Aut to Tirthan valley.
Buy local produce/handicraft: Red juicy apples, cherry, apricot, walnut, peach, japani local fruit, apple chips, woollen shawl & socks, lamp shades, handcrafted footwear (Pula chappals made of dry cannabis)
Playing with the Tirthan river water is a pure bliss
Trekking in the surrounding hills
Biodiversity walks to understand the diverse flora of the region
Visit to the local waterfall
Pluck and eat fresh fruits from trees like apple, cherry, apricot, walnut, peach, Japani, kiwi
Read books in the library
Play with farm pets cats, dogs, cows
Visit to local fairs and festivals
Wood fired cooking or chullah dinner.
Trekking in the Great Himalayan National park (Permission required)
Trout Fishing under a guide (Permission required)
Rock climbing and rappelling