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4-Day Home stay and Cultural Experience

By Summit Safari

Overview

4 days 3 nights
Private trip
This unique experience offers you a chance to see the Indian villages located in the foothills of the Himalayas and live with the locals there. You will spend a couple of nights with your hosts, who are all incredibly friendly and hospitable. You will get to visit different communities and see first-hand how the villagers live. You will also take part in village activities such as ploughing, sowing, harvesting, collection of firewood and fodder, cow herding, goat care, cooking traditional food like cheese, yoghurt, butter and tea, mat and basket making, washing clothes with hands, carrying water on your head, playing games with the children. In exchange, you can teach them some of your songs or rhymes. Some of the other highlights include visiting schools, drawing heena designs on palms, taking local boat rides and going on village walks. Prices for children aged between 5-11 years old available upon request.

Trip Highlights

Jawalamukhi Temple
River Beas
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What's included

US$ 315 INR22,616.49 per person
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals including breakfast, dinner, local lunch and tea and snacks
  • All transportation (including round transport to and from Chandigarh Airport)
  • Water
  • Entrance tickets to the various sites
  • Boat Ride On River Beas
  • Local Guide at the village homestay
  • Visit to the local Primary School
  • Heena designs
  • Cooking Classes
  • Traditional welcome and local dress-wearing
  • Hotel Taxes and GST
  • All airport / railway station arrival and departure
  • Pony rides
  • Lunch (outside of the homestay experience)
  • Any kind of donations for the school children.
  • Local guide for sightseeing (outside of the homestay experience)
  • Tips to the locals – Drivers, guides
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Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
12:00PM
Chandigarh Airport
Drop-off
01:00PM
Chandigarh Airport

Availability

Trips available daily
Mar 07
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Mar 08
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Mar 09
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Mar 10
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Mar 11
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Mar 12
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Bookings should be made at least 10 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Chandigarh - Marigold Home Stay- Kangra Valley

Day 1 would just be arriving to the accommodation from Chandigarh, the drive is approximately 4.5 hours!

Accommodation: Exotic Marigold Home - Deluxe Room - Deluxe Room

  • Depending on your time of touch down at Chandigarh Airport
Day 2: Accommodation - Primary School - Local market

Visit a Local Primary School to witness the nurturing the young minds of the next generation!After which, travel to the local market with a boat ride on river Beas

Accommodation: Exotic Marigold Home - Deluxe Room - Deluxe Room

  • Timings are not provided currently
Day 3: Jawalamukhi Temple - Cooking Class

Local sightseeing to visit Jawalamukhi The Temple of Flames for a taste of the cultural practices of the Indian locals there and the day is paired with a Cooking classes that shows you step by step how to create local Indian cuisine!

Accommodation: Exotic Marigold Home - Deluxe Room - Deluxe Room

  • Timings are not provided currently
Day 4: Accommodation - Chandigarh airport / Railway staion Drop.

The last day of your homestay would involve ample time to bid farewell to the new friends you've made as you check out and travel back to Chandigarh airport / Railway station Drop.

Accommodation: Exotic Marigold Home - Deluxe Room - Deluxe Room

  • Timings are not provided currently

Meet your guide

Summit Safari

The owner of Summit Safari, Vishal, is a dedicated guide who loves his craft and has been doing it for some twenty-odd years. Vishal conducts off-beaten path village trips which are truly unique.
20 years experience
Fluent English

Summit Safari Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Summit Safari pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Clothing (be sure to pack some warm clothes for the months of December, January and February)
Comfortable walking shoes
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Toiletries

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