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4-Day Home stay and Cultural Experience by Summit Safari

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices


Private trip
4 days 3 nights
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.

Meet your guide

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Summit Safari

Our Pick!
Fluent English
19 years experience
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.


Prices start from USD$315 per person Prices start from INR21,843.36
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


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

What's included

  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Queen Bed
  • Wifi (Room & Common Area)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Pick-up Point
Chandigarh Airport
Drop-off Time
Drop-off Point
Chandigarh Airport

What to bring

Clothing (be sure to pack some warm clothes for the months of December, January and February)
Comfortable walking shoes

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 10 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 29 Oct 2019
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USD$315 x 1

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