The Goat Village, Nag tibba - farm retreat in Garhwal Uttarakhand
The Goat Village in Nag tibba, Uttarakhand is a unique farm retreat where one gets to experience Garhwali village lifestyle, right in the lap of the Himalayas. Agritourism and Village Tourism in Himalayas is a fantastic way to learn and explore the culture and rustic way of life. Eat the traditional indigenous farm fresh homegrown food, graze and milk the goats, eat country eggs from the in-house poultry, walk with the shepherds and villagers into the jungles to learn interesting life-hacks, read in the most peaceful surroundings, dirty your hands with farming, hike on serene trails, get tech-detoxed, or simply do nothing and chill.
The Goat Village is located at the height of 2000m / 6500ft, the midpoint of the famous trek route to Nag tibba at 3022m / 10000ft. The Goat Village is a 2-3 hours hike from the road at Pantwari village (4 hours drive from Dehradun). Since it remains cut-off from the road and other hustles-bustles, it is one of the most peaceful locations to stay. After a hike up to The Goat Village, when I looked around, I found myself surrounded with layered mountains on all sides. The way the landscape changes from dry mountains to dense green with the snow-covered peaks peeking on the top, delighted me completely.
I first stepped into the cafeteria and was in awe with its beautiful architecture. It was a completely transparent glass house with plants and vegetables were grown under the greenhouse effect. These fresh grown leaves and vegetables are used for cooking and it gave a very beautiful touch to the cafeteria.
This corner captures everyone's attention in the cafeteria. After the hike, this bed literally invited me to rest there. It was my favourite corner to have my morning tea, watch the sunset and gaze the stars in the night.
I was walked to my room made of local stones, mud and wood as per the ancient Garhwali earthquake-proof architecture. The window seat in my room was a pleasant surprise. Most of the times I dozed off there while star gazing in the night.
The bathroom is furnished with modern-style and hot water is available only once a day either in the morning or in the evening from the solar water heater near the cafeteria.
The only source of light in the rooms is the natural light from the rooftop, designed as per the traditional hack. Candles, lanterns and solar lights serve the purpose in the night. The property doesn't have any electrical connections to encourage ecotourism.
The cottages are built on a farm land and every piece of land is utilised to grow vegetables, fruits and grains. I enjoyed plucking fresh spinach grown right outside my room.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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