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TGV-Dayara Bugyal

Raithal, Uttarakhand

85 Kms (approx. 6 hour drive from Dehradun), followed by 400 meters trek, The Goat Village (7000 ft.) is en route Dayara Bugyal – listed among few largest, and one of the highest altitude meadows in lower Himalayas. The top of Dayara Bugyal is situated at an elevation of 10,000 ft. and can be reached after a 9 km trek from The Goat Village. The Goat Village is carved out by a women led construction team using earth-friendly material such as mud, stone and farmed pine-wood. While staying here, one can also make a day visit to the pristine Harshil Valley (54 Kms & approx. 1 hour 15 minutes), and to Gangnani Hot Water Springs (27 Kms & approx. 50 minutes).​

The accommodation at this farm retreat is a mix of beautifully carved four wood, stone & glass cottages and condominiums. The place has provision of pitching occasional tents.

Known for its scenic beauty and surrounded by the middle Himalayas, Village Raithal hosts the unique ‘Butter Festival’, locally known as ‘Anduri’, at DayaraBugyal sometime in the month of August, each year. The festival offers the visitors an opportunity to play Holi with butter, milk and ‘Chacch’ (buttermilk) on the lush green high altitude meadows, at 10,000 feets.

DayaraBugyal is also listed among the few largest and well known meadows in the Garhwal Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of 3048m, the top of DayaraBugyal can be reached after a 9 km trek beginning from The Goat Village, on a well-defined route. Here, to encourage responsible tourism, you will be escorted by guides who are not just trained in mountaineering, but also in ecologically-friendly ways of trekking and camping. The guides, porters, chefs and managers here mostly comprise of local women which becomes part of our rural women empowerment initiative in Uttarakhand.

Dayara Bugyal is an ideal trek for long weekends, and a perfect trek for beginners.

Gangnani Hot Water Springs​ – Famous for its thermal water spring, Gangnani, also known as RishikundTirth, is a perfect place for meditation, rejuvenation and is a treat to nature lovers. A temple dedicated to Sage Parasara, father of Veda Vyas lies in Gangnani. It is 23 kms from Raithal and a 50 minute ride.

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun - 209 km

Nearest Railway Station

Dehradun - 183 km

Nearest Major City

Uttarkashi - 43 km

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A rural women empowerment initiative, The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal can be reached after a 6 hour drive from Dehradun, followed by a 400 metres walk. Earthen wood cottages, condominiums and arrangement for pitching tents amidst a lost era in the meadows of Dayara in Uttarkashi. We serve local delicacies.

Pine Wood Cottages

Single : INR 3000
Double : INR 3500
Tripple : INR 5000
Child : INR 1000

Breakfast – 150/- per head
Lunch – 250/- per head
Dinner – 300/- per head

Condominium - 01

INR 2000 per person
(FOUR Bunk Beds)

Breakfast – 150/- per head
Lunch – 250/- per head
Dinner – 300/- per head

Condominium - 02

INR 2000 per person
(EIGHT Bunk Beds)

Breakfast – 150/- per head
Lunch – 250/- per head
Dinner – 300/- per head

INCLUSION

  • Accommodation
  • GST

EXCLUSION

  • Non-veg meals:​ INR 750 Per KG of Chicken (we’d need a little prior notification on this)
  • Guide, Pony, Porter: ​As per actual directly payable to local community
  • ​Travel assistance for pick & drop:​ As per actual cost
  • ​Any out-house service/ experience:​ As per actual cost.

Customers reviews

What people say?

The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal, situated at 7000ft. beautifully carved cozy wooden cottages. Within the farm stay premises, we have one common/dining area and a kitchen with minimal electricity. Rest of the space doesn't have electricity by design and gets lit up on candles and kerosene lamps in the evenings. A highly recommended place for Yoga and Meditation. Definitely one of a kind Yoga Retreat in India with good Vegan Food options. Priyanka Rana made our stay very memorable and extremely hospitable lady.
Anish Veigas
Everything around there was so peaceful. Hameer ji and family were very co operating and helped us to witness the beautiful environment around the place. The view was amazing, the food was delicious and the environment was very clean. The food they gave us was produced organically and they had a place to store excess water so that it doesnt get wasted . The property is pet friendly and just being around pets , makes everything perfect.
Kapil Narula
Perfect location for a getaway from city life as we found the experience and solace we were looking for. Harbeer Pawar and family you guys were amazing and a special thanks yo you for making our trip amazing at this wonderful location and unexplored property. Organic food and environment of the mountains made our life relaxing and soothing. I would definitely visit again in February.
Himanshu
I visitied Goat Village Dayara Bugyal in the month of October with my family. This eco-stay provides amazing views of the Himalayas. You can see the white mountain peaks from your room. The beauty of the place is breathtaking. Dayara Bugyal is famous for the trekkers. More than anything, what I loved most about Goat Village is their amazing concept of building the sustainable lifestyle for villagers and bringing them back to their roots. These villagers have such an amazing culture, the hospitality, the positivity and love in their hearts. Overall I would say The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal is not just an option to go, it is indeed a place to experience rich culture, astounding Himalayan landscape, heart warming hospitality, and super tasty healthy local food.
Shiksha Swaraj