Mountain View Abode
Be it ascending a peak, or reaching a destination in the mountains, there is a sense of tranquility associated with that journey. And the same experience has been recreated at our ‘Mountain View Abode’, which is a humble homestay in Manoti village, near Joshimath. It is a 400-year-old house built in the Vernacular style of Architecture. Dating back to the legends, the property was the first house that was built in the village- all the other houses were built uphill. All the people in Manoti village are related, and make one big ‘’Rana’ family. Surrounded by lush green trees, and vegetable farms, nestled between the mountains, the property was used as a summer house by the owners.
Mountain View Abode is located near Manoti, Auli. The homestay has 3 rooms which give basic amenities and a shared common washroom outside the room as per the local tradition and cultures of the family.
Organic Veg/Non-Veg Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are available at the homestay.
Ever lived in a house that overlooks gigantic snow-peaked mountains which makes you realize how tiny we all are, in front of mother nature? Or waking up to the sounds of birds chirping, in a cozy warm blanket? Then the lesser-known Manoti is just the place. The earthy, homely vibe will help you reconnect with yourself. Be it meditating in the fresh air, taking a long walk with your loved one, or getting your creative juices flowing, the place has something in store for everyone! As Mark Obmascik says, “I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.”
The homestay has a humble appearance and camouflages with the other houses around, but is designed for the basic urban needs. Ranaji also encourages the guests to accompany him to the field, learn about the local vegetables and cooking techniques.
ABOUT THE HOST
The property is owned by Harendar Rana, known as ‘Ranaji’, and his brother Kundan bhaiya. While Kundan bhaiya is shy and insightful, Ranaji has a charismatic personality. He is a middle-aged man who is an avid nature lover, loves to travel, and is very knowledgeable about the local culture.
HOW TO REACH
Mountain View Abode is 8 km from the nearest town of Joshimath. The closest railway station is Rishikesh, the closest bus stand is Joshimath and the closest airport is Dehradun. Our host will coordinate with you post your booking.