About the village
Discover the untouched beauty of Uttarakhand with a visit to Jakhol, a small village nestled in the heart of the Uttarkashi district. While Uttarakhand is renowned for its religious and adventure tourism, the rural charm of this region often goes unnoticed. However, the villages of Uttarakhand, hidden deep in the valleys of the Shivalik range, offer a unique cultural experience and a close connection with nature.
Jakhol, situated in the lap of Mother Nature, captivates visitors with its picturesque landscapes and serene ambiance. As you enter this small hamlet, you'll find yourself surrounded by dense deodar, oak, and pine forests, breathing in the crisp mountain air. The village is a sanctuary away from the bustling city life, allowing you to reconnect with nature and find tranquility amidst the mountains.
What truly sets Jakhol apart is its people. The villagers of Jakhol warmly welcome tourists with open arms, ready to share their vibrant lifestyle and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the simplicity of their lives and witness firsthand the authenticity of their traditions. From their traditional dresses to their mouth-watering cuisine, every aspect of their livelihoods tells a story of resilience and harmony with nature.
One of the highlights of a visit to Jakhol is experiencing the local architecture. The houses in this area are a testament to the ingenious craftsmanship of the villagers. Built using local materials and techniques, these traditional houses blend harmoniously with the surrounding environment. Exploring the village, you'll encounter architectural marvels that reflect the rich history and cultural significance of the region.
A tour of Jakhol provides a unique opportunity to learn and appreciate the cultural heritage of this small village. Engage with the locals, listen to their stories, and witness their vibrant festivals. You'll be captivated by the colorful festivities and rituals that have been passed down through generations.
In addition to cultural immersion, Jakhol also offers breathtaking natural beauty. Embark on treks through the surrounding forests, discover hidden trails and meadows, and savor the untouched landscapes. Whether you're an avid adventurer or a nature enthusiast, Jakhol has something to offer everyone.
As you leave Jakhol, you'll take with you cherished memories, a deeper understanding of rural life, and a newfound appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand. This hidden gem is a testament to the diverse offerings of the state beyond its well-known tourist destinations.
Come, embark on a village tour to Jakhol, and let the simplicity and beauty of this enchanting place leave an indelible mark on your heart.
DAY 1 – DEHRADUN TO JAKHOL
Our journey begins with a delightful reception in Dehradun, followed by a scenic drive to Jakhol. The route to Jakhol is a visual treat, passing through Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Nainbagh, Naitwar, and the captivating Shivalik range. As we approach Purola, the landscape transforms dramatically, with thick pine forests, abundant Rhododendrons, and occasional stretches of oak and deodar trees. The refreshing forest scent revitalizes us, and any motion sickness dissipates instantly.
As evening falls, we arrive at Jakhol, a quaint hamlet nestled amidst the dense pine and deodar forest of Uttarkashi district.
The village charms us with its traditional wooden carved houses, offering a glimpse into the local heritage. You will get accommodated with one of the families of the village. Enjoy your evening with the family in their home learning about their lives as you take sips of your tea. Later go for a little stroll in the village or you can sit around the comfiness of the wood fire stove and watch your dinner being prepared. After enjoying a satisfying dinner, we retire for the night, embraced by the tranquility of the village.
DAY 2:- A DAY IN JAKHOL
On this day wake up to the sounds of village and birds which sets you in a relaxed tone for the day. Then after having breakfast, we begin with our walk around the village.
The first thing we do is visit the temple of the local deity and have their darshan seeking blessings for our life. This is the best way to catch a glimpse of the local religious traditions. Then we move ahead where we witness village people going on with their daily chores. You will get to try any field activity like working in a field, washing clothes in a traditional wooden tub, picking up veggies from the garden, etc.
Then in the noon we have lunch somewhere in the village. Post lunch we will be talking about the architecture of the village houses, their traditional dresses and jewelry, their handicraft industry and many more amazing yet simplistic things, accompanied with a stroll around the village.
DAY 3 – JAKHOL TO DEHRADUN
In the morning, after breakfast we leave for Dehradun. The uneasiness of leaving the place is quite difficult to tackle but all good things come to end with beautiful memories ingrained to cherish for lifetime. This tour is just like a REDBULL, except for the soul. It energizes and revitalizes our soul to get back to our daily lives in the city.
On the way back to Dehradun we stop somewhere in between to have our lunch. In the evening we get reach Dehradun where we bid adieu to each other after a few days of being together through night and day.
All meals during the stay. ( General nutritious meal )
Accommodation in homestay.
Local sightseeing and experience.
Tour leader and support staff.
Transport from Dehradun to Jakhol and back to Dehradun.
Meals during road transit i.e. meals during travel from Dehradun to Jakhol and vice versa.
Any kind of medical insurance.
Any personal expenses.
Any expense not specified in inclusions.