Kumaon valley in the Himalayas is also known as the fruit basket of Uttarakhand. You can find farms, valleys and even house gardens filled with trees of apple, peach, lemon and plum during the season.
Visit traditional Kumaoni homes with doors and windows carved in the ancient Likhai craft.
Participate in farm life activities, local rituals, dances and songs, cooking, bird watching and adventure activities like cycling in mountains.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
March to May is one of the best times to travel with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for travelling.
June to August is wet but the land and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.
September to November are the busiest months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The landscape and mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.
The winter months of December to February are good to travel due to the clear skies and the reduced number of travellers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.
We support you right from your first mail to us, to the planning stage till the time you arrive at the airport in India. Although it’s a custom-designed tour the planning usually does not take more than 2-3 exchange of emails.
Be assured that we will take care of you completely so that you can spend time doing what you are really here for – To enjoy your holiday in India.
Once you arrive at the airport, we will receive you and be with you at various stages of this tour. It will be not just a guide but a person from the local village who has good knowledge, passionate about his work and is friendly.
We will provide comfortable accommodations which will include hotels or homestays. All the accommodations will have sufficient clean bedding, warm water, and either family or staff to take care of you.
The food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, hygienic and safe.
You will have clean western washrooms. WiFi or TV may or may not be available at most of these places are away from city life. However, you can always depend on the 3G connection.
5% of the money is directly given back to the community.
Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families.
We are discouraging use of plastic bottles on our trips.
We urge you to refrain from giving gifts or money to children or young adults in the village.
All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city.
The taxis you use will be BS-IV carbon emission standard.
The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city.
Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economic and environmental benefit locally.
The beautiful Kumaon valley in Uttarakhand lies north of New Delhi. Most of the community of Uttarakhand is agrarian. In recent years, many locals have started migrating to cities for better jobs.
Responsible tourism in Uttarakhand is an initiative to invite the youth back to their villages by creating jobs.
The valley has pleasant weather for the most part of the year with blossoming flowers and fruits post-summer season.
This tour is an opportunity to experience the rural life in Kumaon valley and do some adventure activities based on your fitness level
Travelling in Arunachal Pradesh can be an adventure in itself. However, this experience is designed to be executed at a leisurely pace so that you can experience the local culture.
This is suitable for all age groups including senior citizens. In winters, we will provide you with the necessary heating as it gets quite cold. Most of the tour will involve regular walking or travel by comfortable SUV vehicle.
Day 1 - 2: Bhimtal
Day 3 - 6: Munsiyari
Day 7 - 8: Binsar
Day 9: Departure
The Folk TalesThe Folk Tales India's travel experiences in rural India are handcrafted with special emphasis on making a positive social, environmental and economic impact.
When you take one of our travel experiences, you contribute to local communities in preserving their cultural and environmental heritage, and in living a better life.
Through our storytelling, you experience a deep connection with the place and its people. We do not provide a sightseeing tour, but a culturally immersive experience through the hands-on activities and meaningful conversations.