Uttarakhand Stories

Green People – Agro Tourism in Uttarakhand

by Deepak Bisht
Jul 09, 2015

Green People is a Non-Government Organisation, which initiated “High Altitude High-End Agro Tourism” in Uttarakhand in different villages of Tehri, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts.

Vision of Green People:

To make Uttarakhand a leader in Farm Tourism and Pioneer in real time integration of high-end tourist with grass root experience in the hills & and to get premium position for our farm produces in the right kind of markets.

Mission: To generate a constant source of employment for the People, profitability for the stakeholders, showcase the indigenous tradition and culture, conserve the Flora & Fauna – of mountains of Uttarakhand.

Green People with Farmers from Jaunsar region ensuring to protect their Culture through Organic AgriCulture

Green People with Farmers from Jaunsar region ensuring to protect their Culture through Organic AgriCulture

The Goat Village (Bakri Gaon)

A new village is being developed to encourage Diary farming among villagers which would help to stop migration and generate employment. It is located in Nag Tibba of Tehri District of Uttarakhand, just 15 km from Nainbagh (on Dehradun-Yamunotri Highway).

The objective of Goat Village is to develop it as a village tourism destinations with Farm tourism, which will help locals to improve their lifestyles, knowledge of modern techniques in farming and agriculture.

Breathtaking views from your huts in the Goat Village

Breathtaking views from huts in the Goat Village

Village Tourism from Green People in Goat Village

The Goat Village
Location: Tehri
No. of Cottages: 10
Products: Goat Cheese, Organic Vegetables

Village Accommodation: 10 neat and rustic cottages best suited for the traveller who is curiously adventurous on a journey of exploring roots of mankind. These cottages are simply an ensemble of basics in style, anticipating the tinniest need of the guest and bring together local flavour with eco-sensitive architectural practices .

Tariff/ Night:
Per couple on twin share (sharing one Cottage): Rs. 7,000/-
Per person on single share Rs. 5,500/-
Extra bed for 12 years and above :Rs 3,500/-
Children from 6 to 12 yrs (with an extra bed): Rs 2,500/-
Children from 6 to 12 yrs (without an extra bed): Rs 1,500/-
Children below 5 yrs (without an extra bed): Complimentary

Above Cost Includes
– Accommodation in standard cottages specially created by local craftsmen with the brick crafted locally
– Hot water is provided on the tap/in buckets in all huts.
– Lighting is provided with solar-powered LED lamps.
– All meals; a local spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
– Escorted bird walks or forest hikes into the surrounding jungles with a Camp naturalist.
– Escorted trek to Nagtibba temple village – a typical Garhwali place of worship.
– Tea/ coffee with cookies, aerated beverages & filtered drinking water.

Extra Expenses: For Adventure Tours, Agriculture Tours, Education/ Volunteer Tours, Culinary Tours, Special Interest Tours Customized/ Time Share/ Point to Point pricing is available on request

A report on Goat Village by Sadhna News

Picture Gallery of Green People (Src: Green People Facebook Page)

Upcoming Villages from Green People

The Sleeping Village
Location: Rudraprayag
No. of Cottages: 10
Products: Fish / Bee Products, Organic Vegetables

The Lost Village
Location: Uttarkashi
No. of Cottages: 10
Products: Fish / Bee Products, Organic Vegetables

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GreenPeopleIndia
Official Website of Green People: http://grppl.in

Deepak Bisht

Simple Man with Simple Dreams. Promoting Uttarakhand Culture, Language and Tourism. Travel Enthusiast, Entrepreneur and eUttaranchal Co-Founder

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4 Responses

Durga Verma Says

My pleasure if I ll be a part of the work you r doing .I m a ceramic artist .I do pottery . Planning to do something in the village of Uttarakhand.

Subhash Kandpal Says

Great Mr. Deepak Bisht. My name is subhash Kandpal from Khagyar Pilkholi… Current residing at noida. Happy to see your work in Uttarkhand .Keep it up..

S S Bisht Says

Thanks for sharing such interesting information. Amused to know about these villages. Would like to know more about such endeavours.

Mohammad Shamim Says

Our NGO – http://www.liveforothersfoundation. org too planned and started Village Tourism about 5 ys ago in Devprayag, Uttarakhand…but, looks like we are failing without local and Panchayat support. Best wishes to you