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Yoga and rafting Rishikesh

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  • DescriptionMy name is Abhay sharma and I am from Rishikesh, Northern India. We offer short and long-term stay opportunity for volunteers at our property near Rishikesh. The name of the place is Kanatal which is 65 km away from Rishikesh.

    At Kanatal we run a homestay program for tourist and visitors willing to have an authentic rural life experience amidst the backdrop of the Himalayas. It is a social initiative to conserve, preserve and protect the village homes once inhabited by individuals who have now shifted to urban areas.

    Through our rural development initiative we try to:

    • conserve and protect an age old Architecture scattered randomly in some remains and submerged
    structures
    • promote Garhwali culture, tradition and cuisine in wake of growing negative influence of stressed urban life
    • provide a safe haven from the busy and hectic life schedule and soul search in the lap of Mother Nature
    • promote cultural exchange for the better understanding of humane society
    • Create employment opportunities for the local youth and marginalized society

    Besides that, we also run an outdoor adventure company for last 10 years. We are currently offering rafting, trekking, expedition and wildlife safari. We support local schools at our project site as a gesture to give back. Thus we have been working in the tourism sector as well as social work. Our vision is to promote voluntourism for a meaningful travel.

    People looking for a cultural exchange and a meaningful travel are welcomed to come and stay with us. Come and be part of an exciting as well as meaningful rural development initiative.
  • LocationIndia, Uttarakhand, Dehradun, Rishikesh

  • Work
  • Type of work We have different kinds of activity going throughout the year. General help requires cleaning, gardening, cooking, organic farming, helping with tourist and teaching local kids some English.The volunteers are expected to work 4-5 hours, 5 days a week. If you are good at social media, computers, content writing it will be an added advantage.
  • Hours per day 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Work requirements: The person willing to visit us should be culturally sensible, flexible and adaptable
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: minimum one week
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Not okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Hindi
  • Has pets? No
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: The accommodation shall be provided either at the room or tent. The rooms are comfortable and tents too. In case of tourist at our place we will arrange another room near our project site.
  • Additional info
  • About Kanatal

    Kanatal is a serene abode of the Himalayas. A series of narrow, zigzag roads surrounded by fragrant pine, deodar and rhododendron trees lead you to this little hill station tucked inside the belly of Uttarakhand’s rolling hills.It is located at an altitude of 2590 meters or 8500 feet. It’s the most scenic location where you can shoot Kodia forest ranges, glaciers and Tehri Lake in one goes. Perfect place for nature selfie shots. Kanatal is the destination which is unexplored, scenic and most peaceful amongst all. Temperature is between 10-25 degrees throughout the year hence it is readily accessible by road throughout the year.

    How to Reach Kanatal

    By Air (flights): Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Kanatal situated 92kms from Kanatal about 3 hours from here. Airport is well connected to Delhi. Also there are number of cabs available for Mussoorie and Kanatal.
    By Rail: You can reach Kanatal via two railway station i.e. Dehradun Railway Station and Rishikesh Railway station. Both the railway station is well connected to nearby states and Delhi.
    By Road: Kanatal is well connected with motorable roads situated on Mussoorie-Chamba road. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Chamba are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. You can book cab or taxi from Dehradun Railway Station and Haridwar or Rishikesh.