A WILD HIMALAYAN FARM RETREAT
on the banks of River Ganga
If you love nature, appreciate efforts on going green, recycling / upcycling almost everything, going organic, integrated farming, healthy living, connecting with nature, disconnection from urban life, and letting nature help you relax, then, Aashraya is the perfect place for you.
Aasharya is 6000 sq. ft. of dry stone construction, consisting of 03 cottages, a common dinning and kitchen area. Located in such a manner, to optimise on the views, sunlight and privacy, this Farmstay Retreat near Rishikesh is all you need to lose yourself in nature.
Our entire garden is 100% organic, we recycle everything and nothing leaves our premises as waste. The roofs are insulated with recycled jute bags. So far we have planted close to 200 trees comprising of mainly fruit trees and most of our food is grown in our personal farm.
AN EXCLUSIVE STAY
for the nature-lover in you
Making the choice of going green is easy but, executing it could be challenging and exciting.
Each cottage has a double bed and a single bed. The large cottage has more single beds to house a total group size of 12 pax.
We have set very high standards for our selves. The idea was to use as little cement as possible and no RCC. We wanted to use as much local material as possible.
The entire wood used has been sourced from Maruti Udyog (packaging wood). Our water supply comes from a fresh-water spring located about 2 km away using the principles of gravity.
All of our rooms have a wood-burner for heating and we collect dead wood to burn in our room heaters.
In and around Aashraya
THINGS TO DO
Besides the more popular attractions in Rishikesh, there are plenty of things you can do at Aashraya -
Relaxation, gardening, helping at the farm (we encourage participation at the farm), meditation and yoga at the beach, hydrotherapy at the beautiful waterfall, hiking on the ancient Badrinath walking route or just taking a leisurely walk through the nearby villages and to the temple.
We also arrange for day workshops at Aashraya to educate people on upcycling, sustainable farming, sustainable living, zero waste living etc. We would be happy to share, learn and expand our knowledge with you.
“A charming little place tucked in the most unassuming part of Himalayas. What can I say. I'd gone to Ashraya with a bunch of friends to have a great, relaxing time and that is exactly what I got. Ashraya is wonderfully constructed, tastefully decorated, and superbly located in a place that inspires peace, adventure, and fun all at the same time. The idea of going to Ashraya is to cut off from the world of social media and electronics and find something that you can really connect with. We spent the time lazing at the nearby waterfall drinking beer and doing absolutely nothing. In all, great trip, awesome place. Highly recommended to all.”
- Abhishek, Gurgaon
REACH OUT TO US
Location and Contact
"Aashraya on the Ganga" is located about 45 km from Rishikesh off the Badrinath road. The closest road head is 3 km away and it takes about 40 mins to hike up to our place. However, it's based on your fitness level.
If you are coming by air, the closest airport is Jolygrant (Dehradun) with many flights connecting to Delhi. The airport is 60 kms away and it takes 01 hr and 45 min to reach the road head.
Aashraya on the Ganga, Mahadev chhatti, Near Rishikesh - 249192