Welcome to our farm on the banks of Ganga
We would love to host you at our pristine home by the Ganga River.
If you love nature, appreciate our efforts on going green, recycling / up cycling almost every thing, going organic,integrated farming, healthy living, connecting with nature, disconnection from urban life and letting nature help you relax. Then it is the perfect place for you.
Every rose has a thorn too. Living in our own little jungle has its challenges - according to urban life - or chances as we want to see it. At times the power might just fade due to circumstances out of our control. These times offer us a unique gift you will not experience in your perfect city life. You will go to bed with the stars and the candle light and you will be woken up in the morning by the chirps of the birds and the sound of the forest and the holy Ganga.
We cannot comprehend these opportunities until we experience them and see the immense beauty in them. You will find yourself having so much more time within your day. Time to immerse. Time to come back into your true nature.
Another challenge is our supply outside from the things we naturally grow at our farm. Our closest grocery shop is 45 km away and involves a trek of 3 km one way to source things, hence we cannot take instant booking and need an advance to enhance your experience.
Aasharya is almost 6000 sft of dry stone construction, consisting of 3 cottages and a common dinning and kitchen area. Located in such a manner, to optimise on the views, sunlight and privacy. 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.
Making the choice of going green is easy but, executing it could be challenging and exciting. We had 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 3 km walk from the road was not going to be easy.
The entire wood used was sourced from Maruti Udyog (packaging wood). Our water supply comes using gravity from a fresh water spring located about 2 km away.
We collect dead wood to burn in our room heaters.
Our entire garden is 100% organic.
We recycle every thing and nothing leaves our premises as waste.
Our roof’s are insulated with recycled jute bags.
We have planted close to 200 trees comprising of mainly fruit trees.
Location, Arrival & Timings
Wild Himalaya by Aashraya is located about 45 km from Rishikesh off the Badrinath road.The closest road head is 3 km away and takes about 40 min on an average. However, its based on your fitness level.
Air - Closest airport is Jolygrant (Dehradun). Many flights connecting to Delhi. The airport is 60 km away and takes1 hr and 45 min to reach the road head. We prefer people coming by air as it provides us more accurate arrival timings.
Breakfast - 8 to 10 am
Lunch - 12:30 to 2 pm
Dinner - 8 to 10 pm
To Do & Costs
There is plenty to be done at Wild Himalaya - Relaxation, gardening, helping at the farm, we encourage participation at the farm, meditation and Yoga at the beach, hydro therapy at the beautiful waterfall, visiting local temple and villages, on week days even visiting the local school to interact with the village kids, walking on the ancient Badrinath Walking route and learning recycling and up-cycling.
We provide all meals and is included in the price.
We have a simple pricing strategy - you choose.
Rs 3500 per person per night (12+ yrs and above only) with all meals and snacks included. There is no other option for meals, hence its included in the package. We serve simple home cooked customized meals. Less than 2 nights is not recommended for the effort taken to come to Wild Himalaya.
No negotiations please.
We cannot host more than 12 people so please do not approach us for larger numbers. Currently our infrastructure cannot support larger groups.