India Uttarakhand

Slowness Himalayas

Incredible Place

An idyllic retreat inspired by the local traditional Kumaoni architecture

Inspiring People

We are a 100% family-owned business

Impactful Planet

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An idyllic retreat inspired by the local traditional Kumaoni architecture

Incredible Place

Forest Mountain

An idyllic retreat inspired by the local traditional Kumaoni architecture

Tour of the permaculture farm to learn about the Himalayan flora and fauna. Guests are encouraged to soak up the views of the surrounds and mountains through forest bathing, relaxing in the hammocks on the farm, and going on village walks and hikes.

Relax & Play
  • Garden
  • Lounge Area
  • Play Area
  • Sun Terrace
Eat & Drink
  • Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Quick Bites
  • Restaurant
Shop & Services
  • Games
  • Heating
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Parking - Free
  • Power Outlets
  • Reading Light
  • Safe
  • Shuttle Service - Airport - Paid
  • Sport Facilities
  • Toiletries
  • Towels - Bath

Philosophy

Slowness Himalayas offers a simple yet luxurious farmstay that blends with nature. Guests relax in cozy rooms with local decor and can join workshops on mindfulness and sustainable living. The stay includes delicious meals made from local ingredients, providing a slow-paced and fulfilling dining experience.

History

In 2019, Kriti and Ashish left Delhi in 2019 to pursue their dream of living on a permaculture farm in the mountains. They celebrate Slow & Conscious Living and share with guests looking to reconnect with nature and living at nature’s pace, promoting sustainable living. They are mindful of the ecological sensitivities in the area and strive to immerse themselves into the local community by sharing indigenous knowledge and supporting local neighbors.

Mission & Vision

The guest home is built with sustainable materials such as stone, mud, and lime and is inspired by traditional Kumaoni architecture. The rooms are well insulated to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. They’ve included a traditional architectural feature of cavities in the roof for birds to nest and rest in.

Inspiring People

Good for Longer Stays (1-4 Weeks) Good for Solo Travelers Escape / Off-Grid Slow / Simple

We are a 100% family-owned business

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Kriti & Ashish

Altered Host Member

Kriti, a passionate natural dyer, and Ashish, a dedicated permaculturist, left city life to create Slowness Himalayas, a unique mountain homestay and Ayurveda farm offering guests a serene escape from the hustle and bustle.

Host since ...

2024

We speak ...

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish

We have lived in...

India

Guests, ask us about...

Embracing slowness and indulging in a more slow pace of life.

Impactful Planet

Animals & Wildlife Arts & Culture Education Environment & Climate

Everything about Slowness Himalayas is centered around living one with nature and the land

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Everything about Slowness Himalayas is centered around living one with nature and the land. Their permaculture farm ensures they are self-sufficient and they’ve only used natural building materials used throughout the farm, such as bamboo, stone, and soil. There is no plastic use on the farm, they use solar energy for lighting and live seasonally to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Learn & Do
  • Cooking Classes
  • Family-Friendly
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hiking
  • Life Skills & Seminars
  • Unique & Obscure
  • Walking Tours
  • Yoga classes
See & Visit
  • Cultural Landmarks
  • Health & Wellness
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Natural Landmarks
  • Nature & Wildlife Reserves
  • Trekking Tours
  • Unique & Obscure
  • Volunteering & Activism
  • Walking Tours
Give & Help
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment & Climate

Our Location

Located in the serene and tranquil village of Basgaon

Address

Basgaon, Uttarakhand 263135, India

Local Area
  • Cooking Classes
  • Family-Friendly
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hiking
  • Life Skills & Seminars
  • Unique & Obscure
  • Walking Tours
  • Yoga classes
Local Attractions
  • Cultural Landmarks
  • Health & Wellness
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Natural Landmarks
  • Nature & Wildlife Reserves
  • Trekking Tours
  • Unique & Obscure
  • Volunteering & Activism
  • Walking Tours
Local Businesses
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment & Climate