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H2O House

A Cultural Homestay On A Stream

Rating4.5(57)
Chaminoo, Chamba
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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H2O House is a very old well maintained ancestral property that is over a hundred years old. H2O house is perfect to experience a stay with Indian rural family. Ages ago this place used to be the prime hub for villagers, who used to come here to get their ‘wheat’. They call them ‘Gharat’ (grinding mill) they used the stream water to turn the mill that made wheat flour. This makes H2O house a place that holds special significance to the entire surrounding community.

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A Pristine Time

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Property Specifics
They have various sitting areas amidst the woods; from working with your laptop or just reading that long-awaited book, the open spaces are perfect for you. They have 2 nice sitting rooms where you can practice meditation, yoga, or eat meals, or simply sit with a book or a kindle and just laze around.
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Sustainable Accommodation
For example, the chairs, tables, as well as crockery are wooden; use local discarded wood from the jungle to make them. They haven’t used any plastic toxic paints or cement; only pure mud filling has been used to make ‘H20 House’
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Food
They try using local wheat, dal and organic vegetables for cooking. Even mushrooms and cheese are locally cultivated within the community. For breakfast, they serve various type of traditional food like ‘Channa puri’, ‘Babru’ (Bread with yeast), ‘Khada Parantha’ (Stuffed bread). They serve pure buffalo milk as a complement to your morning breakfast.
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Things To Do
They take you to the local temple which is almost 80 years old and famous among the local devotees. If you love meditation then they have special arrangements for you in nearby ashram governed by the famous ’Shri Shri Ravi Shankar’ (Art of living). And for adventure freaks, they can arrange various sorts of treks and other safaris.
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Your Host
One can easily see him humming some beautiful Himachali songs. He with his team of cooks who belong to Himachal itself is doing some amazing work, by providing so beautiful experience to people who love peace, nature and sound of running water.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Enjoy an overnight stay at the H2O House.
  • You can sit and listen to the sounds of nature; gurgling water and chirping birds for 24x7
  • Live the life of a local village and it is an ideal place to write a book or transform your imagination into paintings.
  • You can sit and watch fields, the village lifestyle and have a cup of tea while enjoying the most amazing Himalayan sunsets.

Where is this?

  • It's situated in Chamba, a valley between beautiful green mountains, a rushing stream runs around and under
  • The place is a bit secluded and is located in a very quiet and extremely scenic location away from the noise of any crowded town nearby.
  • The setting is natural, pristine, absolutely beautiful and tranquil.

With whom?

  • You can reserve any of the rooms at the homestay.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • Breakfast comes free of cost.

Things to remember

  • Other meals come at an additional charge.
  • Local village walks, survival courses, multi-day trekking, meditation classes, and jeep safaris can be arranged for you.
  • If you wish they can serve you a live dinner near the river where we set up a barbecue and a bonfire with a candlelit romantic setting.

Something unique

The rooms are built over water and throughout the day you will be soothed with the pleasant sound of rushing water and hence the name. The sound of water cleanses your soul and calms your mind.

Tips from insiders

  • They haven't used any direct light that strains the eyes, instead, all light is indirect
  • You can take the chairs or a hammock to sit near the river if you wish to.
  • If you want you can have breakfast with the local villagers.