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Yuthok Homestay

A Hidden Gem Run By A Pahaadi Native

Rating5.0(8)
Raison, Manali
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
This homestay surrounded by the might of the Kullu valley will leave you conversing with the giant mountains or will leave you being a silent observer of the baffling beauty. The heritage cottage is designed as per the traditional Pahari architectural style and carries the essence of the valley. This secluded and private homestay gives a rustic charm to the surroundings and complements the majestic panoramic serenity that is visible from the vantage of the homestay.

A photo walkthrough

Relaxing Raison

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Yuthok Homestay
The owner started a Homestay, as he wanted the travellers to experience authentic travel experiences in Kullu, ie, the rural way.
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Homely Food
Also Himachali Siddu, Local vegetables like Lingri (kind of a fern, which is organic in nature) and Tibetan dishes like Momos And regular North Indian food.
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About The Host - Rajeshwar Thakur
He owns a fruit orchard at Raison which mainly consists of Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach, Kiwi, Persimmon etc. He did his Masters in English in 2004 from Dharamsala college in Himachal. Later he quit education to devote more time for his Orchard. He is 37 years old and has a beautiful daughter, wife and parents and they live the life most only wish to have.
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About The Host
The host is a strong advocate of rural tourism and promotes slow travel which is the only way to get well acquainted with a region and its people. He loves to wander in the Himalayas and read about its people, he is extremely keen to learn about the history and culture of the mountains and has seven years of experience in the field.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Yuthok homestay gives you an opportunity to be a part of the Pahari culture and the accommodation is inspired by the traditions that pervade the hills of Kullu Valley.
  • The hosts here offer the first-hand experience into the native culture of Himachal.
  • Go on treks and experience the kind of trails that have not been frequented or visited by the tourists that come to Kullu on a regular basis.

Where is this?

  • Raison was well known in the earlier history related to Kullu.
  • The Britishers had set up their Tea Estate in Raison during the later half of 19th century.
  • This homestay is surrounded by the might of Kullu valley.

With whom?

  • It's a shared homestay experience.
  • One room shall be reserved under your name.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.

Things to remember

  • Meals come at an additional charge.
  • The hosts make up for any exciting and untouched nature trails, treks and hikes that you can join.

Something unique

It was originally a cottage where foreigners used to live back in the '50s. The house had been mentioned in an autobiography of a Tibetan lady Mrs Dorje Yuthok, who once retreated here. The book is titled 'House of the Turquoise roof'.

Tips from insiders

  • Explore the surrounding areas like Jana village, Roerich House and Museum and the Fort etc.
  • Explore Naggar (the ancient capital of Kullu Kings) and the old village of Jana.
  • Opt for a Day Hike to Kufri Meadows en route Chaplang Tibba (3750mtr).
  • Try a Jeep Safari to Kais Wildlife sanctuary.