Garhwal: Typical Day
Here is how we'd like to spoil you on a not-at-all-average, average day in Garhwal:
6:00 AM: After you've been served your morning cuppa, you can greet the sun with Suryanamaskars or watch a spectacular sunrise light up the valley.
8:00 AM: Join your hosts for a typical, Indian breakfast of freshly prepared breads and porridge. Round it off with a steaming cup of tea, and of course, add buffalo milk to taste.
9:00 AM: Head out to enjoy one of the many activities our local SaveAGrammers can help you organize, or spend some quiet time catching up on your reading list. You could also just sit with the village ladies and watch them go about their chores, or give them a hand at pounding rice or spices, or pick some herbs for lunch.
1:00 PM: Savour a delicious lunch prepared using only the freshest ingredients most likely picked that morning, comprising of organic vegetables and indigenous seasonal grains like ram dana, mandva and jhangora unique to the area. Eat with your hosts and savour the hearty, Indian flavours of a lovingly prepared meal.
2:00 PM: Resist the urge to nap, instead we would encourage you to take a hike. We mean that literally, with numerous mountain trails to discover, get going with the help of your friendly, English speaking local guides. Those of you with children will especially enjoy visiting a nearby cave or you could walk along some trails that take you through wild flowers and pine trees.
4:00 PM: Enjoy the sunset with a hot cup of tea as the weather cools. Go for a walk with your host to the stream nearby, or take a walk in the fields and check out what vegetables you would like to have for dinner. Spend some time with the local vilagers or pick some local fruits as you walk by them. Play catch with the village children and drink the spring water if you're game, as it gurgles out of the earth.
8:00PM: All those slopes and hills serve as good appetizers, and you will be treated to another meal with your hosts, the quantities of which will ensure a good night's sleep in your host's humble home. Watch the stars in the sky with the mountains as a backdrop as you fall asleep, wondering if this place is for real!