Homestays are a great way to explore any place, like a local. During most of my trips, I prefer always staying in a homestay. After weeks of online search, I found Hill Dew homestay in Uttarkashi, surrounded by the valley and just 500 m close to Bhagirathi and Assi Ganga Sangam. En route Uttarkashi from Rishikesh, you will see some of the most amazing views ever seen. And it takes around 5 hrs to reach by road.
In this article, I will review this property so let’s get started.
About Hill Dew Homestay
Hill dew homestay is located in the heart of the city of Uttarkashi, just 5 km from the main city, in the Gangori village. Away from the hustle-bustle of town life, you will experience a peaceful time in the lap of nature. Just 500m, from the Sangam of Assi Ganga and Bhagirathi river, it’s a great place for a relaxing vacation. You can take a complete tour of the homestay here.
The homestay is run by Akhil pant and his mother Meena Pant, who are residents of Gangori Uttarkashi ever since a long time. What I loved most about them, is they take out time to interact with us on daily basis. Akhil, as well as Aunty, were always available for everything needed. Akhil suggested us some nearby must-be-visited places such as Vimleshwar temple, Harsil, Khedi Waterfall, V top, and nearby villages.
The most important thing which I would mention is the food. Aunty is a great cook, we always used to have a variety in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Food used to be simple yet different, having a unique Garhwali taste. We tasted some unique chutneys prepared by Aunty herself, and vegetables that were in-house grown. We used to have all 3 times meals there and not a single day felt like eating from outside.
Running hot water
Common Dining area
Almera in room
Study table in the room
We stayed in the top floor room, which had a unique wooden interior. The room was next to the terrace and we used to have a beautiful mountain view right from the window.
What to do around homestay
- Spend peaceful time at the sangam of Assi Ganga and Bhgirathi river
- A day trip to Harsil village
- Peaceful morning walks in Gangori Village
- Visit Khedi Waterfall and Khedi Dam
- If open, visit Gangotri Dham
- Vimleshwar temple
- Day hike to Nachiketa taal
- Visit to NIM
- Local temples
**Don’t listen to what they, go and see it**