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Hideout Urgam Valley

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The Hideout, Urgam Valley is a community initiative to connect travellers with local people. The project offers outsiders a unique opportunity for a cultural exchange in a region renowned for its spiritual significance, trekking, and sublime natural beauty. Guests will be immersed in a community removed from infrastructure, pollution, and haste of urban India, but connected to their families and traditions.

The region epitomises tranquility. The car horns synonymous with Indian street life are long forgotten; softly chirping birds set a gentle pace for the mind while the distant calling of villagers and the clanging of cattle bells reassure one that life still moves.

Guests will be based in Devgram, a small village deep in the Valley closest to the primary draw for domestic travellers: the Kalpeshwar Temple. According to the Sanskrit epic poem, 'Mahabharata', the jata (tress/hair) form of Lord Shiva materialised as the rock structure and stone temple of Kalpeshwar, 1 km from Basa. It is the temple that concludes the popular Panch Kedar circuit, which also includes the other sites of Lord Shiva's divine form at Kedarnath, Madhmaheshwar, Tugnath, and Rudranath.

Magnificent views are had throughout the valley where the softly imposing mountain range of the Nanda Devi National Park rise in the East while the snow capped peaks of Nanda Ghunti, Trisul, and Dunagiri are often visible to the South.

Getting Around

One trek is a pleasant, but somewhat steep, ascent to Mulla Kark, a beautiful open field with a glorious surrounding view of the Garhwal Himalayas. Here guests will probably find a Sadhu Baba strolling or working in his hut.

Those interested in religious sites will of course appreciate visiting Kelpeshwar. The ancient temple of Dhyan Badri will also fascinate. It is a simple structure that is nestled in the village, neighboured by the primary school and now surrounded by houses.

Guests may also take the opportunity to join the local intermediate college for a few days, sharing their travelling experiences with students and learning about agriculture, horticulture, and herbal medicines.

Tariffs

PAY WHAT YOU LIKE (PWYL)

Our culture had embraced “Atithi Devo Bhavah" in real terms when friends, families and sometimes perfect strangers used to visit our homes, enjoy non pretentious hospitality and give something heartfelt in some form or the other, as per one’s capacity – as a token of goodwill gesture. The culture is on the brink of extinction so are we as compassionate humans. With 'Pay What You Like', we are making a small but honest attempt to revive this practice in our village tourism destinations. You don't ask us what you need to pay – you be our guest – Evaluate the degree of contentment you have achieved with the regional meals and then Pay What You Like, in the drop box with your name and feedback, in an envelope provided to you at the time of departure.