The Goat Village, Kanatal

Nestled in the serene Himalayas, The Goat Village, Kanatal offers a tranquil retreat for those seeking a budget-friendly yet comfortable stay amidst nature. Located approximately 70 km from Dehradun and 68 km from Rishikesh, reaching the village involves a picturesque drive followed by a 700-meter walk.

Room Type/ Bedding Qty. Total ppl. Price (exclusive of taxes) Meals
Full Property
20
₹30,000.00
Incl.
Cottages
3
5 (2 big cottages)
4 (1 small cottage)
₹6,500.00
Incl.
Rooms
2
3 (per room)
₹5,000.00
Incl.
Extra Bed (floor mattress)
₹2,000.00/per person
Incl.

Getting to The Goat Village, Kanatal:

Nestled in the serene Himalayas, The Goat Village- Kanatal offers a tranquil retreat for those seeking a budget-friendly yet comfortable stay amidst nature. Located approximately 77 km from Dehradun and 68 km from Rishikesh, reaching the village involves a picturesque drive followed by a 700-meter walk. This short trek introduces guests to the eco-friendly ethos of the village, where recycling and reuse are embraced.

Staying in The Goat Village:

The Goat Village- Kanatal boasts three locally re-done cottages and two newly built rooms at 0 and 1 level, which allows us to accommodate a group as big as 20 people. Here, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings, experiencing life away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Cottage Description:

Each cottage at The Goat Village- Kanatal offers double, triple, and quad accommodations, ensuring comfort for solo travelers, families, and groups of friends. Designed to provide an excellent living experience, the cottages are adorned with Garhwali-inspired decor, reflecting the local culture. Guests can expect a peaceful stay in these charming abodes, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Dining Experience:

Embracing the philosophy of ‘smart minimalism,’ dining at The Goat Village, Kanatal is a journey into Garhwali cuisine. Traditional indigenous dishes made from locally sourced ingredients are served in the common dining area. Guests can savor the flavors of the region while enjoying the warmth of community dining. Special requests for meals can be accommodated with prior notification.

Unique Leisure Experiences In & Around:

Beyond the comforts of the cottages, The Goat Village, Kanatal offers a range of unique leisure experiences. From hiking in the hidden Kaudia Forest to homestay experiences in farmers’ and shepherds’ homes, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture. Riverside dining and camping in the woods further enhance the connection with nature, creating unforgettable memories.

How to Reach (from Dehradun):

Kanatal is a village located 77 km from Dehradun, 48 km from Mussoorie, and 15 km from Chamba, on the Chamba-Mussoorie road. It’s an off-beat travel destination known for its scenic beauty and tranquility. 

    • By Road
  • Self-Transportation
      • From Dehradun via Mussoorie Road: Before entering Mussoorie, take a diversion towards Dhanaulti, cross Kanatal Main Market, and reach Thangdhar Village. Take the bifurcation descending adjacent to Ramola Tea Stall. Drive for another 200 meters and park your cars. Start descending down for the next 700 meters to reach The Goat Village- Kanatal
      • From Rishikesh Via Chamba: From Chamba, reach Thangdhar Village in Kanatal (Chamba to Thangdhar is 14 kms), take the bifurcation descending adjacent to Ramola Tea Stall. Drive for another 100 meters and park your cars. Start descending down for the next 700 meters to reach The Goat Village- Kanatal
  • By Bus (for budget travelers)
    • Board an early morning bus that leaves from Mussoorie Bus Stand in Dehradun (outside Dehradun Railway Station) for Kanatal. Get down at Ramola Tea Stall at Thangdhar Village. Follow the signboards and walk for 700 meters to reach The Goat Village- Kanatal
    • Daily buses also operate from Rishikesh to Kanatal via Chamba.
  • By Taxi
    • The most direct option is to hire a taxi from the railway station to Thangdar Village. The journey is approximately 77 km and should take around 2-3 hours.

Conclusion:

With its commitment to responsible tourism and immersion in the natural beauty of the Himalayas, The Goat Village- Kanatal offers guests a memorable stay filled with warmth, adventure, and tranquility. Whether exploring the surrounding forests or simply unwinding in the comfort of the cottages, visitors are sure to leave with a renewed appreciation for the wonders of nature.

Disclaimer:

We are an utmost environment-conscious homestay based on the tenets of “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle”. We discourage any litter which is non-biodegradable in nature.

Our property is located amidst a forest area, one can find Spiders, Chameleons (Girgit), frogs, Millipedes (Kankhajura, Mosquitos, Grasshoppers, wild Lizards, birds, dogs, and occasionally, snakes may come around to meet the guest. There is no need to panic as they are harmless unless provoked. You are requested to call our scout and a trained professional shall escort our guest from nature to their home.

Fortunate guests may spot Deer, Barking Deer, Jackals, Wolfs, 26 Varieties of Birds, Giant Moths, and Leopards.

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