The Stone Village, Gadhi Bhanni

The homestay also offers activities such as nature walks, birdwatching, and farm tours, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding countryside and appreciate its natural beauty. Additionally, guests can indulge in delicious home-cooked meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, providing a taste of traditional.
Room Type/ Bedding Qty. Total ppl. Price (exclusive of taxes) Meals
Rooms
1
2 per room
₹5,500.00
Incl.

Introduction to The Stone Village -
Gadhi Bhanni:

The Stone Village- Gadhi Bhanni is a 250 year old heritage homestay being hosted by the 6th generation of the family in the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. Located just 15 km away from the Sanjay Dubri National Park, this mesmerizing homestay offers a serene and immersive rural experience to travelers. Situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of Vindhya region, it provides guests with an opportunity to experience the authentic lifestyle and culture of the region. Guests can enjoy comfortable accommodations in a peaceful setting, with the chance to interact with local families and learn about their customs and traditions. The homestay also offers activities such as nature walks, birdwatching, and farm tours, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding countryside and appreciate its natural beauty. Additionally, guests can indulge in delicious home-cooked meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, providing a taste of traditional.

Why do we call it The Stone Village?

In the region around Vyohari, near Parsili and the Sanjay Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, one can find various types of stone quarries. These quarries may contain different types of stones such as sandstone, limestone, and granite, among others. Sandstone is particularly common in the area, often used for construction purposes. Additionally, limestone and granite quarries found in the region are also used for a wide range of applications like agriculture, manufacturing, flooring, making countertops and monuments.
Once upon a time the area near The Stone Village was ravaged by indiscriminate stone mining; however, the homestay owner family undertook a pledge to revive the green cover and water table by converting the dug up land into water harvesting micro lakes and ponds. The Singh family planted, nurtured and raised more than 50,000 indigenous varieties of trees and continuous nature conservation efforts are ongoing at the moment from their side. TSV is the epicenter of these conservation efforts of “Natural & Cultural” heritage of the region.

Staying in The Stone Village:

Built in traditional architectural style adorned with domes and arches, this property features a well-maintained green garden surrounding part of the building. The lush greenery provides a serene contrast against the white walls. Tall palm trees are scattered around the premises, enhancing its aesthetic appeal.Each room in The Stone Village offers double and triple accommodations with attached washrooms. The well equipped rooms and lush manicured gardens will charm you, and the Raja Ram temple and meditation hall inside the homestay are perfect for finding peace.

Additional Info:

At the Bansagar Dam, visitors can engage in various activities, including:
    1. Sightseeing: Enjoy panoramic views of the dam and its surrounding landscapes. The dam offers stunning vistas of the river, reservoir, and nearby hills.
    2. Boating: Experience a boat ride on the reservoir created by the dam. Boating allows visitors to explore the vast expanse of water and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
    3. Picnicking: The dam area often has designated picnic spots where visitors can relax, unwind, and enjoy a meal amidst nature. It’s a perfect setting for a family outing or a day trip with friends.
    4. Photography: Capture the beauty of the dam and its surroundings through photography. The picturesque landscapes, water vistas, and wildlife provide ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts.
    5. Birdwatching: The dam area and its surroundings are often home to various bird species. Birdwatchers can spot and observe a diverse range of avian fauna, making it an excellent destination for birdwatching enthusiasts.
    6. Fishing: Fishing is a popular activity at Bansagar Dam. Anglers can try their luck at catching freshwater fish in the reservoir waters. However, it’s essential to adhere to local fishing regulations and obtain any necessary permits.
    7. Nature walks: Take leisurely strolls along the dam’s pathways or nearby trails to soak in the natural beauty of the area. Nature walks allow visitors to appreciate the flora, fauna, and scenic views at a relaxed pace.
    8. Relaxation: Simply unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings. The dam area offers a peaceful atmosphere conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Unique Leisure Experiences In & Around:

  • Sanjay Dubri National Park: Situated 25 km away (merely half an hour drive) from The Stone Village- Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve, established in 1975, is a vital sanctuary for preserving the biodiversity-rich forest in Madhya Pradesh, India. Home to tigers, sloth bears, and diverse wildlife, this protected area spans over 831 square kilometers. Within its evergreen Sal forest, 152 bird species, 32 mammal species, and 11 reptile species thrive. 
  • Bandhavgarh National Park: A mere 3 hours drive from The Stone Village, this National Park is spread over the Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. The highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers, a plethora of magnificent flora and fauna – Bandhavgarh is the most-visited protected wildlife reserve in the country. 
  • Bansagar Dam: 40 mins drive from our property, Bansagar Dam, situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh, India, is a multipurpose river Valley Project on the Sone River. The dam, named after Bana Bhatt, a 7th-century Sanskrit scholar from the region, stands 67 meters high and spans 1,020 meters long. At the Bansagar Dam, visitors can engage in various activities, including:
    • Boating: Experience a boat ride on the reservoir created by the dam. Boating allows visitors to explore the vast expanse of water and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
    • Picnicking: The dam area often has designated picnic spots where visitors can relax, unwind, and enjoy a meal amidst nature. It’s a perfect setting for a family outing or a day trip with friends.
    • Birdwatching: The dam area and its surroundings are often home to various bird species. Birdwatchers can spot and observe a diverse range of avian fauna, making it an excellent destination for birdwatching enthusiasts.
    • Fishing: Fishing is a popular activity at Bansagar Dam. Anglers can try their luck at catching freshwater fish in the reservoir waters. However, it’s essential to adhere to local fishing regulations and obtain any necessary permits.
    • Nature walks: Take leisurely strolls along the dam’s pathways or nearby trails to soak in the natural beauty of the area. Nature walks allow visitors to appreciate the flora, fauna, and scenic views at a relaxed pace.
    • Deujhad Waterfall: Around 15 km from Beohari and 5 km from Ban Sagar Dam, this hidden waterfall is a perfect picnic spot
    • Others: Other than above experiences, one can also opt for village and farm tours, visit Tata kund (hot water kund), visit Godaval Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva or simply enjoy their stay with the “art of doing nothing”, relaxing in the small tree house outside or taking a stroll in the property garden.

    How to Reach:

    Beohari village in Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh, India can be reached through various modes of transportation:

    • By Air: The nearest airport is Jabalpur, which is 143 KM away.
    • By Rail: Beohari is accessible by rail. Beohari RailWay Station and Dubri Kalan RailWay Station are the nearby railway stations.
    • By Road: Beohari is well connected by road to Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Sidhi, and Umaria3. Bus services are available from Katni to Beohari via Manpur. The bus journey from Shahdol and Rewa will take around 2 to 3 hours and from Katni it will take around 5 to 6 hours.

    Please note that travel times can vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. It’s always a good idea to check the latest travel advisories and schedules.

    Attention Visitors!

    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.

    Be a Responsible Traveler:

    With a pledge to protect the micro-cultures of the communities we work with and the environment around, practicing ‘responsible tourism’ becomes an important aspect of our hospitality, agricultural and tourism experiences. 

    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.

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