The Women Village, Matholi

Welcome to The Women Village (Buari Gaon), a hidden gem nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, where nature’s beauty intertwines with the spirit of women empowerment. Surrounded by majestic mountains, lush meadows, and bubbling streams, this village offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Room Type/ Bedding Qty. Total ppl. Price (exclusive of taxes) Meals
Full Property
10
₹13,000.00
Incl.
Cottages
2
3 (per cottage)
₹6,500.00
Incl.
Extra Bed (floor mattress)
₹2,000.00/per person
Incl.
Stay in Tent
1
4 ppl minium
₹2,000.00/per person
Incl.

Introduction to The Women Village, Matholi Experience:

Welcome to The Women Village (Buari Gaon), a hidden gem nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, where nature’s beauty intertwines with the spirit of women empowerment. Surrounded by majestic mountains, lush meadows, and bubbling streams, this village offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, local women are not just hosts but the driving force behind the village’s sustainable tourism initiatives. From managing farm stays to packaging local produce, they exemplify resilience and entrepreneurship.

Staying in The Women Village, Matholi:

The Women’s Village offers cozy cottages with stunning views of the Lower Himalayas. Guests enjoy regional delicacies and simple pleasures in a serene environment, fostering mental rejuvenation and immersion in village life.

Cottage Description:

Each cottage is thoughtfully designed to provide utmost comfort amidst nature’s embrace. Featuring rustic wooden furniture, a snug double bed, and an attached washroom, every element echoes the simplicity and serenity of village life. Guests can also avail property facilities including parking, a fully equipped kitchen, and a charming dining room complete with a library, adding a touch of homely comfort to their stay.

Dining Experience:

Experience the essence of Garhwali cuisine as you savor delectable home-cooked meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. From freshly plucked fruits to garden-fresh vegetables, every dish is a culinary delight. Whether relishing meals under the shade of a tree or bonding over bonfires, dining at The Women Village is a wholesome and authentic experience.

Unique Leisure Experiences In & Around:

Immerse yourself in the rhythm of rural life with a plethora of leisure activities awaiting your exploration. Engage in local farming practices, embark on horseback riding adventures, or venture into the wilderness with exhilarating treks like the Kandak Trek or Jagdehi Trek. Delve deeper into the village culture by participating in unique events like the grass-cutting competition on International Women’s Day, celebrating the resilience and spirit of the local women. And amidst all these experiences, don’t forget to pause and absorb the tranquil beauty of Matholi, embracing the ethos of slow travel and community engagement.

Things To Do:

  • Kandak Trek- trailing through dense, lush green forests and meadows covered with picturesque scenic beauty.
  • Jagdehi Trek- one day trek to the highest peak of Matholi village, receive blessings of the Goddess
  • Moonlight Trek- a dreamy short night trek of around 1.5kms appreciating the beauty of the village in moonlight
  • Go for a day trip to Uttarkashi – Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ganga ghat & a walk on Ganga Bridge

Getting to The Women Village, Matholi:

After a scenic 121 km drive from Dehradun, a short 150/400-meter walk brings you to this quaint little haven, run by Bakri Chhaps’s brigade of micro entrepreneurs, owned by an ace mountaineer and erstwhile manager of The Goat Villages. From Dehradun, you have a couple of options. You can take a taxi to ChinyaliSour and then switch to another taxi to Matholi. Alternatively, there’s a bus service from Dehradun to Uttarkashi via Suwa Kholi, Moryana Top, and ChinyaliSour. If you’re coming from Rishikesh, there’s a bus service to Uttarkashi via Chamba, ChinyaliSour, and Breathi. From Breathi bus stand, hop on a taxi to Matholi.

How to Reach (from Dehradun):

From Dehradun, you have a couple of options to reach Matholi which is around 121 km away (The Women’s Village cottages being a 150/400 m trek from Matholi):

To reach Matholi Village from Dehradun, you can follow these steps:

    • By Road
  • Self-Transportation
      • First, make your way to Dehradun.
      • From Dehradun, travel to Chinyalisour, a small town in Uttarkashi district. The route is scenic and takes you through the beautiful landscapes of Uttarakhand.
      • Matholi village is only half an hour’s drive from Chinyalisour. Upon reaching the vicinity of Matholi, there’s a short walk of about 150/400 m to reach the cottages.
  • Shared taxi service (for budget travelers)
    • Upon arrival in Dehradun, you can take a shared taxi from Rispana Pull (bridge) to Uttarkashi/Chinyalisour (please note that even if one take a taxi for Uttarkashi, one needs to be dropped off at Chinyalisour, which lies around 34 kms before Uttarkashi
    • Upon reaching Chinyalisour, one needs to change for another shared taxi or personal cab to reach Matholi village which is only half an hour’s drive from Chinyalisour. 
    • Upon reaching the vicinity of Matholi, there’s a short walk of about 150/400 m to reach the cottages.
  • By Bus
    • Upon arrival at Dehradun, one can opt for bus services that are available:
      1. Vishwanath Seva Buses:
  • These buses are comfortable and ply directly from Dehradun to Uttarkashi without stopping anywhere en route like other buses. 
  • They start from the Parade Ground in Dehradun early in the morning till 1:00 PM.

 

(Note: Chinyalisour is en-route Uttarkashi, so one has to get off the bus at Chinyalisour)

  • Upon reaching Chinyalisour, follow the directions mentioned above to reach Matholi village.
  • Upon reaching the vicinity of Matholi, there’s a short walk of about 150/400 m to reach the cottages.
  • From Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) to Matholi Village:

  1. Upon arrival at Dehradun Airport, you can hire a personal cab directly to Matholi Village.The distance is approximately 121 km and the journey may take around 3-4 hours.
  2. In case you are travelling on a low budget, one can take a taxi to reach Dehradun city (approx. 27.5 km away), from where public transport options like bus and shared taxis are available as mentioned above.
  • From Dehradun Railway Station:

  1. Upon arrival at the railway station in Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or a car for the journey to Matholi, which is about 121 km away and takes roughly 4 hours
  2. In case, you are travelling on a low budget, one can opt for a shared taxi from Rispana Pull, or bus services as mentioned above.
  • By Helicopter:

Our most popular themed village “The Women’s Village- Matholi” has the adventurous Helicopter connectivity from Dehradun to Chinyalisour, twice a day. 

Hence, one can easily skip 4 hours of road travel to a 20 min luxurious helicopter ride which in itself is a surreal experience, especially if it’s your first time. So, no more excuses for yourself while planning your next rural tour to the Himalayas.

Please note that these are approximate times and distances. It’s always a good idea to check the latest travel schedules and road conditions before starting your journey. Also, it is advised to confirm about bus and shared taxi start and arrival time beforehand to avoid any inconveniences. In case you need to confirm timings, you can contact us and we can help you connect with local drivers for shared and personal taxi services. Have a safe and pleasant trip! 

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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