Celebrating People

This 500-Year-Old House In Raithal Is A Unique Homestay

The design of this 500-year-old house in Raithal, Uttarakhand, is inspired by Koti Banal architecture, which is considered quake-resistant. The home-turned-homestay has weathered several earthquakes

Raithal Homestay Photo: Homestay owner Prithviraj Singh Rana

Thriving with local life and culture, Raithal's slow-paced charm will leave you mesmerised if you are visiting this village for the first time. Surrounded by the Gangotri, Kala Nag and Srikanth peaks, it is an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers. While the village serves as the base camp for the Dayara Bugyal Trek, not many know that other than farming, locals earn their livelihood through homestays, community programmes, working as trekking guides, porters, and honey collectors.