Set amongst the lush reserve forests of Anglia in the foothills of the Himalayas in the district of Dehradun, Thikana at Bharatwala is the classically restored home of Rachna and Dushyant Singh. When you come to us you will have the opportunity to take part in the rich culture of the people who have lived here in the foothills for centuries and who continue to follow traditional agricultural practices. You will have the opportunity to visit the surrounding family farms, homes and villages, and experience the peaceful beauty of the mountainous vistas.
Whether you want to simply relax and soak in the beauty of nature or desire a more active schedule, there is a wide variety of choices to pass the time during your stay with us.
In the early nineteenth century the area stretching to the neighbouring district of Vikas Nagar was overseen by Rai Bahadur Rama Dutt Raturi. A conservationist, he felt a strong responsibiltiy to help the farmers who struggled to obtain sufficient sustenance on the extremely hilly farmland. Settlers from three different regions converged in this area to settle down on his lands - Nepalese, Jaunsaris and Garhwalis. He encouraged the local farmers to look after the sal jungles while staying engaged in basic agriculture. Similar to today, large numbers of the village men were migrating to work in the nearby towns or were engaged in military services. Meanwhile, the women typically stayed back to look after the fields and the family.
In the present day, Rai’s great great grand daughter and her family have re-created that spirit of caring for the land and its people by establishing Thikana at Bharatwala, and they have expanded it into a knitting program that facilities empowerment and financial freedom for the surrounding village women, as well as a literacy centre for the kids.
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Double occupancy – Rs. 9,500
Single occupancy - Rs. 6,500
Triple occupancy – Rs. 11,500
Medium car — Rs. 1500
People carrier — Rs. 1800
Medium car — Rs. 700
People carrier — Rs. 1000
Full body massage (one hour) – Rs. 1000
Reflexology (one hour) – Rs. 800
Yoga classes in the morning – Rs. 200