Nestled on a height of 2100 meters and on 2 km trek from Khajjiar known as mini switzerland, ‘Mystic village’ is crafted in community styled concept where you are free to choose in which house to stay and where to eat. You reach here after a 2 km walk through Deodar trees and panoramic views of Khajjiar. The folk tradition is still alive in this village where members help each other in times good and bad. This community stay tradition is a very crucial element in hosting their guests as this system provides financial support to each household when the guests live at different houses of the village during their stay.
‘Mystic Village’ is deeply infused with the culture of the region—and is unique for the opportunities it offers to get to know the local community. You’ll be spoils for choice here with 12 ideal Khajjiar homestays. The houses are rustic; purely made of mud and clay, their roofs being made of old slates. Here are two special cottages specially handcrafted for you which add more design elements complementing the interiors of the rooms. From the handcrafted lights to the paintings on the walls everything speaks of the rich art and culture of ‘Gaddi” community.
WHAT TO EAT-
In breakfast, they offer parathas stuffed or plain, with pure ghee, curd and chutneys. They have continental options as well, like butter toast, pancakes and shakes, etc. The lunch and dinner has simple and authentic Himachali cuisines like rajma, dal, rice, a vegetable called “kasrod” (a vegetable which grows only in mountain top), ‘saag’, “makki ki roti” (wheat bread) etc. Don’t forget everything is straight from their own farms.
-During the 1-2 hours of village walk, you experience the local culture, tradition, dresses and language of the locals.
- The villagers still wear their traditional “Gaddi attires”, which is somewhere lost in towns and cities of Himachal Pradesh and speak the “Gaddi” dialect.
-You can even interact with warm and humble villagers, visit the local school of the community which is only school in the area, volunteer and teach the students, share your different experiences with them etc.
HOW TO REACH:
By Railway- The nearest railway station is located at a distance of about 118 km in PathankotFrom Khajjiar, take a road to the village “Rota”. From “Rota”, you need to take a 2 km trek to ‘Mystic village’. Once you reach Khajjiar, NotonMap helps you to reach the best Homestay of Khajjiar.
By Air- The nearest airport is in Dharamshala called the Gaggal airport, at a distance of about 120 km, From Khajjiar, take a road to the village “Rota”. From “Rota”, you need to take a 2 km trek to ‘Mystic village’. Once you reach Khajjiar, NotonMap helps you to reach the best Homestay of Khajjiar.
By Road- State-owned and private buses ply on the route. Alternatively, you can drive from these towns to Khajjiar.From Khajjiar, take a road to the village “Rota”. From “Rota”, you need to take a 2 km trek to ‘Mystic village’. Once you reach Khajjiar, NotonMap helps you to reach the best Homestay of Khajjiar.
ABOUT THE HOSTS-
Shankar Sharma, a graduate who lives with his family of three kids and his wife along with his mother. He knows how it feels when someone lives away from their family, hence, he joined his hands with NotOnMap. Now he doesn't need to go away from his family for bread and butter for his family.A community village, which is completely taken care by villagers themselves.
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