Learn about local culture and food at a family homestay in Swargashram, Rishikesh, India



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    Hi, I am Manu. I run a Homestay with my family in beautiful Rishikesh which I started 2 years ago to get away from the city. Our house is located 500 meters from Ganga, emersed in nature surrounded by the forest and mountains in which there is an opportunity for multiple hiking trails and hidden waterfalls.

    We are looking for volunteers to share and develop a creative space and have recently been connecting with our visitors encouraging creative freedom and skillshare atmosphere, such as offering those interested in traditional Indian cooking skills and lessons as well as group meditation sessions, group meals, Hinduism and knowledge about Indian culture knowledge language exchange, and whatever avenues people feel they wish to explore and share together.

    We are very interested in those that have artistic talent to paint up some of the free wall space in which we have already started a project in this direction.
    We also have a desire to create a new atmosphere within our garden area, we welcome all those interested in gardening work and eco building in this space and welcome new ideas from people who have the skills to work with us to help us develop our dreams to create an eco-friendly symbiotic environment considering nature and recycling
    Following from this we also have a strong interest in inviting those with permaculture knowledge, decorators, eco builders carpenters, landscapers to bring their ideas and skills to the table for our home. My main goal is to make MY house Our House so travellers can feel at home.

    I run a homestay with my mother and 3 permanent help who have been with us for 3 decades.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A family environment in which you can learn Indian culture and you can learn to cook brilliant finger licking indian home cuisine.

    We are spritual with religious roots and would love to share an understanding of our culture. Everything we do is a reflection of our faith, providing a unique in-depth understanding of what is " Being Indian".

    We also sell indian spiced pickles and are happy to teach you how to make different pickles and learning to speak Hindi.

  • Help


    We are looking for a person who can do word of mouth publicity (if you like the food) and distribute pamphlets to promote our Homestay

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Punjabi (Eastern): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A private room with a bath and hot water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Yoga is a popular activity of choice along with hiking and exploring nature trails or just meditating by the river

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 676619733576