About Rose Kanda Rural Homestay in Bageshwar
ROSE offers eco village tourism in Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. Kada is home for many International volunteer tourists to see the village life and culture. The beautiful hill station, and home of peace (Shantinikitan ) Kanda is situated at 1500-1900m above sea leave. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and terraced fields it captivates the senses and imaginations of the locals and visitors alike.
This picturesque place is a treat for nature lovers and is situated at a distance of 25 kms from Bageshwar. An ancient Bhadrakali temple stands very near to Kanda.
What is ROSE?
Rural Opportunity for Social Elevation (R.O.S.E.) is a small self help group from the Kanda Rural/Eco/community based tourism at Village-Sunargaon with the colobaration of - Jeevan Paying Guest Unit (JPGU) Sunargaon service provided since 1988 to hosted 9 International visitors group. On 17th April 1999 JPGU registred under the Paying Guest scheme of U.P.State Government Tourism Department, now in Uttarakhand State.
What can one expect when volunteering with R.O.S.E?ROSE offers an array of opportunities to self motivated volunteers It is a real experience in community life Opportunities include:
- Living with a family, as part of a local community / world wide family, and having a real experience of a rural Indian lifestyle.
- Being involved in teaching school children, organic farming and learning about bio diversity and cottage industries, including construction and protection of local Environment.
- Enjoying the tranquility and beautiful scenery of an organic agricultural village in the foothills of the Himalayas, or taking time out to explore the Himalayas on one of the many Treks in the Kanda area. Learning Hindi or Kumaoni and enjoying unique Kumaoni cuisine.
- Developing self confidence social awareness, and having fun!
Location of Hotel ROSE Kanda
Kanda is remote village in the district of Bageshwar, in the Kumaoni hill range of Uttarakhand, a hilly province of northern India. It is a dispersed settlement cluster of about 30 villages, home to over 20,000 people and is some 86 kilometers from well-known Almora.ROSE Kanda is at an altitude of 1400 meters to 1800 meters. The people of the area are mainly involved in agricultural farming, forestry, horticulture, tea gardening, handicraft, jewelry, and lately, mining.
In Rose Kanda home stay you will find simplicity in Lodging & boarding. The place hygienic with all the basic facilities to make your stay comfortable.
You will get a room with traditional settings on single or sharing basis depending on the availability and the need. A clean traditional dry-composting or wet-compositing toilet.
Dining in ROSE Kanda, Bageshwar
At Rose Kanda Village Tour you will get hygienically cooked vegetarian Kumauni food. Kumauni food is similar to food served elsewhere in northern India. For, non-vegetarian food one has to request in advance.
How to Reach Hotel ROSE Kanda in Bageshwar
Travel by train: There are two trains one overnight and one day train. The overnight train is best as the day train reaches in the night the night journey in hills is not advisable. Haldwani and Kathgodam are nearest railway stations from Rose Kanda.
Journey from Haldwani- After getting down at Haldwani take a hand rickshaw (should charge you 10-20 rupees) or walk to the bus station. You may get a bus by name to Kanda or ask for a bus going to Munshiyari /Berinag ( which are a town ahead of Kanda ) and passing through Bageshwar .Bageshwar comes 45 minutes early from Kanda.
Travel by Road: Direct buses are available from Delhi Anand Vihar, ISBT (Inter state bus terminal), They come directly to Kanda market i.e Kanda parav.
There are bunch of buses going in the morning between 5.00 am and 8.00 am and again from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm from Anand Vihar ISBT. You may get a bus by name to Kanda or ask for a bus going to musiyari /Berinag ( which are a town ahead of Kanda ) and passing through Bageshwar for and Bageshwar is 45 minutes early from Kanda.You can go directly to Kanda by bus or stop in Bageshwar and take a shared jeep from Bageshwar to Kanda market (ask for Kanda paraw). A shared jeep will cost you about 30 Rs. A private taxi will cost you at least 500 Rs (stick to shared jeeps). There are three shared jeep points in Bageshwar, one of which is the gathering point for Kanda. Ask any jeep driver for Kanda and he will be happy to point you in the right direction.
If you prefer to cut your journey in two, buses also run regularly to Kanda from Haldwani (10 hrs), Nainital (8 hrs), Almora (5 hrs), Kausani (3,5 hrs) and Bageshwar (1,5 hrs).
Getting Down at Kanda:
Most buses will drop you off on the main road between Bageshwar and Chaukori. Make sure that someone tells you when to get off. To go to Kanda market, follow the road that goes down the hill for 2-3 km to Kanda market. Once in Kanda market, follow the road until you reach the temple. Get off the main road by passing nearby the temple (on your left) and then turn left again and follow the road round. The Vermas house is at about 1 km from the market. There are two forks in the path on the way to the house. Stay on the main path for the first and get off at the second. The house is square, of a reddish colour and has green painted windows and upper storey. You can see it from the path at various points. Instead of turning left behind the temple its possible to go right as well but thats a rockier route - difficult with bags - and the house is less visible.