The mountains have something very comforting about them. Their tall, majestic appearance might seem intimidating at a first glance, but once you start moving upwards, the air gets cleaner, and the noise tends to cease. Be it ascending a peak, or reaching a destination in the mountains, there is a sense of tranquility associated with that journey. And the same experience has been recreated at our 'Mountain View Abode', which is a humble homestay in Manoti village, near Joshimath. It is a 400 year old house built in the Vernacular style of Architecture. Dating back to the legends, the property was the first house that was built in the village- all the other houses were built uphill. All the people in Manoti village are related, and make one big ‘’Rana’ family. Surrounded by lush green trees, and vegetable farms, nestled between the mountains, the property was used as a summer house by the owners. The homestay overlooks peaks including NandaDevi, HathiParvat, ‘Sleeping beauty’ and many more, and sits as an ideal destination for those wanting to take a vacation from the hustle-bustle of their daily lives. The serenity of the environment is enhanced by the earthiness of the house, which is entirely built out of Mud, stone, Timber and other locally available materials. The property has farms adjoining it, where the owners grow local vegetables like Cabbage, Potatoes, Ram dana, Rajma, Gehu, which is open for the guests to explore.
With picturesque views, and breathtaking sunsets, staying at 'Mountain View Abode' is an experience in itself!