Matholi Homestay

Matholi, Garhwal Division, Uttarakhand, India
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Matholi Homestay
Type of Stay: Homestay
From Delhi: 380 km
Landscape: Mountain Top
Views: Valley & River Views
Capacity: 4-6 pax

About Our Eco Stay

Go beyond Mussoorie and Dhanaulti and experience this hidden gem perched at a beautiful mountain top village of Matholi. We welcome you to our Homestay in Matholi where nature unfolds its beauty alongside the sacred Ganges.

It’s an epitome of rural tourism in Himalayas where the charm of the place lies in the renovated cowsheds, embodying Garhwal’s age-old traditions with materials like stone, mud, and wood. Launched on International Women’s Day, our retreat has earned its heavenly reputation, hosting over 500 guests.With the Himalayas and the Bhagirathi River as companions, experience untouched treks revealing peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpunch. Run entirely by local women, our homestay uplifts and empowers the community through hospitality, embodying the essence of Atithi Devo Bhava. Beyond traditional meals, local games like Pithu, and village tours, explore the Kandak and Jagdehi treks offering panoramic views of the region’s highest peaks.The place is perfect for nature enthusiasts who want to skip tourist places like Rishikesh and Mussoorie and embrace slow-paced mountain living.

Room Categories

Mud room x2: 1 Double bed | 2 Pax


   Towels: Yes
   Toiletries: Yes
   Games: Indoor & Outdoor
   Geyser: Yes
   Bonfire: Yes
   Barbeque: Yes
  Cycles on rent: Yes
   Electric kettle: Yes
   Self-cooking: Yes
   Hot water bag: Yes
   Mini Library: Yes
   Doctor on call: Yes

Sustainable Stewardship

  3.9/5 MLD Sustainable Criteria

Our Fairytale Homestay boasts a commendable 3.9 out of 5 rating on the MylocalDost Sustainable Criteria. Opting for our homestay over a commercial hotel in Uttarakhand ensures significant environmental and social benefits. One night stay at this property ensures you:

  • Save 4 buckets of water daily
  • Reduce carbon footprint by 80%
  • Plant 0.5 trees daily

Thanks to our diligent hosts, who adhere to the following sustainability criteria:

5 Trees
10 Buckets of Water
90% Less CO2

  • Green cover
  • Rooftop design
  • Natural building material
  • Solar Panels
  • Energy saving devices

Saved enough energy to light 37.5 bulbs (100 w) extra, every hour

  • Measure to RRR of Water
  • Measures to reduce emissions
  • Maintenance of soil quality
  • Waste management
  • Reduction in Carbon-Footprint

Saved 4 bucklers of water/day
Reduced carbon footprint by 80% (1.3 kg CO2 eq. emission/day) = Planting 0.5 trees

  • No alien/invasive specie introduced
  • No animal captured
  • No animal path obstructed
  • Continuous reforestation of native plants
  • No flashing lights or sound

  • Consumables sourced locally
  • Supply chain involves locals majorly
  • Operations provide business to local vendors
  • Local employees on site full time
  • Exhibiting and marketing local products

  • No harm to socio-cultural value
  • Itinerary promotes local food, art, tradition etc.
  • Literature and Guide on local culture and area
  • Code of conduct for eco-sensitive areas
  • Heritage and Monument (if any) preserved

Engage in Authentic Experiences:

Jagdehi Trek | Kandak Trek | Local Games (Pithu, Rajpathri) | Community Cooking | Village Tours | Local Festivals | Riverside Picnic

How to Reach

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Dehradun – 4 Hours
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun – 4 Hour
  • Nearest Bus Terminal: Dehradun/Rishikesh – 4 Hours
  • Chopper Service: 30 minutes from Dehradun to Chinyalisaur town, which is 20 minutes away from our Homestay. Instead of 4 hours, it would just take 1 hour from Doon to our Homestay.
  • Private and shared taxis are also available from Dehradun/Rishikesh.

The Matholi Homestay Policies

  • We appreciate it if you could carry all the essentials with you as it’s a remote location. But, in case, there’s still a need to get something, the nearest market is Chinyalisaur which is 10 km away from where you can get daily essentials.
  • The Homestay is 150 meters hike from the parking.
  • Loud music is not appreciated to maintain the sanctity of the place and not cause trouble to the flora and fauna. Soft music is fine.
  • For those who enjoy smoke, we’ve designated a serene area outside. Your adherence to this small request will maintain the purity of our indoor air.
  • As a homestay crafted by local women in this offbeat haven, we invite you to immerse yourself in the essence of local hospitality. Embrace this space as your own, where requests and feedback are not just heard but warmly welcomed. The locals are eager to assist and learn, ensuring your stay is both seamless and enriching.
  • Our culinary offerings are a celebration of tradition and authenticity, a detox experience with locally sourced delights—fresh veggies, invigorating smoothies, wholesome sprouts, pahadi chutney, and succulent fruits. We trust you’ll savor this gastronomic journey, finding satisfaction beyond the realms of continental or oriental fare. Your understanding and appreciation of these nuances make your stay not just a visit but a harmonious experience.
  • Our commitment to nature drives us to be sensitive towards our environment, please do not carry plastic. If you’re carrying please take it back.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited on our premises as well as outdoors as we strive to keep our surroundings clean and pristine.
  • We encourage our guests to be polite and respectful towards the local community, fostering positive relationships.
  • We advocate for sensible use of water and electricity, promoting sustainability and conservation efforts.
  • We don’t offer room service. As part of the experience, we encourage guests to adhere to designated meal times to fully enjoy the culinary delights prepared by our hosts.
  • Do let us know your food preferences in advance so we can serve you better.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • 30 days before the arrival: Full refund
  • 15-30 Days before the arrival: 50% cancellation charges of the total cost
  • 7-15 Days before the arrival: 75% cancellation charges of the total cost
  • 0-7 Days: 100% cancellation charges



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