Through this blog we would like to highlight the efforts of Rural organisation for Social Elevation (ROSE)Homestay, an initiative by Gopal Ratna awardee, Mr. Jeevan Verma in promoting volunteer and cultural tourism.

You may think your light is small, But it can make a huge difference in other people’s lives. It’s a small effort  of Rural Tourism Uttarakhand .

आपको लगता है कि आपका प्रकाश छोटा है, लेकिन यह अन्य लोगों के जीवन में बहुत बड़ा बदलाव ला सकता है।

What is Rural Tourism

Rural Tourism is the perfect way to explore the world in a meaningful way. Travelling always does not mean exploring new places or meeting new people there is a greater connotation to it. It can be more gratifying when one travels for a cause and positively impact the local community during travel. Mother Nature has given us these beautiful places to explore but it is our social responsibility to travel to these mesmerizing places and give something in return in our own possible ways. If travellers and travel providers across horizons are aligned on this, we can make this world- a beautiful place to live.

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Role Of NomadLawyer

The mission of Nomad Lawyer in the field of volunteer travel is twofold. First, offer an opportunity for people to meaningfully contribute to the improvement of standards of living by building capacity in our host countries. Secondly, we provide committed volunteers to work on projects that benefit the local communities.

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A Global tourist’s destination —Travel to Rural India and stay with a home stay host!

It is regulated under the newly launched scheme the Guest Uttarakhand Home Stay Scheme (2015) Registration No-02 / Home Stay, Dated -16-12-2015 by the District Tourism Development Officer Bageshwar (Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board) in the village of  Sunargaon of Kanda, District- Bageshwar, State- Uttarakhand, India.

We can host tourists all year round who want to experience a real life experience in Rural India in an area of outstanding natural beauty  in the foothills of the Himalayas (elevation 1700 meters approx ).  

There are good communication links with the rest of India by way of the railway station at Haldwani (Kathgodam) and regular AC modern buses from Delhi. Visas cost have been reduced with the introduction of an E.visa (30 DAYS)

To access the hills and the HOME STAY you can either avail yourself to the HOSTS own transport or travel by using the unique shared taxis and of course the local buses.    

Whilst staying at the HOME STAY you can be involved in the day to day life of the HOSTS family learning about the local Kumauni culture. As the home stay is based in a predominantly farming community depending on the season the activities can range from planting / harvesting rice and wheat, grass collection for the micro dairy and any other day to day work that a farm does.

The HOST provides meals that are produced with the produce from the farm or others within the area and is mainly vegetarian by nature.  

During your stay here there are other opportunities to increase your knowledge about rural Education by teaching English or learning yourself some Hindi in the local school ROSE Public School Sunargaon, Kanda.

You can absorb the local culture by visiting various sites of local interest in the local village KANDA and the local town Bageshwar.

Know about the Host

The HOST MR  JEEVAN VERMA  can inform you where to see  the Culture,  Heritage ,History, Environment ,Ecology, Geography, Anthropology, , Biodiversity, of this Unique area .There are also many opportunities  to see  Minerals extraction (soapstone ) ,Organic farming ,Construction / Carpentry , Jewelry goldsmith craft, Woolen craft, Bamboo craft, Blacksmith craft, Copper craft, Tea plantation.

There great opportunities for Film Shooting, Photography, bird watching, walk /trekking in the surrounding area . 

The HOMESTAY can be used as a base to jump off to higher elevations in the Himalayas e.g. the PINDARI Glacier   

Home Stay tourism creates employment for local service providers such as transporters, Home stay family, local shops, restaurants, Agricultural producers, vegetable growers, poultry units, Micro dairy units, craft workers and others.

By staying in the home stay you can make a big difference to people living in hill area http://bageshwar.nic.in/tourist-place/Kanda/

If you wish to volunteer here you can reach to Mobile- 

+ 91 9412167186 or +91 8954868561

Email- jeevan_rosekanda@yahoo.com

Email- jeevanverma@rosekanda.org  ,    jlverma.rosekanda@gmail.com

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