HUSHSTAY X AASHRAYA
Amola, near Rishikesh
Up to 12 Guests
5 Mins Walk from Parking
Yoga / Meditation
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
Hushstay x Aashraya is an exclusive Himalayan retreat located on the banks of the river Ganga, in a quaint little village about 45 kms ahead of Rishikesh. Surrounded by lush greenery, the gushing sound of the river, and the sweet melodies of a variety of birds, this place is perfect for the nature lover in you.
We have 03 exquisite air-conditioned/heated cottages with plush interiors and large glass windows that let you soak in the most awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
A little extra for Hushstays Guests
"Wild Himalaya" Tea Lab
Head to our in-house Tea Lab and try out our in-house variety of exotic tea-infusions.
Aashraya is a 6000 sq. ft. of dry stone construction, consisting of 03 cottages, a common dining and kitchen area. Located in such a manner, to optimize the views, sunlight and privacy.
If you appreciate healthy living, going green, the concept of recycling/upcycling almost everything and being one with nature, this is the perfect place for you.
Our entire garden is 100% organic, we recycle everything and nothing leaves our premises as waste. The roofs are insulated with recycled jute bags. So far we have planted close to 200 trees comprising of mainly fruit trees and most of our food is grown in our personal farm.
Hushstay x Aashraya has 03 exquisite air-conditioned/heated cottages with plush interiors and large glass windows that let you soak in the most awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
Each cottage is about 1000 square feet in size and has a double bed and enough space for 02 more extra beds to house a total group size of 12 pax at Aashraya. We have set very high standards for our selves. The idea was to use as little cement as possible and no RCC. We wanted to use as much local material as possible. All of our rooms have an air-conditioner for cooling and a wood-burner for heating and we collect dead wood to burn in our room heaters.
Please note: The price varies depending on the number of guests. If you are a group of less than or equal to 06 guests, the cottages will be offered on a double occupancy basis. For groups greater than 06 guests, you may request for extra beds.
Fenced Private Land
In-house Chef / Caretaker
Tea / Coffee Maker
Towels and Toiletries
THIS IS A HUSHSTAYS SELECT PROPERTY
At Hushstays, we have partnered with extra-ordinary stays that offer our guests something unique.
Each HushStay has a local touch, something unique about itself and a personal character that reflects the hosts. From a traditional cozy Stone Cottage in the Himalayas to a bungalow surrounded by Apple Orchards, all HushStays are as welcoming as they are beautiful.
A HUSHSTAYS SELECT PROPERTY is managed and marketed exclusively by Hushstays and we make sure that we select only the most amazing stays after a thorough inspection.
Unique Hand-picked Stays at Peaceful Locations
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24/7 on-call assistance
Complimentary Add-on Experiences
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
Only breakfast is included in the room tariff. Other meals can be ordered on-site at an additional cost
Meals are prepared by our in-house chef and are made of delectable homemade local cuisine. There is a fixed menu for each day of the month which will be shared with you upon confirmation. Apart from this, snacks are also available on an A-la-carte basis.
We request all our guests to inform the staff about their meal preferences well in advance.
In case you would like to cook yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen that is available for guests. We also have a BBQ grill and a Stone Oven.
If you have any special requests, please make sure you inform the staff 24-48 hrs in advance so that it can be sourced in time.
Hushstay x Aashraya is located away from all the hustle-bustle of the city of Rishikesh, about 45 kms ahead of Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganga. As with all great places, getting to this paradise-of-a-location requires a beautiful 03 kms / 01 hour moderate trek that takes you across a river bridge and then through a forest and a village. A good fitness level is required to walk this stretch comfortably.
Alternatively, there is a longer "dirt road" route that leads directly to the property, however, we do not recommend this route to our guests unless it is absolutely necessary.
Petrol Pumps: There are no petrol pumps close to the property so we request you to please fill up your tank before entering hills. Also, our power backup runs on Diesel, we always keep enough diesel to keep it running for 3-4 hours.
Our staff will receive you at the starting point of the trek and help you out with your luggage. Mules can be hired on prior request at INR 200 PER mule (to be paid by guest).
Check-in time: 01:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM
Slow and soft music is okay, but please do not play loud music. You are in the middle of nature.
Services of the staff are available until 10:00 PM
We are pet-friendly. If you are coming with your pet, make sure they are well-mannered and that nothing gets broken.
Sustainable Travel: We are very conscious about nature and we would like our guests to feel the same way. We try to reduce the use of single-use plastic as much as possible and hence, we do not provide cold drinks or bottled drinking water. Our drinking water comes from an RO and refillable water bottles are provided in each room.
The price varies depending on the number of guests. Please select the exact number of guests while booking.
If you are a group of less than or equal to 06 guests, the cottages will be offered on a double occupancy basis. For groups greater than 06 guests, we will place extra beds.
Electricity: Aashraya is an eco-retreat and in our endeavour to go green, Aashraya is completely powered by Solar. Only Air-conditioners, Geysers and other heavy appliances run on electricity supplied by the government which is erratic and at times we have to manage without Air Conditioners. However, being in the middle of the forest and next to the Ganga, if you open up your windows and let the air through, there is always a nice breeze. We promise you will not regret it.
Physical Fitness: Our place is strongly recommended for outdoor lovers since we are surrounded by a number of great hiking trails. There is a waterfall and a secluded river beach just a few minutes hike away from the cottages. While you are here, we advise that you spend most of your time in the outdoors. If you are coming with younger kids / senior citizen who are physically fit and love outdoors, we can promise they will have a good time.
Wifi and Connectivity:
There is a good 4G connectivity for Airtel and Jio users, if you are planning to work from Hushstay x Aashraya. Being at an offbeat location, we do not have a WiFi connection in place.
Date of booking - 31 days before arrival : 25 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount
30 Days - 15 Days : 50 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount
Within 14 days from date of arrival : No refunds
In case of a COVID related emergency, you may reschedule your travels to future dates within 06 months from your actual checkin date.
THINGS TO DO
AROUND HUSHSTAY X AASHRAYA
Besides visiting the more popular attractions in Rishikesh, there are plenty of things you can do at Hushstay x Aashraya -
Relaxation, gardening, helping at the farm (we encourage participation at the farm), meditation and yoga at the beach, hydrotherapy at the beautiful waterfall, hiking on the ancient Badrinath walking route or just taking a leisurely walk through the nearby villages and to the temple.
We also arrange for day workshops at Aashraya to educate people on up-cycling, sustainable farming, sustainable living, zero waste living etc. We would be happy to share, learn and expand our knowledge with you.
Brita has a background of 700 hrs of Yoga Education and offers Hatha Yoga classes at Aashraya at an additional cost.