Location and Environs


The Himalayan Farm is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Sivalik Hills in the state of Uttarakhand in North India. We are about three kilometers away from our nearest roadhead, Dogaon, a small settlement on the Haldwani-Nainital Road. Our nearest rail head is Kathgodam, and Haldwani is our nearest city, 26 km away.

To reach the farm, one has to hike through the forest for about one hour from the road from Dogaon. We are surrrounded by forest on all sides, and we are at the very top of a hill of altitude 4863 feet. Our nearby villages are Dogaon, Dolmar and Chopda.

Our main community building is a central gathering space that combines food for the body(the kitchen and dining area) with food for the mind (library, teaching space, seed bank, internet). We have a mud cottage for teachers and stewards, and a 100-year old traditional farmhouse which is our primary accommodation space. We also have designated spaces in the farm area for pitching tents. There is also a small temple shrine at the top of the hill, a space for meditation and contemplation, from where one gets remarkable views of the Nainital-Bhimtal hills and the Gaula river.

The calls of barking deers, leopards, and nightjars are constant reminders that we share our habitat with many beings.

 

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