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  • What is the best time to visit Adara Farmstay?
    Personally, we feel all seasons have their charm and are worth a visit, depending on your wishes. Pauri is on 1700m altitude with generally moderate temperature, many sun hours and cooler evenings. We will describe the seasons briefly to you: September, October: comfortable temperatures 20-25°C. Just after the rainy season - the landscape is lush green and there's great chances of impressive Himalayan mountain views. November, December: getting cooler, around 18-20°C, but very pleasant and the bright sun makes days fun. Here, too, Himalayas can great you happily. January, February, March: winter season, 15-18°C during days and 8-15°C at nights. Cosy charm inside the house, a fire every now and then, slow days, cooking warm dishes and drinks, views can be awesome, less sun hours, good for experiencing a unique basic life. April, May, June: getting pleasantly warmer, 20-30°C, with cooler nights. Springtime, veggies are growing on the farm. Even on hotter days Pauri still offers a great escape from the heat in the rest of India. Bright longer days. Far-reaching views possible in March, but later rare due to haze. A good time of summer-feel picnics and cooler forest visits. July, August: rainfall, clouds dancing in the valley creating a special atmosphere, crickets tjirping, around 25°C. Outdoor activities are still possible between rains.
  • How do I pay for my stay?
    Internationals: Wise, cash. Indians: Google Pay, UPI, cash. You can also book through or Airbnb. Be mindful of the extra charges. When to pay? Payments can be done during your stay. In some cases, we may ask a payment in advance to confirm your booking. In the case of cancelling your booking within 1 day (24 hours) before arrival, we charge the first night.
  • What to do at Adara Farmstay? What to do in Pauri?
    Apart from slowing down, coming to rest and joining simple community life you can: Take a walk on the quiet upper forest road Visit different temples (in the forest) or an old church (in the valley) Enjoy picnics amongst the pine trees. we can organise these for you. Join an organised silent walking Read a book from our mini-library in the living room Visit the market of Pauri with its typical shops, cows and culture Receive a Henna treatment for your hands Treat yourself on tasty food in the Woodfire cafe Draw, paint, write, do yoga, play music, badminton Workshops: yoga, healing art, natural painting, Indian cooking
  • What food do you serve? What if I have special diet wishes?
    We offer home-cooked, nutritious vegetarian dishes. Our beloved local chef Krishna is a Nepalese woman who knows her ways. Lentils, rice, fresh salad, yoghurt dips, vegetables and roti's.. Much of it is vegan. Many have been pleasantly surprised by her soul food. We can make spicy food on request. We serve percolator coffee, chai and herbal teas. Let us know in advance if there are any special wishes.
  • How are the surroundings?
    Adara Farmstay is placed at the edge of the town Pauri, community houses surrounding us. Hikes to the upper forest and temples start from our house, shops on the street below, and Pauri center is a 20 minute-walk away. The cosy Woodfire cafe is a 10 minute walk. For foreigners not yet exposed to the Indian culture, it is good to know that not everything is 'perfect'. This means that you can find - apart from what we usually consider beauty - things like electricity posts, louder sounds, waste... Whether you can embrace all of this particular life, is up to you :).
  • Is Pauri (and India) safe to travel? What if I am a woman alone?
    We have experienced Pauri very safe and friendly, also for women. People are rather shy and polite. If you stay in Rishikesh (on your way here), The Tapovan area is a tourist zone and considered friendly, open, accessible and safe. Many single travelling women (and men) can be found here. Are you staying in Delhi? Make sure to arrange your pick-up and the hotel with care (many hotels have a pick-up service). Below a photo of Rishikesh
  • How do I reach Adara Farmstay?
    By aeroplane Take an international flight to Delhi airport (arrival at Terminal 3) At Terminal 3, go through Immigration and collect your luggage Take a flight from Delhi to Dehradun Jollygrant Airport (you can reach Terminal 2 with a pedestrian walkway) Taxi pick-up from Dehradun airport to Rishikesh (1 hour / around 20 euro) or straight to Pauri (5-6 hours / around 80 euro) Rishikesh is on the way to Pauri - a yoga backpacker town along the river Ganga and we personally recommend you to take a rest here for a night. Enjoy the bustling with cafes and culture. Next day, take a taxi from Rishikesh (around 60 euro) to Adara Farmstay - a scenic drive of 4 hours.. Taxi's can be arranged by us (reliable and the correct price). If you have any questions on your travel organisation, please contact us. ​ By bus From Rishikesh, direct busses depart (at New Tehri busstand) to Pauri in the mornings between 8AM-12PM. Costs around 250Rs = 3 euro). It's a scenic 4-5 hours drive along the Ganga and into the mountains. From Pauri busstand, it's a 20 minute walk. We may be able to organise a pick-up if necessary. ​ Taxi Private taxi's are easily available in Rishikesh (4-5 hour drive, around 60 euro) and can bring you to our place in Upper Chopra, Pauri. From Dehradun airport it's a 5-6 hour drive (120km, around 80 euro). Taxi's can be arranged by us (reliable and the correct price).
  • Does Adara Farmstay host volunteers?
    We enjoy to host volunteers and have had beautiful connections and co-creations so far. They are one of the reasons this place has become so wonderful. There is help required for gardening, carpentry, attending children with education, creative projects.. You can contact us to inform about current volunteering opportunities.
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