Himalayan Eco Lodge, Jayalgarh

Himalayan Eco Lodge Jayalgarh Camp, GIO's premier riverside camp stands on the banks of the River Alaknanda at Jayalgarh (Uttarakhand). Far from the bustle of popular touristy destinations yet conveniently close to a rail head and airport, Himalayan Eco Lodges, Jayalgarh is ideally located for the urbanite who loves nature. In addition to easy connectivity, Jayalgarh camp is the perfect setting for someone looking for a relaxing holiday in the spectacular setting or for the activity junkie who is looking for an activity-filled day followed by relaxed evenings by the riverside under the star-spangled sky. Many an hour's can be spent with a book by the riverside coupled with short nature walks along the riverside or into the forests that surround the camp.
For those looking for some adventure in their trip, there is a wide variety of activities that include some exciting shades of river rafting:Rafting in Rishikesh, Alaknanda river rafting(Class I to III+), white water rafting, rafting in Ganga,rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, valley crossing, bridge slithering, cliff jumping, kayaking, and many more. As the evening sets in, the mood in the camp changes to one of relaxation and light banter. There is a crackling bonfire and light music to set the mood and this is followed by endless tales of one's experiences on the trip and also by a lot of local stories from our ever enthusiastic staff .
To further elaborate on the diversity of flavours Himalayan Eco lodges umbrella, it would be apt to take the example of a family. So welcome to the family: meet the adventure seeking brother- Joe, the nature loving parents- Paul and Sandra, the sister-Ami, who wants to explore the Himalayas. The Jayalgarh camp is a delight for all. The adventure seeking brother can let the adrenaline rush sweepacross the rafting sprint on Ganga and Alaknanda. The nature-struck parents can unwind and relax in the lap of the Himalayas while sipping some masala chai. Enjoy some spirited conversations around the bonfire. The explorer- sister can relish a village visit and catch a glimpse of the local culture. She must also enjoy the rafting sprint and scenic rendezvous with nature. All of them together can try a hand at bridge slithering, rappelling, kayaking, duckie rides and much more to craft unforgettable memories.
There's a bit of Paul, Sandra, Ami and Joe in all of us... Explore your different shades while you explore the shades of adventure, nature, spirituality and leisure.

jayalgarh accommodation
The camp offers accommodation in Deluxe tents.

Deluxe Tents

  • Large Swiss cottage tents with a permanent roof with tasteful interiors for a memorable stay
  • Ensuite constructed washrooms
  • Running Hot & Cold water
  • Customised furniture including queen-size beds, luggage racks, side tables, etc.
  • Coffee table and chairs
  • Study table
  • A private sitout to sip your morning tea with the riverside view
river rafting
 
Hiking Trips
  • Hishria Khal
  • Kanda Temple
  • Chandarbadni Temple
  • Jayalgarh Choparia (Via Forest)
  • Jayalgarh Maletha (Via Forest)
  • Study table
  • Janasu to Bagwan
in house Activities
  • Books & Magzines
  • Carrom Board
  • Chess
  • Cards
  • Ludo
  • Scrabble
  • Stargazing
  • Music & Video Library
  • Slide shows on local places of interest
Alaknanda River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Bridge Slithering
  • Mountain Biking (Cycles)
  • Valley Traverse
  • Rafting on Bhagirathi
  • Rafting on Alaknanda
  • Rafting on Ganga
  • Kayaking & Duckie Rides (Inflatable Kayaks)
  • Cliff Jumping & Body Surfing
  • Overnight Camping on Pristine Beasghat & Maletha beaches
Sightseeing
  • Khirsu
  • Chandrabadni
  • Devprayag & Pauri
mountain trekking
  • Deoriataal - Chopta Tungnath - & Chandrashila Peak 3 Days
  • Rudranath & Panar Meadows 3 Days
  • Kuari Pass 4 to 6 Days
  • Valley of Flowers 3 to 4 Days
  • Roopkund 5 to 7 days
  • Source of Ganges
  • Satopantha Lake Trek
mountain-biking
  • Community Program - Blue Sky Learning
  • Angling (Permission Reqd.)
  • Cycling
  • Scavenzer Hunt(for Groups)
  • Village Interaction
  • Yoga & Meditation sessions (For Groups)
  • Cookery Classes on Local Cuisine
  • Easy River Floating Trips
Fact Sheet
mountain-biking
  • Located 320 kms from Delhi / 110 kms from Haridwar & Dehradun / 90 kms from Rishikesh
  • Easy train/air connections available between Delhi and Haridwar/Dehradun
  • Hot multi-cuisine meals apart morning and evening Tea/Coffee with Cookies .
  • Riverside restaurant area
  • Bonfire, Barbecue & light music
  • 24x7 Electricity (with generator backup)
  • Ensuite constructed washrooms
  • 12 Deluxe Swiss cottage tents with attached built-up running water washrooms. These are large Swiss cottage tents (12' x 12') with all creature comforts, customized wooden furniture, comfortable bedding, coffee table, relaxation chairs, luggage racks, ambient lighting and so on. There is running hot water that is provided through solar water heaters.
  • 1 Large parmanent Dining/banqueting areas facing the river.
  • Conference facilities
  • Large relaxation areas by the river with magnificent views under a canopy of trees
  • Games like chess, carom, beach volleyball, cricket, etc.
Jayalgarh Lodge
Tariff
 
Occupancy
Rate
Single Occupancy 2,850/-
Double Occupancy 3,500/-
Extra Adult 1,200/-
Child (5-12yrs) 850/-
 
  •   14% Taxes Extra
Tariff Includes
Note
  •   Accommodation for 1 night
  •   Breakfast & Dinner
  •   Comlementry for children below 5yrs
  •   Rates not valid for Long Weekends & Public Holidays

  •  ADDITIONAL MEAL COSTS
- Breakfast – Rs. 200
- Lunch (veg) – Rs. 350
- Dinner (non-veg) – Rs. 450
**5% VAT extra

  •   ACTIVITY COSTS
  • Rafting on Alaknanda (long): Rs. 800 per person
  • Rafting on Alaknanda (short): Rs. 600 per person
  • Rafting on Ganga: Rs. 800 per person
  • Rope activities: Rs. 150 per person per activity
  • Kayaking: Rs. 250 per person
  • Trekking: Rs. 200 per person
5% Service Tax extra
3 Days / 2 Nights Package [Leisure]
 
Tent Category
Rate (Couple)
Deluxe 6,800/-
Ex. Adult
Child (5-12yrs)
2,400/- 1,700/-
Includes
  • •   Welcome drink
  • •   2 nights stay
  • •   Breakfast & dinner
Extra
  • •   14% Taxes extra
2 Days / 1 Night Package [Adventure]
 
Tent Category
Rate (Couple)
Deluxe 6,400/-
Ex. Adult
Child (5-12yrs)
2,300/- 1,600/-
Includes
  • •   Welcome drink
  • •   1 night stay
  • •   Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • •   1 Rafting, Rappelling, Rock Climbing/Jumaring, 1 Guided Trek
Extra
  • •   14% Taxes extra
3 Days / 2 Nights Package [Adventure]
 
Tent Category
Rate (Couple)
Deluxe 11,200/-
Ex. Adult
Child (5-12yrs)
3,900/- 2,800/-
Includes
  • •   Welcome drink
  • •   2 nights stay
  • •   Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • •   1 Rafting, Rappelling, Rock Climbing/Jumaring, Bridge Slithering, Kayaking/Ducky ride, 1 Guided Trek
Extra
  • •   14% Taxes extra

 
 
How to Reach Jayalgarh Himalayan Eco Lodge
 

For travel to the camp, a combination of train/air and road travel is recommended. The closest railway station to the camp is Haridwar and there are a number of trains that connect to Haridwar from all over the country. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, etc. If you require assistance in booking, do get in touch with us.

  • Distance from nearest Airport: 111km (Dehradun airport jolly grant)
  • Distance from nearest Railway Station: 110km (Haridwar)

From Haridwar/Dehradun/Delhi, we could organise a vehicle for you that would remain with you throughout your trip. The following would be the costs for the same:

Ex-Haridwar/Rishikesh

Vehicle 2 Days 3 Days
Tata Indica - -
Chevrolet Tavera (6-seater) - -
Toyota Innova (6-seater) - -
Tempo Traveler(13-seater) - -

Notes :

  • All transport rates inclusive of driver charges, state taxes and all other applicable taxes
  • All transport rates are for the specific itinerary that is listed above including the transfers for activities but do not include any other sightseeing, etc.
  • Transport rates are subject to change

 
Places Of Interest
  • Dist. Tehri Garhwal
  • Srinagar, Garhwal.
  • Pauri, Khirsu.
  • Chandrabadni
  • River Alaknanda
  • Deoprayag

Dist. Tehri Garhwal

Tehri Tehri derives its name from trihari, which is a place that cleanses sins born out of thought, word and deed (mansa, vacha and kamana). The ruins of old Tehri lie underwater today. Modern Tehri is on an altitude of 1550-1950 metres above sea level and overlooks the Tehri lake.
Tehri Garhwal is one of the largest districts of Uttarakhand. It stretches from the foothills of the Himalayas near rishikesh to Himalayan peaks of Thalaiya Sagar, Jonli and the Gangotri group of mountains. Bhagirathi river runs through the district and divides it in two, while the Bhilangna, Alaknanda, Ganga and Yamuna rivers border it on the east and west.
It is surrounded by Rudraprayag District in the east, Dehradun District in the west, Uttarkashi District in the north, and Pauri Garhwal District in the south.
Tehri Garhwal had its own army and police force. However after the formation of India in 1947 and the subsequent merger of the various states in India at the time, the Garhwal Rifles was merged in with the Indian Army. Soldiers from this unit were among the first to receive the Victoria Cross - the highest decoration for a soldier in the British Army.
The native Garhwalis follow an agrarian-pastoral way of life, making their living from the hilly land. Most of the indigenous people like Jaunsari, Buksha, Tharu, and Raji are heterodox Hindus and Buddhists. Sikh migrants from Pakistan have settled in the lowlands after the partition of India in 1947. A few Muslim groups are also native to the area, although most of them are recent settlers. The Muslim Gujjar herders of Rajasthan also migrate to the hills in summer.

Srinagar, Garhwal.

Srinagar, uttarakhand Srinagar is the biggest town in the Garhwal (hills) and a municipal board in Pauri Garhwal District. Srinagar is located at the left bank of Alaknanda river and has an average elevation of 560 metres. It is the widest valley in the Garhwal hills.
Srinagar came in the limelight after becoming the capital of the Garhwal Kinghdom. King Ajay Pal in 1506-1512 AD brought the various chiefdoms or Garhis of this region and founded the Garhwal kingdom. He then shifted his capital to Srinagar from Chandpur Garhi. The Gorkhas of Nepal attacked and occupied Garhwal in 1806 and ruled it from 1806 to 1815.
Baikunth Chaturdashi Mela is the main festival celebrated in Srinagar in the month of October or November where artists from across the country perform in various cultural shows.
Srinagar Garhwal is the last night stop towards the holy Hindu temples of "Badrinath" and "Kedarnath". Srinagar also has its own share of temples in Kamleshwar Mahadev, Kilkileshwar Mahadev, Shankaramath and Chopra Mandir.
DISTANCE FROM THE LODGE: 18 Kms
TRIP PLANNER: Srinagar is a half day trip from the Camp and is for people interested in seeing temples. If you go rafting, you will pass through Srinagar town

Pauri, Khirsu.

khirsu Located at an altitude of 1700 metres, the quite mountain village (during winter) of Khirsu have a panoramic view of Central Himalayas. On a clear summer day you can find a clear view of 300 named and unnamed peaks. Khirsu is located 19 kms away from Pauri. There are thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devi is situated nearby. The Sharadotsava festival is celebrated every year in the headquarters of the Pauri district. It is organized for about 5 days to one week during October-November.
On the day of Makar Shankaranti, Gindi mela or fairs are organized at some places in the southern part of the district. These fairs have their own character and significance to these distant mountain villages.
DISTANCE FROM THE LODGE: 64 Kms from Jayalgarh
TRIP PLANNER:
Get some packed Lunch from the Camp and drive up to Khirsu for a full day picnic. Confirm the plan and arrangements with your Manager on the previous day. Incase you don't want to drive, a vehicle can be arranged for the day trip.

Chandrabadni

Chandarbadni The last in the holy triad,( along with Kunjapuri & Surkhanda Devi, both of which are easily accessible from the lodge in New Tehri) the Chandrabadni Temple sits atop a hill, with sweeping views of the Alaknanda River valley. The temple has enormous significance to the everyday lives of the villages of this area of Tehri Garhwal. A big fair is held in April every year. Adding to the various religious and cultural performances. the view of the snow – capped Himalayas is soul- lifting. A visit to the shrine is an experience to cherish
TRIP PLANNER
Recently connected by road all the way, the temple is an hour and half drive from Jayalgarh and a good half day excursion.

River Alaknanda

Alaknanda River Rafting The Alaknanda, (flowing in front of you) is a Himalayan river in the state of Uttarakhand, India that is one of the two headstreams of the Ganges, the major river of Northern India and the holy river of Hinduism. The other headstream, Bhagirathi, which is longer, is the source stream.
The Alaknanda rises at the confluence and feet of the Satopanth and Bhagirath Kharak glaciers in Uttarakhand. It meets the Bhagirathi River at Devprayag after flowing for approximately 190 km (118.1 mi) through the Alaknanda valley. Its main tributaries are the Mandakini, Nandakini, and Pindar rivers. The Alaknanda system drains parts of Chamoli, Tehri, and Pauri districts.[1]
Following the merging at Devprayag, the river is known as the Ganges. The Alaknanda contributes a significantly larger portion to the flow of the Ganges than the Bhagirathi. The Hindu pilgrimage centre of Badrinath lies along the banks of the Alaknanda river. The Alaknanda is also known for adventure sports like rafting.
>In mythology, the Goddess Ganga descended to earth at Gangotri, the original source of the Bhagirathi before the Gangotri Glacier receded to its current location at Gomukh. The Alaknanda is believed to have split off from the celestial Ganges when it descended from heaven.
At Alakanada's origin, Lake Satopanth is a triangular lake, located at a height of 4402 meters above the sea level and named after the Hindu trinity Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva. Nanda Devi is the highest point of the Alaknanda basin. Near the border with Tibet, the Alaknanda merges with the present Saraswati River at Keshavprayag beyond Sri Badrinath at Mana.
Several rivers in the Garhwal region merge with the Alaknanda at Panch Prayag or 'holy confluence of rivers'. These are.
Vishnuprayag, where the Alaknanda is met by the Dhauliganga River
Nandaprayag, where it is met by the Nandakini River
Karnaprayag, where it is met by the Pindar River
Rudraprayag, where it is met by the Mandakini River
Devprayag, where it meets the Bhagirathi River and officially becomes the Ganges
TRIP PLANNER
Rafting on the Alaknanda, there are several options of rafting on the Alaknanda with Jayalgarh as your base for all age groups and interest levels from gentle float trips for kids to Class IV+ & V rapids for the experts. 3-4 day expedition trips are also possible as well as Kayaking sessions.
Contact your Manager or Tour manager or visit www.gio.in for more information.

Deoprayag

Devparyag Deoprayag is a town and municipality (Nagar panchayat) in Tehri Garhwal. It is one of the five confluences (panch prayag) of the river Alaknanda. From this point the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi join to form the river Ganga.
It is situated at 475 metres above sea level and has an average elevation of 830 metres. The town had been devastated by an earthquake in 1803.
The bathing ghats at Deoprayag has been built with multiple levels to accommodate different water levels during the monsoon. It is also the winter home of the Badrinath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests). A place called Baitalshila in Deoprayag has a bath that claims to have the properties to cure leprosy. The town is named after Deosharma, a sage who succeeded in having a glimpse of God after hard penance. In the epic Ramayan, Rama and king Dasratha came to Deoprayag for penance. The great temple of Raghunathji built out of massive uncemented stones is built above the confluence is claimed to have been erected ten thousand years ago. It consists of an irregular pyramid capped by a white cupola with a golden ball and spire.
TRIP PLANNER
Rafting on the Alaknanda, there are several options of rafting on the Alaknanda with Jayalgarh as your base for all age groups and interest levels from gentle float trips for kids to Class IV+ & V rapids for the experts. 3-4 day expedition trips are also possible as well as Kayaking sessions.

Contact your Manager or Tour manager or visit www.gio.in for more information.

 

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