Homestay at Bagi Village, Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Bagi Village, Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Bagi village is 65 km approx. from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

I started Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike from Rishikesh at 1:30 pm reached Bagi village, Devprayag at 3:35 pm.

Note: Once you reach Devprayag do not turn right to cross the iron bridge over Bhagirathi river. Drive straight for approx. 1 km to reach Power House on the right hand side. Enter inside the power house. 100 meters approx. is Bagi village consisting 12-15 homes.

The oldest home is 200 years old as said by the villager though no one stays as it is in dilapidated condition.

Village homes – a mixture of stone, mud and cement.

The best about home stay is, it is along the river Bhagirathi river and surrounded by dense greenery. The home stay owner enhanced knowledge by showing Vaital Shila and narrating history behind the same and further enhance knowledge about Surya Kund inaccessible these days due to dense jungle.

One can walk towards Bhagirathi river and spend time on the banks as it is a quiet place to sit and meditate.

Regarding food as I was not interested in having dal, chawal, roti upon request the village house owner prepared food of Uttarakhand.

Day one for dinner I had Rajma Urad, Gawar ki Fali (home grown), Pahari Kheera ka Raita, Roti and Sabudana ki Kheer. Delicious it was.

Day two for breakfast I had Chunani Roti with Phari Kheera ka Raita – food of Uttarakhand. I liked Chunani roti. It was so tasty.

For lunch I had Arbi aur Kashifal ke Patte (home grown) ki Sabzi, Ches, Jhangora – food of Uttarakhand. Sabzi was favorite.

Another best part of the village is early morning visit and chirping by birds. Between 6-7 early morning hours one can watch many birds such as Red-billed Blue Magpie, White Crested Laughing Thrush, Oriental White-eye, Jungle Babbler, Black Crested Bulbul, Mynah etc. etc.

Rs. 600 per night (double bed) I paid for the stay.

Breakfast I paid Rs. 60 and for lunch – Rs. 80 and for dinner Rs. 80.

In short village life is very peaceful because of lesser homes, dense greenery and mountains around. As soon as Sun sets village life close for the day. Electricity is available.

It is a good option for stay if you are visiting Devprayag as Sangam (confluence of Bhagirath and Alaknanda) and Raghunath ji temple is approx. 1 km from the village. Motorbike can reach till village but for four wheelers one has to park nearby Power House.

You can also visit Chandrabadni Devi temple as it is approx. 30 km from Devprayag and Karni Mata temple approx. 14 km.

I enjoyed village home stay thoroughly specially Uttarakhand traditional food such as Ches Roti, Ghet ka Phana.