Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Learn, teach and have fun at Munsiari

While I was in Munsiari earlier this year, Malika suggested designing a program for independent travelers who would like to do something beyond just tourism and explore the connection with the land and its people. Some of my friends are planning to go on such a trip. I have listed some activities that can be done at the place.

Learn from the community
  1. Farming
  2. Knitting
  3. Carpet making
  4. Cooking
  5. Singing and dancing
  6. Anything else one wishes to learn

Teach the community
  1. English
  2. Car driving
  3. Food processing
  4. Tailoring and designing
  5. Singing and dancing
  6. Cooking
  7. Solar repairs
  8. Accounting/Finance
  9. Film making
  10. Anything else one wishes to teach

Apart from these, one could participate in local wedding parties and go on treks. Munsiari is the starting point for many treks in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas.

We shall be staying with families in the home stay program. 

We are looking at a 2 week program starting mid November. The charges are tentatively Rs. 700 per day including food at the homestay. Transport to the place is extra (Need to take a train from Delhi to Kathgodam and then a taxi to Munsiari @ Rs. 500)

If anyone would like to join in this adventure, let me know by mid September so we can book train tickets.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am Arjun Bhatia from Delhi. Are you planning any such programs This November? This is exactly the kind of thing I have been looking for. I started reading the post from the bottom and and was just about to write to you when I scrolled up and saw that it was written an year ago. :(