Travel rural India and experience staying in a local home stay. ROSE run a rural community based home stay, along with an eco-community programme and a volunteer programme in the village of Sunargaon of Kanda, Distt- Bageshwar, Uttarakhand, India.
We run projects all year round, for people who want to experience life in rural India and the foothills of the Himalayas. These activities involve teaching at ROSE Public School, organic farming and construction, film shooting, photography, videography , nature walk, biodiversity watching, ecotourism , educational tourism, home stay and hobby farms. Tourists/volunteers are able to live with the family and learn about our culture with enjoying the nature.
Kanda Voluntary Tourism is a life-changing activity. Away from the hustles and bustles of the nearby tourist destinations Nainital and Almora, Kanda is a hidden paradise in India, where the age-old Kumaoni culture, traditions and hospitality reign supreme. It is a perfect destination for those who are looking for an exotic voluntary tourism vacations in lush green landscape with mighty Himalayan peaks in backdrop. In simple words, bowl-shaped Kanda valley is a serene hideaway to explore pristine beauty of nature whilst helping the villagers in living below poverty line and lacking in even the basic necessities of life.
When you arrive at this quaint region, you’ll be impressed by its richness in real-life treasures. Whilst its pure air and panoramic mountain scenery are visual delights, age-old Indian hospitality, vivid traditions and soldiering qualities are cultural delights. Kanda people are mainly occupied in agricultural farming, tea gardening, horticulture, forestry, handicrafts, jewelry. Their artistic skills in carpet weaving, painting, bamboo craft, carving on gold and silver are notable. But as you go on exploring the place you’ll find that more than 50% of people residing here live below poverty line and lack in basic necessities such as adequate sanitation and shelter.
Unlike any other family vacations, a few days in this remote county, living with the locals as a family, knowing their culture and traditions will provide you with immense of pleasurable moments. But what makes voluntary tourism vacations in Kanda different and unique is that these pleasurable moments of your life will help in the growth and development of the poor villagers. Your pleasure will give them happiness of lifetime, isn’t that great?
We are able to offer a 10% discount to Tourism Concern Members.
We work at the grassroots level, appealing to the community to become active participants in developing a better life for themselves. It is the goal of R.O.S.E. to improve the health, education, socio-economic settings, rural development, eco-development and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.
ROSE focus on the following areas: community Education, Training, Social development service, Income generation, Health care, Rural development,Tourism development, Eco development, Livelihood, Organic farming, Non-conventional energy, Cultural development and Environment protection.
The goal of ROSE is realized through a programme which brings donors to Kanda, and assist financially in the rural development projects of R.O.S.E. R.O.S.E. supports local less privileged families, house keepers, food managers, marketing persons, cleaning service persons, other service providers, cooking persons, guides, transporters, shop keepers, organic farmers, craft persons, skilled persons, local labours, women and child.
R.O.S.E focus on a range of environmental improvement in their local villages including; tree plantation, sanitation facility , garbage management, plastic disposal, compost pits, use dust bin , biodiversity protection , clean water management, kitchen garden , organic farming, Eco development, sustainable living and others.