In the kitchen, in the garden, on the balcony with view. Dans la cuisine, dans le jardin ou sur le balcon, avec vue.
Candle light dinner or fresh flowers and apple tart in season. Diner aux chandelles ou fleurs du jardin et tarte aux pommes.
At Farah's Homestay, we can accommodate a good dozen of guests and their car drivers. Each room has its private bathroom in which Indian and Western habits can be fulfilled(shower, bucket, mug and small bench), one electric heater, slippers, toilet paper roll, guest soaps, towels. Extra blankets, room heater, hot water bottles are available in each room. On request, a fully equipped baby bed is available ( also at your disposal clothes for kids and warm jackets for adults).
Our rooms offer a different elegance with a Kashmiri and French touch. A chosen décor combined with comfort and attention to details has been given.
You will stay in a quite secluded area where electricity come erratically(we do have a small generator, inverters for daily needs and candles). In Gagangir, many things depend on nature. However we shall do our best to make your stay with us memorable, whether you visit us for your honeymoon, for a business trip or for some fun with your friends.
A flat screen television is available for all in our living room, an internet connection is at your disposal... but be ready for a slow network. Many books in various languages are waiting for you, along with games for kids and adults(Monopoly, Scrabble, Mikado, cards, etc...)
Taste the Kashmiri delicacies, called Wazwan and also the homemade food "Dish of the Day" vegetarian or non vegetarian, or Indian prepared by Odile and Rashid...(or the cook), with all the seasonal and regional ingredients.
For breakfast, we serve fresh Kashmiri bread( called Tsoth) homemade Jam and white honey harvested in the village(also available for sale).
Last but not least, from the pickup at Srinagar airport to our location, we can organize trekking, sightseeing, fishing, lunch with the villagers, barbecues, horse riding for you... See our photo gallery.
We speak Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, English, French, German and some Russian.
You can take your meals or breakfast in the garden with view on the river, on the balcony of your room or simply in the kitchen "French or Kashmiri style", in the dining room near the wood stove.
Kashmiri Wazwan. Gastronomie du Cachemire.
Lily, Daisy, Rose, Tulip : Rooms on Road Side. Chambres "cote village".
Noor, Jodha Bai, Mumtaz, Nawab : Rooms on River Side. Chambres "cote riviere".
Shopping Corner. Rashid has a wide selection of pashminas and woollen shawls, also honey, jams, soaps, essential oils "made in Kashmir"...
Coin souvenirs. Demandez les Pashminas de Rashid, il en a de magnifiques! Aussi a disposition le miel du village, la confiture, les savons, les huiles essentielles, le tout fait exclusivement au Cachemire...
Kashmiri style or on the table. A la facon Cachemirie ou a table.
Near the wooden stove with sunny side up desi eggs.
Pres du poele a bois, avec des oeufs frais au plat.
by Odile & Rashid