When you take a break from life, you discover life itself. It’s all ‘Back to Basics’ in this eco-friendly paradise! A careful look around also reveals a world waiting to be felt, touched and explored. In fact, if one wants to, a day in Kuflon can turn out to be quite hectic. The following activities are suggestive and expected on your own initiative and for those looking for a more structured day.
We are people of the earth and appreciate the worth of our own efforts in cultivating and harvesting the food we eat. It is a small beginning, and we are working towards a self sustaining system as far as dependence on town is concerned. We are open to any activity on your part at any time which can help improve our efforts.
Opportunity is the key element. Click a brown trout rising to a dry fly, capture rain showers slowly receding down the Sangamchatti valley or just catch the filtering rays of the sun into Kuflon campus. You have umpteen chances to catch nature unawares. Do not miss it. Carry your optics. Digital option is best for the impatient and for the print film fans there is a developing studio in the main town of Uttarkashi.
We respect a well turned out dish, be it exotic or simple. If you would like to give our taste buds (and yours ;-)) a treat, we at Kuflon will provide the available ingredients, assistance and of course, in-house critics. We will also be happy to exchange our simple regional recipes for your presumably more exotic ones.
Sketching / painting
For artists of the two dimensional world, Kuflon environs have enough spaces, subjects and depths to challenge your skill of expression. Knowing the perfectionist you are, bring your favourite art media..
They say the best thoughts, prose or poetry, come when there is only nature for company. With the chirping of the birds and the distant sound of the flowing stream you cannot but let those thoughts flow. And at Kuflon you can choose to use the writing table, find a flat rock or lie under a shady tree to let the pen do all the talking. Bring your own typewriter- we like the music.
The skies above Kuflon are pollution free and the Star Gazing Rock of Kuflon is one of the finest places in our world to lie down and spot shooting stars to make a wish. It has a natural incline that doubles up as a solid hammock during the day. We have sky charts and a 70mm refractor telescope on site. Do bring powerful binoculars to see the finer stars in the system.
Given the endless possibilities of lazing and spending time with yourself, it might strike you to indulge in the printed word. The house library has a selection of books. Of course, if you are at Kuflon with unread books, you’ve arrived at the perfect place.
Day hikes /Overnight camping
If you find walking satisfying, there is a way of being a little more out in the outdoors. There are hikes varying in challenge and length and we’ll be very happy to lead you or direct you as you prefer. click here for packages offered.
Angling for Trout
The Assi Ganga is known for it’s brown trout (also mistakenly called Himalayan trout or golden trout), a species of gamefish introduced in the 1920s. Native fish in the river area torrent catfish and snow trout. You have to get an angling permit from the Forest Department in Uttarkashi (Rs. 500 / angling permit per rod per day) before setting out.The permit issued is strictly for catch and release. All fish caught irrespective of size and method has to be released back alive in to the river. It is recommended you carry your own fishing tackle. For beginners we have angling sessions (2-3 hrs). click here for more…
If there is a place to indulge in the area for Twitcher’s Madness, an addiction few people understand, it’s got to be our environs. With a wide range of vegetation and forest, the bird life is commensurately rich. With over 60 species of birds (as on June/09) on our birdlist around the area and still adding and as for those with over personal 60,Â do write to tally. Our reference bird book is “Birds of the Indian Subcontinent”Â by Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp.
Board Games (Scrabble, Chess etc.)
We have selection of board games- Carom, Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, etc. With the latest distractions of net, mobiles the fore mentioned games are things of the past. But how many of us have got over it?Â At Kuflon these board games are great fillers either in the noon or dusk and sometimes these indulgences can carry on, eating into our precious bonfire time.
Long before the madding crowds discovered the Bhagirathi valley for a yogic retreat, it was already an ancient destination for many yogis. Around Kuflon, it may be possible that you can find the same peace and ambiance to rejuvenate yourself. We have tuned ourselves to Karma Yoga. If you have a variation, start your day with it at Kuflon with clean air, space and the surrounding mountains.
This is the beginner’s step to serious rock climbing even though some route chosen on the in-house boulders at Kuflon are disarming for some rock climbing enthusiasts. If you are serious its good to have your own rock climbing shoes. For further information write to us.
Just Do Nothing
This is the most time consuming and a difficult activity. At best Kuflon can offer you is undisturbed space and clean air.