This is where all stereotypes of natural beauty converge and yet, it’s nothing like anything you would have seen before. The raw beauty of the Himalayan villages, gurgling rivers and towering peaks, are truly humbling. Kund is a small village in the Mandakini River valley, where the Himalayan Eco Lodge, Verdant Valley, offers a fun-filled holiday for all ages. If switching off from city-life and exploring the outdoors with the entire family is on the agenda, this is the place for you.
The cottages at Verdant Valley have first row seats to honey-toned rice fields and the Kedar Peak that looms over the famous Kedarnath Temple. A stroll –away wends the Mandakini River, rushing over boulders to meet the Alaknanda River in Rudraprayag. A picnic here is the simplest form of fun. Temple bells from ancient shrines, and birdsong fill the air, slowing lulling you into relaxation.
Families, of course, have daily tailored activities for different ages– everything from treks to Tungnath, Chandrashila, Deoriatal, birdwatching, rafting, bride slithering and angling. The idea is to have kids are busied up with activities with trained staff, orientating them towards a forever-lasting love for the outdoors.
Elders are sure to be swept off by the living culture of the Himalayan villages, and temples of Madhyamaheshwar, Triyuginarayan, Guptkashi and Ukhimath.
When you reconvene at the end of the day at the common dining area, you are sure to have a number of stories from the day. Holidays are meant to hoard memories and Verdant Valley in Kund, helps you do just that.