Humans have always learnt from Nature and created many things for their comforts. Technology had always served as a double-sided sword. In present scenario, humans are living in most comforts as we can see. Unknowingly or knowingly, humans are focusing mainly on two things, looking good (beauty) and bodily comforts (conveniences). There is always a lot to learn from Nature. It teaches us so much for free!!! Like everything in entire cosmos is so balanced, in so much harmony with each other, contrary to the imbalance in our economic and social setup with so much intellect and technology at our disposal.
One of the best experience in terms of my stay and food in Uttarakhand. This place is something you should visit if you want some time away from the husle and bustle of the city. It’s just 7 hrs drive from Delhi and have good roads all the way and you will only find some rough patches near Chamba due to frequent landslides. The rooms are amaz... Read More
This beautiful offbeat stay is truly for people who like the quiet and enjoy the joys of small (but meaningful)conversations. We kept planning for this place past 2 years but coudnt make it due to other travels making priority. The entire bunch led my Manish know what they are doing and are extremely helpful and friendly. Sanjay, the young cook cla... Read More
COVID 19 pandemic brought the tourism sector to a standstill along with many other things. With the gradual unlocking guidelines issued by the government, I and my better half were dying to get off to a holiday. Still wary of contracting COVID, we decided to go to a place which is accessible by road over an extended weekend. Having few options in... Read More
Had a wonderful stay.. village style huts are just awesome.. natural beauty, hill view, jungle path took my heart… staff was very cooperative nd helpful specially KISHORE who helped us a lot during our stay.. Thanku MANISH for the lovely hospitality… will definitely visit this peaceful place for sure
The place is away from the main road, totally secluded and is the perfect mountain getaway. The cottages are spacious, utilitarian, and very accomodating, giving a rural atmosphere. Food is amazing and bonfire can be arranged. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for some peace and quiet.
If you want to get away from it all, stay with absolute basics just to take long walks inside jungle treks, climb a small hill and soak in the view and smell of mother nature’s bounty. This is the place to be. Amazing experience
I’ve not frequented mountains too often, so I expected my trip to be unique. Although, I did not expect it to be so surprising, refreshing and recharging. Zero Stay is a lovely, secluded place nestled in the Tehri range of Uttarakhand. Being a resident of Delhi, I’ve not witnessed the kind of greenery I saw at Zero stay before. The trekking experie... Read More
WoW! What a location.! Had one of the most awe-inspiring walks , on the way to Zero Stay. It was very therapeutic and envirogating. All that Greens n fresh air to take in, was quite a statement to begin with. Deepak Rawat , the affable and enthusiastic host , kept us engrossed with his tips and liners on flora and fauna adorning the swindling paths... Read More
It was a really good weekend getaway located in the midst of the mountains. There is car parking at the base and you have to trek for about half an hour. Views are superb on the way and the team would help accompany you throughout. The place was clean and really nicely thought out, rooms had a nice cozy feel to it. Self sustainable environment with... Read More
Its a true Garhwali village experience. The trek to listing is really really nice. The staff is polite friendly and ready to help. People will take good care and be in touch. Its a very safe place and we saw amazing sun set and sun rise. . in complete quietness!! Will sure plan to come back again.
This was my first visit to Kanatal Infact my very first visit to Uttarakhand and I cannot Thank enough to Manish and his amazing team for being such a great host. Manish has been very accommodating with our check in date as I had a little miscalculation on the dates we were about to arrive . If you are looking to experience the real, raw and rustic... Read More
The experience begins with an enchanting hike through the woods with Manish giving you an insight of the flora and fauna (esp types of deodar and other trees). The forest gives way to a ridge where you see mud huts… The mud huts are very rustic but thoughtfully built using the native Garhwali technique. It takes you back in time to the forgot... Read More
Manish’S place is Awesome and beautiful Scenery you can look and feel from there… Trekking experience and stay was too good
Manish is a superstar host. He gave my parents, both over 65 years with knee problems the confidence to walk through the mountains and the forest. The place itself is a hidden gem. The walk through the forest fills your lungs with absolutely pure air and multiple fragrances of trees and flowers. There are panoramic views of the mountains, you can w... Read More
Staying at ZeroStay is memorable experience for me….Away from all routines, staying in middle of nature & relaxing is unique thing at this place. It’s 20 min away from road with nature walk through forest which starts your journey to cottage. Cottages are very natural with all basic amenities as per local conditions which is makes... Read More
Perfect humble setting atop a mountain, a very enjoyable short hike through the forest to reach the place Thoughtfully crafted accommodation and settings, with local touches Very helpful host and great food with lots of local preparations and specialties, worth a visit for all the lovers of mountains
Zero stay Kanatal was a brilliant experience. Nestled in the middle of the hills, it offers a spectacular view of rolling bounties and a lovely view of the Himalayas if you are lucky. The food is brilliant, so is the hospitability by the hosts, both Manish and Vaibhav. It is a 20 minute trek from the main road, but for those who may not be able to... Read More
The stay is at an amazing location, away from the hustle-bustle of the city. One can sit back, relax with their friends/family at this place, have amazing home cooked food, go for nature walks or even play sports like cricket, carrom etc. In short, best place to sit back and relax.
A perfect getaway from city into peaceful environment and get connected with nature and yourself. A stayed here with my wife and 3 children and all loved the house as well as food. The host and whole staff is very caring and warm hearted.
Great place. Beautiful scenery. Lovely to have someone show us around the forest and village. Even in bad weather we enjoyed ourselves. Great place for families to relax together. Food really tasty. Just needs to be a little clearer on how it is billed. Beautiful hospitality.
A paradise for the nature lover. Wonderful people out there, Deepak ji, Imran ji, Kishore and other staffs as well. Fresh food cooked with love which naturally increases the taste many fold. Can’t describe my stay in words, because it’s an experience to be felt and not to be described. Far from the shore of the cities, in this place you will experi... Read More
We LOVED our stay at Manish’s place! We chose it for the proximity to breathtaking natural beauty and weren’t disappointed. What we didn’t necessarily anticipate was how comfortable the hut was (we slept especially well), and that the food would be absolutely **amazing.** Our guides and cook were all cheerful, friendly, and accomm... Read More
There are so many beautiful places on Earth. You’ve got to see them to believe them. Kanatal is one such place where cool breeze is the only sound you hear, fresh air is all that you breathe in, and the purest form of water is all that is available. This, coupled with treks through dense forests guided by Manish, makes ZeroStay a wonderful... Read More
It was amazing! The climb uphill was not too tough, but did make us go out of breath. I mean we are not really the fittest of people. The hosts Manish and Megha were delightful, patient, and helping. The view all through the climb was breathtaking and once we reached up to the kitchen, we were welcomed with fresh Rhododendron juice! Took all the st... Read More
Manish and his team are very helpful and nice host. They helped us in all the possible ways. The amenities are very basic but if you are looking for a simple authentic stay in nature, then this is the place for you. Breathtaking views of the mountains and very interesting hiking trails close by. The food was organic and cooked with love using local... Read More
Great experience! Excellent location to unwind!
The property is as advertised. In a locale which is untouched by civilization yet. The view is astounding. The hospitality is homely and super warm. They took us out on treks in the nearby hills. Deepak made the trek extremely animated and kept my son enthralled throughout. The food was ethnic and they had us licking our fingers. They even went the... Read More
Its great place…..superb mountain view…..pleasant atmoshphere…..amazing experience……delicious food…….great hospitality…..must visit…..and please stay atleast 3-4 days to explore…..Manish will give u great information about place and trees,which is really (Website hidden by Airbnb) 100 out... Read More
Had a great time here! The location on a hill top at the edge of a forest with great views of a number of peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas, was awesome! I had gone with a friend. We had a 2 bedroom cottage to ourselves. This cottage has the best views. The hosts are extremely hospitable and warm and made us feel very comfortable. The cottage we staye... Read More
Hospitality is super awesome, 7 star service. I travel very frequent and stay at various places, this is the best I can expect, ambience is designed by an nature artist. Location is very good for nature Lovers. This place has lots of positive vibes. we would like to stay again.
This place is magic. Food is absolutely delicious. Amazing hospitality – Manish took me on a hike since I was traveling alone. I came here as a solo female and felt completely 100% safe. My only regret is not having stayed longer!!
Manish is a great host. Since we were visiting during the snowfall, we were quite worried about the road conditions. But, Manish being quite proactive in his approach, made sure that we were kept updated about the road and weather condition. Once we reached the location, everything was super smooth and taken care by Manish and his team Had an amaz... Read More
On behalf of all the group members who traveled to Kanatal and stayed at this great property, I would like to take a moment and thank Mr. Manish (Owner of the Farmhouse) and all other people for the great hospitality and a great lifetime experience. About ZeroStay (Kanatal) Zero stay is not a hotel but a great private farmhouse kind property which... Read More
I would love to rate ZeroStay 6 out of 5 If possible. It is a must visit place for those people who love mountains and want to enjoy nature. This place is value for money and I will love to visit this place very soon again because of their food/Hospitality/location/wonderful views.
Hi Manish, we had a great stay 🙂 very prompt service and warm staff. Shall visit again soon.
First of all we would like to thank the Zero Stay owners for making our trip a memorable one. At this place you feel like you are in different world all together. Reaching this place is a Beautiful walk through forest and then the hospitality you get is just wonderful.Food is mind blowing and the candle light dinner organised for us was the best... Read More
Just wanted to say thank you. It was a beautiful experience for both me and Aigul. Just the vacation we both needed. Pure ans fresh and peaceful
We booked this cottage to immerse ourselves for a few weeks of self-led meditation, yoga, spiritual practice and nature. This secluded location in the mountains was the perfect place! On arrival, we were extremely pleased with the simple mud cottage: it was large, clean and quiet. Overall, pretty basic, but it had all the essentials that we were lo... Read More
Being an avid traveler I always look out for offbeat places to visit. I prefer cottages in forests than concrete rooms in hotels. In a world where sustainability is more of a marketing hack than anything else I found a very pleasant surprise at ZeroStay Cottages in Kanatal. Far from the maddening crowd, there are two cottages made in traditional Ga... Read More
ZeroStay & Manish are Fabulous. Their hospitality and enthusiasm to make sure the guests feel elated at the stay is overwhelming. “Nestled between the view of pine trees and beautiful mountains, with Himalayas to spot at the horizon, the experience is nothing short of heaven. And if you go there at the right time – you’ll be blessed with... Read More
One of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. Perched on a ridge with views across forested and terraced valleys with snow covered peaks to the north, just spectacular. The only sounds are the birds and the wind. Accomodation was clean, the food was fresh and delicious and the hosts were very welcoming. Hope to return one day!
Staying at Manish’s place was an unique and out of world experience in the lap of nature. Cottages have been tastefully and innovatively designed, using local resources, to give a feel of staying in a village hut but with all basic comforts including western toilets and solar power backup. The staff was very positive, courteous and forthcomin... Read More
ZeroStay, run by Manish, will not appeal to everyone. It will certainly not appeal to those who like the synthetic luxuries of the modern world and could not care less for the mesmerizing beauty of nature. And, that is exactly how it should be. Firstly, the 30 minutes uphill/downhill trek from the road to the cottages, which passes through a dense... Read More
We had a wonderful time at Manish’s and were very sorry to leave. The location is spectacular and the whole experience exceeded our expectations. This is nature at its most beautiful and everyday is different with the changing colours of the landscape as the sun rises and sets behind the mountains. The cottages are cosy and comfortable and surprisi... Read More
The place is only special when the people running it are good at their job. One can very well see from the images how beautiful the place is, but here I’d like to make a point on how amazing the owner and the helping staff is. They’re careful, intelligent, thoughtful and really respectful. Manish, the owner is great. He helps with every... Read More
Two words that we would use to describe ZeroStay are Tranquil and Radiant. It was sheer luck that we were able to locate ZeroStay and get in touch with Manish Ji. Like a true samaritan, he guided us throughout our journey and kept us informed about the weather conditions and shared a checklist with us well in advance. It is approximately 8 hr drive... Read More
Just perfect location for a very nice refreshing getaway. It is sad we did not get a lot of time. I really do not want to go back. You really feel that oneness with the forest, the land, and the people out here make you feel that connection, they do not hold back, to help you feel a lot more one with them. As a concept, I really like it, up in the... Read More
Value for money! Amazing place to stay amidst beautiful and mesmerizing view. Owners are very friendly and supportive. Excellent service. Would definitely go for round
This was one of our best trip because of beautiful location and our amazing and super cool host. We are definitely going to visit Manish very often now. Thanks for all your help Manish and thanks to our cool guide Vaibhav too for taking us on Jungle Trek. The Staff is very helpful and all nice and honest people. Perfect place for party and to spend... Read More
We, family with a kid, stayed at ZeroStay for a couple of nights. It was great to see Manish, getting involved himself, in ensuring that we are treated to the best the place has to offer. It is scenic, isolated. We had to hike through a nice forest trek to reach here. That alone makes the stay “different” from the myriad other resorts w... Read More
If you are looking for a calm and peaceful place to stay in and with all possible facilities. This has to be the place for you. Kudos to the host Manish for keeping this place so raw that you cannot find it in any resort. The best thing is, you will never get a ‘NO’ as an answer for anything you need. Food is awesomely cooked by Kushal... Read More
This was my second visit in two months. The place truly lives up to the name – rustic life at its best with wonderful views. Do remember to take Manish on those beautiful village treks nearby!
Guys..this can be a ultimate place if you are looking to spend 2-3 days in nature’s lap. Go in a group of 5-6 people and just relax and rejuvenate. Very helpful and polite staff. Food was amazing. No negative point to mention.
This was our first Airbnb experience and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We were looking for a place that would be away from the chaos and cacophony of the touristy destinations and I found Zero Stay at the right time. The cottages are on Himalayan terraces that you can reach after a blissful jungle hike. Walking down the silent f... Read More
It is great to have escape like this. Host(Manish and team) is very cooperative. Value for money! A perfect combination of jungle walk, night life, clouds and mountains
Its a perfect place for a wanderlust to stay. First pleasant surprise is the jungle walk towards the cottage and before you overcome the awe of dense forest, you get the view of a lovely cottage situated the top of a mountain. Its designed beautifully with a two tier bedding arrangements made with bamboos and equipped with all the basic necessities... Read More
A perfect place to unwind and connect to nature. The views are stunning. The treks and the villages around are a treat. Manish is a perfect host who takes great care of you and leaves no effort to make sure each one in the family is happy. Superb place
ZeroStay is an excellent place to enjoy nature and a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. There is a view of dense Deodar forest from the cottages. The sunrise and sunsets are really worth watching. Apart from scenic beauty one can get insights on the lives of hill folk and their customs. Its a good destination for those looking for a unique all rou... Read More
For any wanderlust looking for peace n calm from the city life, zero stay is THE PLACE for you. Surrounded by lush green forest and quietude. The place is clean with friendly staff. Expect simple but delicious homecooked food. There is a small trek through the forest to reach the cottage. People averse to walking or looking for a people lively plac... Read More
“In the lap of the Mother Nature” Wow, four holidays in hand! But, the question was how to spend these precious days in the complete mood of ‘Fursat ke raat-din?’ I asked my parents as where they would like to go? My father shot back, “If possible, a locale away from the hullabaloo of the city where there are green woods, sweet chatteri... Read More
Amazing place to stay, been very close to nature in 2 days…clouds passing by.. chilling breeze around, view of Hills from the cottage, same hills but you will always find it breathtaking. Even you will find view of Himalayas when it is clear sky. We were lucky to see the full moon rise during bonfire, I suggest people to enjoy this experience... Read More
The place is at a quiet location in the jungle. You feel a breath of fresh air as you begin your trek towards homestay. The lungs have an easier time inhaling purest form of air in the midst of trees here. If you guys love trekking, this is an awesome place to be. The place is also great for someone looking for some solitude in life. Manish is a gr... Read More
Staying at the peak of a mountain at 8500 feet above sea level was lovely, cold and refreshing. Away from all the din, one could hear the forest sounds, birds, animals and the whistle of the breeze coming from cedar and pine forest range that is near it. The cottages were reachable after a short trek from the main road. Cars are parked on the main... Read More
ZeroStay exceeds expectations of what a quiet getaway, up on the hills and away from busy everyday life should be. Simplicity at its best, the stay, the food, the people were amazing to say the least. Manish is an inspiration, his view of life and concern for the environment is truly commendable. The views from the room is hard to forget, the views... Read More
This is the perfect place for escaping the bustle and enjoying the stunning beauty of the mountains and forests in Uttarakhand. Manish and Megha have a wonderful approach to life and eco-tourism. They are great hosts with a wonderful sense of humour. They took us on hikes and prepared delicious food every day. The cottage is beautiful and really in... Read More
OVERALL. Simply fantastic to go alone, go with your partner and to go with large families. All the time spent at Zerostay will remind you how life can be wonderful to experience when human aggression, domination, greed for money, lust and all the other miserable city life habits are left behind and nature is put ahead. No man can teach what a mount... Read More
A great host with detailed mindset. Staff is properly trained and kind enough to take care of all your requests. Kishor kumar – a mind-blowing cook. Conceptually designed kitchen with cleaned utensils. Property was maintained beautifully and comfort was as soothing as our own home.
Having a property, off-the-road, is a great idea. Interaction with villagers quite interesting. They are quite helpful, ready to interact any time, quite talkative. Food, especially the village food was prepared quite well and quite delicious also. Accommodation is very close to village houses, so feel like you are staying as one of them. It is a s... Read More
We walked through jungle to reach property. It was very wonderful walk. Very warm welcome from the staff. We got very late, but they were still awake for us. Location is just amazing, at hill top, surrounded by mountains and clouds and forest from all sides, what else you want. You feel life. You get a break from your day-to-day routine. You rechar... Read More
Please maintain it as it is with least resources, best management. Keep same activities. It is very good.
Manish and Deepak ji are superb host. Surroundings are just awesome. Thanks..you are a superb host.
Manish’s place was off beat and in the midst of lush green mountains. A perfect getaway if you want to have a relaxed outing. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
The trek is beautiful. You don’t need to be athletic fit or anything. The place is cool and serene with a beautiful landscape. Staff is very polite and helpful. Cottages are neat and tidy with a beautiful authentic essence. Snacks and dinner served were freshly cooked and had the taste of your kitchen. Overall a serene and beautiful place. Th... Read More
Beautiful camp! Manish was an excellent host and helped us arrange transport and took us on a great hike. Had amazing food prepared whilst there
Had a weekend stay here for a night. Like Manish said, if you are looking to come here for sightseeing, not a place for you. But if you are looking to unwind, with peaceful surroundings, hospitable staff & good homemade food, that’s what you’ll find. Thank you Manish & team. Hope to see you sometime soon
This makes for an awesome getaway trip. It provides the best escape that one craves for while in their strenuous work schedules. Manish is a great host and takes care of all your requests. Would definitely want to come back and relish these moments again 🙂 We had a great stay. Loved the picturesque view that the cottage offered. The hospitality wa... Read More
Even though I had to cancel my visit at a short notice, Manish was prompt with his help and support throughout my planning process. Hope to make a visit as soon as I can.
It’s a lovely, beautiful place in the lap of himalayas, no place can beat this place at KANATAL. .. It was a great place to stay, It was Heaven on Earth, & above all MANISH & his team was a great Host…
Nice play to be at if you need a vacation away from daily life’s hustle bustle.
Loved his choice of music, desi fresh and local food. The trek and the huts with bunk beds. The overall feel of the place is great. Thank you Manish for looking after us so well. It was a memorable trip. I wish we could stay longer. Thank you again for the lovely list of songs you played that added to the charm. The choice of food was left on you,... Read More
This is the perfect place for escaping the bustle and enjoying the stunning beauty of the mountains and forests in Uttarakhand. Manish and Meera have a wonderful approach to life and eco-tourism. They are great hosts with a wonderful sense of humour. They took us on hikes and prepared delicious food every day. The cottage is beautiful and really in... Read More
If you want to find a place to get some time for yourself away from all the hustle and bustle of city life , be close to nature , cut off (almost) from mobile comms with a wonderful host to take care of you, look no further – just check in to ZeroStay for the most relaxing downtime you can have. Our family trip here was one of the best we had... Read More
Manish is very helpful. Place is superb. Peaceful place. Food was amazing. Homly feeling. It was great experience. Trekking n picture perfect view.from bzy city life it was great experience.
One of the best places to stay in Kanatal. The stay made our trip amazing.
Great place – a short walk from the car park.
Right from our arrival at the place, everything was so perfectly taken care of and arranged according to our needs. The food, the treks, the cleanliness, the perfect aura around the place, everything is handwoven by this dedicated team. Such a serene place with scenic beauty at its best, am really happy I had chance to have rendezvous with nature d... Read More
Place is so beautiful and quiet. People who want to relax and don’t want to much crowd then go for it. I also like the host and staff attitude. Services are awesome and rates are also minimal. People who like tracking, then this will be a good place because you can go surkanda devi temple by tracking 2.5 km of distance. So, whole place is ver... Read More
The place and the host, both were wonderful. It was completely relaxing to be in the lap of nature. The cottage also seemed like an extension of the scenic outdoors. Everything we needed was provided for and the food was healthy and delicious. the jungle nearby was beautiful and abundant. I would recommend this place highly to anyone seeking to soo... Read More
The location of the place is fantastic. However, be prepared to trek from the road to the accomodation, which when done for the first time feels a lot more than 700 mtrs. The meals are basic but wholesome and tasty. The accomodation is well constructed and clean, however, the toilets are a tad small. Overall a great location and a good place to hav... Read More
This is a place for those who love nature, quietness, village life and simple meditative surroundings. One has to walk for about 15 minutes through the dense forest on a narrow path way from the road-head to the dwellings at Zerostay, carrying ones own belongings and therefore only back-packs or rucksacks are recommended. Those who are not used to... Read More
The ZeroStay cottage is great for especially those who love nature’s (www.zerostay.com) a great get away from city life with a very reasonable and homemade food, but to enjoy the trip atleast give 2-3 days there to revive yourself and you must be able to trek , that’s a must … Manish please keep on doing the great job..A big thank... Read More
While I am writing this review I fear that this place won’t be available to stay at next NYE seeing my review 😉 We, group of 7 including two couples decided to spend our NYE at this place. Mark my words, now each and every one of us says that this was best New Year Eve we ever had. From guiding us from booking, traveling and carrying stuffs w... Read More
The place was just perfect. Location, hospitality, cleanliness were to the point. Manish and the entire crew are very helpful. On top of that, the food was just amazing. A must visit place!
If you are looking for extravagance and opulence, this is not the place. However, if you are looking for a home far away from the hustle bustle of city life, back to basics, a revisit to rural living, you can’t get a better place from zero stay near kanatal. Starts with a 700 mts trek through the jungle which by itself manifests into what you... Read More
If someone is actually looking for a vacation in the Himalayas, away from the usual hustle and bustle of a touristy hill station, this is the place. You can literally stay in the middle of nowhere yet having everything at your disposal. The calmness around in the lap of nature makes the location really ecstatic and suitable for a not so city lover... Read More
We have come to stay at Kanatal, place called ZeroStay Kanatal, resort run by Mr. Manish Jain, A resort set in a very idealistic and pristine location, untouched by Humans and totally in touch with Nature. It was a nice 20 minutes trek from the main road where you leave behind all your worries, your mobile connections, your network everything and h... Read More
This is the place where I can came every month. From delicious food to awesome natures view. It is the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the surroundings. This is for sure one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. This place is truly twosome and I will surely visit again
Variety of Birds. Only noise you hear is that of the birds and the bees. Very caring and helpful staff. Excellent food, we enjoyed it thoroughly. Loved the fact that agriculture is actually happening here.
We are a group of 13 people. We liked the location, the ambience, the village theme, staff is very nice and helpful. The food is just awesome. We stayed here for 2 nights and we had a stupendous time. We will surely come back again.