Inspired by the values of the American naturalist Henry Thoreau, Walden Living was started as a permaculture farm in the Shivalik Foothills by Siddhartha Jindal. Following his heart to create something meaningful on the land, he built Walden Living farm stay to welcome people looking for conscious indulgence combined with simple living.
The farm stay is built on the principles of sustainable living and constructed using locally sourced, natural materials, wherever possible, from the mud on the walls to the sheesham wood of the furniture. The four beautifully decorated villas showcase traditional Punjabi art with a modern twist to encourage upcoming artisans. All the food here is grown on-site, using organic ingredients and sustainable practices, and harvested with loving hands before each meal. Every evening, the peacocks from the surrounding forest sit on the treetops, while Ballu, the property's beloved dog chases them till the sun sets beyond the Shivaliks.
Siddhartha has made a lot of effort to keep the carbon footprint bare minimum. From rainwater harvesting and recycling kitchen waste to chemical-free handmade soaps for toiletries, Walden Living represents sustainable living at its finest.
There are 4 rooms at Walden Living spread across the estate. The 2 large rooms are adjacent to each other and share a lovely wide terrace with a partition. The smaller and cozier other two rooms have their individual porch looking into the estate. Special artisans were brought into Walden to construct earthquake-proof rooms. The orientation of the rooms is such that they stay cool during the summers and warm during the winters.
Two large-sized farm view rooms with a capacity of 3-4 people each. There's a plunge pool next to the stay.
550 sq ft
2 + 2
Two medium-sized rooms can accommodate up to 3 people each, aesthetically furnished with an inhouse made bed, decorated with art from local artisans, overlooking the farm.
300 sq ft
Farm and Garden View
2 + 1
Price Description: The price is for double occupancy and includes all taxes and accommodation with the meals mentioned below.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Third Person/Child: Additional person or child above 12 years @ Rs. 3000/- (all inclusive) per night including all 3 meals. Mattress provided for the additional person.
Raahghar Payment Terms: Reservation is confirmed with an advance payment of 50% of the total amount at the time of booking. The balance payment is to be made 7 days prior to check-in.
Cancellation Policy (Indian Passport Holders Only):
In case of a cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstance a credit note will be issued by the property to the guest for the amount paid till date.
The credit note will be valid for use within one year from the period of booking. The guest can redeem the credit note against the amount of any future booking within a year and pay the balance if any as per the rates applicable on that date. This credit note is also transferable and can be used by the guest/transferee only once within the stipulated date.
Raahghar would keep your credit card information secured with us and it won't be charged unless needed.
Chandigarh airport is 50 km away by road. You will pass Chandigarh to get on the highway to Ropar (Rupnagar) and then take a right following Google Maps to reach the village of Naurangpur.
Rupnagar Railway station is about 15 km away. However, the Chandigarh station is better connected to the rest of India.
Walden Living can be reached from Chandigarh in an hour via Kurali Chandigarh Road (about 40 km). Ludhiana is about 2 hours away via NH5.
Walden is located 14 kms off the highway. Once off the main highway, the mobile range might go and that's why it is important to get the directions loaded in maps in advance. Walden is at the end of the road.
The construction of the Villas was done with the help of special artisans from Gujarat's Hunarshala. Hunarshala specializes in using earth friendly materials and sustainable construction techniques.
Walden follows many sustainable practices like harvesting of rainwater and grey water treatment around the farm to reduce their carbon footprint. The employment is generated from surrounding villages and also the toiletries are manufactured by two local families in their homes using age-old simple techniques.