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Visit The Tiny Himalayan Village, Sonapani, for Music & a Cookout

Nidhi posted on 10 March

What is It?

Looking to spend a fun weekend outside the city? If it’s fabulous food, the mountains, music and fresh air that your heart craves, head to the Himalayan village, Sonapani, whose name is derived from a natural spring believed to have medicinal properties.

Expect to spend the weekend in the company of three accomplished cooks: Keith Goyden, Ragini Rainu and Megh Pant. They will cook their favorite dishes {in front of you} and tell you a little about them.

All participants will be encouraged to share their food anecdotes, their recipes, their ideas and thoughts about food, and anything else food related they might want to discuss.

Who is It for?

Food enthusiasts can look forward to sharing their passion for food with like-minded people, and some really sumptuous meals!

Why Should I Go for It?

Delicious food, film screenings, Himalayan flowers in full bloom, and oh did we mention the great singing?

Anything Else?

Sonapani is near Mukteshwar. You can either drive down, or take a bus or train upto Kathgodam and Haldwani, from where it’s two and half hours by taxi. You are expected to arrive on March 11 and depart on March 13.


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the difference between not just kitchen nitty-gritties like broiling and baking, but also musical nuances like tayari {fluency} and bhava {aesthetics and expressions}.

When: 11-13 March

Where: Sonapani, near Mukhteshwar

Price: Cost per person on a twin-sharing basis is INR 7,500; On a triple sharing basis is INR 6,000. Your place will be reserved only after you have confirmed and sent an advance.

Contact: +91 8006300100 {Ashish Arora} or mail him at

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Featured image courtesy: Himalayan Village Sonapani