Bir Terraces was envisioned by Maha'Bir' Prasad Vashisht who yearned for a space far away from the chaos of city life. A space free of noise, and pollution. A space to reconnect with nature. A space to retire and rediscover life - among misty mountains, under starry skies, a sanctuary to farm, hike own a candy shop for kids in the village with his wife.
Architect Praveen Vashisht (Son) who has over 3 decades of experience building homes in the mountains, began working full-time to fulfill his father's vision. Along with Meeta Vashisht (Daughter-In-Law), he built a home that offers an elevated and wholesome experience to all those visiting it.
During the ground of this project, Bir Vashisht (72) passed on, fighting cancer with great strength and determination.
His love, legacy, and principles live on.
At Bir Terraces, we believe in upholding our core values of sustainability, community, and hospitality. We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters meaningful connections with our guests, while also preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding environment through responsible practices. Our commitment to these values allows us to offer a unique and authentic experience for visitors seeking a peaceful retreat in the mountains.
We follow a holistic approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness of soil, plants, animals, and humans. We make all our fertilizers and pesticides in-house using natural plant materials growing around us.
We believe in showing love and respect for animals by following a vegetarian menu with the exception of eggs. We recognize the important role animals play in our ecosystem and aim to promote sustainable and ethical food practices.
Our grey water harvesting system collects and filters waste water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. The treated water is then reused for irrigation, reducing our reliance on fresh water.
We have implemented a rainwater harvesting system that allows us to collect and store up to 65,000 liters of rainwater. This ensures that we have a sustainable source of water during the drier/hotter months when the regular water supply may be cut off.
In-House Natural Skincare
Since we use grey water to hydrate our farm, handmade toiletries by Nativ Indie are provided to all our guests. These products are 100% natural, sustainable, and free of harsh chemicals, and the best part- they are made right here on the property!
We conscientiously segregate wet and dry waste to make sure organic waste matter is composted so as to fertilize our soils. We dispose of dry waste responsibly and urge guests to reduce their waste footprint when they travel.
Our team of tireless and dedicated individuals embody the essence of mountain hospitality. They ensure every guest is met with an experience worth cherishing.
We believe hospitality is accomplished when one feels like they are leaving their home during their departure. To add to our charm, our four-legged companions, consisting of dogs and cats, bring a unique sense of warmth and comfort to our guests' stay.
Founder & Co-Host
Meet Dushyant, our founder, and host. Former software engineer and photographer at heart, he combines his technical expertise with his passion for people, psychology, and plants, to curate a memorable experience for guests.
Director & Co-Host
Meet Avanti, our resident hospitality expert, and apothecarist. With a passion for ethnobotany and a love for dogs, she curates a unique experience for guests by creating natural products using her knowledge of plants and herbs.
Head Chef & Caretaker
Here's Yogesh, our chief caretaker/chef, expert handyman, and the man who will warm your heart with his hospitality!
He loves storytelling and entertaining and you'll often find him humming a song or narrating a joke or two!
Chief All Rounder
Meet Kamlesh, our warm and friendly caretaker who hails from the neighboring village of Kool. He has a knack for cooking and will accompany guests through all our curated treks. He possesses great knowledge of native flora.
Here's Dileep, the backbone of our team. He always wears a smile and never says no to any request. With his dedication and sincerity, he ensures no stone is left unturned in providing you with a memorable stay.
Meet Manju Devi, our farm help who never fails to brighten our day with her infectious smile. Hardworking and resilient, she's an embodiment of an independent wonder woman. Plus, her wardrobe is always a burst of colorful joy!
Here's Kaalu, the calm, wise, and loyal protector of our land, who loves gazing at mountains and ensuring all is well in his kingdom with his wagging tail. All our dogs are his children & grandchildren!
Meet Gabbar, who unlike his name is a softie at heart. He's a loving father to his kids -Jack & Zoey, He wins the hearts of many with his good looks and ensures the property is safe and sound.
Here's Cheeku, the friendly giant and howl master. He is always concerned about every dog's well-being.
He loves to shower guests with his slobbery kisses.
Meet Jack, the adorable and gentle son of Gabbar. With his calming presence and love for humans, he's sure to win your heart in no time!
Here's Zoey, a quick-witted, foxy-looking girl who keeps all the boys in check. She's Gabbar's daughter and a natural at charming everyone she meets.
Meet Kaali, our only feline resident, blending in perfectly with her canine companions. She enjoys sunbathing and taking peaceful naps in our tranquil backyard.