Visit A Bed & Breakfast In Himachal Pradesh Offering A Plant-Based Himalayan Escape

Plant Pot Cafe & Homes is a community-driven space for those seeking a green escape.
Plant Pot Cafe & Homes is a community-driven space for those seeking a green escape. Plant Pot Cafe & Homes

Waking up to the crisp mountain air, surrounded by the majesty of the Himalayas is not what a regular day looks like for most of us. The gentle chirping of birds that replaces the city's sounds, and a panoramic view of green meadows or snow-capped peaks that unfolds before your eyes. This is a reality at Plant Pot Cafe & Homes, a charming homestay situated amid an apple orchard in the Western Himalayas

Plant Pot Cafe & Homes is a community-driven space for those seeking a green escape. Founded by Sumee Kashyap, the homestay thrives on word-of-mouth recommendations, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for like-minded travellers. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a group of friends seeking a retreat, or a digital nomad yearning for a scenic workspace, Plant Pot offers a unique experience that caters to diverse needs. You can choose from cosy dorm rooms or private boutique havens, all designed to provide comfort and tranquillity against the stunning Himalayan setting.

Food is the cornerstone of any travel experience, and Plant Pot takes it a step further. Sumee, a passionate vegan chef herself, curates a menu that bursts with flavor and creativity. From fluffy pancakes and delicate sushi to hearty dim sums and wood-fired pizzas, the menu caters to every palate. Vegan renditions of local favorites like mock chicken thukpa and fresh smoothie bowls add a regional touch. But what truly sets Plant Pot apart is the love and dedication poured into every dish. Sumee and her team of local women use only the freshest ingredients, often preparing everything from scratch – peanut butter, bread, plant-based milk, even jams – for an unparalleled taste of homemade goodness.

Sumee's journey to Plant Pot is as inspiring as the place itself. After a successful career in the fast-paced world of fashion and design, she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that left her reliant on heavy medication. In a pivotal moment of self-discovery, Sumee embraced a plant-based lifestyle, which led to a remarkable improvement in her health. This experience not only transformed her life but also planted the seeds for Plant Pot. With determination and the support of her partner Tanmoy, Sumee left behind the familiar comforts of city life to create a space for others seeking peace and rejuvenation.

Sumee has thoughtfully curated a range of activities to engage and rejuvenate guests. Hike to cascading waterfalls or soak in the golden hues of the sunset from the nearby viewpoint. For the more active, there's badminton and football on sprawling green lawns. There are more fun options to unwind with movie screenings under the starlit sky, soulful live music evenings, or a karaoke session. For those seeking inner peace, yoga and meditation sessions are available, while barbecue nights on the property create a sense of community and shared joy. And for those who can't disconnect entirely, Plant Pot offers reliable Wi-Fi which will allow you to work remotely while surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Sumee's vision is to create a space where any community can thrive, reconnect with nature, and savour the soul-satisfying experience of Plant Pot.

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