Because of the family condition, Rajkendra has chosen to work instead of study. He has started his journey as a porter at Thappar Farm House, Uttarkashi. From there he got inspired and started working towards his dream which was to open his Hotel in his native village.
We have asked a few questions which we would like to share with you all to show how he has been through all this.
HW: What motivated you to make a career in this industry?
Since I have worked in the hospitality industry for a long time so I used to dream of my own Hotel. I had my ancestral land in the Village Natin which is in Uttarkashi and has a very beautiful serene around. Then one of my friends helped me in taking the loan and with the other formalities which were required for a new Hotel. That is how it got started.
HW: How did you cope up with the first lockdown as a hotelier?
Corona did not stop me as Hotelier and I can say this thing because I didn’t sit at home and wait for everything to get okay. Instead, I have started working on the pending things. I have been lucky that the property was not on lease so I didn’t have to pay. I had my savings by which we have survived.
HW: How did you overcome those days?
Like I have mentioned that I have had my savings and also I took a loan from one of the government schemes for my second property. So, I have invested most of the time in building that. This property is also bookable now.
HW: Anything else you want to share?
I would like to tell Uttarakhand’s youth that there are a lot of things you can do while staying in your hometown or at least within the states. And, I would like to invite travelers and families to come and visit our village where you will be served organic home-cooked food. Travelers could also enjoy the view of a few great Indian peaks like Srikanth and Bandarpunch from here. Do come and visit us :)
About Natin Village:
This off-beat place is a breathtaking destination in the hills of Uttarakhand. Natin Village is a lesser-known but so vibrant and alive destination. It is just 2 km from the base camp of Dayara Bugyal Trek. Most of the trekkers go through this village to reach another basecamp, Gui.