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Homestays in India - Best Places to Stay in India

The concept of homestays in India has gained immense popularity especially in South and North-East parts of India. Places like Kerala, Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Spiti in upper Himachal and Uttarakhand provide homestays in remote locations, even where there is no hotel available.

Raila Homestay – Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Raila is a small, located exotically village in the hill state of Uttrakhand near Nainital, at a mild altitude of 4863 ft.

Its not just a homestays in raila, its an upcoming organic farm spread across three acres of land. It was totally abandoned till 2011 when Pankaj and Vlatka came here and fell in love with the place. The homestay is a 100 year old traditional mud and stone house. Far away from city’s chaos and pollution, it is up in the hills surrounded by birds, wildlife and pure nature. The place is full of seasonal fruits like Banana, Guava, Orange, Mango, Litchi, Apricot and Mulberry.


Homestay in Bhimtal - Uttarakhand, India

Homestay in Bhimtal - Uttarakhand, India

A picturesque drive through pine and oak forest will take you to this tranquil town nestled in lower Himalayan region in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This scenic lakeside destination is a treat for love birds, family and friends.

With breathtaking view of Bhimtal lake, salubrious surroundings, clean crisp air and temperate climate this homestays in Bhimtal is an ideal getaway from the city. Located on a small hill adjacent to the lake, it has a clear view of the lake from the balcony.

Mawroh Homestay - Shillong, Meghalaya, India

A small state in the North Eastern part of India, Meghalaya has its capital in a picturesque and romantic looking town – Shillong. Perched at 1450 meters above sea level, this lovely hill station is surrounded by beauty on all sides – Pine covered hills, flowing streams and water falls which give it a milder climate than tropical India.

Conveniently located in a quiet and peaceful residential area of Shillong, Homestay in Shillong is away from the city noise and hustle, yet within 7 minute walking distance from the local market, convenience stores, cafes and restaurants.

Majuli Homestay, Assam, Homestays of India

Majuli is the World’s largest river Island and is formed by course changes of River Brahmputra and its tributaries. Home to the simple Mishing, Deori and Sonowal Kachari tribes of the state, the island is the hub of neo-Vaishnavite culture of Assam.

Majuli Homestay, a well maintained traditional home located in Tourism Tiniali, Kamalabari on the way to Auniati Satra. Stay with us like family member freely without any disturbance.

Okhrey Homestay, West Sikkim , Homestays of India

Mostly inhabited by Sherpas, Okhrey is a small hamlet on the western part of Sikkim, very close to Nepal border, stands at an altitude of 7500 ft. It is 127 km from NJP and 131 from Bagdogra. Okhrey is also very popular for bird watching. More than 150 species of birds are found in and around Okhrey, including a few endangered species like Satyr Tragapan, Spotted Laughing Thrush, Fire-tailed Myzornis etc.

The Okhrey homestay is beautifully located and offer spectacular views of the Singalila range and Darjeeling. It’s a peaceful retreat away from noise and pollution where you wake up to beautiful sunrise that can be witnessed from the window of your room.

Kaza Homestay, Lahaul Spiti, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Homestays of India

Kaza is the largest township and commercial center of Spiti valley. Being centrally located, Kaza is a good base to explore rest of Spiti. Kaza is known for its colorful festivals and the ancient Sakya Tangyud Monastery 4 km from the town.

Kaza Homestay is a newly constructed house in new Kaza. It has 2 floors. Host stays on the ground floor and first floor is available for the guests.

Turtuk Homestay, Nubra Valley, Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir - Homestays of India

Once served as an important gateway to the ancient Silk Road that connected India with China, Persia and Rome was under Pakistan’s control until 1971 war after which India gained control of this strategic area and Turtuk became India last rural idylls.

Turtuk Homestay was built by Abdul Rahim, a farmer whose young and energetic son Abdul Khaliq converted it into a homestay in 2011. Since Turtuk welcomed its first tourist in 2010 only, Abdul’s home eventually became one of the first homestay of Turtuk.

Mukteshwar Homestay, Uttarakhand - Homestays of India

Panoramic views of snow-clad majestic Himalayas, rolling hills covered with thick Oak & Deodar forests, gorgeous star-studded night sky to refresh your romance, waterfall in close vicinity to reflect on life, fruit orchards full of Peach, Plum, Apricot and Apple to pamper your taste buds altogether makes the right picture of Mukteshwar.

Not just a Mukteshwar homestay, it’s a farm stay nestled in the lap of nature. Located in Sunkiya village, its only 2 km from Bhetlia market. Far away from pollution, noise and chaos, it is rooted in a huge Oak forest and fruit orchard.

Dhankar Homestay, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Homestays of India

Dhankar *-
High above the confluence of the *
and Pin Rivers, located Dhankar at an towering altitude of 3894 mtr. An 8 km drive up from *Sichling *on the Kaza–Tabo road will take you to this oldest village and ancient capital of the Nono kings. Situated dramatically on a hillock, Dhankar Monastery is one of the most spectacular sights in Spiti.

The Dhankar Homestay is located right in front of Dhankar Gompa, almost at eye level. Built in a tradition Spitian style with a prayer hall for meditation and yoga, it has total 3 rooms for guests.

Mawlynnong Homestay, Meghalaya - Homestays of India

Mawlynnong, also known as ‘God’s Own Garden’ is a small village in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. This tiny village with not more than 100 households has achieved a lot. In 2003, it was awarded the title ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia’ by Discover India. There is 100 percent literacy rate and women here are all self-dependent. The village is beautifully connected with lanes and every household has a beautiful garden.

The Mawlynnong Homestay is located in the heart of village near the church. There are 2 rooms with attached English toilets. One is a double bedded Traditional Bamboo Hut, another is a Triple Bedded Room. Both have attached English toilet. No vehicle is allowed inside the village, so a common parking is made just outside. Enjoy staying in a traditional style and savor delicious local meal.