India is what you want it to be. If you like history, India has plenty of forts, ruins, palaces, battlefields and monuments; If you love beaches there are enough of those to satisfy the most avid sun worshiper; If adventure is your thing then head for Himalayas to trek, to drive or to climb. India as a place somehow gets into your blood. You cannot simply see it, you have to experience it. And the best way to experience it is to stay with locals. While staying at a homestay, you get to experience their life, culture & traditions and taste their food. Homestays are mostly social and informal settings where interaction with your hosts and co-travelers give you an immersive experience.
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.
Homestays of India is a meeting place for travelers from across the world who wish to explore India while living with locals. We offer authentic, handpicked and well-crafted homestays where you are never a client but a guest.
These are one of the best located homes in the locality with beautiful surroundings and friendly hosts
Hosts are professionally trained by us to make your stay an unforgettable Experience.
They are known to us for years and we have lived here multiple times.
They are environment friendly and support the concept of responsible eco-friendly tourism
We stayed at Palampur Homestay for 5 nights. For the reasonable cost, we got much more than we expected. The food variety and personalised service staff were excellent. Beautiful Roses and flowers in bloom. Comfortable stay. In particular I loved my personal space in the cottage attic. The location faces a green hill of tea gardens and a short walk away is the most pleasurable ambiance for an evening and morning walk in lush green tea gardens. A little off the crowded city area makes it even better.
“My family and I had a wonderful stay at Ukhimath Homestay in June 2018 while we explored the Mandakini Valley. Kimana village is an enchanting locale in which one awakes to bird song instead of traffic noise. The house exterior is gorgeous–we loved the traditional architecture and decoration–whereas the interior has all modern amenities. The food was made with fresh ingredients, and included regional cuisine and condiments (for example, mandua ki roti and fiddlehead fern pickles). Most important of all, our host and his family were kind and extraordinarily helpful in arranging for all our needs (whether at the home or on regional excursions). We came as customers, we left as friends. I will certainly visit again.”
“My love for anything that’s rustic yet beautiful often takes me to places less ventured. This time I chose Mukteshwar homestay in a small hamlet called ‘Sunkiya’ near Mukteshwar …totally worth it! Welcomed by clean air and blue sky ..simple clean rooms… good healthy food with veggies straight out of their garden… basking in the sun with a great view overlooking acres of terraced fields. They have cows too which means that we got milk, ghee and curd rite from the source. Puran Singhji & ‘didi’ as I called his wife were great hosts in their own simple way. It’s a pet friendly home, even my four legged child queen was much at ease and looked like she was home. Highly recommended.”
“Everyone who is planning for a visit to Manipur should without any doubt spend a night here at Loktal Lake Homestay. The hospitality , the fresh organic local food, the people , the boat ride , the star gazing part ,etc etc . Everything about this place is just amazing! Will be visiting again very soon.”
“Stayed at Laitumkhrah Homestay with family and friends in 3rd week of May 2018. Excellent Homestay in Shillong. Aunty Mayborn and Janess are very helpful and nice. The place is very well maintained. Lovely food. Will definitely go back on my next trip to Shillong. Will recommend this place highly to all.”
“I was searching a silent and less crowded place for summer vacation with my family to stay away from 45℃ temperature of Gujarat. The Palampur Homestay is at very peaceful location and having great facelift with humble staff. The property owner treat you like family guest, even they had invited us to have a tea with them at their home too. We spent much time to chat and share views and reviews too. I had booked family cottage for three days and enjoyed self cooking option at our cottage too. Overall it was wonderful stay at this place and I would like to suggest to come here if you want to spent few days with nature.”
Our trip was almost marred by incessant downpour, if not for this lovely place that we had to ourselves. Even though we missed meeting Devika aunty, but her ever smiling and very helpful staff took care of us really well and I’m sure she must be very proud of them. From serving lip smacking, piping hot home cooked food made out of fresh veggies to the endless cups of tea and coffee made exactly to our liking every single time, everything was just perfect and made with so much love and affection. The place is exactly how you see in the pictures, has ample seating space outside with fantastic views, rooms are spacious and overlook the valley. I especially loved the collection of books. A second visit to this peaceful abode Nathuakhan Homestay is definitely on the cards. Stayed: Sept 2017
“We had an amazing trip of North Sikkim with team “Homestays of India”. Lachung Homestay stole our heart. It’s the most amazing place to stay in Lachung, I am sure. The rooms had lovely view of snow peaks and Teesta together from the balcony. Also fresh and hot homemade food was the best that we could get at such heights which gave us strength to sustain and survive the rough terrains of the location. Amazing Homestay. We truly felt at Home.”
”I traveled from Muscat to Delhi to explore Leh – Ladakh. My stay at Spangmik Homestay with Homestays of India helped me understand the culture and lifestyle of our fellow countrymen in the northern most part of this great country. Rather than rushing to the so called famous spots and staying like tourists, I explored the places at relaxed pace and thoroughly enjoyed staying with nature and its inhabitants.”
“It was awesome experience to stay at Khuri Homestay. The experience took us away from the mechanical and robotic routine city life to country side relaxed lifestyle. We enjoyed basking in the warm afternoon sun on khatiya (bed) and having tasty local food of Rajesthan - gutte ki sabji, Bajre ki roti, jaggery and bajre ki khichadi. The evening with folk dance performance was cherry on the cake.”