13 Homestays Ideal to Experience Snow This Winter

There is no better time than winters to witness the true beauty of mountains when they are covered in a veil of snow. The peaks shimmer with fresh snow, the trees alongside winding roads are all white and the Sun feels extra soothing. We have handpicked a few homestays where you can experience the mysterious transformation of the landscapes before your eyes while staying safely. 

1. Mukteshwar Homestay – Uttarakhand

Imagine enjoying stargazing on a chilled night and chatting around a bonfire. And the next morning when you wake up the whole valley is covered in white sheet of snow as if some fairy has waived her magic wand at night and magic dust in the form of light fluffy snowflakes is still floating in the air. This is what you can expect while staying in this cozy homestay in Mukteshwar. Dec-Jan is the best time to visit Mukteshwar to experience snow and for the clear view of the snow-clad mountains. You can also indulge in winter treks through the deciduous forests and pines, as you make your way to the viewpoints to catch a glimpse of the Nanda Devi peak. 

Tariff : Rs 2200 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Dec end, January

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2. Osla Homestay, Har ki Dun – Uttarakhand

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Situated in a quiet corner of a peaceful Himalayan village, Osla homestay is a wooden pahadi house set on a high altitude of 2950 m. It is the last village on the Har ki Dun trek. Jan to Mar are the months of peak snowfall. The winter trek to Har ki Dun valley is an out-of-the-world experience when the whole valley is covered under the sheath of snow and you get uninterrupted panoramic views of snow covered Himalayas from up and close. 

Tariff : Rs 1000 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow: Jan to Early April

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3. Chaukori Homestay – Uttarakhand

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Enjoy the natural surroundings covered with crystal white snow while you are still in bed at this peaceful village homestay set in the middle of a dense pine forest with a backdrop of snow covered Himalayan peaks in Chaukori in Uttarakhand. While staying here you can experience winter like never before. Go on idyllic walks and indulge in some fun snowball fights, spend some time sitting in the middle of the pine forests and enjoy the most breathtaking views of the mountains covered with snow or listen to the hill stories from your host while sitting next to the mud oven to keep you warm. 

Tariff : Rs 1650 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Dec end, Jan

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4. Raithal Homestay, Uttarkashi – Uttarakhand

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It is a 500 year old traditional Garhwali heritage home wrapped in the arms of nature in Raithal, located 43 kilometres from Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. In winters, the landscape is draped in the white snow. Staying there, you will get crisp and clear views of the mountain peaks throughout the day. You can also go on the winter trek to Darya Bugyal from here. The upper reaches of the Dayara meadows are usually under snow until mid April.

Tariff : Rs 1050 per person including breakfast & dinner
Best Months to Experience Snow: Jan, Feb

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5.  Ukhimath Homestay – Uttarakhand

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It is a 60 year old traditional pahadi house built by Sh. Jagan Nath singh, a Brahman who remained associated with Kedarnath temple all his life. It has been restored now by his grandson and the things that make it beautiful are the local touch, mud walls, colourful entrances and grand verandah. Ukhimath is known as the winter abode of the Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar, so if you want to experience the beauty of winters walking on an aisle of white carpet this is the place. 

Tariff : Rs 1100 per person including breakfast & dinner
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Jan to March

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6. Mashobra Homestay – Himachal

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Soak in the real charm of a quaint little town Mashobra in Himachal at this peaceful homestay snuggled between the woods away from the din of the city. You get the magical view of the valley from the balcony where you can bask in the winter sun. Explore Himachali culture with Rajiv Sokta, a simple pahadi local who takes pride in introducing his guests to pahadi traditions and cuisine. 

Tariff : Rs 2300 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Late Dec to Feb

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7. Seri Homestay, Jibhi – Himachal

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Located amidst the dense pine forest in Jibhi, it is a beautiful wooden cottage. Pritam Kashyap and his wife Naina kashyap take all the care to ensure a comfortable stay. The place is surrounded by scenic views and there is a waterfall nearby that seems to be straight out of jungle book stories. Wake up to the enchanting sound of the stream and the chirping birds. The lip smacking hot food in chilling weather will satisfy you to the core. 

Tariff: Rs 3000 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow: Dec, Jan, Feb

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8. Chadiara Homestay, Chamba – Himachal

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Set amidst 10 acres of organic farm, this beautiful heritage homestay is located on a mountain overlooking the valley. Winters are special here, with mesmerizing views of snow covered hills. The home was built by Prakash Dhami initially for his family to stay close to nature. Later the Dhami family opened its doors to guests as well. You can experience authentic pahari hospitality here. The gardens contain a huge variety of colourful Himalayan flowers and medicinal herbs and there is plenty of opportunity for exploring the local villages and hillside trails. Delicious home cooked pahadi meals are served and prepared with farm fresh organic vegetables and supplies. 

Tariff: Rs 3500 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow: Dec, Jan

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9. Banikhet Homestay, Dalhousie – Himachal 

A peaceful homestay located amid the shimmering silver forests of pine and rhododendron in the gorgeous hamlet, Banikhet. It is nestled in Dhauladhar range of Himalayas and is located just 7 kms from Dalhousie in Himachal. The house is tastefully done by Parul, from the cozy in house fireplace to the peaceful dining hall every interior speaks for itself. Waking up to the view of forests fully covered in snow as soon as you step out of the homestay is worth a priceless experience. 

Tariff : Rs. 3200 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow: Dec end to March

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10. Sainj Valley Homestay – Himachal

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A lovely Pahadi family will welcome you with all their heart to this beautiful  traditional homestay. It is surrounded by vast green fields that will be buried under the thick layer of white in winters. The  views of majestic himalayas standing tall, fully covered with fresh snow from the rooms present a mesmerizing sight. There are open sitting areas to bask in the sun to your heart’s content. Picnic by the bank of Pundrik Rishi lake just adds on to an unforgettable memory. 

Tariff : Rs 1600  for double occupancy including breakfast  
Best Months to Experience Snow: Late Dec to Early Feb

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11. Narkanda Homestay – Himachal

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Surrounded by tall Pine trees and mountains from all four sides, this secluded homestay rests on a hill. The whole place is covered in sheets of snow in winters and offers unmatched natural beauty. 

Tariff : Tariff : Rs 2600 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Late Dec to Feb

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12. Haripur Homestay, Manali – Himachal

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There’s no better time to visit this little hamlet near Manali, than winter when the entire landscape is carpeted by a blanket of snow. This traditionally built wooden cottage gives guests a chance to reconnect with nature leaving busy city life behind. Comfortable rooms open up to the fruit orchard and the lush Valley. 

Tariff : Rs 2100 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Jan, Feb

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13. House of Bahu – Himachal

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This traditionally Kathkuni style cottage is located on top of a hill in a quaint little village of Bahu. It is located at a distance of 14 km from Banjar in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This boutique homestay is a perfect place to live in all comfort while being surrounded by gorgeous snow vistas.

Tariff : Rs 4500 for double occupancy including breakfast
Best Months to Experience Snow:
Dec, Jan, Feb

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