HOMESTAYS OF INDIA is a platform exclusively dedicated to promote homestays across India.​ We aim at providing travelers a unique cultural experience and work towards developing local community while preserving their heritage, culture and traditions.

Living in a homestay means you live in an informal setting where you get an opportunity to interact with your hosts and co-travelers and experience the local culture & traditions. It gives you an enriching and immersive experience.  Homestay owners host their spaces in many different ways, which makes each homestay experience unique and full of discovery.

OUR AIM

  • To provide a platform to Homestays that are located in heavenly places and need more visibility.
  • To provide information to the Travelers who are looking for advice, tips and way to find a good Homestay in India.
  • To upgrade the quality of Homestays in India, help them understand and implement the eco-tourism practices and support them to grow.

Homestays have huge potential to grow and contribute to sustainable tourism in India. The need of the hour is to educate and train the hosts in various aspects like hospitality, guest handling, cooking, hygiene, adopting eco-friendly practices etc. Being a social enterprise, ‘Homestays of India’ has taken this responsibility. The aim is not only to improve the overall lifestyle of the host but also to support the local community. We encourage and train women of the house to involve actively in managing the homestay and being financially independent. The youth of the area are also trained in tourism activities so that they get the employment opportunities in the village itself and do not have to migrate to cities. We are also working actively with locals to create outlets for local produce and handicrafts to boost the local economy.

 

THE FOUNDERS

Vinod Verma: After leaving his hotel job overnight, the first thing on his mind was Travel. To fulfill it he learnt photography and after 12 years’ experience, he has now established himself as a Travel Photographer. He works for various travel magazines and travel guides. He is a traveller, biker, photographer and hotelier, ready to dedicate rest of his life to Homestays of India.

Shailza Sood Dasgupta: This free bird managed to work with corporate like Google and McKinsey for 7 years but finally broke the cage and chose to travel. Her travel stories started making space in reader’s heart and in no time she became a popular Travel writer. She aims to make this world a better place by educating people to travel responsibly and keep this world beautiful.

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