A retired couple enjoying their last inning in a cozy home watching birds and butterflies on the hills without actually spending their life savings in building a house there; a research scholar coming back to a caring family after a hectic day’s work; a developer writing codes while sitting in a balcony with a view of snow covered Himalayas and a writer getting her/ his creativity juices flow while watching sunset on a hill. All thanks to the concept of Homestays. Homestays are a blessing for those looking for a long stay.
Stay under the safety and care of a family; relish homemade local delicacies; make friends for life; be part of local culture and traditions and learn new things. Not just this homestays are easy n packet as well!
Top 8 Homestays in India for Long term Stay
These beautifully located homestays can be your home for summers without making a hole in your pocket. They will cost you anywhere from INR 15,000 to 30,000 a month per person, depending on the month of your visit, location, duration etc. And best thing is they have network connectivity.
#1. PALAMPUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH
It is a beautiful home nestled in pine forest in the shadow of Dhauladhars. You can expect a super comfortable stay with soft spoken hospitable Himachali couple.
#2. ASSAM LINGZEY, SIKKIM
Home to a cheerful and knowledgeable local person, you can spend your days relaxing here in the lap of nature and living simple life enjoying organic traditional Sikkimese meals
#3. MUKTESHWAR, UTTARAKHAND
Live with hospitable farmer family of Uttarakhand in this cozy little home surrounded by Oak and rhododendron forest. If you plan to spend your summers here, enjoy crunchy fresh fruits that you have plucked yourself. The highlight of the stay here is delicious food made from farm fresh vegetable.
#4. LAITUMKHRAH, SHILLONG
Centrally located in the city of Shillong, this beautiful old colonial house is deal for students and researchers. The host will never let you feel home-sick, with her love and care.
#5. RAILA, UTTARAKHAND
This 100 years old traditional mud-and-stone house and organic farm exotically located in a small village of Uttarakhand will give you ample opportunities to learn organic farming and live in harmony with nature.
#6. KYARI, NEAR CORBETT, UTTARAKHAND
Not very far from the capital city Delhi, live in a peaceful village home with tradional joint family and enjoy home cooked pahari meals.
#7. MUNNAR, KERALA
Positioned strategically on the top of a mountain, this homestay is a nest-in-the-woods kind of experience, ideal for those who want to escape the city crowd and live amidst nature.
#8. OLD MANALI, HIMACHAL PRADESH
How would it be to live with locals in Old Manali? Enjoy the comfort and care of a home while getting all the facilities of a hill town.