Top 14 Homestays in the Hills Ideal to Rejuvenate

After staying locked in our homes for more than 5 months now and working within same four walls, we all are craving to stay in midst of nature at a place with scenic views and open spaces. With travel opening up slowly, most of our homestays are now open. Here we have handpicked a few homestays in the hills that will offer you absolute peace and safety along with amazing vistas. The list is prepared keeping in mind all budgets. Ask for long stay discount if you are planning to stay for 10 days or more.

This is a perfect time to recuperate in hills when they are lush green and devoid of unnecessary crowds. Start your day with yoga or meditation, go for nature walks on hidden trails and listen to interesting mountain stories from your host family if you want to socialize. Breathe in fresh mountain air and work/ relax in the balcony while cool breeze tickles you; enjoy simple organic meals cooked in pahadi style incorporated with Himalayan herbs to improve your immunity, and treat yourself to unlimited supply of tea or coffee and snacks while watching surreal sunsets.

1. Rukhla Homestay – Himachal

This farmstay surrounded by Deodar forests and apple orchards is ideal for a break from the humdrum of daily routine. Yoga mornings, music concerts, poetry reading sessions, cooking lessons are just some of the many activities that will keep you engaged during your stay here. It also has a Billiards Room, a well stocked library, Table Tennis and Badminton court. It is located in Rukhla, a small village just 70 kms from Shimla.
Tariff: Rs 2500 for the single person including all meals.
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2. Nathuakhan Homestay – Uttarakhand

Not just the delicious elaborate meals and tastefully done interiors but also the wide range of books and music collection, the cozy sitting corners and the beautiful lawn makes this beautiful cottage in Nathuakhan a place you would want to spend days relaxing at after these stressful days.
Tariff: Rs 2000 for the single person including Breakfast.
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3. Kaluropa Homestay, Banjar – Himachal

Listen to the melodious burble of Tirthan River from the balcony of this beautiful house in Kaluropa, a small village in Banjar in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It has everything that is required for a perfect mountain holiday—good weather, stunning views, plenty of adventure activities and great value for money. It is just about 27 km from Aut on Tirthan valley road and is hub of many beautiful unexplored places.
Tariff: Rs 2000 per person including breakfast, morning and evening tea.
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4. Palampur Homestay – Himachal

The morning and evening walks in the pine forest just behind the stay, the lunch picnic by the side of Mountain River, savoring refreshing kangra tea on you the visit to tea gardens are just a few things that will make your stay there memorable. This beautiful house is located in the shadow of Dhauladhar ranges in Kangra valley, Himachal Pradesh.

Weekly Tariff: 8,900/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Kitchen for Self Cooking • Housekeeping • Toiletries
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5. Shuru Homestay, Manali – Himachal

Soak in the lovely views of the picturesque Solang Valley and the majestic Rohtang Pass while you spend your staycation/ workation at this beautiful cottage surrounded by apple orchards quietly tucked away in a small picturesque village Shuru near Manali, Himachal. Enjoy your meals as per your mood – at the outdoor cafe, the indoor dining space or the in-room dining setup. There is bonfire and barbecue area as well in the backyard for cool evenings.

Weekly Tariff: 18,200/- for two people
Includes: Hi Speed Internet • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea/Coffee) • Electricity • Toiletries • Housekeeping • Power back up
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6. Satobari Homestay, Mcleodganj – Himachal

Sip your morning tea while enjoying a spectacular view of snowcapped Dhauladhar ranges at this lovely house nestled in pine forest in Satobari hill in the serene setting of Kangra Valley, Himachal. Engage in activities like hiking on hidden trails, paragliding etc or spend some time roaming around in the vibrant market of McLeodganj . There are some meditation and yoga centers also nearby.

Weekly Tariff: 6900/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • Kitchen for Self Cooking
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7. Dalar Homestay, Binsar – Uttarakhand

Break free from mundane routine life and stay at this traditional Pahari house set in serene environs amidst Oak and Pine forest in village Dalar inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarakhand. The place is wrapped up in thick foliage and on a clear day you can get a swapping view of Himalayan peaks such as Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Trishul, Nandadevi etc.

Weekly Tariff : 5500/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Kitchen for self cooking
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8. Mukteshwar Homestay – Uttarakhand

Relax in midst of Oak and Rhododendron forest at this cozy hideout Mukteshwar Homestay, Uttarakhand. It is located in Sunkiya, a quaint little village with fields, mountain streams and seasonal waterfalls. Stay here for a few days and experience the slow paced life in a Himalayan village while appreciating little joys of life – wake up to the songs of the birds, watch butterflies dance over flowers, walk along hidden nature trails, bask with surreal view of terraced fields and gaze at the starts at night.

Weekly Tariff: 15,700/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea)
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9. Bhandal Homestay, Chamba – Himachal

Reconnect with nature at this traditionally built and tastefully restored stone and wood house located in the Bhandal valley of district Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. The valley is characterized by quaint riverside villages, slate-roofed hay barns, exceptional scenery, great walks and inviting forests. From here you can go on excursions to Chamba, Khajjiar and Dalhousie.

Weekly Tariff: 10,000/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea)
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10. Raithal Homestay, Uttarkashi – Uttarakhand

Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and fresh air at this 500 years old heritage home nestled in the lap of nature, far away from pollution, noise and chaos in a small village Raithal in Uttarkashi. You get clear views of snow-clad Himalayas from here.

Weekly Tariff: 12,200/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea)
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11. Mirai Village Homestay, Dwarahat – Uttarakhand

Live simple life of a village, eat organic vegetables cooked in kumaoni style and experience the love and care of simple hill people at this traditional village home made of mud and stone, located in serene surroundings of Malli Marai Village near Dwarahat in Almora, Uttarakhand. This lifestyle for a few days will recuperate your shattered city soul in no time.

Weekly Tariff: 10,500 for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea)
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12. SumaRopa Homestay, Kasol – Himachal

You will be transported to a different world altogether while staying in this beautiful bungalow nestled in thick Deodar and Pine forest in Suma Ropa, a quaint settlement 4 km from Kasol, Himachal Pradesh. It offers you ultimate peace; the only voice you hear is of the chirping birds and the roar of Parvati River which flows at a walking distance.

Weekly Tariff: 16,500 for two people
Includes: WiFi • Power Backup • Housekeeping • Electricity • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea)
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13. Kais Homestay – Himachal

Start you day with yoga, eat healthy organic meals and snack on fresh fruits ​at this lovely homestay that lies in the middle of rice fields and Plum orchards in Village Kais near Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. There are plenty of activities like bird-watching, nature walk, heritage village walk, fishing and farming that you can engage in while staying here. The homestay is located in Kais Wildlife Sanctuary that inhabits different types of Bears, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr and Monals among many other species. There are many heritage villages like Jana, Soil and Tandla nearby where you can go on a day hike. Or you can explore Kasol in Parvati Valley and Tirthan Valley.

Weekly Tariff: 5400/- for two people
Includes: Wi-fi • Power Back-up • Housekeeping • Kitchen for self Cooking
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14. Malana Homestay, Parvati Valley – Himachal

Shadowed by the peaks of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba, it is situated on an isolated part of the hill providing you the much-needed space in the hills to connect with nature. This tradional Himachali homestay is located just 400 mtr from the Malana Gate parking point in the beauty of nature near Kasol in Himachal Pradesh. There are many treks around like Rasol Pass, Chandrakhani Pass and Dev-Roopa trek that you can do.

Weekly Tariff: 6150/- for two people
Includes: WiFi • Electricity • Housekeeping • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) • Morning Tea
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