Ditch the Luxury Resorts Over These Splendid Homestays in India

Ditch the Luxury Resorts Over These Splendid Homestays in India
Last Updated: December 11, 2018

Homestays in India have always been in the mind of the budget travelers. But today this isn’t the case anymore as the homestays in India are no more modest. In the sense, the experience that tourists get in homestays is no less than a luxury resort. Choosing to stay in the stunning homestays, you are going to enjoy every bit of the second as you are going to receive a warm and homely welcome. Not just this but what is my favorite part in these hotels is the opportunity to feast on delicious home cooked food. Also receiving a personalized attention is something that helps me develop a bond with the owners. If you are looking for accommodation other than typical options and want to experience a remarkable hospitality in India, then peek-a-boo at these stunning homestays in India that is sure to fill your heart with joy. Let’s get started-

1. Sunnymead Bed and Breakfast, Shimla


How about spending your time in a heritage homestay with English garden? If you are a nature lover then you are going to fall in love with this homestay as you will get the opportunity to wake up amid a variety of flowers such as the dahlias, geraniums, lilies, red hot pokers, alstroemerias, irises, azaleas, and more. Stepping inside, you will get the feel of the colonial era as the bedroom comprises the colonial-style four-poster beds and flamboyant curtains. Other than this, the interior of the homestay takes the tourist to the family treasures that blend in beautifully with the contemporary touches that have been added. Sunnymead Bed and Breakfast have four bedrooms and each of them is gorgeously decorated in classic style with contemporary accents. The place is simple WOW if you want to get spend your nights in Shimla staying in this rich and well-maintained homestay.

Things To Do: Tourists can enjoy reading books that are provided on the shelves, take a walk into nature and get indulged in capturing the sight of the beautiful birds.

Price: INR 4,500 per night for a single bedroom and INR 6,000 per night for a double bedroom.

2. Devra, Udaipur


Yet another homestay in India that focus or natural and organic way of lifestyle, the area around Devra has striking beauty. The homestay gives the feel of the colonial era along with a comfortable stay that you are going to cherish for a lifetime. Right there standing at the window of the room or the balcony you would get the beautiful panoramic views of hills and farmland that is stretched in every direction. All, the more tourists can get a splendid view of the Monsoon Palace can get a  reaching all the way to the City Palace itself. You are going to fall in love with the vibes of the house as it is decorated with spacious sitting areas, balconies and terrace making it easier for you to chill and relax.

Things To Do: The place being good for the adventure enthusiasts to give the opportunity of trekking in the Aravalli Ranges and Cycling. Also, for the nature lovers, they can enjoy the bird watching, walk in the village area and make the temple visits, sightseeing in Udaipur and more.

Price: INR 5,500 per night double bedroom that includes complimentary breakfast as well.

3. Fort Rampura, Rampura


Looking forward to get a ravine retreat or get the heritage experience? Then the Fort Rampura homestay with its spectacular settings will give you the feel of no less than a luxury resort. Entering the 700-year-old fort, tourists are sure to get the experience begone era that is just not explainable but can only be felt. What excites me more about the fort is despite the vastness of the property, the Fort Rampura comprises of three rooms that are countless unique which means tourists can discover the wonders of the homestay by taking a leisure walk in and around the fort.

Things To Do: Tourists staying at Fort Rampura can get indulged in the Bonfire, sit and read a book from the small library offered in the fort, enjoy the open-air dining, walk through the fields and fort and so much more.

Price: INR 700 onwards per night double bedroom that includes complimentary breakfast as well.

4. Hidden Forest Retreat, Gangtok


Looking for a place that has a perfect balance of privacy and nature? Then booking your accommodation in the Hidden Forest Retreat would be an ideal choice as it will take you to the patch of paradise. The entire homestay is connected by stone paved pathways that will lead you through the dense forest and the orchid nursery. Visiting the place you will come across the spellbound beauty that is truly a feast to the mind, body and soul.  The area is surrounded by flowers, fruit trees, and forest making the homestay look lively. The Hidden Forest Retreat comprises 12 spacious guest rooms with balconies that give the enchanting sight of the mountains, paddy fields. So if you are a nature lover and looking for a place that can hold you back amid the greenery that can help you discover yourself in the calmness then Hidden Forest Retreat is the answer where you can experience it all.

Things To Do: Tourists can enjoy taking a tour of the nursery when visiting during March and April and get indulged in the local sightseeing.

Price: INR 2000-3000 depending on the occupancy you choose to book.

5. Kashid Beach Resort, Kashid


Booking your stay at the Kashid Beach Resort will take you to the sight of the lush green mangoes and coconut trees. Here you will receive a warm welcome fresh coconut water will be served as a welcome drink on the doorstep. You will be impressed by the look and feel of the hospitality of the Kashid Beach Resort. The homestay comprises five bedroom houses each with a unique theme color assigned to it. Also, the entire area is surrounded by white and clear stones, rough patches and rocky areas.

Things To Do: For those bitten by adventure bug can get indulged in some adventure activities like surfing on the beach due to the high waves.

Price: INR 4000 onwards.

6. The Homestead, Nainital


Covered by thick forest, grassland and swamp, teeming with wildlife, the Homestead is a place of peace and tranquility. The excellent facilities and the luxurious treatment served at the Homestead is sure to help you get a unique experience. The interior of the homestay is breathtaking and considered to be one of the best places to book your stay if you are looking to spend some time pampering yourself. With beautiful garden having the ancient trees set up a cosy and relaxed ambiance which is soothing to the mind and soul.

Things To Do: Enjoy bonfire and barbeque, take walk in the manicured lawns, enjoy stargazing with a telescope and more.

Price: INR 7000 onwards

7. Olaulim Backyards, Goa


Nestled on the Goan backwaters, is the village called Olaulim Village where you can book your stay in the magical homestay called Olaulim Backyards. The scenic beauty that the place provides is truly awe-inspiring with the view of the green backyard and paddy fields, coconut groves and a swimming pool. Not just this but your very own tropical-style bathrooms is going to give you a unique experience.

Things To Do: Swimming, Fishing, Cycling through nature trails or simply relax amid the picturesque beauty of nature.

Price: INR 2000 onwards

8. Vembanad House, Alleppey


How about staying beside India’s longest lake? Yes a homestay right amid the lush greenery i.e., Vembanad House would fill your heart with joy as you will get the opportunity to spend a quality time in the exquisite home with the breathtaking surroundings with tropical foliage and paddy fields. Entering inside the home you’ll see some beautiful pieces of traditional wood furniture and artifacts. Not just this, but you will even get a chance to experience the authentic Kerala lifestyle, traditional food that too with nature.

Things To Do: Enjoy a walk through the paddy fields and fishing with the locals. Also, get a chance to enjoy houseboat trip along the Kerala backwaters.

Price: INR 3000 onwards.

9. Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay, Jodhpur


A true balance of simple and authentic, stay at the Chhotaram Prajapat which is located in the outskirts of Jodhpur will give you an opportunity to experience the traditional Rajasthani lifestyle in the deserts of Rajasthan. Booking your stay at the Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay lets you explore the richness of Rajasthani culture and food.

Things To Do: Tourists can get indulged in folk music and dancing or simply unwind in the cool mud huts.

Price: INR 2000 onwards.

10. The Cottage Homestay, Jeolikot


Cocooned in nature, the Cottage Homestay will offer you a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Range. Entering the cottage you will come across uniquely designed ensuite bedrooms and a common living area with a beautiful garden outside where you can sit and feel relaxed. In short, this beautiful cottage is perfect if you are looking for a lazy hill holiday with your family.

Things To Do: Take a walk in and around the cottage or sit and experience the calmness in nature.

Price: INR 2000 onwards.

With this, I would like to wrap up the blog. I hope by now you must have picked up the luxury homestay option for your next trip. Other than this, if you need any assistance on knowing in detail about the homestays or travel packages, then our experts at Tour My India will help you plan a perfect trip that you will cherish for the lifetime. Give us a call at +91-9212553106/07 or you can even drop you queries/requirements at In case, if I have missed out on any other homestays, please let us know in the comment section below. Ah! Also, don’t forget to give the blog a big fat like and share it with your friends and family.

Published: 08 Dec, 2018
Swati Mishra


Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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