The Homestead, Uttarakhand
Started by a couple, turned into a premium homestay. It is situated near the famous Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. This place gives more of a resort vibes as they offer a sauna, Jacuzzi, and a Turkish steam bath to wash away your stress and soothe your body, mind, and soul. That's not it, they have more to offer, activities like bullock cart ride, ATVs, trampoline, nature walks, camping, fishing, and many more.
Sunnymead, Himachal Pradesh
Sunnymead is a Heritage Cottage and is one of the oldest surviving residences of Shimla. It has a long history with the British era. As it is a restored property it gives very vintage vibes with a spectacular garden. They serve Indian and European dishes. Their continental breakfast will impress you, but you can also opt for a traditional Indian breakfast. It is well known for the gastronomic experience they offer and its friendly hostess.
Igloo Village Sethan Manali, Himachal Pradesh
It is not a literal homestay, but who cares because it's a dream stay. It is more of an igloo camping. It is located in the serene Sethan village of Manali. The fun part is they have plenty of fun activities for you. You can go for skiing and other adventure activities they have, in the evening a must campfire and jamming session, and you get to interact with new people. How exciting right? This accommodation is available only during winters as it melts during summer.
Nature Craft Homestay, Karnataka
If you are looking for a budget yet a home-away-from-home stay in Chikmagalur town of Karnataka then this place is best for you. This homestay might not be a very luxurious or modern type but their hospitality is topnotch. This is the perfect definition of a homestay where you will find neat accommodation with warm hospitality. More like home than just a regular accommodation.
Chhotaram Prajapat Home Stay, Rajasthan
This homestay gives a very Indian countryside experience. They provide simple room in huts. It is located in Salawas village of Jodhpur, a few kilometers away from the city center. They give a very warm yet very traditional way of hospitality. You will feel it as soon as you enter, they will welcome you with tica. They also arrange a village safari, camel riding, and countryside trekking at a competitive rate.
Olaulim Backyards, Goa
Olaulim Backyards is in the little village of Olaulim, around twelve km from Goa’s capital Panjim. The location is the key point of this homestay. It’s as far away from the touristy parts of Goa. Located on the Mandovi backwaters with a peaceful and sheer environment. They have four cottages built with local materials. All cottages are furnished with vintage or wooden handmade furniture. And the highlight of this homestay is their enclosed outdoor shower. They can also arrange scuba diving, river rafting, or learning pottery.
La Maison De Ananda
La Maison de Ananda(The house of happiness) is the bamboo cottage in the world's largest river island Majuli. The cottage is built in a Mishing traditional way known as "chang ghar". All the furniture is also made of bamboo giving a touch of traditional lifestyle. When you are there you can't miss the authentic local food, you can enjoy it in their family kitchen. During your stay, you can hire a bicycle and explore the island, visit their religious sites "Satras" where you may also bump into local mask and puppet makers.
It is a beautiful bungalow built in traditional Kerala style located along the backwaters of Alleppey. This dreamy property is surrounded by Vembanad Lake on three sides and has a paddy farm on the backside. This place gives you an opportunity to experience an authentic Kerala lifestyle. During your stay, you can wander around the garden or watch the canoes and fishermen pass or just laze in a hammock the whole day.