10 Best Homestays In India - Updated 2024

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Visiting India equals embarking on an adventure loaded with sensory delights. Making a trip to the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is a must for all globetrotters. While exploring the vibrant streets, catch a whiff of the endless variety of spices that go into the mouthwatering curry and tandoori chicken that you crave. After a delectable meal, find your zen as you sit on the bank of Ganges. Water enthusiasts will love the picturesque beaches in Goa. If you want to reconnect with yourself, you can even practise yoga at a retreat. The best way to experience India’s heritage and liveliness is by staying with the locals. Scroll down for the best homestays in India to make your trip worthwhile.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Hotel SM Deccan Park, Shamshabad (from USD 23)

Recognised as a travel sustainable property, this hotel aims to provide comfort while minimising the impact tourism has on the environment. The property is conveniently located only 6 km (4 mi) from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, and about 18 km (11 mi) away from tourist attractions such as Charminar or Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.

Guests can expect air-conditioned rooms equipped with free wifi, a TV and a coffee machine. Some rooms come with a balcony, providing views of the lake or the city. The on-site restaurant also whips up a continental breakfast to energise you for a full day of activity.

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6.9 User Rating Wifi Available

5.32 km (3.4 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Green Home Stay Kolkata

Boasting an independent household instead of a hotel, this property makes guests feel at home from the moment they arrive. The hosts extend warm hospitality which extends to providing home-cooked food at reasonable prices.

The rooms are equipped with necessities such as air-conditioning and free wifi. New Market, a heritage market area is located within 12 km (7 mi) of the property, where guests can easily drive using the property’s car rental service. So couples or solitary travellers, check out this property for a cosy stay.

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Green Home Stay Kolkata

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: VIP Road Deshbandhunagar, RE - 46, Raghunathpur
1205.55 km (749.1 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Terrace Airport shuttle Breakfast in the room Internet services Express check-in/check-out Massage Car hire WiFi Available

3. Sai Homestay, Malvan (from USD 21)

Situated 0.4 km (0.3 mi) from Chiwla Beach and within 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Kolamb Beach and Tarkarli Beach, Sai Homestays welcomes guests who love the sun, sand and sea. Solo travellers can mingle with others in their mixed dormitory rooms. Families can enjoy the deluxe room, which comes with a balcony and a garden view.

Guests can look forward to an Asian or vegetarian breakfast. After you’ve had your fill, why not approach the staff for trip recommendations? Bike tours, water sports facilities and snorkelling gear are provided for a fee.

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Sai Homestay

9.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Jai Ganesh Mandir Road, Next to Aana Nana Homestay, Medha, Malvan, Dist. Sindhudurga
540.69 km (336.0 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Ironing service

4. Countryside Inn, Tiruvankod (from USD 7)

Located within 2 km (1 mi) of the Pechuparai River, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Marunthu Kottai, an ancient fort, this property is a three-storey building with a terrace and a shared lounge. Ideal for the budget traveller, the property offers free wifi in each unit, with some units including a seating area.

If you intend to drive, free public parking is available but requires prior reservation. You can also join cooking classes, bike tours, cultural tours and walking tours for some additional fees.

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Countryside inn

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: manali
1013.02 km (629.5 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking

5. Jaiswal Homestay, Jabalpur

Experience the warmth of Indian hospitality at Jaiswal Homestay. Since the owners live on the ground floor of the property, they’re never too far away from addressing your needs. This property is an independent bungalow with three en-suite bedrooms and shared living spaces. Free wifi, air-conditioning and toilet amenities are provided. Each room accommodates three to four adults, and separate bookings are required if you have a hired driver. Take note that rooms are not rented to unmarried couples.

You can rent a car to explore the surroundings, though hopping on an auto rickshaw would be the best way to get to know the vicinity.

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Jaiswal Homestay

9.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 150, Sanjeevani Nagar Next to Kachhpura Over Bridge
671.09 km (417.0 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Breakfast in the room

6. Dreamhome Stay, Kurseong (from USD 33)

Imagine enjoying the sunrise over the snowy mountains from your very own balcony. It will be a reality if you book a unit at Dreamhome Stay. All rooms come with a seating area, a private bathroom with amenities, free wifi and your private balcony. The property also provides a terrace where you can enjoy the warmth of the sun. Every morning an Asian breakfast is served.

If you’d like to go sightseeing, Tiger Hill, the highest sunrise viewpoint in Darjeeling, is only 26 km (16 mi) away. You might also like to explore Eagle’s Crag, a sunset viewpoint, which is located 4 km (2mi) away.

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Dreamhome Stay

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Fr. Wery Road 76/8D, Upper Dumaram
1474.56 km (916.3 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services Car hire

7. Maharaja Home Stay Panhala (from USD 15)

Situated 14 km (9 mi) from Jotiba temple and 16 km (10 mi) from Rankala Lake, Maharaja Home Stay Panhala seeks to provide excellent hospitality for guests. A family of three can opt for the family room, while a bigger group of up to six adults and two children can opt for the family suite. To recreate the feeling of home away from home, each room comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and a terrace with garden views.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast every morning, as well as approach the staff for tour bookings. Note that internet access is not available at the property, so disconnect from your devices and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

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Maharaja Home Stay Panhala

Address: Maharaja home stay Panhala Dist-kolhapur, state - Maharashtra
455.87 km (283.3 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Barber/beauty shop

8. Sweet Silence Home, Abu Road (from USD 29)

Offering luxury with a view, Sweet Silence Home is a four-bedroom villa located 26 km (16 mi) away from Mount Abu. Each unit houses a maximum of two adults and one child. The entire villa can also be rented out if you wish to occupy all four rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and has free wifi. They also come with a dining area, a seating area and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

During your downtime, feel free to explore the property’s organic garden, or hop on the swing on the outdoor terrace. A car rental service is also available for you to explore the region.

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Sweet Silence Home

Wifi Available

Address: Sweet Silence Home, DIG (Rtd) Bungalow, Divya Farishta Colony Behind Hotel Angira. Opp. New Civil Hospital. Akrabhatta, Abu Road
988.74 km (614.4 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Games room Free parking

9. LUHO (Luxury Homes), Bangalore (from USD 37)

Located about 4 km (2.4 mi) from Forum Mall, LUHO seeks to offer convenience, comfort and luxury for every guest. All guests have access to a shared lounge, shared kitchen, a herb garden and a sun terrace. Each unit comes with a private bathroom and a work desk. Larger units even come with a balcony and a living area, where you can have friends over. If you’d like, you can even ask for a butler. Since the owner runs a food business, be sure to dig into some scrumptious continental or American breakfast before you take your leave.

With LUHO’s excellent hospitality, guests can look forward to soaking in the resort vibes for a fraction of the price.

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LUHO (Luxury Homes)

Wifi Available

Address: 78, 2nd Main Road, 1st bock Koramangla
493.13 km (306.5 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Pets allowed Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

10. IBBANI Homestay, Siddapur (from USD 48)

Enjoy the serenity at IBBANI, where you can spend the day with a cuppa gazing at paddy fields behind the property. IBBANI provides comfort for guests who seek peace within nature. The smallest room accommodates two adults, while the largest room can house five adults with two children. Each unit comes with free wifi and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Guests can start their mornings with vegetarian food cooked in the regional way. They can take their time to explore Nipli Falls and Jog Falls, which are located 8 km (5 mi) and 15 km (9 mi) from the property.

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IBBANI Homestay, Siddapur

Wifi Available

Address: Jog falls road Siddapur, Uttara Kannada
498.0 km (309.5 mi) from Himayath Sagar view point

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Games room

Enjoy an enthralling holiday in India

There is so much that you can experience in India, from its history and culture to food and nature. It wouldn’t be surprising if you find yourself getting lost among India’s diverse provinces and attractions. For an unforgettable adventure, choose one from our list of the best homestays in India.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


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Stacy lives to see the world. She does minimal planning for her travels and loves walking wherever her feet takes her. Having lived in the fast-paced cities of New York, London, Shanghai and...Read more

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