10 Best Homestays In Uttarakhand, India - Updated 2024

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Uttarakhand or the ‘Land of the Gods’ is a region full of awe-inspiring landscapes, rivers, and holy shrines. In the ski resort of Auli, you will find ski lifts, cable car and gondola rides. Here, you can indulge in mountain climbing, skiing, paragliding and camping. Gharwal district, in the Himalayas, is known for its religious sites, while the Chamoli district is known for its Valley of Flowers National Park. The park is home to more than 500 species of wild flowers and the best way to take in its beauty is via trekking. Visit the town of Almora for its ancient Hindu temples —Kasar Devi temple and the Jageshwar temple complex with over 100 shrines. Catch stunning views of the Himalayas from Mussoorie, a town built on a hillside. A cable car will take you to the highest point, where you will appreciate the glorious Himalayas. There is much more to enjoy here. For a comfortable stay, check out our list of the best homestays in Uttarakhand, India.

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 July 06, 2024.

1. Treehouse with skyroof for stargazing, Nainital (from USD 78)

This holiday home is constructed around an oak tree and boasts a rustic décor and a patio with breathtaking views of the valley. Notice how the tree uniquely passes through the bedroom. The house sits on a 100-acre (40.5 hectares) estate where a river flows, creating scenic picnic spots. There is a skyroof for stargazing on clear nights and daylight. Next to the house is a badminton courtyard and a lawn with seats, where you can enjoy tea in the evenings. Go for mountain treks that take you through traditional villages, plus the popular Kalsa river trek. A scrumptious homemade dinner awaits when you return.

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Tree House - The Silent Valley along River Kalsa

Address: Panyali Lagga Sharana, Nainital, India
112.47 km (69.9 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

2. Serene place with stunning mountain views, Lansdowne (from USD 60)

Samskara & Samsara comes highly recommended for vacationers seeking resort accommodation. The property is in a serene location, surrounded by trees and other vegetation. It has a lovely garden with a neat lawn and potted plants. If you opt to sleep in a tent, there is a wooden terrace overlooking a thick forest. Other room types have immaculate and spacious bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and a lounge. In the evening, gather around the fire pit for catch-ups and mingling with other guests. There’s free WiFi, so you need not worry about responding to emails.

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Samskara & Samsara

Wifi Available

Address: Upper Gounu, Kotdwara Pauri Road, Satija Estates
16.77 km (10.5 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Garden Laundry Family rooms

3. Charming accommodation with pinewood interiors, Bhimtal (from USD 26)

Mayadeep in Bhimtal features an elegant décor and is ideal for families or groups. This homestay comprises a storied house with separate balconies and a shared garden. The living room, another common area, is spacious and has a fireplace. You will love the shiny Pinewood finishes on the bedroom walls and ceilings. There are four room options, and three of these come with complimentary breakfast. Explore the neighborhood by renting a bike and nearby attractions by renting a car.

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Mayadeep Homstay

8.9 User Rating

Address: Bhowali - Bhimtal Road Bhowali, Nainital, Bhimtal, Nainital, India, 263132
104.22 km (64.8 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

4. Comfortable property with an outdoor fireplace, Lansdowne (from USD 11)

This property offers comfortable rooms with a terrace. where you will enjoy stunning mountain views. Sit around the outdoor fireplace in the evening and exchange travel stories with like-minded folks. Parking is available and is free for the duration of your stay. Enjoy local cuisine prepared and served by friendly staff, while the host is always available for tips on places to visit in the area.

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Royal's Home Stay

Address: Royal's Home Stay, lansdowne , jaiharikhal royal's Home Stay , near hydil colony, jaiharikhal, lansdowne, pauri garhwal
18.27 km (11.4 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking

5. Simple homestay with a shared lounge, Ramgarh, Nainital (from USD 32)

This homestay comprises units with a balcony, a seating nook with flat-screen television, and a kitchen. Plus, there’s a terrace, a garden, a shared lounge, and a children’s playground within the premises. All rooms have a coffee maker, giving you the freedom to brew your favorite beverage whenever the craving strikes. Fuel up with vegetarian breakfast before heading out to explore the town. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is less than 6 km (3.7 mi) from the property. There is no internet access, but this should not dampen your spirits as there is plenty to keep you occupied.

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Keshav homestay

8.7 User Rating

Address: 12 Shyamkhet, Bhowali, Nanital uttarakhand, Ramgarh, Nainital, India, 263156
104.87 km (65.2 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

6. Luxurious homestay near Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal (from USD 67)

This homestay offers stunning views of the Himalayas and boasts luxury suites named after birds. It is an explorer’s paradise, thanks to its proximity to hiking trails. The views from your spacious balcony are stunning, too. The beautiful Bhimtal Lake is nearby. Go on a hike along a trail that takes you to Karkotak peak, where you can enjoy a picnic and soak up the mountain views. Relax in the beautiful garden that comes with potted plants and a swing seat. The balcony is also a perfect place to sit and reminisce, read a book, or enjoy the views.

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Magpie Retreat

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Sanguri Village Bhimtal
109.2 km (67.9 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

7. Modern property with panoramic mountain views, Rishīkesh (from USD 73)

The property features units with a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a balcony from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and River Ganges. There’s a shared kitchen, should you wish to cook your own meals. Plus, there’s a garden and a shared lounge, where you can relax and mingle with other guests. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Explore the nearby attractions, including River Ganga and Ram Jhula all within walking distance.

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Founders Home by I-Create

Wifi Available

Address: F11 Ganga Vatika Retreat Muni Ki Reti
46.48 km (28.9 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Ironing service

8. Cozy homestay with heavenly surroundings, Nainital (from USD 9)

This property welcomes guests to amenities that include free parking, a terrace, and a garden. There are rooms that can accommodate up to two to three people, and come with a private bathroom and a balcony. You can bring your furry friends along with you, but with prior notification. Wake up to buffet breakfast every morning, and enjoy lip-smacking lunch and dinner here. Beautiful scenery surrounds the place, and there is a river nearby. If you seek a place that will rejuvenate your body and mind, this homestay is your best bet.

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bakhali homestay

Address: Gram alchona, P.O. Chanfi, bhimtal district nainital
101.16 km (62.9 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

On-site parking Free parking Parking Family rooms Pets allowed Terrace Private parking Garden

9. Colonial-style cottage with a large front yard, Dehradun (from USD 21)

This British colonial-style house has a cozy interior with a garden and five guest units. The units have beds and shelves with ample daylight in the well-insulated rooms, thanks to the wide stone walls. An outdoor seating area with plants and trees offers excellent setting for unwinding. The front yard also has space where you can play badminton. Vegetarian breakfast is served up here. Plus, there’s a shared kitchen, should you wish to cook your own meals.

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Old British House

Address: 217 Rajpur Road near Tehri house, IAS Colony
82.08 km (51.1 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Meeting/banquet facilities Airport shuttle (additional charge) On-site parking Internet services Free parking Family rooms Airport shuttle Non-smoking rooms

10. Well-furnished homestay with a children's playground, Dehradun (from USD 17)

The homestay boasts units furnished with a flat-screen TV and a sofa. Experience peaceful and comfortable sleep in the spacious bedroom that comes with a dressing table, wardrobes, and an LED TV. There is also a kitchen with a microwave oven, hot water kettle, and a fridge. In the morning, breakfast awaits you with an option of buffet or a-la-carte service. Come with kids, and they will enjoy spending time at the playground designed for them. During your stay, see the Dehradun Clock Tower or watch a movie at Vikash Cinema Mall, not too far away from the property.

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Wifi Available

Address: 457b (21/1) BLOCK IV khurbura mohalla, near rishi ashram near Cambridge senior secondary school khurbura mohalla, kanwali road Dehradun
79.87 km (49.7 mi) from Shri Sidhbali Baba Dham Mandir, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

Get close to nature in Uttarakhand

Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas, explore forest trails, discover new paths, and visit famous attractions of Uttarakhand. While you’re here, make sure to visit one too many temples spread across the sacred state.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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