11 Homestays In India Which Can Even Beat a 5 Star Hotel

homestays in India

If you think, Homestays in India are boring then you are wrong!

Here you don’t have to share a bathroom.

You don’t have to sleep on the floor.

& neither you have to eat only daal & rice.

In fact, you can enjoy some of the great views and with some of the best stays that India has to offer. Even these Indian homestays serve some of the top-rated homemade Indian cuisines.

So be ready for a feast to your tummy.

As we all know, India is known for some of its best hotels and resorts. However, this country is also famous for some of the highest number of homestays for travelers.

Getting homestays is not at all hard but searching for a good and luxury homestays in India is a tough ask.

After going through hundreds of properties, we have finally come up with a list of 21 best Indian homestays where you must stay with your family and friends.

So let’s dig in

Sunnymead Bed and Breakfast, Shimla

Sunnymead Bed and Breakfast
Source: https://www.tripzuki.com/hotels/sunnymead-himachal-pradesh/

Sunnymead Bed and breakfast is an ancestral colonial styled building with a huge cottage garden. It is one of the most beautiful and one of the best homestays in north India. The property is huge and gives you a gastronomic experience. Earlier Sunnymed was an ancestral home but later in 2011, it was restored and converted into one of the most beautiful homestay in India.

Website
Address: Below the cart road, Near the Old MLA quarters & Hotel Blossom,
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004
Email: sunnymeadshimla@gmail.com
Contact No:  (+91) 177 2801 436 . (+91) 973 6584 045
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The Homestead, Corbett, Uttarakhand

The Homestead, Corbett, Uttarakhand
Source: https://lbb.in/delhi/the-homestead-at-corbett-country-e6177e/

The Homestead in Corbett (Uttarakhand) doesn’t seems like a homestay. It feels more like a luxurious resort. This Himalayan homestay is one of the best properties to pamper yourself with Spa, swimming pool, gymnasium, Turkish steam bath and its vast expanse of grounds. Not only this, you may also indulge in activities like bullock cart ride, ATVs, trampoline, nature walks, camping, fishing and many more.

Website
Address: Sakhanpur, Pirumadara, Distt. Nainital,
Uttarakhand – 244715
Email: info@thehomestead.in, info@homestead-corbett.com
Contact No:  +91 9917944141, +91 9810055329
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The Bangala, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
The Bangala, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

The Bangala in Chettinad is a heritage property which dates back to 1910. Earlier, it was only used to entertain VIP guests from the East India company and other famous personalities. But in 1998, in order to preserve this heritage property, the owners converted it into a homestay. And if you are traveling to the South of India, then I would surely suggest you to stay there even for a night as we found it one of the best homestays in south India.

Website
Address: The Bangala, Devakottai Road,
Senjai, Karaikudi – 630 001 India
Email: thebangala@gmail.com
Contact No:  +91 -4565-220221/ 250221, +91-94431 83021
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Kannur Beach House, Kerala
Kannur Beach House, Kerala

Kannur Beach House is one of the most simple and perfect place to relax and unwind after a month’s of cubicle work. The owners are really humble and always try to take care of all your needs and wants. With a range of local Keralan vegetarian cuisine, you will feel like home.

Website
Address: Beach house, Thottada,
Kannur, Kerala, India
Email: kannurbeachhouse@gmail.com, info@kannurbeachhouse.com
Contact No: +91 9847186330, 9847184535
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Shahpura Bagh, Rajasthan

Looking for an authentic and a royal Rajasthani experience?
Then look no further, as this 45 acre property provides you a blissful and a royal experience.
This remarkable 19th-century property has two palaces: Nahar Niwas and the Umaid Niwas. Nahar Niwas is basically the family home where the King and his family stay, And Umaid Niwas is the guest house which has been restored as a homestay cum resort.
So looking for a homestay in Rajasthan India then here is the answer.

Website
Address: Shahpura Bagh – Shahpura , District Bhilwara , Rajasthan – 311404
Email: Bookingshahpurabagh@gmail.com
Contact No: +91 8448285364
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Olaulim Backyards, Goa
Olaulim Backyards, Goa

How can we leave Goa when we are searching for some of the best and luxury homestays in India?
Goa is one of the most visited states in terms of tourism.
And with this comes some of the most beautiful Indian homestays and Olaulim Backyards is one of them.

If you go through the pictures, it seems more like a resort but it is not!

Located at Olaulim village, just 30 mins driving from Panaji, it is a perfect place to fell and experience nature.
This beautiful homestay is run by a Finnish-Indian couple with their one cat, two goats, three dogs and a lovable donkey.

However, if you are planning to visit Goa would suggest you to give a read to these detailed Goa travel guides:
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Which Is The Best Beach In Goa For Nightlife?
A List Of Some Of The Best Street Food In Goa Which You Must Try

Website
Address: Near Ice Factory, Olaulim, Pomburpa,
Bardez, North Goa-India
Email: olaulimgoa@gmail.com
Contact No:
Pirkko: +91 9326017731
Savio: +91 9823390233
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Vembanad House, Alleppey, Kerala
Vembanad House Alleppey Kerala

Stayed at Vembanad House in Alleppey and I must tell you, we find it as one of the best homestays in South India.

Located on the Vembanad Lake along this property seems more like a dream than a reality. Surrounded by still water on three sides this Indian homestay is an escape for anyone looking for a place and relax in Kerala.
For a detailed Kerala itinerary, you may read this article: A Detailed Kerala Itinerary For Your Upcoming Trip

Website
Address: Vembanad HousePuthankayalMuhamma.p.o AlappuzhaKerala, India
Email: info@vembanadhouse.com
Contact No: +91 9895061561
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Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
chhotaram prajapat

Chhotaram Prajapat’s Homestay can be termed as ‘home away from home’. This homestay provides you the most authentic Rajasthani village experience.

Website
Address: Salawas village, Kumharon ki Dhani, Gosala Road,
Jodhpur 342804, Rajasthan, India
Email: cmhomestay37@gmail.com
Contact No: +91-9414720724
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Devra, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Devra, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Source: https://bespokeindiatravel.com/places-to-stay/devra-udaipur-rajasthan/

Just 10 minutes away from the main Udaipur city, this place is surrounded by beautiful farmlands and a panoramic view of hills. This homestay in Udaipur (Rajasthan) is beautifully decorated with spacious sitting areas, terraces and balconies.
This Udaipur homestay is also one of the best place for activities like trekking in Aravalli ranges, cycling, bird watching, villages visits and so on.

Website
Address: Devra Udaipur, Sisarma,
Bujra Road, Kalarohi, Udaipur – 313001
Email: info@devraudaipur.in
Contact No: +91 1244908603
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Fort Rampura, Rampura, Uttar Pradesh
Fort Rampura Rampura Uttar Pradesh

A 700 year old fort in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most spectacular and best homestays in India. Being a fort turned guesthouse, you can easily spend hours exploring the fort and its priceless artifacts, rugs, and furniture.

Website
Address: The Fort, Rampura, P.O. Jalaun District, Uttar Pradesh: 285127
Email: fort-rampura@yahoo.co.in
Contact No: +91 9450287952
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Thippanahalli Homestay, Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Thippanahalli Homestay Chikamagalur Karnataka

Located just 15kms from Chikmanglur, this South Indian Homestay was built in 1934. Want to stay with Indian family? Here is the option.
This is not a homestay it’s a mansion where the hosts share everything with their guests. However,
its a place where you will feel more like at Home than at House.

Website
Address: P.O. #160, Thippanahalli Estate, Chikmagalur
Email:  thippanahallihomestay@gmail.com
Contact No: +91.98801.50774, +91.99455.18067
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So here was my list of the top homestays in India.
Hope you liked it.

If you have been to a homestay which you want to add in this list, comment below or email me  at thepoornomadblog@gmail.com

Cheerz
ThePoorNomad
(Your Travel Guide)

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