Today, home stays have become an in-budget means of stay – not only abroad but in India as well. Home stays serves perfect means to know about the culture and form of life of the people belonging to the place of travel. Home stays serve as a great alternative to the conventional stay in the hotels. They are also cheap on the pocket and therefore can be afforded by travelers ranging from students to explorers. Himachal Pradesh itself has a number of home stays that are rented by the locals on budget rates. One can get the taste of local culture along with their privacy and the friendliness of the people around. We have showcased some such home stays located in the major tourist places of Himachal Pradesh as mentioned below:
Vashisht Home Stay
Around 3.2kms away from the main bus stand of Manali, Vashisht Home Stay provides for a comfortable stay near the famous Rishi Vashisht temple and hot springs. Pick-up and drop from the bus stand can be arranged by the hosts. The view from this staying pleasure is spectacular.
Soham’s Chateau De Naggar
It is located in Naggar, on the way to The Castle, Naggar. Being situated on the left bank of river Beas and at a view enhancing elevation, this home stay provides for magnificent scenery of the Naggar village. With peace and serenity as its plus points one can easily approach the famous Helena-Roerich Art Gallery and also the beautiful Naggar Castle.
www.chateaudenaggar.com Contact- 9805545408
Akash Home Stay
Just 1kms away from the hustle and bustle of the Mall Road in Manali, Akash Home Stay provides comfortable accommodation amidst the peaceful environment of the countryside in Gadherani at affordable prices. Being quite close to the main town, places like Hadimba temple, Old Manali and the like are easily approachable from here. The hosts provide all the facilities which a traveller would seek while visiting this area.
www.akashhomestay.in Contact- 9805015487, 9459128622
Along with being a holiday resort, Parvati Kuteer also offers home stay accommodation to its visitors. Set amidst the beautiful Parvati Valley, a home stay like this is an ultimate staying destination for tourists who love to reside in peace and purity of the forests around. Taxis are available easily from Bhuntar, Kullu.
www.parvatikuteer.in Contact- 9873943772, 8285922185
Santushti Home Stay
Approved by the Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh, Santushti Home Stay is located in the lap of the Dhauladhar Ranges. Its host is a retired Army Officer. With elegant interiors, the rooms of this home stay provide its visitors a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains and the town of Dharamshala. Its amenities are over the top and are especially preferred by peace lovers.
www.santushtiindia.com Contact- 9816088125
McLeodganj Home Stay
Located on Dharamkot road, this home stay is an organic heaven wherein the visitors are served with home cooked food prepared from the locally grown vegetables. All the basic amenities which a hotel may provide are taken care of by this home stay with affordable tariffs. Whats more..It’s just 1km away from the Bhagsu Waterfall and 1.5kms away from central McLeodganj. Naddi and Dal Lake are easily approachable from here.
www.mcleodganjhomestay.net Contact- 9736083878, 9736040937
Jamwal Villa Homestay
This home stay is situated close to the town of Chamba on the banks of the river Ravi. Pick-up and drop facilities are available on demand. This home stay is registered with the Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh and is on the top of the list of home stays in Chamba. Away from the fast life of the town, it is located away from the hustle and bustle of the same and is therefore an abode of peace for its visitors.
www.jamwalvilla.com Contact- 8894555246
Birds and Chirps Home Stay
Approved by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department, this home stay is located in the beautiful town of Dalhousie. Covered with deodar and oak trees, one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Chamba Valley, the Pir Panjal Ranges and the Dhauladhar Ranges from this place. Taxis to reach this homestay can be arranged on request. A number of camping and trekking facilities are provided by the hosts at affordable rates.
www.birdsnchirps.com Contact- 9816331688, 9816488467
Aapka Ghar Cottages
Aapka Ghar Cottages are possibly the best home stay option in the Khajjiar region of Chamba. They are authorized by the Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh. The mesmerising view of the meadows of Khajjiar is a plus from this home stay. The host provides for utter friendliness and homely atmosphere to the visitors.
www.aapkagharcottageskhajjiar.com Contact- 9857312224
Bharmour Home Stay
The Bharmour Home Stay is an ultimate stoppage for people going to the ManiMahesh Yatra. This home stay also provides its visitors with assistance through guides for the Yatra. All the basic amenities which a traveller seeks are provided at affordable prices. The view and the serenity of the place are unmatchable.
www.bharmourhomestay.com Contact- 9816450774, 9418997505
Atithi Kunj Home Stay
Strategically located on the National Highway-22, this home stay is also quite close to the nearby rail-head. It provides a homely atmosphere for its guests by facilitating them with all the basic amenities as well as home cooked food. Solan being a weekend getaway for the people living in the plains, this home-stay serves the purpose of stay at lowest prices.
www.atithikunj.blogspot.com Contact- 9418467368, 9418079168
Kasauli Home Stay
Kasauli road bifurcates from NH-22 at Dharampur and is located just above the Kasauli Resort. It has been built under the authorization of the state government. An ultimate affordable staying delight for weekenders, it provides the tourists with the charm of the hills without travelling long distances. The view of the Shivalik Hills is beautified by the pine forests nearby.
www.kasaulihomestay.com Contact- 9736400005, 9418028670
Aapo Aap Home Stay
Located in the outskirts of Shimla, one can find this home stay in Kasumpti amidst the peaceful hills of Shimla. This is a luxury home stay with affordable tariffs. Tourists are treated with utmost friendliness and are made to feel at home. This home stay is different from others as it provides a home, not only to the tourists but also to their pets. Its hosts take care of every need of the guests. Bike rentals, flight bookings, Wi-Fi; you name it and they have it. This is a state government recognized home stay.
www.aapoaapshimla.com Contact- 8091208353
The Wilderness Home Stay
The Wilderness Home Stay is a part of the Wilderness Resort situated in the beautiful hills of Narkanda. It is on NH-22, 70kms away from the town of Shimla. The Hatu Peak is a major tourist attraction nearby. This homestay is away from the noises of the town and provide peace to its visitors.
www.wildernesshimalayas.com Contact- 9816060933, 9815745269
North Moon Home Stay
The North Moon Home Stay is located in Kufri, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla. It is on NH-22 and is therefore easily approachable by taxis and buses. This is a state government recognized home stay. This home stay gives you an awesome view of the Himalayan Ranges, serving its visitors with the best amenities at the same time. A lot of adventure sports can be taken up while staying at this place. The friendly atmosphere provided at this home stay will surely make one long for another holiday in this beautiful hill state.
www.northmoon.in Contact- 9816423286, 9218770486