Home Stay  FAQ


Q) What is a Homestay & How it is different from a Hotel Stay ?

A Homestay is very similar to a hotel but with the grace of a home-like ambience. Guests stay in a family home or nearby. Homestays provide the same comfort to people like a reputed hotel. 
More elaborately, a Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local family and the group/family who visit as guests. Many tourists who come to Uttarakhand stay in hotels and hence, rarely get an opportunity to experience Indian Hospitality. The people of Uttarakhand welcome guests with open arms and offer the warmest experience.


Q) How does a Homestay work?

Guests & Host interact with one another and share knowledge about their cultures, regions and cuisines to make for a wholesome and unforgettable experience.


Q) Who are my Hosts?

Generally, the hosts are families who stay in the house and in some cases they could be caretakers of the place. Most homestay are small family-owned spaces.


Q) What are the Benefits of a Homestay?

There are so many reasons why you should choose Homestays over hotels. Some of them include:

  • A unique out-of-the-box experience with a local family.
  • Customised Service
  • More Safety for a solo woman traveller.
  • More opportunities to explore the local area with a localite and have an immersive experience.
  • Local cuisine and indigenous produce that is seldom offered in hotels.


Q) How do I make a reservation for a Homestay?

First of all, select a Homestay from the official website of Uttarakhand tourism and fill the form. You will then get a call from the homestay owner to confirm all the details.