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Jigyasha Prasad Feb 27 2014

Which are the Best Homestays in Himachal Pradesh

Anupriya Bedi Feb 27 2014
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Check out the 6 Best Homestays in Himachal Pradesh. Choosing a homestay, also known as a ‘Bed and Breakfast’, is a good idea, especially for those who are new to the city and appreciate the reassuring presence of a host. Some holiday tour packages even gives you the option of a homestay. As the travel scene is getting huge in our country, people no longer want to stick to the conventional way of staying at the hotels.


Photo of Wild daisies at Kalpa (by Biswarup Sarkar)


1. Santushti Homestay-Dharamshala

Santushti Homestay in Dharamshala is a paradise in heaven literally. Situated beautifully in the lap of Dhauladhar range in Himachal Pradesh, the homestay provides picturesque view of the snow-capped mountains from everywhere. Run by a retired Army colonel, the house is uber chic in its decor and facilities. Its an eco-friendly homestay with recycled grey water, organic food made with vegetables straight out of their own farm in the courtyard and fruits directly from the trees they have planted. With flat screen televisions in every room, Modern fittings washrooms, Expresso Bar where you can indulge in great coffee, a lounge to just chill with your friends or family and last not the least, a swimming pool with clear pristine water. What else can one ask for!

Address: Kandi, Khanyara Road, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Phone: +91-98160-88125
Price: INR 2000-3000 per night for a double occupancy


Photo of Santushti Homestay (by Official Website)


2. Kullu-Raju’s Guesthouse Homestay


Raju's Guesthouse at Gushaini, Tirthan valley is one of the Best Homestays in Himachal Pradesh. Situated amidst apple orchards and cherry plantation, this place looks like straight out of a fairytale. This is undoubtedly a small paradise in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh where you can unwind and sit around and read; go for occasional walks and be fed wonderful food all day. For the adventure junkies, a 16 km long walk along the Tirthan River brings you to the Great Himalayan National Park. Raju and Lata are the perfect hosts and provides you interesting stories, sometimes haunted too. Connected to civilization by a pulley bridge, this is the perfect spot for crisp air, fresh food and long walks.


Address: Village Gushaini, Tirthan Valley, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: +91-94181-49808
Price: Around INR 800-1500 per night for a double occupancy


Photo of Raju’s Guesthouse Homestay (by Official Facebook Page)


3. Kalpa-The Grand Shangri La Homestay

This homestay is more or less like a small guesthouse but it lives truly to its name-The Grand Shangri-La. A stay in this place beats a stay in any of the other hotels in Kalpa. Visit this paradise on earth only because of its location which is a hidden gem in a small village Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh. Its situated right on the edge of a cliff and the view from each room is breathtaking and serenely beautiful. You can see some of the best sunrise and sunset from here in the Kinnaur mountain range and the biggest peak Mt. Jorthanden is also visible from the rooms itself. Mr Negi who is the host here is an interesting man with some great adventurous stories to tell and entertain guests with great food and soothing buddhist music. While your stay at this place, do not miss the splendid collection of books at its library!

Address: Roghi Road, Kanag Saring, Kalpa, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: +91-98056-95423
Price: Around INR 2000-3000 per night for a double occupancy



Photo of The Grand Shangri La Homestay (by Official Facebook Page)


4. Aapo Aap Home Stay-Shimla

Aapo Aap Home Stay is a beautiful property standing tall at the edge of a hilltop. Shivi who manages the homestay is extremely helpful right from picking you from the bus station to giving you a perfect itinerary for the popular hill station, he does it all. The rooms are accommodated with all the necessities and in fact more, like providing you with electric blankets apart from the usual heater in the rooms. The breakfast is splendid with a great menu that includes homemade kiwi and red plum jams (Sounds Irresistible) along with a great spread at both lunch and dinner too. The balconies are what the guests spend most of their time at as it provides a breathtaking view of the valley as well as a star-lit sky.

Address: Near Shimla Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: +91-80912-08353
Price: INR 3200 per night for a double occupancy


Photo of Aapo Aap Homestay (by Official Website)


5. Manali Meadows-Manali

Manali Meadows in Manali is a small heaven amidst lush green meadows, cedar trees and the view of snow capped mountains. Escape the madness of the popular hill station, Manali and head to this quiet homestay to have a peaceful and spiritually enlightening stay at a home far from your own home. Sanjay Dutta and his wife are the perfect hosts and since Sanjay was a journalist for the regional newspaper, he is well versed with the culture, lifestyle and surroundings of Manali

Address: VPO Karjan Naggar, Naggar-Manali Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: +91-93189-33044
Price: INR 4000 (inclusive of 3 times meals)per night for a double occupancy


Photo of Manali Meadows (by Official Website)


6. Birds n Chirps Homestay-Dalhousie

Birds n Chirps Homestay in Dalhousie is a great homestay in Himachal Pradesh with picturesque views of the valley from the rooftop and from every single room. There are some 11 rooms and plus a dormitory for about 40 people. The rooms are well equipped with televisions and DVD players for the guest’s entertainment. The food tastes delicious and is prepared using ingredients from the farm itself. There are many outdoor activities including the trek to Khajjiar which is known as Mini Switzerland of India.

Address: Panch Pulla, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: +91-98164-88467
Price: INR 1200 per night for a double occupancy


Photo of Birds n Chips Homestay’s Bedroom (by Official Facebook Page)

You can also check out the Best Homestays in India. Go ahead and make your rooms booked in these amazing 6Homestays in Himachal Pradesh. As homestays only have a few guest rooms in a residence, the service is intimate and personalized, and the hosts usually go overboard to please and offer invaluable advice. Check out the ixigo hotels app to make your reservations an easy task!
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