There is something beautiful and heartwarming about homestays. It gives you a cozy and warm feeling of being home in an unknown city and leaves you feeling good on the insides.
In such an instance, we bring you the top 10 homestays in the chilly and windy Himachal Pradesh. These are picked from various popular locations which are usually visited by tourists and sprinkled with a few locations away from the hustle and bustle of cities. We hope this helps you in deciding the best places to stay.
1. The Grand Villa, Manali
This place as the name suggests is grand and opulent. It is located in Manali near the Hidimba temple. It has very clean rooms and the service is great. Other perks are free WiFi and free private parking.
2. BirdsnChirps Homestay, Dalhousie
It is located in Dalhousie and is spread over a large area of land. The best part is it is located very near to the main part of the city and thus facilitates the tour. Enjoy some great nature and early morning sunrises from your terrace while staying at this beauty.
3. Homestead Villas, Kasauli
This is a great home to rent if you are going as a large group of people. It can accommodate comfortably up to 15 guests so it is the best bet for that family friend trip or a trip with extended family.
WIth quaint old-world charm, it overlooks beautiful scenery and has all the world-class amenities too. There are mountain trails nearby for some peaceful walking and hammock or swings where you can rest in the garden.
4. Bundla Tea estate homestay, Palampur
Palampur is a quaint little town in the Kangra valley and this is the best homestay to visit around this stupendously beautiful valley. the tea estate itself is filled with lush green leaves and foggy mornings and you will feel great and invigorated.
It is also a great stay for the adventure lovers since Bir billing is just half an hour away. Bir billing offers one of the best paragliding experience in Himachal and is a must-try.
5. The Unmad, Dharamshala
It is located very near to the village and is great for accessible and easy stays. The guest rooms have terraces and great seating areas outside for you to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea gazing at the scenery.
The 24-hour front desk, free wifi and bathroom showers are added perks to the cozy, fuzzy rooms in this homestay.
6. Mountain and Peace homestay, Shimla
It is a great place for a homestay in Shimla and is also pet-friendly. The rooms provide us with calm and peace and the hosts are great.
Cycling and skiing are available near to the homestay since it is located near to the mountains and valleys. So, It is a great place to stay if you want to enjoy some adventure and thrill.
7. Miklam Homestay, Kaza
It is located in the coldest valleys of Himachal – the Spiti valley. Nestled between the snow-capped mountains and hills, it is truly a sight to behold.
It is is the perfect spot to stay if you want to visit the coldest regions of Himachal.
8. Raadballi retreat, Dharamshala
It is a beautiful rental home with various activities to do nearby. The Pong lake is located nearby where you can enjoy fishing, boating, and bird watching. It is a haven for watching rare migratory birds here.
The homestay itself has great rooms and the cooking is done in a typical Himachali way.
9. Backpacker’s Nest, Kasol
This is great for a budget stay with all the good amenities needed. It has a shared lounge area from where you can look at the scenery around.
The staff is very good and will make you feel at home. The restaurant provides a variety of options for dining and it also has free Wifi. With an inbuilt garden, you can have some great snacks and tea while reinvigorating your soul.
10. Campin’ Wild, Kullu
The campsite has some very spacious and great camps for you to stay during your tour. It is an offbeat homestay and hence less crowded. You can also go for some trekking nearby.
Thus, we hope this provided you with some great places to stay the next time you make a plan to come to visit the great Himachal Pradesh.