Different standards for rural and urban homestays in Uttarakhand

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Sep-Oct 2016

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Table Key

G: Gold

S: Silver

B: Bronze

N: Necessary

D: Desired

Before filling the Uttarakhand homestay registration application, carefully read the checklist given in the Annexure II of the Uttarakhand Atithi House Lodging (Homestay) Rules 2015 (First Amendment Rules 2016). The checklist highlights separate set of standards laid down for rural and urban homestays as it was proposed in the Uttarakhand Atithi House Lodging (Homestay) Rules 2015.

A comment on item numbers 1 and 8 in the checklist:

The item 8 contradicts the item 1. The item number 1 states that traditional Indian style facilities are necessary for all three classes of the urban homestays in Uttarakhand and also necessary for the gold class rural homestays. However, the item 8 states that western style toilets are necessary for gold and silver class urban homestays and gold class rural homestays. For the remaining classes, the western style toilets are a desired amenity.

Here is the complete checklist:

S. No.
Description of Standards
Urban Homestay
Rural Homestay
            
Preference will be given to houses built in local architectural style.
G
S
B
G
S
B
1
Well-appointed house and guestrooms and good quality furniture that reflects traditional lifestyle
N
N
N
N
D
D
2
Adequate Parking space considering width of the road
N
N
N
D
D
D
3
Clean, free of dampness, and well-ventilated (windows) guestrooms.      ⇒  Number of guestrooms:1-6 featuring minimum two and maximum 24 beds
N
N
N
N
N
N
4
Area of guestroom in square feet
120
120
100
100
100
80
5
Indian –style good quality, comfortable beds
N
N
N
N
N
N
6
Bathroom and toilet in each establishment
N
N
N
N
N
N
  
Attached bathroom for every guestroom Toiletries in bathroom
N
N
D
N
D
D
7
Area of bathroom in square feet
40
40
30
40
30
20
8
Western Style toilet, toilet paper
N
N
D
N
D
D
9
Hot and cold running water tap
N
N
N
N
D
D
10
Water saving tap and shower
N
N
D
N
D
D
11
Neat and clean kitchen
N
N
N
N
N
N
12
Dining area / room where fresh traditional Indian or Uttarakhandi food will be served
N
N
D
N
D
D
13
Good quality utensils
N
N
N
N
N
N
14
Air conditioned guestroom ( depending on local weather conditions)
N
D
D
N
D
D
15
Iron box and board on request
N
N
D
N
D
D
16
Internet Connection
N
D
D
N
D
D
17
15-amp socket
N
N
D
N
N
D
18
Provision for telephone connection
N
N
D
N
D
D

19
A wardrobe, drawer,4 hangers for clothes
N
N
N
N
N
N

20
Free RO / Aquaguard water
N
N
D
N
N
D
21
Good quality table chair and other essential furniture in the room
N
N
D
N
N
D
22
Dry cleaning and laundry services
D
D
D
D
D
D
23
Heater / air conditioner /Cooler in room
N
N
N
N
N
D
24
Disposal of waste as per the municipal law
N
N
N
N
N
N
25
Doctor on call service
N
D
D
D
D
D
26
In-room locker for valuables
N
N
D
N
D
D

27
Guest register for details of guests andPassport details of foreign guests
N
N
N
N
N
N

 

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