Hotels are commercial. Home stays are also offered for commercial reasons. But, ambience of a home stay is quite like that of a home and its service is friendlier. The price for a home stay is relatively less. If you opt for home stays in the Himalayan villages, you can save camping time. You also contribute to local environment by preferring home stay to a modern hotel, which is generally an eyesore in the charming Himalayan village. If you love to explore new cultures, a home stay is the best accommodation option.
Himalayan Homestays focuses on the three Indian Himalayan regions: Spiti, Sikkim and Ladakh. The website provides complete address of the home stay booking agents and amenity and service information in brief. But, the website needs up dating. For instance, the website quotes 2010’s rate for Ladakh home stay. As of 2010, the Ladakh home stay tariff starts from INR 400.00 (US$8.93, €6.35, £5.58) per person, per night that includes a bed, tea and three meals. Browse through the Himalayan Homestays for more information.