Checklist for Registering Home Stay in Himachal

Besides a duly filled in registration application form for registering a home stay in Himachal Pradesh, you also need the following documents (Annexure II):

  • Report of inspection done by the concerned district tourism development officer (D.T.D.O.) or any other officer of the tourism department
  • Revenue documents
  • An affidavit by the unit owner on guidelines discussed in the Clause 8 of the Scheme, 2008
  • Registration fee = 100
  • Or Registration renewal fee = 100
  • Signed guest register
  • Signed bill book or home stay pad


The annexure also provides a comprehensive checklist for Himachal home stay owners and inspection officers:

  • Facility certificate by home stay establishment
  • Committee’s observation on available amenities and facilities and maintenance of the unit
  • Parking space without encroaching the road
  • Airy (well-ventilated), clean, dampness and pest free guestrooms with window
  • Minimum floor area of each guestroom in square feet.
  • Comfortable bed with good quality linen preferably designed in local style
  • Details of bathrooms: number, minimum size in square feet, WC toilet seat with lid and toilet paper
  • Supply of running cold and hot water
  • Water saving showers or taps
  • Clean, hygienic, and pest and smoke free kitchen that serves traditional Indian or continental breakfast
  • Dining area
  • Quality crockery and cutlery
  • Wardrobe (s) with minimum of 4 hangers in the guestroom (s)
  • Drawers or shelves in the guestroom
  • Aqua guard for drinking water or supply of mineral water
  • Necessary quality furniture, including table, chairs
  • Dry cleaning / laundry facility or dryers / washing machines in the home stay unit
  • Seating arrangement in the lobby or a lounge
  • Cooling and heating equipment for enclosed public areas
  • Garbage disposal system as per the local municipal laws
  • Pay application fee in cash, check, or demand draft
  • Facility of left luggage
  • Help in managing luggage if requested
  • Check-in and check-out register for the guests, especially passport details of the foreign tourists.


Although these checklist items are not mandatory, the committee shall inspect the unit against this checklist to ensure a convenient stay for the tourists before recommending the unit for registration.


  1. want to register my home stay at radha home stay, Vill anji, P.O railway station Barog, Pin Code No. 173212.

  2. Thanks for information.

  3. Thanks for uploading the checklist. This is not available on the HPTDC website. Also, could you upload a scan of the application form to be filled up at the time of registration? That would save many people the hassle of going to the district headquarter to fetch it.

  4. Rameshwar S. Jaswal

    Thanx for providing complete and informative details about setting-up Home Stay unit/s for all those who are interested in such ventures.

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