Himachal Pradesh released rural homestay scheme in July 2008 for five years.
The scheme is based on Incredible India Bed and Breakfast scheme of Ministry of Tourism.
The scheme has been extended for five more years until July 2018 to promote rural tourism.
Provide comfortable accommodation in local houses for both foreign and domestic tourists
Increase stay options in tourist circuits and rural destinations.
Provide standardized facilities
Give an opportunity to tourists to experience Himachali lifestyle
Expand reach of the various tourism stakeholders.
Promote ecologically sustainable tourism in interior and rural areas.
Decongest oversaturated urban tourist destinations.
Create extra income sources for residents of the interior and rural areas.
Clause 1: 4 Reasons to Start the Scheme
Clause 2: 4 Objectives of the scheme
Clause 3: Scheme title and commencement
Clause 4: Defines 3 keywords, homestay, rural areas, and accommodation
Clauses 5 and 7: Exemptions, incentives for home stay owners
Clauses 6 and 9: Home stay registration
Clause 8: Responsibilities of home stay owners
Clauses 6 and 10: Booking and marketing of home stay units