1. Amraai Homestay
Situated close to the Ghats of Ganga, Amraai Homestay is idle for those who want to stay close to many sightseeing spots. Amraai, which literally translates to “a small garden of mango trees”, gets its name from its adjoining garden filled with mango trees. Equipped with all the necessary facilities, the six rooms at Amraai Homestay is a first pick.
After a tiring day, enjoy a peaceful evening on the swing at their mango garden, the large balcony on their first floor or eating some delicious home-style meals. Alternatively, in your free time, spend some time in their common lounge with abundant access to all available books and music.
Features of the Homestay: AC Rooms with attached bathrooms, breakfast services, special in-room dining, free wi-fi access.
Price: Rs 1300 onwards.
Located: H.No.100, Near Old Bus stand, Opposite Ashoka Hotel, Haridwar Road, Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: Close proximity to sites like Ganga River, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Triveni Ghat, Asthapath
2. Serenity Ixora Villa-1
This two-room homestay offers luxury with some calm and serenity. Equipped with all the essential facilities, Ixora Villa -1 is idle for travellers who want to live in the midst of nature and greenery. The quaint peaceful ambience of the homestay helps guests take a break from the daily hustle-bustle of life and reconnect with themselves. Have meals on the private terrace or simply walk around the garden or roof for some beautiful view of the Himalayas.
Features of the Homestay: AC Rooms with attached bathrooms, on-site restaurant, wellness services like ayurvedic massages, private terrace.
Price: Rs 1300 onwards.
Located: No 110, Street No. 11, Devindra Vihar, Adjacent to DSB International School, Gumaniwala, 249203 Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: They help arrange activities like white water rafting, cliff climbing, yoga and meditation classes.
3. ShriVyas Yoga Homestay
Situated away from the main city, ShriVyas Yoga homestay promises a peaceful and relaxed stay at the property. This homestay is a villa with three rooms that come with attached bathrooms and all basic amenities like AC, free toiletries and hairdryer. Witness lush greenery and some picturesque views during your stay here. This homestay is idle for those who want to practice yoga, meditate or simply rejuvenate themselves.
You can either book a room or the entire villa subjected to availability. Both floors of the villa have access to a private terrace overlooking the national park.
Features of the Homestay: AC Rooms with attached bathrooms, laundry services, safety deposit box, airport shuttle.
Price: Rs 1800 onwards.
Located: Ganga Barrage – Rishikesh, Plot 94/95. Nirmal block C, Vistapith, Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: One of the only homestays in Rishikesh situated next to Rajaji National Park and close to Ganga river.
4. Ecoterra Homestay by The Ganges
Situated a few kilometers away from the main Rishikesh, Ecoterra Homestay is a lovely villa overlooking a beautiful green garden. The villa has exclusive facilities like airport transfer, rooms with balcony views.
Located close to Suddha Anand Yogshala, stay at this Rishikesh homestay to experience a quiet life near the river. This homestay is also close to a few ashrams and eateries free for you to explore at your leisure.
Features of the Homestay: Wellness facilities, rooms with attached bathrooms, parking.
Price: Rs 3500 onwards.
Located: C 19, Ganga Vatika II, Muni ki Reti, District Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: Pets are allowed at this property, close to Omkarananda Ashram and Sivananda Ashram, hiking trail.
If you want to experience the yogi life while eating healthy, simple food look no further than Ayurpark homestay. One of the many family-run homestays in Rishikesh, Ayurpak provides all the right elements necessary for the fulfilment of the soul. Run by three generations of the same family, Ayurpak promotes a holistic and spiritual style of living. This traditional homestay has big, spacious rooms with a beautiful lotus pond in its garden.
It is closely located to many yoga centres and is idle for travellers looking to kick back and relax while practicing some yoga. You can also explore some traditional cultural practices during your stay here. The famous landmark of Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula, is also in close proximity of this property.
Features of the Homestay: Wellness facilities, rooms with attached bathrooms, basic essentials, on-site dining.
Price: Rs 900 onwards.
Located: Tapovan Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Opposite Balak Nath Mandir, Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: An on-site vegan-friendly, simple, satvik restaurant; they conduct activities like cooking and yoga classes.
6. Raj Niketan Homestay
Surrounded by Himalayan mountains, Raj Niketan homestay is a bed and breakfast with homestay situated away from city crowd. It is a five-bedroom villa, located around 600m away from Patanjali International Yoga Foundation.
It is idle for travellers who want to take some time out of their busy schedules to read, write, relax and rejuvenate. In your free time, you can also practice yoga and meditation at the property. It is a family-run homestay with the hosts staying on the ground floor of the same building. The homestay also helps with recommendations of best activities to do in and around the city.
Features of the Homestay: Clean, big rooms; common kitchen, free wifi.
Price: Rs 900 onwards.
Located: Tapovan Near Yoga Padma Rishikesh, 249192 Rish?kesh.
Exclusive because: Their own yoga hall, special bookings for group retreats.
7. K-Farms Rishikesh Homestay
Located close to famous Rishikesh sites, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, K-farms is a quaint, family-friendly studio apartment in Rishikesh. It is a fully-furnished homestay with attached bathrooms and a shower.
Some rooms of the property have an attached balcony with picturesque views. The guests also have access to a private entrance to their rooms. The hosts also provide special services like packed lunches, grocery shopping service, and customized diet menus.
Features of the Homestay: Rooms with attached bathrooms, laundry, car hire.
Price: Rs 1200 onwards.
Located: A242, Jonk Road, Swarg Ashram, Beside Moksha Hotel, Rishikesh.
Exclusive because: Allows pets, cars, and bicycles available on rent, special grocery shopping service.