There is a popular saying in India that “atithi devo bhav” which means “the guest is god”. Having guest at home is consider as an honour by Indians and they try their best to please the guest in their own way. But now the visitors or tourist don’t get this experience of true Indian hospitality due to their stay in hotels.
However with the changing time there is a growing popularity of homestay in India. Homestay means spending the vacation or holiday by staying with a local family of the place instead of a hotel. And in recent time, the popularity of homestay has risen in Rishikesh too.
As Rishikesh is a tranquil city with the picturesque beauty, and by having homestay here one can get an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incredible diversity and delights of the city. It’s the best way to get interact with the locals of the city and get the enormous knowledge about the places from them instead of hiring a guide.
As here in homestay one will feel like they are living with their family only. More on that people of Rishikesh are famous for their kind and gentle nature towards the guest, so staying with them will give an unforgettable experience. There’s a huge difference between the food served in restaurants and hotels, and the food that’s cooked in a home. By staying at a homestay, you’ll be able to taste authentic Indian home cooked food.
More on that most of the homestay here are registered so one need not to be concern regarding the safety. And as compare to hotel, homestays are more economical here. Different kind of homestays are there at different locations for example near river, mountains or in the main market, one can find the place according ones wish. The services provided by homestays differ, it depends on the host, and for example some provides free Wi-Fi too.
So having homestay in Rishikesh is a beautiful experience that one can never forget in their life. And it is the best option to get connect with the locals and culture of the region.