Best homestays near Delhi

Delhi, officially New Delhi, is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, food, and good times. The capital of India, New Delhi is known for its colonial architectures, progressive infrastructure, scrumptious street food, glitzy shopping scenes, and bustling suburbs. One of the best examples of an intermingling of the old and new India, a visit to Delhi is the best way to explore its mystery and madness. 

Navigate out of the city, and the glory continues. There is so much to explore around Delhi that your trip is gonna be nothing short of compelling. Grand havelis, massive gardens, traditional villages, mysterious ruins, the great Taj Mahal, and the list goes on. 

Ditch the traditional hotels, coz today we have got for you a list of homestays near Delhi. Read on 

Homestays In the suburbs of the capital

1. Lake View Room in HKV

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Located in one of the hippest areas of New Delhi, host Sukomal’s penthouse cottage style apartment is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and spending hours sighing at the lake. While the room comes with a queen bed, a mini dresser and a study table, it is the patio that steals the show. Decorated with twinkly fairy lights, this apartment overlooks the deer park. Caretakers Tej and Mohan dishing out hot aalo paratha and chai for you in the morning is something you should not give a miss! 

Where? Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

What’s coolest? Located inside the HKV, you can spend your evenings walking around the lake. 

How much? INR 3,962 per night

What’s free? Wireless Internet, Hairdryer, Laptop Friendly Workspace, Cable TV, Home Essentials. 

What’s the check-in? Flexible

What to explore nearby? Boutique studios, designer cafes, and Delhi’s coolest bars. 

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2. Living by the greens 

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With the sunlight kissing you good morning as you begin your day, this lovely apartment is located close to the heart of the city, yet lets you enjoy the charm of being away from the noises. The place can accommodate up to 4 guests and is spacious. The interiors of this apartment are charming and speak of the love that host Prakash has put in. The terrace overlooks the Shantivan, and you can hear the birds chirp as you sip on your early morning chai. Prakash and caretaker Devendra is one deadly combo! 

Where? New Delhi

What’s coolest? Walking distance from Rajghat and Shantivana. 

How much? INR 3,247 per night

What’s free? Parking, Wireless Internet, Television, Air conditioning, Home essentials.  

What’s the check-in? Between 12PM (noon) - 11PM 

What to explore nearby? Rajghat, Red Fort, Yamuna River. 

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3. Unique Independent South Delhi Apartment facing Lotus Temple

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Surrounded by the beautiful and endless lush green patches, host Anjali and Rajeev’s apartment treats you to the views of the Lotus Temple. This warm and cosy accommodation comes with a large open terrace where a squirrel or a cuckoo are frequent visitors. The apartment has one bedroom and a common space and can accommodate 3 guests at the most. Wake up to clean and green air and begin your day with a bang!

Where? New Delhi

What’s coolest? A direct view of the Lotus Temple

How much? INR 2,403 per night

What’s free? Use of Kitchen, Internet, Buzzer/wireless intercom, Parking, Heating, Dryer, Air-conditioning, Cable TV

What’s the check-in? Between 12PM (noon) - 2AM (next day)

What to explore nearby? Lotus Temple, Nehru Place, ISKCON temple, Kalka temple

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Scouting out of the city (50 to 100 kilometres)

4. In the heart of Gurgaon

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Host Sumit’s 3 bedroom is located right in the middle of India’s high-tech city, Gurgaon. Of the 3 bedrooms, the host offers 1 bedroom with a private and exclusive access to the rooftop. The apartment is very tastefully done by Sumit’s wife Mrinalini and you will instantly feel at home here. Evenings here are usually spent chatting with the hosts while enjoying Mrinalini special filter kappi 

Where? Gurugram, India (formerly Gurgaon)

What’s coolest? A bulls-eye location in the heart of tech-city, Gurugram 

How much? INR 1,104 per night

What’s free? Wireless Internet, Television, Home essentials, Parking

What’s the check-in? 12PM (noon)

What to explore nearby? Queens Plaza, Vyapar Kendra, Kingdom of Dreams, Cyber Hub, and many more

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5. Peaceful Farmhouse with Pool

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Now this one of one of those havelis that seem straight out of a movie set. Located outside Delhi this luxurious villa can accommodate up to 16 guests with 4 ensuite bedrooms that are set over 3 floors. This villa also comes with a 24-foot swimming pool and sights of endless greens in any direction you look. Host Vandana's place is perfect for family reunions. Get those bean bags out and chat the night away! 

Where? Gurugram, India (formerly Gurgaon)

What’s coolest? Located close to Village Sakatpur, this villa is all about luxury. 

How much? INR 20,004 per night

What’s free? Parking, Air conditioning, Dryer, Wireless Internet, Pool

What’s the check-in? Any time after 2PM

What to explore nearby? A typical Haryana countryside 

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6. Shikhwa Heritage Haveli

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Situated at an hour’s drive from the capital, host Alka and Shariq’s homestay is set in a 700-year-old haveli that has been passed down generations. Restored, reconstructed and refurbished, this haveli has managed to retain its old-world charm and mystery even today. Every corner of his home is soaked in rich history making you feel a bit closer to the bygone era. The house speaks of intricate paintings, rich colour schemes and divine, homely vibe. The vast open spaces surrounding the haveli are perfect to enjoy sunrises

Where? Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh 

What’s coolest? The property is a 700 years old Haveli

How much? INR 5,521 per night

What’s free? Parking, Wireless Internet, Heating, Home Essentials. 

What’s the check-in? 2:00 PM

What to explore nearby? River Yamuna and wheat fields

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7. Farm Stay 

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How about having a private cottage in the middle of the farm? Host Kakoli’s farm stay is located near the foothills of the mighty Aravallis and comes with four separate cottages. What’s more? You can visit the farm and watch and participate in many farming activities like planting, harvesting, compost making, milking cows and many more! Veg meals are available on request. 

Where? Sare Khurd, Rajasthan 

What’s coolest? Swimming in the bio-pool

How much? INR 1,429 per night

What’s free? Breakfast, Use of kitchen, Home essentials, Pool, Parking

What’s the check-in? 12 Noon 

What to explore nearby? Endless farms on all sides 

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Scouting out a little more (100 to 200 kilometres)

8. A lake view Lodge

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Host Achlesh’s lake view lodge consists of 5 mud houses that are done in Rajasthani style and set amidst the jungles, surrounding the Siliserh Lake. The facilities are basic and earthy, and the place is ideal for a gateway with your buddies. Activities here include bird-watching, biking, hiking and spending the day gazing at nature. With less than a 1000 bucks per night, this place is one of the best budget homestays near Delhi. 

Where? Alwar, Rajasthan

What’s coolest? An indoor fireplace

How much? INR 649 per night

What’s free? Cable TV, Parking, Buzzer/wireless intercom, Home Essentials. 

What’s the check-in? 12PM (noon)

What to explore nearby? The city of Alwar, Sariska National Park. 

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9. V resorts Tents Sariska 

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One of the best homestays near Delhi, V Resorts Tents lets you stay in traditional Rajasthani mud houses that are set away from the maddening crowds. With plenty of nature to explore all around you, dinner here would be served to you under a million stars. 

Where? Alwar, Rajasthan

What’s coolest? Dine under the stars

How much? INR 9,024 per night

What’s free? Home Essentials 

What’s the check-in? 12PM (noon)

What to explore nearby? Sariska National Park

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10. Charming Bungalow with Lawns

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Located in the divine city of Vrindavan, host Eeshit’s bungalow has beautiful gardens and cowsheds surrounding it. With positive vibes all around, this place is perfect for that soulful holiday. Spend your days practising yoga and meditation and then visit the beautiful Krishna temple in the evening. The house comes with 1 bedroom and can accommodate a maximum of 3 guests. 

Where? Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

What’s coolest? Wholesome milk from the resident cows

How much? INR 4,025 per night

What’s free? Wireless Internet, Breakfast, Use of kitchen, Laptop friendly workspace, Home essentials. 

What’s the check-in? 12PM (noon)

What to explore nearby? Vrindavan, ISKCON temple, Banke Bihari Temple

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11. Royal Farm

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Sitting close to Keoladeo National Park, host Rinkesh’s royal farm home stay is quiet, clean, comfortable and hassle-free. The highlight of this house is undoubtedly the healthy, piping hot and delicious Indian food that is made using age-old recipes. Activities here include organic farming and visiting the nearby touristy locations like Fatepur Sikri, or even Agra. 

Where? Bharatpur, Rajasthan

What’s coolest? Miles of green open spaces surrounding the city. 

How much? INR 1,818 per night

What’s free? Parking, Wireless Internet, Use of kitchen

What’s the check-in? 12PM (noon) - 9PM

What to explore nearby? Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 

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12. Pearl of Taj

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Located close to the East gate of the Taj Mahal, host Gaurav’s house comes with 8 bedrooms and 8 baths. The furniture is minimal, yet antique-y. The rooms are air-conditioned and super clean and tidy with attached bathroom, which is equally clean and spacious. Meals are available on request, and the Taj ticket booth is just 2 minutes walking distance from here. The house is centrally located and hence close to many shopping markets. 

Where? Agra, Uttar Pradesh 

What’s coolest? A 5-minute walk to Taj Mahal

How much? INR 2,272 per night

What’s free? Wireless Internet, Home essentials, TV, Breakfast

What’s the check-in? Any time after 12PM (noon)

What to explore nearby? Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Streets of Agra

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There is lot to explore around Delhi, get your bikes ready, get hold of a map, and off you go!

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