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Homestay is a form of Accomodation ( tourism and/or study abroad program) that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family ( Host) to better learn the local lifestyle , culture as well as improve their language ability ( in study abroad concept. Many Countries promoting Homestays as a means of developing their tourism industry. By hosting a homestay participant also allows the local family to earn some additional, needed income. The Homestay concept started centuries ago. Today, living with a host family in another country is universally accepted as one of the best ways to meet new people and understand the cultural diversity that makes up our present world..The Host families open up their homes to people who wish to immerse themselves in another culture, share in the everyday life of a family and feel part of it. They provide food, accommodations and friendship as well as an introduction to their community, country, culture, language, and local customs, etc.There are many agencies in the world maintain networks of local coordinators who select, screen, and monitor host families and provide assistance and information to insure a good match between family and guest.
When traverlling , sometimes the most affordable and rewarding experiences can be found, when you stay with a family living in your host Country. Homestays can give you a richer experience what “ real life
Homestay programs are a great way to meet locals on your trip, people who aren’t trying to sell you something or be your paid guide. It can be an enriching experience for both parties and can save the traveler a significant sum of money, especially in countries where lodging is expensive. It gives you a chance to see how the locals live and to get an insider’s perspective on the area. The people you stay with often know the best local bargains, the most worthwhile things to see and do, and the easiest way to get from point A to point B. In places with limited public transportation, your hosts will often pick you up from the train station, bus station, or airport.
Homestay programs are built upon the idea of give and take. When you’re a traveler, you stay with others; when you’re stationary, you volunteer to be a host. If you live in Manhattan or San Francisco you’ll probably get lots of requests. If you live in an area that’s not a tourist attraction, you’ll get very few. There are ground rules about how long people can stay and information on sleeping arrangements. Some people may have a guesthouse; others may have an air mattress on the living room floor. These details are generally available up front.
Homestay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast- B&B. Guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate bunglows nearby. Nowadays, most homestays trying to provide their guests with just as much comfort as a reputable hotel.
There are a Many reasons why staying at a homestay can be preferable to staying in a hotel or resort. The benefits of homestays in India include:
Staying at a homestay in India is all about immersing yourself in India, rather skimming over it on the tourist trail.
Choosing Your Homestay in Kerala – India
Kerala Homestay accommodations sound excellent , even though – it is very important to choose your homestay wisely. As with most accommodations in Kerala , the quality is very variable. The most important checking wheather you choosen Homestay in Kerala is approved by Tourism Department, Government of Kerala.
The Kerala Tourism dept have done lots of effort to improve Homestay Tourism. It has constituted District wise Tourism Promotion Councils ( DTPC). Through DTPCs , tourism dept is giving licences for Homestays based on rules & Regulations. Kerala Govt has strict control over Kerala Homestays. This means that guests are assured of high standards of comfort, cleanliness, and appeal.
In Kerala , the Govt has started to give Licences right from 2005 onwards. The Tourism Dept has done Classification of Homestays based on facilities , location, etc
Classifications of Homestays by Kerala Tourism Dept http://www.keralatourism.org/classificationofhomestays/Classified_Homestay_main.php
If you search for "homestays in India" in Google, you'll be presented with plenty of options. However, it's difficult to know which ones are good. It is better to go through the official Kerala tourism website- keralatourism.org
Mahindra Holidays having hotels and resorts in India, has embraced the concept of homestays in India in a big way. There are many other travel companies too. That led to high costs for Homestay Accomodaions all over India.The important thing of Homestay is that – it provides quality accommodation in comparatively lower cost .
What's outstanding about Kerala Tourism Dept is that they've personally visited and inspected all the properties that they give Licence and classifications. This means that guests are assured of high standards of comfort, cleanliness, and appeal. The Kerala Tourism Department provides detailed information and photos of each property. Tripadwiser gives guest reviews. The accommodations are also fully bookable and payable online.
You can read my reviews of three Mahindra Homestay properties here: