To know a place well, you need to be a part of it. Going by the said words, if you wish to experience the cultural practices of locals of a place you are travelling to, there is no better way than staying with them under one roof. In fact, this is what homesteads are there for, to give you an experiential living. Where they serve as a source of income for locals, they are a source of knowledge and new experiences for you. Nowadays you’ll find homestays in almost every place you plan to visit and if mountains are on your list, then my friend there is no count.
Talking about Meghalaya, a place no less than heaven during this time of the year, when waterfalls are in full power and greenery takes over the place, there are plentiful homestays. Make sure to finalize one of these while you search for places to stay in Meghalaya.
One of the few and most amazing homestays in Meghalaya is the NG Eco Homestay which gives you a feeling of a home away from home. Imagine waking up to the eternal beauty of mountains around, wouldn’t it be amazing? The little homestay has views of the beautiful hillocks right from its windows giving a beautiful start to your day. Mr Sunshine, who runs this homestay in Meghalaya also helps his guests plan the best itineraries. If free, he would tag along and share his amount of knowledge about every place you plan to visit.
Climbing down almost 3000 stairs to witness the gigantic beauty of the Living Roots Bridge leaves you all tired and reckless. The best option during this time is to seek shelter and spend a night in isolation yet the comfort of nature. Serene Homestay is a well-known property that houses itself near the bridge. Providing you with authentic north eastern experience, its hosts make sure you have a memorable stay at their property. The best part about this place is that it has hike straight towards the Rainbow falls and the Bangladesh viewpoint. In short, you’ll have a relaxing yet adventurous stay at the Serene homestay.
Residing in the heart of Mawsynram, this homestay dates back to the year 1970. The property has been looked after with so much love that even after 50 years of its existence it has been able to retain the originality and essence. Travellers are given a warm-hearted welcome by San who is an incredible host. Away from the bustling city life, Emily and Sankrita Homestay helps you unwind in the laps of nature as well as provide you with excellent hospitality. A quick walk from the place takes you to a nearby market place and public transport.
Treehouse, tiny yet pretty bamboo cottages with all the basic amenities, a humble and loving host, an ideal location that gives you views of Bangladesh, and delicious home-cooked food is Ila Jong Homestay for you. Cleanliness has no say as the property itself is in the cleanest village in Asia i.e. Mawlynnong. The hosts assure you a memorable stay. Another plus point is that it is near one of the most visited Meghalaya tourist places, the Living Roots Bridge. So now you know where to book your stay when visiting Mawlynnong.
A property having soothing ambience and convenient location, Orange Homestay must be on your list while searching for accommodations in Meghalaya. Situated at a distance from the city rush, this property lets you spend your time in tranquillity. The hosts here also provide car rental services as well as airport pick and drop service which makes moving around Meghalaya a piece of cake.
Getting around in Meghalaya can be cumbersome at times, hence it is necessary to choose properties that are located at the least distance from the tourist attractions. The above-listed homestays are 6 among the most popular homestays in Meghalaya, thanks to their ideal location and unmatchable services. Hope you have a great time staying here!