About Rural homestays
Rural homestays are experiential tourism product which plays a vital role in rural tourism and also in rural development. These rural homestays along with providing not just the accommodation, but also authentic local experience, opportunities to interact with locals, experience the rural lifestyle, rural communities, get to know the art, craft, food, culture and tradition of the rural India.
A homestay in a village is supported by village panchayat for its operation. A Rural homestay should have basic amenities, safe environment, rural essence of lifestyle which appeals and satisfy the tourist staying in.
The homestays are the integral part of community, as it supports the rural population with the economical and social strength. This in a way helps to achieve the goal of vocal for local and alsosupport the development of rural tourism in the country.
To develop Rural Homestays as an experiential tourism product, which can give boost to rural tourism, provide entrepreneurial opportunities to rural people and lead to community development.
To provide necessary financial, technical and marketing support to promote rural homestays in the country.
Key Strategic Pillars
In order to develop rural tourism in the country, the strategy focuses on the following key pillars: