Homestays – Dharamsala & Goa

If you don’t want to hang with the locals, homestay is the way to go. Be a part of home life and eat local, homestyle dishes, haggle like a pro at a local market, and help your home owner tend the kitchen garden. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the real India.

We have chosen three homestays – two in the mountains near Dharamsala and one in Goa. All run by people who have chosen India as their home.

Tour Dates: Select your preferred date (except July and August)

Tour Route: Dharamsala or Goa

Around Dharamsala

Vagabond B&B – Is located approximately 10kms from Dharamsala town and has splendid views of the Himalayas. The rustic American homestead style home is different than anything else you will find in India. You can stay simply but with many little luxuries that you will not find in a typical village home. You can enjoy our charming peaceful garden setting and still get a decent cappuccino! A slice of home with the Himalayas as a backdrop.

COST: Vagabond B&B – from $195 per night

The Mirage, Andretta is a mixture of mud brick cottages and heritage style, located in a quaint artisan town, nestled along the foothills of the Himalayas. It is famous for its pottery (which you can try your hand at), visit the local art gallery of an internationally famous artist Sobha Singh. This is a place where you can take a few to relax and unwind before you continue your journey.

COST:The Mirage – from $135 per room per night

Around Goa

Casa Susegad – is nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Goa. The Homestay, surrounded by forest and jungle, is an imaginatively restored Indo-Portuguese mansion house dating back more than a hundred and fifty years. It is a world, if not miles, away from the normal tourist accommodation of Goa – set in over an acre of grounds and with three huge reception rooms. You can start the morning with yoga before breakfast, relax by the fabulous pool and gardens and the beach is a 20 minute drive. It is run by an English couple (Norman and Carol) who have decorated the rooms with wonderful furniture of a bygone era.

COST: from $265 – per room per night


  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Vagabond B&B, Dharamsala, is a house which sleeps 5
  • The Mirage, Dharamsala, twin share room
  • Casa Susegad, Goa, twin share room


  • Airfares and Visas to India – please contact Back Track Adventures for best available airfares
  • Indian visas
  • Transport costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • All attractions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Occasional optional items not identified in itinerary description
  • Tipping and personal expenses
  • Bottled water and other beverages not included with meals