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Explore the most Instagrammable Homestays of South India

Instagrammable Homestays in India!

The day and age of staying in hotels is passé and staying in homestays is the new thing. In the age of Instagram ruling our vacations (C’mon, we know it is true!), we are always in search of those instagrammable cafes and locations.

Here, in this post, our guest writer Nikita Das will provide you an insight into some gorgeous homestays located in Goa, Ooty, and Chikmagalur region of South India. Hope you will find the one you would like to stay in during your next vacation.

We know the drill, which is why here is a list of the most instagrammable homestays in South India. These homes are in the best locations, with very chic decor and the most luxurious stays you can ever ask for. 

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  • Secret Garden Homestay, Goa

A heritage homestay in Goa which is just 5 minutes away from the beach, the Secret Garden Goa is everything you would need in a holiday home and more. Set in Saligao, it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is the embodiment of the phrase “I want to get away from it all”, but in style! This heritage homestay offers a pool and barbecue and there’s even an on-site bar. The rooms are vibrant and spacious and so is the house. If you love a good pop of color, then this homestay will not disappoint you. A lovely garden is also there, which is the perfect place to relax in the evenings with your friends and a couple of beers. All in all, the Secret Garden Goa is the most Instagrammable homestay in India.


  • Acro Iris Homestay, Goa

A 200 year old Colonial home, Arco Iris with its yellow vibrant walls is definitely one of the most instagrammable homestays in India. It is situated on a sprawling 1.5-acre property which has nature all around it. Located close to the Zuari river, Arco Iris is a unique homestay far from the usual hotels in Goa. Located in the picturesque village of Curtorim, this place is just 7 km away from Margao. This is a great place to explore the hippie, off-beat South Goa beaches which are a far cry from the overcrowded beaches of North Goa. Spend your time fishing, looking out for tropical birds or just exploring this colonial heritage home.

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  • Wild Walkers Homestay, Ooty

The lodge located in the hills is quaint and very much instagrammable as well. Located just beside the thick forests of Mudumalai, the wildlife reserve is nearby as well. Which means that frequent movement of wild animals is the norm here. Right from the comfort of your plush room, you can have the eagles eye view of Indian gaur, sambar, barking deer, sloth bear. Which means, great photo opportunities! (read Insta opportunities) The estate was a hunting ground for the rich European settlers during the pre-independence period which is what lends to its colonial charm. You will have all the modern facilities at Wild Walkers, but also be really close to nature- it is the best of both worlds.


  • Tamarind Tree Homestay, Ooty

A private guest house featuring 7 bedrooms, the Tamarind Tree is ideal for family getaways or a friends get-together. Located 1.5 km from the Masinagudi Village which is in the Nilgiri foothills adjoining Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, this estate is as close to nature as you can be. The cottages are spacious and have all the modern day facilities for a comfortable stay.

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  • The Mellows Homestay, Chikmagalur

If you love spending time amidst nature and want the best views, then Mellows homestay is ideal. Located 22kms away from Chikkamagaluru city amongst the lush green coffee estate at a height of 4450 Ft above sea level, Mellows homestay is a great place to stay. The cottages are plush and provide all the comfort you need. And of course, the views from the cottage are not only mesmerizing but also instagrammable.

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  • Casa Menezes Homestay, Goa

Casa Menezes is a  lovely Portuguese property just 13 km away from Panjim, is a home away from a home. nestled in the rustic lush greens of the Batim village, it is a villa that is kind of stuck in time. If you love authentic experiences and unique stays, then this is definitely one of the best villas to stay in. The house is situated in Gaunkarwaddo of the larger village of Batim. It overlooks paddy fields bordered with tall coconut palm trees. The rooms are luxurious and spacious and the experience here is not like any other villa you will stay at. A truly Instagrammable property.

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  • Villa Romila Homestay, Goa

Villa Romila is located in Cavelossim in the Goa region, this wonderful property features a garden and an outdoor pool as well. The rooms are very spacious with a pool view. The guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen as well. Staff at the reception can help guests with any questions that they might have.  The living room is spacious as well, an area where families or friends can relax and chat. Come to this property and click away photos for Instagram.

Looking for your luxurious instagrammable homestay? Hope you have found the one among listed above.

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12 thoughts on “Explore the most Instagrammable Homestays of South India

  1. Céline

    Those look like great options! Will keep them in mind when visiting India.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Glad you find it helpful. Thanks ❤️

  2. Renata -

    These homes look wonderful – especially the first one with this wonderful bed. However, I would choose comfort over instagram when looking for an accommodation 😉

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yeah absolutely one should look for comfort first. I bet they would turned up to be comfortable ones according to your needs as well😊

  3. Carol Colborn

    Wow, these are wonderful places to stay in South India. Each certainly looks like a place you might call home.

  4. Ronita

    Wild Walkers Homestay looks like one of those quaint cabins in the woods. I love that it also comes with a bit of history.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yeah, it is surreal stay. Thanks for the comment.❤️

  5. Knycx Journeying

    I have been planning another India trip this year (actually I will be visiting three cities three times, and glad to know I have some nice choices to choose!) will keep this in mind and can’t wait to experience what these places have to offer!
    @ knycx.journeying

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Great to know your future visit to India. Hope you would get amazing experience exploring the places of India. Thanks for your words.❤️

  6. Bila

    Haha wow this is exactly what i needed! We are planning a long trip to India and are always looking for the best hotels! This has been a great resource, thank you.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Glad you find it helpful. Thanks for the words.

  7. Orientallef

    Very good article! We will be linking to this great post on our website. Keep up the great writing.

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