To supplement the available tourist accommodation in cities and at places of tourist
interest in Madhya Pradesh, MP Tourism has launched Home Stay under Bed & Breakfast
(B&B) Scheme, effective from 1st April 2010. The scheme has been introduced
in line with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India,
for providing comfortable Home Stay facilities to the tourists, and giving an opportunity
to foreign tourists to experience the famed Indian hospitality, cuisine, customs
and traditions by staying with Indian families.
The Government of Madhya Pradesh has authorized MP State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. to implement the scheme in earnest. In turn, MPSTDC has already issued a booklet containing all the guidelines for Home Stay owners to get their establishments registered and become operational. The salient highlights of the scheme are as follows:-
Q 1. What is home stay scheme ?
A 1. Under this scheme house owners can register their property with MP State Tourism Development Corporation to provide accommodation to foreign and domestic tourists/other guests in their house on rent.
Q 2. I have a house in Bhopal given on rent, but I presently live in Pune. Can
I apply for this scheme?
A 2. No, as per the scheme the house owner must stay in that house with family.
Q 3. What is the criteria for registration of my property ?
A 3. In your house, apart from your living area you should have minimum 2 and maximum 5 additional rooms to let out, and all the rooms should be well furnished with clean attached washroom. You should be able to provide breakfast to the guests. A detailed checklist is available on the website.
Q4. What if the guest asks for lunch/dinner?
A 4. If you are able to provide, you can charge separately for meals according to your menu rate.
Q5. Who will fix the tariff for the rooms ?
A5. House owner will decide the tariff of the rooms.
Q6. Under this scheme what benefits will be provided by the government ?
A6. You will get luxury tax exemption upto rupees 3000/- per day room tariff, no VAT Tax registration upto rupees 5 lakh catering sale in a financial year.Separate food licence is not required to operate under this scheme.
Q7. Under this scheme what benefits will be provided by MP Tourism?
A7. After registration of your property MPTourism will upload your property details with photographs on its website. MPTourism will also dothe publicity for registered properties.
Q 8. What is the procedure for registration ?
A 8. Please visit our website www.mpstdc.com/homestay and fill up online ‘Request for Registration’ form, then our team from MP Tourism will contact you for further process.
Q 9. What is the cost of registration fee, mode of payment and when should I pay?
A9. Payment of Rupees 1000/- in the form of cheque or draft can be madeduring the inspection of MP Tourism team.
Q 10. What is the validity period of registration and what is the renewal process?
A 10. Registration will be valid for three years from the date of registration and for renewal you can apply again with rupees 1000/- registration fee three months prior to the expiry date.
Q 11. Is this scheme applicable only in ‘cities’ ?
A 11. No, this scheme is applicable to cities, tourist destinations and all other villages where guests/ tourists may want to visit.
Q 12. Is it compulsory to provide both veg and non-veg dishes to the guests
A 12. No, menu will be decided by the house owner. If you are pure vegetarian you can offer only veg meals. This information can be shared with the guest prior to check-in/booking.
MADHYA PRADESH TOURISM, Paryatan Bhawan, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , Arif Naqvi – Tourist Helpline – 1800 233 7777