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Frequently Asked Questions

Does every NotOnMap destination offer only a single homestay?

NotOnMap focuses on community-based homestay tourism in a village. We call these NOM Community Villages. Here, even if there's one or more homestays in a village, all the community members work together to offer a wholesome travel experience.

Usually, there are multiple homestays in one village itself that can accommodate a large number of guests at a time. A single homestay can accommodate a minimum of 2 guests, however, the number may increase depending on the capacity of the house. 


What are the languages spoken by the NotOnMap host communities?

Since the host community primarily consists of local people of the rural village you are visiting, they mostly speak their native language and dialect. Hindi is common to all, while some hosts know basic English for communication.

Make the most of your stay with us & go back home learning a bit of the local language of your hosts. They'll be happy to help you!


How can I book a NotOnMap Homestay?

Booking with us is easy. If you already have a destination or a NotOnMap Homestay in mind, just search for the homestay in our website, select from the wide variety of room accommodation options available, put in your preferred dates and book it.

You can also fill up this E-form and send all your Homestay related booking queries to us. Our concerned team will get in touch with you within 1 business day. For any further direct assistance, you can reach out to us directly at or Call/WhatsApp us at +91-8448445502. 


Can I extend my booking? If yes, then what is the extension policy?

You can easily extend your booking by directly calling us at +91-8448445502. Our Reservations Team will check the availability with your Homestay Host and inform you accordingly. Stay extension is completely dependent on room availability at the time of extension request.


What is the cancellation policy?

The Cancellation Policy of NotOnMap Homestays is as follows:

  • Any cancellation done 15 or more days before check-in will be refunded in full.
  • Any cancellation done within 7-14 days before check-in will be refunded 30% of the booking amount.
  • Any cancellation made 7 days or less before the check-in date will not be refunded.  


What are the food options available at NotOnMap Homestays?

Availability of Veg and Non-veg food is dependent on the region where the Homestay is situated. In an area where the natives usually consume Non-veg food, both Veg and Non-veg food items are easily available. However, places where Vegetarianism is predominantly practiced, serving Non-veg food items will strictly depend on their availability and the village rules followed. In case of availability, a special request needs to be made by you at least a day prior to your meal. 


Can I share a double bedroom with 2 adults and a child?

Yes, you can share a double bedroom with 2 adults and a child in our Homestays.

Is it necessary to provide additional rewards, gifts or tips to the NotOnMap hosting communities in any form?

It is not mandatory to provide any additional rewards in any form. However, if you feel delighted with their hospitality and experiences, you may contribute in your own way to create a positive social impact in their lives.

Any kind of monetary contribution is strictly used to empower and develop the community and its people. Rewards in the form of gifts like stationaries, books, etc. can be both delightful and useful for the children of the community. However, all of this is entirely your personal choice. 


How can I become a NotOnMap host?

If you have a homestay/guest-house/resort in an offbeat destination and you are involved in promoting rural community experiences, you can list your homestay with us through our website by signing up on our host application page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


What is NotOnMap's Homestay Booking Policy?  

If you want to confirm a booking for any of our Homestays, you have to pay 50% of the total booking amount directly to NotOnMap via online bank transaction. The remaining amount is payable at the Homestay itself during check-out either through cash, card, or online transaction depending on the facilities available at the Homestay at the moment of payment. 

It is advisable to carry cash since most of our Homestays are located in high elevations or remote villages where internet and electronic facilities may not be available all the time. 


How can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking anytime by sending an email mentioning your booking number/ID and requesting cancellation at The same can also be done via calling or by sending a Whatsapp text message at +91-8448445502.


How do I request early check-in and late check-out?

If you want to check-in prior to the allotted time, then you need to inform our Reservations Team at +91-8448445502 so your request can be directed to your Homestay Host. In order to avail a late checkout, you need to inform your Homestay Host prior to the time fixed for check-out. Homestay Host will make arrangements accordingly.


How is NotOnMap different from other travel companies?

NotOnMap is not just your regular travel company. It is a Socially Driven Initiative with an aim to build India as a hub for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism. Unlike commercial hotels, NotOnMap does not just offer you accommodation. It offers you an experience of a lifetime. It brings you an opportunity to connect with people, live like the locals in rural communities and participate in their daily lives away from the stress of urban lifetsyle. It makes way for you to create a home away from home. Travelling with NotOnMap is a chance for you to experience authentic village life culture, people and ethnic cuisine. It is a way of indulging yourself to create a positive impact and contribute to the development of the community as well.