The strategy for development of ecotourism in the state of Uttar Pradesh is based on sustainable, equitable community based for improving the living standards of local and host communities.The opportunity for local community would include management of low cost accommodation for the tourists. UP forest corporation as nodal agency for ecotourism intends to promote the concept home stays in nearby villages so that easy, relaxed and low cost accommodation is available to the tourists and also helps in improving the local economy.

Incredible India Bed and Breakfast Scheme

Government of Uttar Pradesh issued guidelines vide No.1007/41-2008-4(sa)/2008 dated 08-05-2008 for implementation of "Home Stay " facilities under Incredible India Bed and Breakfast scheme in the state of Uttar Pradesh to provide easy, relaxed and low cost accommodation to tourist in tourist places and cities.

  • This scheme is called U.P bed and Breakfast Scheme 2008.
  • This scheme is applicable to all Cities and tourist places in the state.
  • This scheme is deemed to be Non-commercial.
  • The scheme is categorized into "Silver" and "Gold" based on Quality of service provided ,status accommodation, facilities provided.
  • This scheme is not applicable on other accommodation facilities like Resorts,Hotel,Motel,Guest House,Boarding-Lodging etc.
  • The owner of the building who intents to provide residential accommodation to guests under the scheme shall apply to the authorized officer in prescribed proforma by paying prescribed fees for registration.
  • The authorised officer shall forward the application to the competent authority for examination.
  • The examination Committiee after careful examination shall forward to the approval committee for approval.
  • The registration fees for silver category is Rs.1000/- and Rs.2000/- for Gold category accommodation.
  • Government of Uttar Pradesh constituted two following committiees

Regional Categorisation Committee.

1.District MagistratePresident
2.Vice Chairman Development authorityMember
3.Executive officer of local bodyMember
4.Senior Superindent of Police/S.PMember
5.Concerned Regional Tourist officerCo-ordinator-Member

Examination Committee

1.Representative of District Magistrate (not Less than rank of ADM)President
2.Representative of Vice ChairmanMember
3.Executive officer of Local BodyMember
4.Rep.of Senior S.P/S.PMember
5.Rep. of local hotel AssociationMember
6.Concerned Regional Tourist officerCo-ordinator-Member