BENGALURU: Homestays in the state must register with the tourism department by December 1, 2016.
Earlier the department directed the homestays to register by November 15, reports The Time s of India.
But owners of homestays have cited various reasons for not being able to register their properties and have requested the department to extend the deadline.
The registration can be done through www.karnatakatourism.org portal.
Department notified that the ones which fail to register by December 1, will be deemed illegal and penalty will be imposed.
With the registration of homestays, intention is to bring transparency among tourists and tour operators who book these facilities. It also keeps a track of services and benchmarks them to offer true picture of the facilities available in each of the homestays through the website.