Vacationing is all about getting the feel of a new place; what better way to that than a homestay at a local’s house? Rather than spending a vacation in an impersonal hotel room, many people are now seeking the comfort of a homestay accommodation when vacationing because it gives them a feel of belongingness and also helps them to actually explore the traditions, customs, cuisines, culture, and language first-hand and at close quarters.
Homestay resorts are typically housed in old, renovated, residential buildings that once housed a prominent family or still does! Cobbled walkways, a kitchen garden, a Tulsi (Holy Basil) plant in the courtyard, a flower garden, a traditional kitchen with old-fashioned utensils and contraptions, the smell of freshly ground spices in the kitchen, colourful rangolis at the entrance- these are all reminders of a bygone era where people lived a certain lifestyle. A homestay resort gives you a glimpse of all these and much more!
These days, homestay owners are offering much more than a place to stay! They have contacts that will get you a ride into the mango orchards or help you camp right within a coffee plantation. They can get you permits to go into a tea factory or a room in a houseboat even in the busiest of seasons. Many also have their own game rooms and libraries so you can relax with a cup of traditionally made coffee or tea and munch on bajjis (fritters) while watching the rain.
We have researched some of the best homestays in India where you can get a feel of the local culture and traditions:
There are many more popular homestays in all parts of the country which will give you a glimpse of the life in those regions. Get in touch with Xenia Cities for the best Tour Packages of India.