There’s a saying in India, “Athithi Devo Bhava”, which means “the guest is God”. Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home, and go out of their way to please them. There’s nothing like Indian hospitality. Sadly, most visitors who come to India and stay in hotels never get to experience true Indian hospitality. The good thing is that all this is changing as a result of the growing popularity of homestays in India.
Homestays is a unique and special kind of accommodation that will give you all the service and facility of a hotel room but with a special and personal touch to it. There are many benefits of a homestay. Imagine living with the locals in your favorite place in India, having their yummy home cooked food, helping them in their daily activities or touring the village with them! This is a concept started by active middle class retired professionals or village locals in different parts of India that offer homely rooms for rent with European toilets and all the facilities you would want like a pick up and drop from the airport/safe drinking water/wholesome breakfast and meals etc.
The hosts will make you explore all the non touristy parts of the town or village which you may not have seen before! Sit with them over a cup of tea in the morning and let the Pandora’s Box of conversations open up. What better way to know the locals and experience the soul of the place than to stay in a homestay!
Want to book your next Homestay Experience? Contact us and we will arrange a holiday experience with a difference, for all your offbeat travelers. After all isn’t travel all about getting out of your comfort zone (or say a Hotel or a Resort) and experiencing real stories,real people,real holidays!
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