When in hills, one’s hotel room’s window should open to a scenic view of a valley; when on a coastland, a traveller should have the pleasure of strolling by the bay and when in countryside, bask while relaxing in a cottage’s garden.
To save money, during travels, staying in villas or in rooms with a view shouldn’t be compromised on.
You wouldn’t want to open your room’s window to another hotel’s wall or not be able to enjoy breeze from the sea entering into your room.
You can stay at some of the nicest places for about INR 3000! Below are five delightful homes in India you can book on Airbnb – a community providing unique accommodations at affordable prices, around the world.
Nature-stay in Nilgiris – Vanamaala farms
Nilgiris is a range of mountains located in South India. Certain areas around here are free of tourist trappings and can make for a peaceful escapade for tourists looking for offbeat travel destinations.
Vanamaala farms are a perfect getaway in the mountain’s heartland- It combines comforts of a home with the fun of a forest camp. Nestled in a tea estate it comes with cosy rooms, fully furnished kitchen and a green area all around suitable for eco-tours. 90 minutes from Ooty- a popular hill station in India & 40 min from Kotagiri, a district in the Nilgiris -a perfect base to avoid crowds & still visit Ooty.
Charge: INR 2217 per night for the entire house; INR 1000 for a room
Goa is to India, what Ibiza is to the world. Parties and music festivals are always enthralling tourists here. While the day in and day out parties keep you busy, a home-stay will take care of all your basic and budget needs.
The ‘Casa Nova’ home-stay in Panaji, is a part of a 200 year old house (built in 1831), located in the heart of the oldest Latin colony of Asia, which is packed with tales and legends of the Portuguese era; a satiating treat for history buffs. The ancestral house essence has been carefully kept intact even after renovation.
Casa Nova stands suitably well located from the airport and the tourist destinations of Goa. The home gives a good sense of privacy for families and solo travellers.
It is definitely the destination for a treasured holiday for those who want to experience this beautiful coastal state of India slightly differently.
Price: INR 2687 per night for a private room; INR 500 for an extra guest
A Heritage Home In Jaipur-Krishna Palace
Referred to as ‘Pink City’, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a famous tourist destination in India and forms a part of the ‘golden triangle’, a tourist circuit which includes Delhi and Agra besides this city. The city boasts of a rich culture and heritage and stay in a heritage home instead of a hotel will add to a tourist’s historic experience.
Krishna Palace, a heritage property which looks like a palace, is recommended by famous guide books like Lonely Planet, Routard and Rough Guides.
The place which comes with well equipped rooms has the city’s major tourist attractions like the Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Moti Dungri in its vicinity.
Price: INR 1545 for an entire home
Framed By The Mountains, Almighty Guest House, Leh
Leh, a district in Jammu and Kashmir, is dominated by the ruins of an old palace, and has a traditional bazaar, tandoori-pizza restaurants and souvenir shops alongside traditional Ladakhi homes and hotels with flat roofs, sturdy walls and ornate wooden window frames.
Deciding not to stay in a hotel is a good idea with places like the Almighty Guest House, here. It is close to the main market and away from the hustle of the town. It claims to offer a view of the majestic Leh Palace, Stok range and Khardungla range. The accommodation comes with basic amenities and lawn to relax in.
Price: INR 1661 for a private room
Live In A Swiss Tent In Manali
Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in Northern Himachal Pradesh and has the reputation of a backpacking destination. The idea of trekking around the entire day and coming back to find refuge in a tent sounds interesting to us.
The tent is cozy and comfortable and comes with basic facilities like water and electricity. The hosts are happy to provide the guests with vegetarian or non-vegetarian home-made food for which they charge nominally.
Price: INR 2083 per night for a tent which comes with a bed