Airbnb is a well known website that helps visitors find home stays and guest houses all over the world ranging from any budget. You can forget about luxury hotels or dingy hostels when you have the safety and comfort of staying at the home of the local host.
We scouted through the website to look for some amazing home stays all over India that offer an experience you will never forget.
Overlooking Lake Pichola, this duplex apartment comes with all the modern luxuries required by the 21st century tourist would require. The veranda is comfortably designed where the soothing breeze from the lake is perfect to end the evening in contemplation.
A two minute walk away is the City palace which is home to the Maharaja’s family and the 15th century Jagdish temple with its intricate stone work.
Right at the buildings doorstep is the boat stand where you can cruise on the waters of the lake into the idyllic sunset.
One Bedroom beautiful apartment designed as a of blend of contemporary and traditional Rajasthani style with a fantastic view of the Deer Park lake and the 13th century monuments in the buzzing area of Hauz Khas Village. The apartment has one bedroom, one drawing room with a dining space and a balcony.
Feel the old bygone days of Delhi as you look at the monuments and visitors soaking in the natural splendour of the deer park.
Nestled in the mountains of the tea producing hill station of Munnar, the Jade guest house is run by a family who make sure that guests get to appreciate the beauty of nature while dining under the stars and gazing into the greenery of the mountain forestry while soaking in the emerald chemical-free pool.
4. Lovedale Lakeside Home Stay, Alappuzha, Kerala
Facing Lake Vembanad, the house is located in Alleppey. Experience life in God’s own country as you take boat rides in the lake, learn how to fish and enjoy delicious cuisine in an al-fresco setting. Soak in the sun as you relax on a hammock or find inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located just 3 km away if a day of bird watching excites you.
Visiting the capital on business or simply looking for a place in the centre of the city to get away from it all, this is the place to be.
Delhiites pride themselves of having spacious homes with gardens and balconies to create an environment of calm in an otherwise overpopulated and bustling metropolis. Enjoy chai in the garden or simply meditate on the porch as you recover from the hectic day.
Located in Defense Colony and nearby Lajpat Nagar Metro station, the house is accessible through other modes of public transport.
Standing on the foot of magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli is almost as old. It is an authentic heritage haveli and serves as a comfortable oasis for present day travelers to Rajasthan.
The experience is magnificent and I’m sure these pictures have convinced you.
Ok, it looks like I have gone overboard with listings from the capital but I promise this is the last. I just couldn’t resist after looking at the fantastic decor and that stranded island feel it gives.
The lake view hut overlooks the Hauz Khas lake. Centrally located, it’s an ideal place for travellers to unwind and relax. Two more rooms are available on the same floor if needed.
Set amidst the clusters of traditional village homes, Gandhar promises the visitor a time for spiritual rehabilitation and rejuvenation. It is located in the quiet village Thal and is an hours catamaran ride from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to Mandwa jetty.
The owner is passionate about promoting rural tourism in India and feels that eco tourism is the best way for sustainable growth and development in village communities.
This small guest house is reminiscent of the colonial days as it blends South Indian architecture with European cottage culture. Just a few minutes away from the seaside, you can relax on a hammock or simply lose yourself in the breeze on the ground floor veranda.
Watch the sun set as you take a walk on the beach, and if you’re lucky, you might just spot a dolphin!
10. Villa Woodrose, Manali
Located in Dhomsu Village which 10 km away from Manali, the villa is set amidst an apple and pear orchard. The large property provides plenty of scenic views of the Himalayas and gives one the feeling of staying at a skiing lodge.
There are several trekking trails and beautiful temples within walking distance. Picnic spots abound with meadows, streams and waterfalls.
Most of all the property is a very quiet and exclusive one with nature abounding and with mountain birds that visit the orchard and Himalayan wildflowers that grow abundantly.
Originally built as the holiday home of the owner. This guest house has three bedrooms and has a wonderful view of the mountains. Guests who have stayed before have praised the cook’s meat curry, so if you’re heading to the mountains you know what you’d like for dinner.
The house is located on the Chail-Kufri road at a place called Shilon Bagh. It takes 8 hours from Delhi and 3 hours from Kalka if you plan on taking the Kalka-Shatabdi Express.
This house has been restored to it’s former glory blending colonial and traditional Konkan styles. Each room is tastefully done up and includes amenities like outdoor baths, yoga and massages.
The beach is 3 km away and it can get quite pricey during the peak season. Reccomended for those who want to disconnect from a hectic life and just need some time to recuperate.