We have got an exquisite list of homestays to experience in India

It’s time to reinvent your holiday experience. While hotel rooms and suites provide you will all the hospitality at its best, private villas are simultaneously coming up with all sorts of amenities you didn’t know even exists. And with all the irresistible offerings, homestays can be ridiculously luxurious. After all, when you have a whole villa or palace to book for yourself, why to stick to just one room? And while you can suffer from boredom while staying in a hotel room, homestays can offer you the feeling of home away home. Focussing on the most exquisite estates in India’s sprawling geography, we have brought some best homestay experiences across the prime destinations - North, West, South or East, we have covered it all. So, whether you are planning for a bachelorette, anniversaries, family outing or just escaping from your monotonous life, here’s your list of nirvana. Pick one, book your dates, and have your own private holiday destination. 

Chittoor Kottaram in Cochin

You have a chance to live in a bygone era and to live in a house which was once an abode of the Cochin royal family. At Chittoor Kottaram you will find no one but just you and your loved ones enjoying the backwater stay. With your personal Kaaryasthan (caretaker) at your beck and call, you’ll get a chance to feel like a royal just in Keralite style. And in your duration of stay, immerse yourself in this natural habitat, and glimpse some rare flora and fauna. At the king’s abode, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, and one on the first floor with an attached living room. The veranda gives a magical feel as it opens to the lush green garden overlooking the backwaters. You can also take a complimentary backwater cruise and bask in the sun as it sets over the horizon.

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The Jungalow villa in Udaipur

Udaipur doesn’t need a definition for its beauty. And what adds up to its charm is lakes, palaces and uber-luxury villas. And what if you can rent one of those whole for yourself? This Jungalow villa is situated on the quieter side of Udaipur where you can get the ultimate sense of grandeur and peace. With some of the features like open terrace swimming pool and in-room Jacuzzi will definitely let you ditch any hotel stay and opt for this personalised experience. 

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Chulli Bagh Heritage Villa in Leh

Why find beauty abroad when we have it all right here in India? Chulli Bagh Heritage Villa in Leh is a place straight out of your dream. Situated amidst the willow and walnut trees, the Villa is surrounded by breath-taking views and splendid beauty. It has six luxurious rooms which can fit in a large number of people. This place can be an ideal holiday destination if you are planning with your friends or family. Each room looks out into the ancient garden scape which has an earthen feel. Built-in the concept of sustainable architecture, the Villa also believe in complete detoxification. The result? You won’t have access to WiFi, TVs, air-conditioning or intercoms. But its Leh, who needs them? 

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Ashore By Vista in Goa

How can we miss Goa when talking about holiday destinations in India? At Ashore by Vista, get the best out of Goa while relaxing in the lap of luxury. It is a six-bedroom villa with amenities such as, infinity pool, spa treatment room, rooftop bar, mini theatre as well as indoor games which any fancy hotel out there would not be able to provide. Talking about the location, the villa overlooks the sea and is situated in Morjim Beach which is the nesting ground for Olive Riddle turtles. So, now you know where to head for your next Goa party. 

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Ditch hotel bookings this time and get to enjoy your private space, feast on home-cooked food, royal residences, warm host, and much more.

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