Weekend Getaways are growing on us all, with mini-vacations become a winning trend among the hard working young corporates of today. Staying at luxury hotels is unwinding, but it lacks the charm and character of travelling to a new place. True to my belief that living in a local environment bridges that gap, I’ve put together five homestays around Delhi to warm the traveler’s heart.
1) Two Chimneys, Nainital
This century-old house turned into a homestay has a rich history and is truly a home away from home. Located in the beautiful village of Gethia, the 11 well-appointed guest rooms here offer a stunning view of the lush green valley below. Curl up with a book in their spacious rooms or play a game of pool to relax the weekend away.
2) Oasis Home Stay, Jaipur
Enjoy the warmth and hospitality extended by the hosts at Oasis Home Stay while you explore Rajasthan’s beautiful Pink City. If a homely experience and an elegant set up is what you’re looking for, this property offers just that. The tastefully-appointed rooms and modern amenities here are bound to make your stay a memorable one.
3) Badnor House, Ajmer
This is a heritage homestay that offers quite the unique experience in picturesque Ajmer. A Bed and Breakfast built in a Rajput haveli-style architecture, it makes for a comfortable place to set base as you go exploring this endearing city.
4) Jilling Terraces, Nainital
This 80-year-old house that standing in the middle of a hilly nowhere, was initially built by a Sanskrit scholar for his Polish wife. It was later converted into a homestay and has been providing unforgettable experiences ever since. Apart from its spacious rooms and a beautiful view, the property is also home to a kitchen that prepares the freshest local delicacies as well as other cuisines.
Getting close to nature from the comfort of luxurious rooms, Jilling Terraces in Nainital is the place to visit.
5) Magnolia Villa, Jaipur
A home stay experience that offers the experience of a home and family culture in Jaipur while visiting the historical sights, Magnolia Villas offer home-cooked food, warm hospitality, and a perfect location. This property promises a pleasant and enjoyable stay with basic rooms.