Planning to go on holiday… but have you planned where to stay? Now a day there is an upcoming concept of “Home stay”. Though Home stay’s concept is not a new one but people are recognizing it more now. When we go on holiday or for outing we often book room in hotels but there are lot many things which we may not find that a home stay offers.
A home stay is similar to in concept to that of a bed and breakfast. Guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate quarters nearby where guests get all the comfort of home. Nowadays, home stays provide as much comfort as a decent hotel. Rather at home stay guest may get into the kitchen and cook themselves if they want. Home stay is a much better or best option for the travelers who have kid/s.
Home stay in comparison to hotel has few rooms thus offers tailored services and proper attention and comfort.
At home stay travelers learn about the culture, cooking and many other things of that particular place or region. In a way it is like an exchange of culture and knowledge. There are a number of reasons why staying at a home stay can be desirable to staying in a hotel.
Some of the benefits of home stays in India include:
- Personalized Service: A home stays usually only have a few rooms. The host there is the family who resides there runs it. Thus guarantees plenty of individual attention. Traveler may spend time with the host, have tea, breakfast, lunch or dinner together. Traveler and host may chit chat for hours and exchange the culture, lifestyle etc with each other. Many at times it is found that the traveler and host have such bond that they stay in touch for long and a repeated visit is possible or traveler may suggest the home stay to friends /family or who so ever is about to visit that place. Even during the stay if there is any function going on in the family the host invites the guests into it.
Many guests and hosts find special bond with each other so much, that they keep in touch long after the vacations or forever.
- Home Cooked Food: There is an enormous distinction between the food served in hotels or restaurants, and the food that’s cooked and served in at Indian home. At homes stay you’ll be assured to taste genuine Indian home cooked food. Even a guest is welcomed into the kitchen at some of the home stays to cook or learn new cuisine.
- Local Awareness: As the hosts are well acquainted with their hometown they may guide a traveler about the local area and helps availing all required knowledge about sightseeing.
- Unique and Distinctive Accommodations: Almost hotels and their rooms are quite similar everywhere but the home stays and its infrastructure, ambiance are always different. The options are endless when talk about home stays, it may be a contemporary bungalows, an old heritage haveli or mansion or some different style of cottage resembling rural lifestyle.
So, as of now when you travel for leisure or spend time in peace, may choose a home stay to stay and make your stay memorable.