Posts tagged "homestay"
the retreat bhimtal

the retreat bhimtal

The Retreat at Bhimtal is a charming, family owned 19th-century colonial bungalow nestled among the Himalayan foothills of the Kumaon Lake District, Uttarakhand, India in the midst of an ancient cedar, oak,and pine forest covered estate Filled with old colonial furniture, cutlery, and knick-knacks, the house breathes the atmosphere of old style comfort and peace....
arasinamakki - homestay with a river

arasinamakki – homestay with a river

Stream of joy is a home-stay run by one of the most revered couple of Arasinamakki, inside their estate next to the river Kapila. Surrounded by beetlenut trees, rubber plants and lots of spices, its almost like staying in a private jungle. A small tributary of netravati flows just behind the homestay. Walk through the...
yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

Yuksom, a beautiful little hamlet in west Sikkim, is where I concluded my 14-day Sikkim experience; when in fact as per my rough plans, we (my cousin and I) had two more destinations on the list before it was time to go back.
olaulim goa - with my little pony!

olaulim goa – with my little pony!

A bend in the river. More like a creek. A solitary boat inspiring endless thought. Quiet waters holding conversations with blissful hornbills. A flourishing frangipani on the sprawling lawns. Rustic cottages inspiring a break from the humdrum. The allure to laze in the azure pool.
3 Heritage Homestays in Goa worth checking out

3 Heritage Homestays in Goa worth checking out

One usually tends to stay close to the beach in Goa, may it be the various 5 star hotels or the hundreds of beach shacks and bamboo huts that have propped up in the recent past.  Of course there are a lot of so called “Portuguese era homes” where you can rent a room or...
udwada - a slice of parsi history

udwada – a slice of parsi history

Not much has changed in sleepy town Udwada since the last 150 years. Large houses, once built around the holy fire temple, lie vacant and dilapidated. The typical Parsi homes with high ceilings, sloped roofs with ornamental skirting, and wide porches are over a century old, and are worth preserving or being declared as heritage...
dalhousie retreat, himachal - luxury homestay

dalhousie retreat, himachal – luxury homestay

Another very popular “Colonial” holiday destination would recommend is Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. The regular hotels remain crowded in the summer months, which one can skip and head up the hills to Bakrota which is nature and luxury redefined. Developed by the British in 1854 and named after Lord Dalhousie, the erstwhile Viceroy of...
great grandfather's home stay - coonoor

great grandfather’s home stay – coonoor receives numerous contributions from India travel specialists, Backpackers, Luxury hotels, Home stay owners and fellow trippers. Diana Barucha emailed us about their 107 year old home stay. The Bharucha family,  proud inheritors of Themi Villa, in Coonoor – Nilgiris, decided to convert it into a home  stay and called it ‘Great Grand fathers Holiday...
rainforest retreat at mojo plantation - coorg eco lodge

rainforest retreat at mojo plantation – coorg eco lodge

The Rainforest Retreat, an award winning eco-lodge that practices sustainable tourism and emphasizes environmental awareness. It is located on a certified organic spice farm (Mojo Plantation) in one of the most natural and scenic parts of Kodagu district (10 km north-west of madikeri town). They cater to environmentally conscious travelers who want to experience a...
homestay @ nilgiris - bison country

homestay @ nilgiris – bison country

Bison Country – Home Stay Located in the salubrious environs of Wellington, Coonoor, at 6500ft above MSL. the property is surrounded by Tea Garden’s and stretches of Reserve Forest which are within strolling distance. Though it is just 4 km. from Memorial-Wellington on the Kotagiri Road, near the famous Beulah Farm, the drive takes you...

home stay Coonoor- Orange Mist

Orange Mist, an enchanting and expansive heritage bungalow located on the Quail Hill, offers its guests breathtaking views of the surrounding cloud-topped hills, tea estates and parks. With the clouds kissing your face good morning, the cool, fresh mountain air tugging at your adventurous cells and the melodious bird songs filling your day, this homestay...

pondicherry homestay

Put up your tired, city-tread feet, listen to silence and the sounds of nature, breathe in the rejuvenating air and get ready to do nothing….Soak in the serene and lush environs. Away from the concept of large corporate style hotels, The Oasis Farm House is a little patch of home away from your ho me,...