There’s a saying in India, “Athithi Devo Bhava”, which means “The Guest is God”. Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home and go out of their way to please them. There’s nothing like Indian hospitality. However, most visitors who come to India stay in hotels and never get to experience true Indian hospitality.
But our extensive channel of homestays offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incredibly diversity and the real charm of India. The options are almost endless and include a host of options such as plantation bungalows, historic havelis, forts, and remote rural cottages.
Since the family who resides there runs it and acts as host, it guarantees that our guests receive plenty of individual attention. You can spend as little or as much time with the host family as you like. Regardless, staying with an Indian family is the easiest way of finding out about Indian culture and way of life. The wealth of information that the hosts have about their local area makes deciding what to see and do a breeze. Such local knowledge is extremely helpful in getting the most from your visit.
There’s a huge difference between the Indian food served in restaurants and hotels, and the food that’s cooked in an Indian home. By staying at a homestay, you’ll be able to taste authentic Indian home cooked food, made to order. It’s a lot lighter, has more variation and flavor than restaurant food. Some homestays even welcome their guests into their kitchen and let them watch or participate in the cooking process.
Since at a homestay, the focus is on you, and your likes and preferences, the hosts are very accommodating and put a great deal of effort into arranging activities that are of interest to you. Exploring a coffee plantation in Coorg, watching a polo match in Rajasthan, herding animals in remote northern India, village visits, picnics, and temple tours are just some of the options. You also get a chance to attend weddings as well, if you are lucky or travel during the wedding season.
Staying at a homestay in India is all about immersing yourself in India, rather skimming over it on the tourist trail.