Let’s skip the hotel rooms this summer and make more space for the homestays in India to show us a true glimpse of the local life. Get immersed in the culture and experience the unique flavor of each of these destinations through its beautiful homes and the locals.
Rightstay brings to you 5 such destination homes that will surely inspire you to travel more.
1: Dharamshala: Love for the Himalayas at The Divine Hima
Rekindle your creative instincts at this hand-picked destination in the vast, untamed and gorgeous wilderness of Dharamshala. Unleash the artist within, interact, experience life and beauty of the Himalayas at the luxurious Divine Hima.
For over two decades, Sanjay Kumbkarni a geologist by profession , nurtured, lived and gave shape to his love for the Himalayas through photography. While spending time in the majestic mountains, Sanjay went through glorious moments of solitude, solitude that filled his heart with more respect and admiration for the Himalayas.
He eventually transformed his love for the mountains through every nook, every corner, every wall and through every room of The Divine Hima.A well-stocked library, a photography gallery, a fire place, a meditation room, each and every carefully thought out corners of this home subtly manifests the raw beauty of the Himalayas.
You can find out more about Divine Hima here
2: Goa: The Bay Agonda-Where the river meets the sea!
Goa in spite of being the most sought after destination in India and in Asia still manages to restore it’s old world charm and knows how to keep luring countless offbeat and low-key travelers . One of it’s very charming and well kept secret might be this exotic hideaway on the river’s edge in Agonda perfect for those that want to beat the crowd of noisy holidaymakers.
Nestled against a small hill, The Bay Agonda offers a cluster of cottages in the middle of a tropical garden and organic vegetable farm that also is the source of supplements for the inhouse restaurant. The sliding doors in each cottage open up to a private veranda with stunning vistas of the river and sea in the distant horizon.
At Agonda, you’ll get great insider information on South Goa’s best food joints, events and also access to your own river beach and boat. Look forward to lazy afternoons by the beach and idyllic sunsets, as Agonda engulfs you in a world of privacy and wilderness.
To book Agonda for your next weekend getaway, click here
3:Wayanad: Go Green with Coffee Mist
Luxury eco-friendly homes are now a reality, as homestays across India showcases how going green doesn’t mean compromising on a luxury holiday.
Nothing can be more adventurous than living in a hut in the middle of a forest and witnessing the misty beauty of Wayanad.
Packed with charm and befitting the theme of eco-friendly architecture, Coffee Mist beautifully combines the luxuries of a self-catering unit in the milieu of the lush coffee plantation. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this unique eco retreat boasts of dramatic green vistas and quiet nights with bonfire and conversations.
For more information on room types and pricing, click here
4:Nainital: Whimsical Mountain Cottage-Te Aroha
Time to plot your mountain escape to this luxury home in Dhanachuli, one of Nainital’s most idyllic small town set against a gorgeous backdrop of the scenic mountain range. A colonial style summer home, Te Aroha was converted into an uber luxury retreat while still retaining the old world charm and offering a seamless blend of traditional architecture and contemporary comforts.
Te Aroha is the type of cottage you might find in storybooks. Tucked away on a small hill, this humble abode with its huge decks and terraces, antique furniture, massive glass windows and high-ceilinged lobby effortlessly transports its guests to the bygone elegance of the colonial era.
Writers, artists, photography enthusiasts, as well as outdoor lovers, will find themselves right at home.Oh, and for those traveling in a group, Te Aroha also serves as the perfect family getaway. With its stunning snow views, a beautiful garden, and the cozy fireplace, this house is a country dream.
Have we convinced you yet? Let’s find out more about Te Aroha !
5: Munnar: Fables, charm and baked goodies at Mistletoe!
Those looking for a quiet and therapeutic getaway will find themselves falling in love with this rustic home in Munnar. It’s almost like stepping through the looking glass and entering a world of splendor and charm at Mistletoe.
This rustic holiday home flaunts all that is great about Munnar and offers a harmonious blending of the traditional and stylish. With lush vegetation and enviable views over the rolling countryside, Mistletoe Munnar features a traditional clay oven bakery, a cute cafe, small library and plenty of warmth and love from the family who will take care of your every whim and need.
The house has been designed by the award-winning Kerala artist Mr. Somu from Aymanam, near Kottayam. His distinct penchant for detailing and love for the environment has added a lot of character to Mistletoe.
If you want to book Mistletoe for your next vacation, click here
You now have unlimited access to explore the tucked-away treasures of some of the most stunning destinations in India. So pack your bags with some sense of adventure and enthusiasm and let Righstay guide you to finding the very special place and help you make happy memories!
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By : Richa Devi