This winter, go to a home away from home6 min read 06 Dec 2015, 11:48 PM IST
Unique experiences and value for money are seeing the homestay segment grow. But check all details
Kanika Gupta, an exporter from Delhi, is an avid traveller. Her travels have taken her from Kashmir to Coorg, and where ever she goes, she prefers to opt for homestays. Last week, she went with her family to Banaras, where they all put up in a homestay. “I wanted to give them a taste of what it is like," said Gupta. Before this trip, she had gone to Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. And there, too, her choice of accommodation was the same. “The whole experience of homestays is more enriching. For instance, in one of the homestays in Spiti Valley, we helped the family prepare meals and ate with them. I like the fact that homestays are a very informal affair, unlike with a hotel or a resort. Plus, it is cheaper," said Gupta. It cost her just 300 a night (and around 100 for food) for her stay.