For avid travellers, hotels are just like refuelling stations where they can get a bit of refreshment before pursuing the journey. Though the comfort quotient can't be ignored, hotels can sometimes turn out to be really dull! Let's take a loot at some of the unusual and unconventional accommodations in India that can make your trip a bit more interesting. These are unique places to stay while travelling across India!
The next time you travel, ditch those conventional stay options and opt these instead!
Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort, Hodka
Shaam-e-Sarhad (Sunset at the Border) Village Resort in Hodka village of Gujarat lets you experience the village life like none other! Built under the Endogenous Tourism Project/Rural Tourism Scheme, they offer different types of accommodation at the resort; Ecofriendly Tents, Family cottages, Suite Bhungas and Standard Bhunga.The Bhungas are circular mud huts with sloping roofs, typical of the Banni region. They are open from October - March.
Cost per night : INR 3,400 onwards
Website : http://www.hodka.in/
Houseboats in Kerala
PC : Utpal Nath
Houseboats in Kerala backwaters provides experience of a lifetime for tourists! Imagine floating through the maze-like waterways bordered by paddy fields, coconut trees and green foliage, while savouring the exquisite cuisine of Kerala! That blissful experience is truly worth the time and money.
Cost per night : INR 6000- 7000 onwards
Zostel in Jaisalmer
PC : Zostel
Zostel is India's first chain of backpackers' hotels where you get to meet travellers from all over the world, chill, exchange stories and have the experience of a lifetime! Zostel located at the edge of Gadisar lake in Jaisalmer has uniquely designed interiors and rooms, and offers a majestic view of the desert city!
Cost per night : INR 1200 onwards
Website : http://www.zostel.com/
Guhantara Cave Resort, Bangalore
Guhantara Cave Resort in Bangalore is India's first underground cave resort. It is indeed one of the best unique accommodation experiences in India with a lounge bar, restaurant, swimming pool, herbal garden, spa and play area! It also plays host to some adventure sports activities.
Cost per night : INR 8500 onwards
Website : http://www.guhantara.com/
The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
The Tree House Resort in Jaipur finely blends the comforts and luxuries of a five star room with nature in its pristine prime! Nature lovers will definitely get a kick out of staying in charming tree houses with several live branches running through the rooms making nature omnipresent in the Lap of luxury.
Cost per night : INR 13,000 onwards
Website : http://www.treehouseresort.in/
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in Ladakh. With a rich collection of ancient artefacts, sacred Thangkas, wall murals and various other antique objects, the monastery lets visitors stay overnight on its premises which is a unique experience!
Cost per night : NA
Root Institute, Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is a metonym for peace, so is the Root institute! The Institute is 'a Buddhist meditation centre, providing an ideal location for the study and practice of meditation and philosophy.' If you are looking for a peaceful and meditative place to stay during their visit to Bodhgaya, this is the place you need to be!
Cost per night : INR 250 onwards
Website : http://www.rootinstitute.ngo/
These are some of the unconventional accommodations to stay in India while travelling. These unique places to stay while travelling across India would provide you with the rejuvenation you badly need while on course of the journey! Happy Travelling :)