Not everyone loves Holi celebrations. There are many of us who just like to stay away from the crazy festival of colors. However, one amazing thing about Holi this year is that it has given us a long weekend perfect for a short trip. India is blessed with a number of delightful weekend destinations where you can just unwind and relax. You can take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle and the wet and messy Holi celebrations by taking a trip to one of these exquisite properties. (ALSO SEE Offbeat Airbnb stays in India that are perfect for nature lovers!) Here are 5 excellent Airbnb stays that are ideal for escaping the Holi celebrations and having a pleasant vacation.
Luxe 5 bedrooms, a cottage & pool
Location: Kashid, Maharashtra, India
Kashid in Mahrashtra is one of the popular getaways from Mumbai. It is one of the quieter beach destinations in Maharashtra which has a number of great resorts and restaurants. Airbnb’s villa in Kashid is located amongst the mango and coconut trees with the beautiful manicured lawns and swimming pool. Its villa makes for a great mix of a luxurious stay and a rural retreat. It is a great place to spend some time amidst nature and relax with the sound of sea waves, swaying coconut palms and chirping birds.
10-A Mist View, 4 BHK, with a garden
Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai’s most poular getaway, Lonavala continues to attract visitors in every season. Not only is it located at a convenient driving distance from Mumbai, it also provides great views of green valleys, a beautiful lake and rugged hillocks. Airbnb’s well-furnished bungalow in Lonavala overlooks a spectacular valley and is suitable for couples as well families with children.
Serene, 5 BR Bungalow near Karjat, family getaway
Location: Raigad, Maharashtra, India
Raigad is one of the most scenic places in the state of Maharashtra. It is a fantastic option for those looking to escape the city hustle bustle. Airbnb’s Bodhi Villa is a great place for families as it is located in a gated community and is surrounded by hills. With vibrant common spaces – large living room, dining space and a family room (first floor) and private spaces in the five bedrooms, the Villa is perfect for kids as well as medium-sized families. DO SEE 5 beautiful and offbeat Airbnb stays in Goa worth ditching hotels for!
Luxury Villa in Nature’s Basket
Location: Raigad, Maharashtra, India
Airbnb has another luxury villa in Raigad located close to Nagaon Beach in Alibag. It has a swimming pool, music system and indoor games, and large spaces that are great for medium to large sized families. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation and a stay surrounded by coconut trees and a pleasant ambiance, this villa is the place for you.
Parsi Manor at Matheran, Deluxe Room
Location: Matheran, Maharashtra, India
Matheran is Maharashtra’s smallest hill station and is known for its eco-tourism. With no vehicular traffic allowed, Matheran is the best place for a breath of fresh air amidst spectacular views of valleys and hills. Airbnb offers a stay at a Parsi manor here which has been tastefully decorated with antique Parsi furniture and all the modern amenities one would need. Not only is it located right in the middle of the forest, it also offers great walks in the vicinity and some fantastic spots in the verandah to just lie back and relax. You can book these stays on Airbnb’s official website.
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