If you are a traveler who loves going off the beaten track and exploring a hidden gem on vacations, you probably even love staying in intimate accommodation that are not crowded with people and offer something more than what you get in a posh hotel or resort. Airbnb stays that are properties owned by people who lend it out to travelers from across the world are one of your options when it comes to unique stays. There are several in India as well that are not much known by tourists and offer a beautiful view of the place and also a great stay in the midst of nature. If you want to explore such exotic stays, we have eight unusual stays in India that are worth checking out on your next vacation. Which one will you book? ALSO SEE 5 cool Airbnb stays you won’t believe are in India
Meghalaya Kongthong Bamboo Hut Accommodation, Meghalaya
Located in a small village of Kongthong in Meghalaya, this bamboo cottage accommodation offers a stay amidst the natural beauty of the East Khasi Hills. The village is home to only about a 100 huts and so, you will find it to be a tranquil place where you can explore nature’s bounty to the fullest including the Living Root Bridges. The hut can accommodate up to eight people, is child-friendly, pet-friendly and even has an indoor fireplace.
Aashraya on Ganga, Uttarakhand
An eco-friendly stay that is constructed largely of stone and other local material that is easily available, Aashraya on Ganga showcases some unique construction style and has three cottages, common dining area and kitchen area. The corner cottage offers the best river view and all of them have several antiques lying around. The accommodation is for three people in each cottage and pets are allowed too. Heating and breakfast are provided.
Birdsong Home, West Bengal
A house that has one of the best views of plantations, organic farms, trees and the flickering lights of Kurseong, Birdsong Home is in Mirik in West Bengal in the Darjeeling district. From free WiFi to barbeque, you have all major amenities you need in a house. Up to eight people can be accommodated in this house and the view is simply amazing of the mountain range. There are only two-three more houses around so will get ample privacy in the lap of nature. ALSO SEE Top 8 luxury Airbnb stays in India
Maachli, Farm Stay, Vengurla
Looking for an authentic Konkan getaway in Maharashtra, head to Vengurla and stay in Maachli, an eco-friendly farm stay with traditional huts. It can accommodate up to 10 people and is surrounded by different varieties of trees including coconut, mango, jackfruit, beetlenut and more. You will also find spices like clove, cardamom, nutmeg and more. You will have a truly rustic experience here as you will not find any modern amenities like television, air-conditioner, etc. Food is served on a banana leaf and made by locals. Authentic Malvani cuisine is available.
Live in architecturally aesthetic, Udupi
A beautiful cottage accommodation, this place offers a stay for 10 people and comes with deluxe amenities too. From breakfast to a hot tub, you can stay comfortably here and get your pets too. It makes for an ideal weekend getaway from the city and is in Udupi in Karnataka. Enjoy south Indian delicacies made using organic veggies. You can also go sightseeing nearby where you will find waterfalls, wildlife experiences, stat-gazing and attend bonfires too.
Traditional Kerala Wooden House, Kozhikode
Located on a quiet street, this beautiful traditional wooden house offers four bedrooms and serves authentic Kerala breakfast as well. It comes with few essentials that include television, internet, parking. You can enjoy a comfortable stay in a traditional village setting that is perfect for a relaxing vacation.
H2O House, Chamba
In a small hamlet in Himachal Pradesh, H2O House promises you an experience like no other. It you back to a simpler time when everything was done by man without really the need of gadgets and machines. The flour is milled in-house, there is an organic farm where fruits and vegetables are grown and then served you for meals. You even have the chance to learn farming, teach at a nearby school or meditate near the river. It can accommodate up to six guests.
Beach Hut, Agonda
Goa is a commercial tourist destination but it does have its hidden gems. One such is a beach hut at Agonda, a white sand, clean beach in the state. The beach hut number 8 is where you can stay, a minute’s walk from the beach that offers accommodation for two. Breakfast is also available at a multi-cuisine restaurant adjoining the huts. Amenities include television, AC, wireless internet and parking. Pets are allowed in the hut. ALSO SEE 5 Airbnb stays in Goa worth ditching hotels for!
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