Bed-and-breakfast joints are certainly more common in other countries but the trend is also catching up in India with not just backpackers and college kids but couples and even families looking for stays that are affordable and offer basic amenities so that they can spend more on sightseeing and eating out. The trend is certainly here to stay with TripAdvisor having a separate category for BnBs and inns in their best hotels in India list. So if you are planning a holiday anytime soon and are looking for places to stay that are perfect for an intimate retreat, book a stay in any of these inns and BnBs. Here’s the list. ALSO SEE The best bargain hotels in India  Also Read - Facts to Consider When Deciding to Travel After Coronavirus Pandemic Ends

Casa Da Praia, Candolim                                          

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Goa has several options when it comes to accommodation. From the splurge-worthy beach resorts to those tucked away in lanes near the happening areas, from hostels to old Portuguese houses to villa rentals you will find everything in this state. However, TripAdvisor users chose Casa Da Praia as the best BnB not just in Goa but in India. It is only 250 metres away from Candolim Beach and offers limited accommodation. One of its USPs is the freshly-made breakfast served to the guests. The building is a refurbished Portuguese house. ALSO SEE 8 best beach resorts in Goa under Rs 2,000 Also Read - The Open Postponed to Next Year In Wake of COVID-19

Where: House No. 477, Vaddy, Candolim, Goa

Contact: 099704 44666

Little Garden Guest House, Udaipur

little garden guest house

Rajasthan is known for its royalty and the traditional heritage hotels are worth living in for as they offer a peek into the regal past of the state. However, you will find accommodation for all kinds of budget so you can opt to stay in an ancient property without spending a bomb. Little Garden Guest House in Udaipur is one such property. It is a haveli-turned-into-a-guest-house. The ancestral palace today offers six traditionally preserved rooms so book in advance if you plan to stay here. There is also a garden and a terrace that offers panoramic views of the old city of lakes.

Where: 121-Bhattayani Chouhtta, Kavirao Mohan SInghji ki haveli, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Contact: 098282 76535

Jaipur Friendly Villa, Jaipur

The owners of this place really take the world friendly to the next level. They offer a villa stay with the warmest hospitality and largely cater to foreigners who are looking for a comfortable stay in India that is more like home and less like a hotel. The rooms are fully-furnished with all amenities and there are two terraces also and a private garden as well. Free WiFi is easily available here. They call themselves a luxury homestay making it perfect for guests to enjoy the comforts of a hotel in a homely atmosphere. Hot, sumptuous breakfast is served every morning to the guests.

Where: 27, Behind Shree Bhagirath Marriage Palace, Queens Rd, Veer Vihar, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Contact: 097990 90300

Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay, Kollam

A traditional Kerala homestay set in a quiet island next to the backwaters, Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay in Kollam offers three en suite rooms which are run by a family that lives closeby. They cook authentic Kerala meals for lunch and dinner that you can enjoy with the family. There are also activities like canoeing and swimming in the backwaters. The family is happy to help you and spend time with you and the homestay is perfect for those looking for a homely stay in Kerala.

Where: Puthern Purayil, Nemmani, Munroe Island, Kerala

Contact: 090481 76186

Royal Mist, Munnar

Munnar is one of the most scenic hill stations in Kerala and makes for a great vacation at any time of the year. The homestay Royal Mist offers quaint guest rooms to its patrons with several amenities. There are only three as of now. Apart from WiFi, there is room service, homely food and fully furnished rooms. There is also a play area and a terrace on the rooftop. The hotel also arranges for treks and walks in and around Munnar. ALSO SEE Places to visit in Munnar

Where: Thattathimuk Chithirapuram PO, Munnar, Kerala

Contact: 094470 31814

La Villa Bethany, Mussoorie

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In Mussoorie you will find several villas and bungalows and the architecture will remind one of the colonial times. La Villa Bethany is in a small cantonment area called Landour and is an old English cottage. The bed-and-breakfast has six beautiful rooms to offer with common areas as well as a garden. Run by a family, it is a stay that is perfect for people who want a do-nothing vacation where they want to take idyllic walks or just curl up with a book on a hammock. From log cabins to suites and deluxe rooms, it offers different kinds of accommodation.

Where: Near Kellogg Memorial Church,Landour Cantt, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Contact: 0135 263 0054

Marari Dreamz, Mararikulam

marari dreamz

Nestled close to the Marari Beach in Kerala, Marari Dreamz is a homestay that offers villas in a tranquil setting. Along with accommodation, breakfast, WiFi and bikes on rent are also available. You will also be taken to a fish market and the place arranges for backwater tours as well. There are different kinds of villas offered by the property and all of them have semi-open bathrooms made of coconut leaves so you can look at the sky and take a bath in a natural setting.

Where: Near Marari beach resort, Mararikulam, Arattukulam house,688523, Mararikulam, Kerala

Contact: 087144 14309

Parisons Plantation Experiences, Wayanad District

Set in an area of over 4,000 acres of tea plantation at an elevation of 3,000 ft, Parisons Plantation in Wayanad offers beautiful stays surrounded by lush greenery. But the serene environment is not devoid of any adventure activities. You can go for mountain biking to playing tennis or swimming in the pool or natural stream. They also have billiards, a library, ayurvedic spa and free WiFi. The rooms are spacious yet cozy and offer splendid views.

Where: Parisons Estates, District Wayanad, Kerala

Contact: 04935 256230

The Bungalow Heritage Homestay, Kochi

If you want to go back in time when the Portuguese and Dutch came to India and admire their food and architecture, head to this homestay in Kochi. There are only two rooms but they are a reminder of the bungalow’s colonial past and are done up in that era’s interiors even today. The rooms are in fact named also after great explorers of that time. You can also learn cooking some authentic Kerala cuisine from Chef Neema.

Where: Vypin – Pallipuram Rd, Fort Vypin, Puthuvype, Vypin, Kerala

Contact: 098463 02347

Thotadhahalli Home Stay, Chikamagalur

If you love coffee, you will love this stay as it is in the middle of a coffee plantation and run by a family who have been in this business for 60 years. The lush greenery will leave you mesmerized and the aromas will please your senses. There are several activities that you can enjoy when here such as a coffee tour, coffee museum, indoor and outdoor activities as well as sightseeing like bird watching, waterfalls, treks, etc.

Where: Thotadhahalli Estate, Near Nirvana Swamy Mutt, Kaimara (P), Chikmagalur, Thotadahalli, Karnataka

Contact: 094482 45240

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