“Don’t Get Me Wrong”, Delhi

Delhi has been home for more than 20 years. Despite the accusations about its notorious nature, I have a distinct fondness for the city. Delhi¬†angers,¬†agitates, irritates, excites, soothes, all at the same time on any given day. But, it has survived the wrath of time gracefully and has been rebuilt seven times. There’s a stubborn resilience.

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Handpicked Homestays Edition – India

There are some travelers who travel to just relax &¬†break the monotony of their daily routine¬†and choose a plush, high-end resort to indulge and be pampered. Then, there are some who come back to their hotel rooms just to sleep and wait for the first ray¬†of daylight to rush out. Occasionally, I too travel to stay indoors only, but most of the times I prefer to be out. So spending a meaty amount of money¬†on expensive hotels doesn’t make sense (to each his own!), not that I can really afford it¬†őė.

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That is grand, but I can do three trips with their price for one night!

With the proliferation of unique¬†stay concepts¬†such as Couchsurfing and Airbnb, travelers are able to substantially reduce their cost of traveling. Personally, I love to research about Homestays or family-run guest houses which offer a combination of warm atmosphere, hot meals, and friendly conversations¬†at a much¬†lower price. Though¬†I rarely use Airbnb or Couchsurfing, I have managed to find lovely homes almost everywhere. Plus, I am somewhat skeptical about staying at someone’s home, so I prefer family-owned, professionally managed Homestays!

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