Homestays in MP - Be a local, live like a local
No one knows a destination better than the local occupants and by staying with someone local you have access to the best information about the place. This is what exactly homestays are best known for. Apart from giving a homely ambiance, the homestays have gracious and welcoming hosts and the guests don’t feel alienated thereby indulging in the local cultural vibes. When you are traveling to Madhya Pradesh, do refer to our guide of homestays which you may prefer to book a stay with. Read on….
1. Salban Home Stay, Kanha
The stay here is not just easy on the pocket but it is also a beautiful home located in the stunning settings where you hear the chirping of birds, watch squirrels hopping on to Mahua and Sal trees and connect yourself with nature all around. You can also make your trip memorable here beyond the safari. Spend some time taking long walks around the lake adjoining the homestay in the buffer zone of the park, enjoy stargazing at night or simply scroll through the extensive collection of books kept by the hosts for the visitors. The hosts are an excellent cook, a storehouse of information and this home in the jungle is an ideal place to spend a lazy day packed with good food, conversation, exploration and learning.
2. Trolet Inn homestay, Ujjain
At a time when there are numerous properties charging you bucks, Trolet Inn Homestay in Ujjain comes as a breath of fresh air! Travellers on a budget looking to experience a place like a local will enjoy being in this homestay. This simple accomodation has lively hosts. They are always more than happy to share travel tips & knowledge bytes/bites of Ujjain. The accommodation is just 3km to the famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. The rooms are simple but well equipped with all the amenities. The place has private parking and can even arrange car rentals. You can also expect to hear some insider tips from the well informed host family about what not to miss when in Ujjain.
3. Karnavati Retreat, Panna National Park
This homestay in Panna located near Ken river adjoining the core area of the national park welcomes you in an ambience surrounded by lush greenery, tall trees and blooming flowers. If you are looking for a stay away from the chaos of city life then Karnavati homestay does makes you feel at home and offers peace. The hosts are friendly and ensure that your stay with them is comfortable. Also to give you an in-depth experience of the surroundings the hosts organise bird watching tours and you can also head out for a safari. The night spent at this homestay is made beautiful by sharing thrilling stories from the National Park and having fun around a bonfire. It can then be spiced up with an excellently cooked dinner by the hosts themselves! So for every wanderlust soul Karnavati homestay is simple yet enthralling in every manner.
4. Stay with a chef, Indore
‘Stay with a chef’ is a homestay in Indore where you share accomodation with a chef’s family. Sounds good. Right? Well! Visitors here are in for a treat as one can expect a lot of home-made goodies and a variety of treats like muffins, cakes etc all prepared by the experienced professional chef himself. Adding further to the benefit of your stay here is that the hosts will themselves take you on food walks & share their wonderful experiences of being in the food industry. Also, the accommodation is beautifully constructed where everything inside the rooms is spic and span. So, in case you plan a trip to Indore then you know that ‘Stay with a Chef’ is a homestay where you can look forward to booking an accommodation.
5. Nature Courtyard, Bhopal
If you are going to plan a trip to Bhopal then Nature Courtyard homestay on Kerwa Dam road is your go to option. Reason being? Packed with natural beauty all around, this homestay will also attract you for its beautiful colonial charm. As you wake up in the morning you will be greeted with a breeze of fresh air from your room window, chirping of birds and the much needed peace that you have been searching amidst the hustle bustle of your life. Apart from this you can also enjoy taking a look at the kitchen garden well developed by the hosts from where you can even pick fruits and vegetables and get your breakfast, lunch or dinner customised. Also, bonfire night gives you a chance to not just spend some time together with your family or friends but at the same time you can also socialise with the hosts and know more about Bhopal.
While hotels have their own perks, a homestay is something you must experience at least once if you haven’t tried one before!