Sunday, September 26, 2010

India Accomodation

A variety of accommodations like hotels, hostels, tourist bungalows, guest houses, home stays, camps, motels, farm stays, house boats, resorts, spas with reasonable pricing are easily available in India.

From cheap hotels to deluxe and 5-star hotels, the hotels are easily available for having a stay. Some of the hotels that were previously historic places of importance have been converted into heritage hotels. These hotels are equipped with luxury and modern facilities although some 3-star, 2-star and 1-star hotels are also giving good amount of luxury in addition to some basic amenities.

Many hostels have been made by the Govt. of India with a capacity of 40 + beds making it near about equal to male and female beds. Along with beds, mattresses, sheets, blankets, wardrobe, utensils are readily available with the facility of parking area. Although prices can vary depending upon the room you have taken.

Tourist bungalows
The tourist bungalows with single, double and family rooms attached with a bathroom are also available in most of the states.

Guest houses
There are numerous comfortable, hospitable and memorable tourist guest houses in every city of India. These hotels and guest houses are located centrally with nearness to airports and railways stations. Equipped with latest and modern facilities of international standards, these guest houses provide its customers with facilities such as airport pick and drop, free luggage stores, AC rooms with single, double and family occupancy rooms, 24 hrs supply of cold and hot water, high speed internet access, doctor-on-call, TV etc. Some of the guest houses are known for their high standards of cleanliness and service. So, its pure "value-for-money" experience for the leisure traveler.

Home stays
Home stay in India is as good as heritage home stays in India and a good alternative to hotel accommodation with its unique facilities of knowing the culture, cuisine and people of different places. This is actually a home that can give you a sense of warmth and love. Like hotels and guest houses, the home stays are also equipped with all the modern facilities. The home stays are built in eco-friendly environment and offer homely hospitality to the tourists.

Unlike the hotels and guest houses, camps run by some of the hotels are far from city. Offering basic accommodation services either in a tent, your own caravan, or a rented one. Rented or static caravans are like small cottages and they are much cheaper.

Motel can be defined as Motor hotel, generally located outside of urban centers in suburban or rural areas, much cheaper than a hotel and the services they offer are generally smaller and cater to people traveling by car. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are easily available. The front desk of the motels includes check-in, check-out and luggage assistance for the guests.

Farm stays
Located on rural properties, the Farm stays offer guests an accommodation experience of day to day farm life and its activities. Farm stays include a bedroom separate from the main farm.

House boats
House boats are a popular type of accommodation in most of the states in India. They are large floating motel rooms or fully self contained luxurious homes over the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters enabling guests to cruise down the lakes whilst enjoying all the benefits of water based holiday. The house boats consist of furnished bedrooms with attached bathrooms, sunbath deck, an open lounge, dinning area, and a well-equipped kitchen. Kashmir valley is a good example of that. It’s ideal and very popular among honeymoon couples providing suitable ambiance with privacy, luxury, serenity and security.

Resorts are luxurious hotels catering to vacation travelers as well as businesses holding conferences and meetings with almost all services ranging from F&B outlets, sports facilities, health club, and entertainment facilities to baby-sitting and parking.

A type of resorts, the Spas offer health, physical fitness and nutritional advice to the people. Big spas can have tennis courts, swimming pools and beauty salons.

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