5 Offbeat Places to Stay in India

Do you ever fancy a homestay at a beautiful cottage amidst snowcapped mountains or a floating luxury stay on the Dal lake wrapped with a layer of frozen ice?

Well if you have, then there’s a good news. Tired of the chain hotels and resorts and need something more memorable and interesting to experience in your next vacation at an affordable price. Then head over to MyIndianStay, a platform to connect travelers and local hosts in order to provide a unique holiday experience to the traveler. People are kind enough to open their door to experience the place which is beautiful and surreal to the core. Nothing can be more amazing than to stay like a local, eat like a local and explore like a local. Not just your wallet is happy but you get to experience a place in a much better way connecting with the locals. Even contribute to responsible tourism and ecotourism by supporting and encouraging the locals.

Sit back & get stunned by these 5 off-beat places to stay in India that we have in store for you. #AStayLikeHome

Swiss Cottage in Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh

Fill up the album of your mind with spectacular images of the amazing view of the valley and splurge your idyllic days at Swiss cottage in the lap of nature. This beautiful property is managed by Kinnaur Geo Tourism, 250 km from Shimla and has independent huts and swiss cottage tents which are fully furnished. You can visit nearby places like Sangla valley and Chtikul. Just imagine waking up to views of snowcapped Kinner Kailash mountain.

More about the resort: HERE


Read: Nature Zone Resort, Kerala

Beach Villa in Varkala

Spending your days swaying in a hammock and watching the waves crash just a few meters away, this villa would be an ideal place for a detox vacation. The villa also has a sea breeze lounge with a bar, gaming zone and dining area. Perfect getaway for couples and families.

More about the resort: HERE


Tree House In Leh

Escape into the blissful silence and walk through the enchanting serenity by booking a stay at this tree house at Leh, located at Lower Skara Road. A stay at a tree house is unique in all aspects. Imagine a fully furnished room amidst lush greenery. I could laze on the hammock reading a novel all day long at such a place. 🙂

 More about the resort: HERE



Read: Tree House Stay in India – Part 1 & Part 2

HouseBoat In Srinagar

Come and live the experience of staying in the lap of paradise where your transport mode is a small boat called Shikara. Passing by floating markets and shops reach this beautiful stay in serene Nigin lake with no one in the vicinity. Devour yourself to the sumptuous meal cooked by your host. Worth an experience, I must say.

I still remember our stay at the houseboat, intricate wooden interiors, the delicious Kashmiri chicken curry cooked by our host and warmth and hospitality that made us feel like a home away from home.

More about the resort: HERE

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Heritage Villa, Manali 

I still remember our road trip from Kullu to Manali in the year 2000, I was in school back then when my dad took us to Manali during our summer vacations. The beauty of the place left a lasting impression on my mind and I have always wanted to visit the place again. It is a dreamland with endless treasures for photographers. Surrounded by lush meadows and vibrant Beas River for your company. Marvel the beauty of nature at the royal suite of this heritage villa. A stay at heritage villa amidst the spectacular views of glistening the Himalayas is bound to make a lasting impression on your mind.

More about the resort: HERE



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Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with MyIndianStay

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  1. Wonderful choice of places.

  2. I love traveling and this approach really appeals to me. I like to go off the beaten path and really explore a place, steering well clear of tourist traps. These unique hotels are just gorgeous and I especially liked the ornate houseboat, the tree house and the villa. Your blog is a treasure trove of exactly the type of places I like to see. My favorite way to travel is to rent a car with my family and just drive to whatever looks interesting. Wherever you end up, there’s bound to be a cool place to stay and you never would have found it otherwise. We call it Serendipity Traveling and it’s ever so much fun.

    1. The Tales of a Traveler

      Sounds awesome ….we too love doing that … impromptu plans, offbeat places and adventures along the way … nothing can be more amazing than that 🙂

  3. The pictures speak for themselves. Very inviting!

    1. The Tales of a Traveler

      Yes too many beautiful offbeat places in india but this five are definitely our favourites … you can chk the indianstay.in sites for more beautiful properties 🙂

  4. Yep! Very beautiful place to be visit there… Guys you know i have visit one of them last year… 🙂

    1. oh cool….. which one did you visit, do share your experience with us.

  5. Here is an awesome place of India about to offbeat…. Really wonderfull

    1. Thanks a lot for liking and hope the post is useful to plan your travel 🙂

  6. Such great ideas! That tree house in Leh is spectacular, as is the heritage villa in Manali. I’d love to check them out whenever I get a chance, thanks for the recommendations. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for liking our post 🙂 Hope you visit some of the places soon …

  7. I would love to visit these places… Nice pics.. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sara and ya lots of places to explore in India 😉

  8. really great writing ; first time I came to know about tree house in Leh and beach vila

  9. Avery limousineglobal

    I’ve always wanted to go to All over the country and now I really want to go!! Very good guide, thanks for sharing!

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