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There's an old adage: "Athithi Devo Bhava". Literally, this means ‘My guest is my God’. In India it is a matter of great pride and honor to welcome guests at home. Over a period of time the concept of Home Stays has fast gained popularity. Many foreign tourists and even Indians now prefer to stay in the cozy comfort of a home rather than lodge themselves in a mundane city hotel. Home stays offer a traveler not only an opportunity to learn local culture and enjoy local delicacies but also peace of mind one enjoys being at home.

The desire for such holidays has slowly but steadily given rise to a new concept; Home Stays – or a home away from home. Home stays can be virtually anywhere – be it farm houses, sea side homes, at hill stations or even farm houses. The owners offering such home stays have either converted their farm houses, heritage houses or hill cottages with a view to accommodate a couple of guests. These guests can live in a homely atmosphere and get a chance to mingle with the host and his family.

Though the geographically, homes stays can be available in various places; but the basic concept of Home Stays remain the same. In a seaside home in South India one can get a fascinating view of local fishermen going out to the sea for their catch; while in East India Home Stays could also mean working at a tea plantation. In Kashmir in North India you can also get a chance to share a Home Stay in a boat house. Besides offering local delicacies in their meals, many Home Stays even offer the guest a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare local cuisines. No doubt home stays are different in many respects from hotels and lodges.

Home Stays allows you complete freedom and provide a comfortable stay in a homely atmosphere. You can relax with your family members; play games or listen to music all in a homely atmosphere.

Often only one family serves as a host, and the guests are treated with utmost care and due attention. When you choose to stay in Home Stays, you get a better chance to mix with the local people and know more about their cultures and traditions.

But if hosts provide comfort and care it is also the duty of the guests to be amiable and cooperative. The guests should be polite with the hosts and be sentimental towards local customs and traditions. Above all you make a friend for life with the host.



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