What is a homestay and how it’s different from West Bengal Tourism hotels?
A Homestay is defined as an accommodation availed at a real home that is culturally and tourism in India is taking a new shape with what it already is rich in – culture and heritage, Traditionally owned by a native of that particular place. It cannot be relevant to any of the commercialized tourism units that focus on the promotional business concepts rather than reflecting the cultural heritage of the family. In precise terms, it’s more natural where there are no expectations of measurable quality in the delivery but a sense of respect that is palpably abstract. Here you do not exchange your money for the best services, but you compensate. You don’t make demands but curiously wait for what is to come. You can never be obvious for anything but be conscious of learning the new things.
Booking a Hotel vs Booking homestay in India:
Regarding other services of tourism, the industry has ample of portals and outlets from where such services can be availed enjoying varieties of options. Today, with the growth in the internet market, any traveler can easily match their interests and choose the type of tourism products they would like to avail. From extremely luxurious hotels to best jungle adventure and wilderness resorts one can easily make a choice of services right from the comfort zone of home and plan and book everything in advance. Now, when it comes to booking a homestay in India, there hasn’t been so reliable sources because of their remoteness and isolation from the mainstream tourism Industry. So, booking a homestay in order to explore the ethnicity of India is still more like a research work.
Homestays under West Bengal Tourism:
India is a huge country. So, defining all tourist places in India that have homestays
would be impossible so this post will focus more on the homestays
under West Bengal Tourism
, as this state has one of the most diverse geographies and cultural influence in the tourism map of India
than any other states of India. It is also the gateway to North-East India and one of best locations of Jungle adventure
for adventure lovers
. The Northern part of West Bengal
, because of its diverse geographical feature, has the highest cultural influence that has divided the region into different cultural zones without any similarities in between them. Due to this cultural disparity the region has developed into a destination that is more known for its Homestays
rather than hotels and other commercial tourism units of India
. So, for all the travelers who want to experience the best of India holidays
and want to make it a meaningful travel
Experience, can avail the homestays of West Bengal
and explore the unknown side of West Bengal Tourism
Booking a homestay in West Bengal:
As most of the homestays are located in rural and offbeat destinations of West Bengal, before Booking a homestay in West Bengal you should be aware that you won’t be expecting to stay in any of the famous tourist destinations of West Bengal. Most of the homestay destinations of West Bengal are located in the northern part of West Bengal, so for all the solo travelers, volunteer travelers, travel bloggers, here are the best ways to book a homestay in North Bengal :
1. Know about the homestay circuits of North Bengal :
As you won’t be aware of the offbeat rural areas, you should first learn about the circuits of rural tourism destinations of North Bengal and accordingly, you can make your choice to search for such names to book the homestay :
a. Darjeeling Circuit of Rural Tourism Destinations of West Bengal :
These rural destinations also allow you to visit the mainstream tourism spots of Darjeeling Town along with exploring the rural beauty of Darjeeling Hill. Some of these homestays can be considered as beautiful farm stays where even volunteers and scholars are welcome to spend their gap years by doing various volunteering works in the field of teaching, agriculture, botany etc. Some of the names of these places are Takdah Cantonment and Bara Mangwa.
b. Kalimpong Circuit Rural Tourism Destinations of West Bengal :
Apart from Kalimpong town, there are many beautiful rural destinations that fall under sub-division of Kalimpong. These rural destinations are now renowned for their best homestays. Travelers from all around the world can now get into the depth of Himalayan Culture through these homestays. Some of the places are Doon Valley, Lingsey, Pedong, Chuikhim, yelbong, Singji , Itchey busty etc.
c. Lava Circuit Rural Tourism Destinations of West Bengal :
This is another summer destination of West Bengal where the cold climate with beautiful nature and culture attracts many meaningful travelers who just don’t want to travel as a tourist but more as an explorer. The best attraction of this circuit is the beauty of Neora Valley National National Park
– One of the remaining pristine Heritage forests of West Bengal.Some of the destinations are Kolakham and Rishop.
d. Dooars Rural Tourism Destinations of West Bengal :
– meaning the door to Bhutan, is a beautiful rural tourism circuit that together combines, different topographic features ( Both Hills and Plains), Cultural diversity ( Again of both Hills and Plains), Rich Bio-Diversity ( Neora Valley National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jaldapara National Park),
and some of the best Jungle adventure destinations of West Bengal. Some of the best Destinations of Dooars are Samsing-Suntalekhola
, Rocky Island, Dalgaon, Rongo, Paren, Kumai, Sisamara, Gorubathan Taar, etc.
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