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A home for every wanderer this World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day, to be celebrated on the 27th of September was formed with a purpose to promote awareness among the people of the significance of tourism and its various social, economic and political values. Tourism Day is recognized each year with distinct world tourism day themes to highlight the contribution of the tourism sector in addressing global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). India has been chosen as the host country to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019 on the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all.

India boasts of a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has carved the way for binding the country with others in the world beyond trade and politics. Being a hot melting pot of various customs and traditions, tourism promotion in India is at the peak because of the heritage, culture and uniqueness of the land. Every state in India has a different story to tell and on the occasion of World Tourism Day, channelize your inner wanderlust to find your home away from home while exploring the following beautiful Indian cities.

Top 10 Homestays in Cities of India

  1. Goa
  2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
  3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  4. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
  5. Wayanad, Kerala
  6. Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
  7. Shillong, Meghalaya
  8. Lonavala, Maharashtra
  9. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
  10. Kochi, Kerala

1) Goa

Nothing like a vacation in Goa

Bask in the Land of Sun, Sand & Sea with the breath-taking and comforting OYO Home 9891 Poolside Villa situated right next to Vagator Beach. Located in the heart of the city, the home is contemporarily designed with love for modern travelers. Exploring the beauty of Goa just got super convenient as the home-stay is close to major tourist attractions. Admire the scenic view from Chapora Fort and Vagator Hill View, dance the night away at Club Cubana or indulge in an exciting shopping spree at the Anjuna Flea Market.

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2) Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur - places to visit near ahmedabad
City of lakes

Experience the life of a royal with traditional Rajasthani Haveli styled OYO Home 19651 Heritage Stay located off NH 48. The right combination of modern amenities and warm hospitality guarantees a stay like no other. Top sightseeing attractions like Lake Pichola, Jagmandir, Sahelion Ki Bari and City Palace can be easily accessed. Explore the cultural lanes of Hathipole Market to pick some interesting souvenirs for loved ones.

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3) Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Covered in the blanket of snow.

Snuggled in the lap of nature, OYO Home 15203 Green View Wooden Studios exudes peace and comfort. The aesthetic home, overlooking scenic mountains, is well-equipped with all modern amenities. Head out to Old Manali for a stroll or visit the Hadimba Devi Temple nearby. Shop for funky takeaways from the Mall Road and don’t forget to try exciting paragliding at Solang Valley.

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4) Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Queen of hills.

Witness a panoramic display of the beautiful hill station from the snug OYO Home 33427 Luxurious 2BHK Barlowganj. Soft interiors and contemporary facilities promise a memorable experience. Sweet corns, warm shawls and fancy umbrellas await you at the Library Market, close by. Treat your eyes with the soul-satisfying beauty of Mossy Falls and try some tasty desserts at famous bakeries located at accessible distances.

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5) Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad, Kerala
Plenty of sights to behold.

Surround yourselves with natural landscapes like never before as OYO Home 19791 Exotic 1BHK Esperanza Homes take care of your lodging needs. Nestled amidst nature, this accommodation is super spacious and airy. Meenmutty, Soochipara and Kanthanpara Wayanad Waterfalls are sights to behold. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of rare as well as endangered species of both flora and fauna.

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6) Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry summers (March to June)
Walkthrough the French colonies.

A perfect blend of luxury and comfort, OYO Home 22278 Luxury Studio is a dream to live in. The stylish interiors are pleasant lightings give a glamorous feel to the entire ambience. Travellers can easily drive down to beaches like Auroville Beach, Serenity Beach and Promenade Beach. Experience the quaint charm of old Puducherry at White Town. Coloured handicrafts, garments and lip-smacking street food await you in Goubert Market and Nehru Street.

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7) Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, Meghalaya
Lush green mountains

Circumscribed by greenery, OYO Home 24769 Graceful Stay accommodation needs in ‘the abode of clouds’. Spacious yet cozy, the home is aesthetically decorated with elegant furnishings. A short drive will land the guests at Shillong View Point offering the city’s view from a mountain peak. Don Bosco Museum and Elephant Falls lie at proximity for exploration.

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8) Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala, Maharashtra
Lonavala Lake

Escape from the hustle-bustle of the city with the quaint and lovely OYO Home 18864 Refreshing Stay. Complete with well-maintained lawns and a swimming pool, the home is likely to provide the guests with an experience like no other. Spend a memorable time with loved ones visiting the famous tourist attractions of Lonavala like Lonavala Lake, Lonavala Wax Museum and Tiger’s Point.

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9) Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Adventures in Ooty- a feast for the senses
Ooty landscape

Navigate through the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ while comfortably putting up in the tranquil OYO Home 30402 Valley View Studio Adasholai. Encircled by lush green lawns, the home-stay offers the chance to get close to nature like never before. Soak in the beauty of a variety of flora at Government Botanical Garden and Udhagai Rose Garden. The Tea Factory and The Tea Museum, nearby, is a must-visit.

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10)   Kochi, Kerala

Kochi, Kerala
Backwaters of Kerala

Absorb the peaceful aura of ‘God’s Own Country’ with the super homely OYO Home 15660 Modern 1BHK Near Lulu Mall. This graceful dwelling amidst nature comes with all the modern necessities for a comfortable stay. The home-stay lies close to all the hot-spots of Kochi like Lullu Mall, Museum of Kerala History, Changampuzha Park and Thrikkakara Vamana Moorthy Temple.

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Every year India takes part in the World Tourism Day celebrations with enthusiasm. A variety of competitions are held such as photo competitions promoting tourism, tourism award presentations and free entries, discounts/special offers to the general public. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity that this day has to offer, grab your backpacks and traverse through the above cities without any hassles of lodging as OYO Home-stays have got you covered.

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