Any time is a great time for romance!
Especially with the number of cosy, scenic and romantic homestays in India, any excuse to escape the monotony of life would be a perfect one. To spare you the time and effort, we rummaged through a long list of homestays in India and found the best ones for a serenading getaway.
Check out this list of the most romantic homestays in India.
Situated in the understated town of Old Manali, the Shobla Pine Cottage looks over the beautiful Jogni Falls and the Beas river. From your bedroom, you will get an unobstructed view of the Rohtang Pass and Hampta mountain. The host serves a great breakfast to the guests and ensures a memorable stay for all kinds of travellers. One of the most romantic homestays in India, Shobla Pine Cottage is ideal for couples who like scenic isolation in the lap of nature.
After enquiring the exact location by the host, take an auto rickshaw or taxi from Manali or Old Manali to the homestay directly. You can even drive down to the place; there is free parking space available for guests. The nearby villages of Goshal and Shanag are ideal for exploratory hikes around the homestay.
Price per night: Rs 2,823
The Loft in the Hills is a stunning penthouse near one of the most popular hill stations of India, Shimla. Perched on the Shivalik range of the Himalayas, this place is one of the most highly-rated romantic homestays in India. The host provides food service throughout the day and the teak-wood bar with an entertainment lounge will assure that you never get bored. Situated on the old Indo-Tibetan Silk Route, the Loft in the Hills offers a great balance of city convenience and remote comfort.
You can easily drive down to the place from Delhi but if you are travelling via public transport then take an Uber/Ola to the homestay from the main town. The homestay is located near The Bishop Cotton boarding school and is easy to find.
Price per night: Rs 7,931
The Bungalow Retreat in Dehradun is just perfect if you have been looking for an authentic experience in the hills. You get an entire floor to yourself, accessible at all times of the day, as the host lives on the ground floor. Don't worry about privacy, as there is a separate entrance to the compound. The bungalow is surrounded by an array of fruit trees and flowering plants, making the veranda an ideal place to start the day with your loved one with a sip of tea and a hearty breakfast.
The homestay is pretty centrally located, making it accessible from train stations, bus stops and even the airport. You can also drive down here, as the host provides free parking space for guests. The famous Welham School and Clock Tower are very close to the Bungalow Retreat.
Price per night: Rs 5,242
When it comes to romantic homestays in India, the Marigold Villa gives luxurious 5-stars a run for their money. The villa combines the best of both worlds as it brings together traditional Kerala architecture with contemporary aesthetics. The villa can accommodate upto 5 people, making it an ideal option for a romantic couples' getaway. There is even a private pool at your service. The host and neighbours are friendly, welcoming and respect the privacy of guests.
The airport nearest to the homestay is the Cochin International Airport. The host also arranges transportation from the airport and railway station, so ask if you need it. For more details, get in touch with the host.
Price per night: Rs 14,988
The House of Blue Mangoes is a brain child of lovers of art, literature and culture. Inspired by the book of David Davidar of the same name, The House of Blue Mangoes takes pride in its confluence of Tamilian and French aesthetics. Easily one of the most romantic homestays in India, this place defines what Pondicherry is – in love with the sea, minimalist and vintage. Guests can choose from any of the three rustic bedrooms lovingly called Kavya, Isaioli and Calanjali.
The House of Blue Mangoes is situated in a tiny lane adjacent to the St. Therese Street. The best way to get around Pondicherry from here is by renting a motorbike or bicycle. The homestay is situated less than a kilometre away from Pondicherry's famous Sunday Market and great pizzerias.
Price per night: Rs 1,815
The quiet cottage of Aira Home is situated in the Chotta Simla. Far from the herds of crowds, the cottage is nestled between lust forest of deodar trees and farms of apricot trees. What makes Aira Home a romantic homestay in India is it reclusive location in the lap of nature, where couples can spend time hiking together or sitting in any of the many open spaces with a cup of tea while overlooking the hamlet of Chail, amongst other magnificent views.
You will have to take a taxi from the main city of Shimla to reach the homestay. The hosts provide free parking space for guests driving down to the place. If needed, the hosts also provide taxis to any given location in the city.
Price per night: Rs 5,982
If you are a couple who is eager for a romantic escape but wish neither to go all the way to a beach nor a mountain, then head to this beautiful villa near Pune. At the Oasis, the balconies are bigger than rooms, decor is minimalist and beautiful lilies flower in the private pond. The hosts maintain a very peaceful yet stimulating atmosphere at the homestay and believe in making their guests feel at home with tranquillity.
The homestay is located in the Abhimanshree community in Pune and is at a walking distance from Aundh-Baner Market and the Pune University. You can easily use Uber/Ola or tuk-tuk to reach the homestay and even to get around the city from the bungalow.
Price per night: Rs 2,554
Ever wanted to get lost on an island with your partner? Not a care in the world and just the two of you for as far as eyes can see? Then Vini's Farm should definitely be your pick from all the romantic homestays in India. Situated on a small island in a fresh water lake in Kollam, Vini's Farm is the perfect place to revel in uninterrupted privacy and romance.
The Munroturuttu Railway Station is a Rs 60 auto ride away from the homestay. The nearest airport is in Trivandrum (85km away). You can take a boat ride to the nearest village or spend your time experimenting with watersports here.
Price per night: Rs 25,405