Bangalore, India (PRWEB) November 21, 2007
Most travellers are looking for something different for their next vacation. And what can be more interesting than staying with a local family in a remote corner of the country, sharing meals with knowledgeable & friendly locals and absorbing a quiet & unhurried way of life. Welcome to the new world of Home-stay holidays. And, now to help all such vacationers, HolidayIQ lists over 200 such unique home-stays across India. And the icing on the cake? Travellers can find out how other guests rated these home-stays by reading actual guest reviews on HolidayIQ.
Home-stays are generally located in relatively remote areas where the run-of-the mill accommodations are fewer and the beauty lies in the fact that the host almost always is the owner of the property. The visitor gets to live as a part of the host's family, most times sharing their living room and kitchen. One has a brush with the local customs and language and gets a chance to savour the very local cuisine that may not be commercially available elsewhere.
'Homestaying' is fast becoming a popular holiday option and HolidayIQ is geared up to meet a holidayer's needs in going on one. Their list of home-stays is very comprehensive by covering more than fifty destinations, from far-flung areas of Sikkim to the home-stay havens of Kerala and Karnataka. The tariff is wide ranging, with many costing less than five hundred rupees per night. The properties listed carry photos, guest reviews, address and contact details. Packages offered by travel partners are also listed, making it easy for the visitor to even book a holiday directly from HoliayIQ. Additionally, users have an option to ask for custom-made package by providing details, which get serviced by HolidayIQ's partners.
HolidayIQ is India's largest travel and holiday information portal providing the latest reviews, photos, packages and information for over 280 Indian tourism destinations and more than 7200 accommodation options varying from hotels, resorts, heritage hotels, guest-houses & home-stays in India. It is the largest travel community in India and a completely independent site reflecting the opinions of travellers. Recently added holiday Q&A forum, XChange, has rendered the community participation more direct and interactive.
Visit http://www.HolidayIQ.com for comprehensive and independent information on hotels, resorts, destinations and holiday options in India.
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