My long-awaited trip is happening next week, am off to Rann of Kutch on 11th. Lot of culture, tradition and food to be experienced and shared on the blog. Meanwhile I am already planning a trip for the year to come. Planning north of India, for somewhere in March of next year, during my kiddo's vacation.
Here is my virtual trip I have been planning, its Mumbai - Chandigarh - Shimla - Kullu/Manali - Dharamshala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Mumbai. Just next to the travel plans, is the accommodation. Just when I was looking out for the accommodation, I came across Airbnb.
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Travelling with a kid in really not a easy task, you need to take care of so many things, like using the kitchen at the stay, hot water supply for 24 hours and so much. Considering my big list of wants at the place, here I shortlisted few of the accommodations, I would like to stay at.
Chandigarh: My first halt of the trip would be at Chandigarh, I chose this home stay Castle Casa Service Aprtment. This home stay at top floor of a spanish style Villa, is centrally located near the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake. Being very close to the tourist attractions, it would be a perfect place to stay at, and explore the city at ease.
Shimla: The best part of visiting a hill station is the picturesque views and the awesome weather. Look at the view of the serene valley of Shimla city, through the large glazed windows of the bedroom of Aura of the picturesque hills, isn't it awesome. This 1BHK apartment has all the basic amenities and a perfect place for a family, with a kid to stay at.
Kullu: KANGRA Cottage made in pure traditional & ancient Kathkunia style (dry stacking of stone & wood without cement), with mud plastered walls from inside blending perfectly with deodar wood work, beautifully carved teak furniture, handmade tussle silk curtains, traditional brass fittings make a perfect blend of aesthetics and class. The cottages with mini bar, mini fridges, study, separate dressing, fully furnished and equipped toilets and personal lawns. The picture speaks it all, isn't it a perfect place to enjoy the snows.
Dalhousie: The next halt is at Dalhousie, just 24km from the Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar, Hotel Monal at Dalhousie will be my choice for a night's halt. Though it isn't a luxurious place, the stay is easily accessible.
Amritsar: For the stay in Amritsar, this home stay seemed a better choice. Very well connected to important places, just 2km from Railway station and 6km from International airport, and close to most of the tourist attractions. So it would be my choice, to explore the city and its culture.
So go explore Airbnb site and make your next stay memorable.
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PS: Its a virtual tour and part of blogging campaign "Airbnb WishList" by Indiblogger and Airbnb.