Indulge in the sensation of vacationing in a charming abode, complete with top-tier amenities that surpass those found in typical hotels or resorts. This is precisely what we offer in our homestay. While it is our personal residence, it is also a space we happily share with select guests seeking a unique and luxurious vacation experience.

Cottages in Spring
Cottages in Spring

1. Home Away from Home Experience

Homestays are first and foremost a home. The homely ambiance is unmistakable, with each nook and cranny offering a glimpse into the lives of the owners. From the tasteful decor to cherished personal belongings, every aspect reflects the unique taste and experiences of the family. The inviting warmth of the atmosphere immediately puts guests at ease, fostering a sense of comfort and familiarity that is both welcoming and personal. Overall, the homestay exudes an aura of intimacy and comfort that is truly unparalleled.

2. New Destinations / Unexplored Regions

Our homestay is situated in a secluded area, far from the beaten path of crowded hill stations. Located near a quaint village and surrounded by dense forests, it provides the perfect escape into nature’s lap. Our team prides itself on suggesting unexplored and pristine locations to visit, places that are not commonly featured in tourist guides. With our expertise and knowledge of the area, we can guide guests to truly unique and captivating experiences that are off the beaten track. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature and relish the serene surroundings, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Learning Photography
Learning Photography

3. Learn New Skills

A stay at our homestay provides guests with unique opportunities to learn and grow. Many of our guests have enhanced their photography skills or gained insights into natural farming methods. Some have even explored their culinary talents in our kitchen. We believe that learning is a two-way street, and both our guests and our family have much to teach and share with each other. Often, stimulating conversations take place during meal times, providing an ideal setting for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. Come to our homestay and discover a world of learning and growth in a welcoming and nurturing environment.

4. Authentic Local Experience of the Culture

Our region is rich in cultural heritage. The local festivals are celebrated with full pomp and grandeur, and the area is steeped in fascinating folk tales, anecdotes, music, and traditional ways of life. Our homestay offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, with short treks through the village, interactions with village children, and captivating storytelling sessions by village elders. It is a truly immersive experience that allows you to fully appreciate and understand our rich cultural heritage. So come, sit around, and enjoy a delightful storytime while you bask in the warmth of our local traditions.

5. Freedom of a Homestay

At our homestay, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized experience tailored to your preferences. From deciding the menu to finding your ideal spot to relax, the possibilities are endless. You can indulge in rolling around on the grass, snuggle up in one of our cozy corners, or take a leisurely stroll down the driveway. With our homestay, you have the freedom to enjoy your vacation exactly the way you want to, with no set itineraries or strict schedules to follow. So come and make our home your own, and experience a vacation that is truly unique and personalized to your preferences.

Just sitting around in the garden with your loved ones, is time well spent.

6. More Peace, More Quality Time

No blaring music. No loud crowds. In fact, no crowds at all. Just peace and quiet. You might hear birds chirping, wind rustling the leaves, some distant voices… it’s all very peaceful. You can spend some quality time with your family or friends. Even when alone, this is a good way to gather up your thoughts and enjoy the time. Mindful vacationing all the way!

7. Delicious Food

At our homestay, we take great pride in our kitchen, where we prepare delicious and healthy meals using locally sourced and organically grown ingredients. Our menu is customized to your taste and preferences, and we cook in traditional styles to provide an authentic and homely atmosphere. Many of our dishes are our family recipes, passed down from generation to generation, and we have also learned some interesting dishes from our guests.

We believe in running an open kitchen, where guests are welcome to observe, ask questions, and even participate in the cooking process. Our motto in the kitchen is “the more, the merrier,” and we are always happy to share our knowledge and learn something new. So if you’re interested in cooking or learning something new, feel free to join us in the kitchen. We love to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, where guests feel at home and part of our extended family.

It's nice to relax among Wild Flowers
It’s nice to relax among Wild Flowers

8. Revel in Good Company / Make New Friends

At our homestay, we value the importance of building personal connections with our guests. We see ourselves as close friends, always available to offer help or company. However, we also understand the need for privacy and respect your personal space. Our team members are readily available should you require any assistance, ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Moreover, our homestay is located in a friendly village, where the locals are always eager to welcome new visitors. You can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere from the villagers, who are more than happy to share their way of life and traditions with you. So whether you want to immerse yourself in the local culture or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings, we are here to provide you with a personalized experience that meets your needs and preferences.

9. Space and More Space

At Maini’s Hill Cottages, we offer our guests plenty of open space to relax and unwind. The property itself is welcoming, and each cottage is spacious with access to a terrace and garden area. Unlike hotels where you are limited to your room or a small balcony, our guests have the freedom to roam the garden and orchard, making their stay more restful and enjoyable. Plus, you get more space at a better value compared to hotels.

10. Homestays are Cool

Each homestay is a reflection of its host. Homestays have a personal touch, a homely vibe, and warmth. The place is very different. Seasoned vacationers and families now find staying in homestays cool. Far more cool factor than other standardized hotels. Upload the pics to social media, rave about the personalized experience, and come out shining like a true traveller who enjoys exploring.

So, this time when you pack your bags to explore a new place with your family, think Maini’s Hill Cottages!

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