Home Sweet HOMESTAY
GlobalSpa|GlobalSpa Digital Issue 7
DOWN-TO-EARTH YET EQUALLY LUXE AND MEMORABLE - WELCOME TO THE QUARANTINE AGE OF VACATIONS. HOMESTAYS NOT ONLY CARRY A CERTAIN SENSE OF FAMILIARITY AND WARMTH, BUT ALSO GUARANTEE THE HOUSE YOU’RE GOING TO RESIDE BY IS UNDER DIRECT CHECK - PRIORITIZING YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY TO THE MAXIMUM. RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW BEING LIFTED IN CAUTION, AND ONE CAN ALWAYS TAKE A TRIP AWAY FROM HOME - TO A HOME! LACED IN ELEGANCE, LUXURY, AND HOSPITALITY, THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST WELCOMING AND BREATHTAKING HOMESTAYS YOU CAN ‘STAY-CAY’ ACROSS INDIA.

ELGIN HALL,

Himachal Pradesh

Nestled in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, Elgin Hall is a re-stored retreat spilling tales of the bygone British era mixed with refined needs of today’s modern travelers. Originally a summer escape for British royals, the property was built in 1857 and named after a British diplomat - Lord Elgin. Today owned by Kavish Khurana, the Hall houses seven lavish suites alongside a formal living room and bar, a classic tea lounge, a library, kids play area, a game room, and a courtyard spelling comfort and luxury.

In light of the pandemic, Elgin Hall has launched a safety initiative called ‘We.care’ that ensures proper and increased sanitization measures that are being undertaken around the property like disinfected spaces, use of masks and gloves by the staff, providing disposable gloves and N95 masks to every guest upon arrival, placing hand sanitizers in every corner, and maintaining social distancing measures.

With each suite doused in a pastel palette and decorated with crisp-white furniture, every corner of this property accentuates the rich Victorian heritage of the region. Furthermore, the hotel surrounds majestic deodar trees, lush private lawns, and panoramic views of the hills soothing to the eyes. If a slice of history and someplace ideal for a family outing is what you’re looking for, Elgin Hall is a utopian vintage escape perfect for it all. www.elginhall.com

THE BELGADIA PALACE,

Odisha

An 18th century Victorian built double-story structure, The Belgadia Palace is home to the erstwhile royal family of Mayurbhanj - swarmed on all sides with lush greenery, steeping hills, sparkling waterfalls, and much more showing off the diversity of this East-Indian countryside. Being heavily inspired by the DoricCorinthian column (a mixture of both Greek and Victorian architecture), you can easily eye the unique pieces of furniture and furnishings handcrafted especially for the family.

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