Family/Home Accommodation in India:
Home stays have increasingly become an attractive
proposition for many Indian homes that have the space to
offer tourists on the look out for cost-effective, cozy and
welcoming accommodation while also allowing home-owners to
earn an extra income without having to invest more than
housekeeping supplies and a cheery disposition. (Frequent
budget travelers add that even a grouchy disposition for a
home stay opportunities provider is not an deterrent for
them so long as the lodging is clean, affordable and
provides security with a chance to experience some local
• Hotels in India
Modern Western-style hotels are available in all large
cities and at popular tourist centers. Usually they offer a
choice of first-class Western and Indian cuisine. The
well-known Taj Group offers accommodation in either eight
grand luxe hotels or in its many superb business hotels.
Several beach resorts, so-called palace hotels, garden
retreats and hotels in areas of cultural significance are
also part of the international group. Hotel charges in India
are moderate compared to those in many other countries.
Hotel bills may be subject to a 10 per cent expenditure tax,
7 to 15 per cent luxury tax and a variable service charge. A
full list of government-approved Hotels. Grading: Hotels
range from old palace buildings that have been converted
into Heritage Hotels, 5- star deluxe, 5- and 4-star hotels,
which are fully air-conditioned with all luxury features, 3
- star hotels, which are functional and have air-conditioned
rooms, to 2- and 1-star hotels, which offer basic amenities.
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• Youth Hostels in India
These provide a convenient and cheap base for organised
tours, trekking, hiking or mountaineering. The Department of
Tourism has set up several hostels, spread throughout every
region, ideally placed for exploring both the plains and the
hill stations. Each has a capacity for about 40 beds or
more, segregated roughly half and half into male and female
dormitories. Beds with mattresses, bed sheets, blankets,
wardrobe with locks, electric light points, member kitchen
utensils and parking areas are available at each hostel.
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• Tourist Bungalows in India
There are tourist bungalows (known as holiday homes in
Maharashtra and Gujarat, and tourist lodges in West Bengal)
at almost every tourist centre in the country, under the
control of the respective State Government Tourist
Development Corporation, except in the metropolitan cities
of Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai, Mumbai (Bombay) and
Bangalore. These include a clean single, double and family
room, most with a bath and general canteen. At holiday homes
and certain tourist cottages there are kitchen facilities.
Bookings should be made (a deposit will be required) with
the managing director of the respective corporation, or with
the manager of the bungalow.
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• South East
Tamilnadu experiences a northeast monsoon between October
and December and temperatures and humidity are high all
year. Hills can be cold in winter. Hyderabad is hot, but
less humid in summer and much cooler in winter.
• Required clothing for India Travel
Lightweight cottons and linens. Waterproofing is necessary
during the monsoon. Warmer clothes are worn in the winter,
particularly in the hills.
These are to be found throughout India. Full addresses may
be obtained from India Tourism.