Bed and Breakfast (BnB) is a popular form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors stay at the residence of a local of the city to which they are traveling.
There’s a saying in India, “Athithi Devo Bhava“, which means “The Guest is God“. Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home, and go out of their way to please them.
There’s nothing like Indian hospitality. The amount of information that the hosts have about their local area helps the traveler to make a to-do list.
There are some reasons that why you should book a BnB
1.You get to meet local people :
In BnB you get to interact with local people and yes you are not a loner anymore in a new place. Also, you’re actually living in luxury. You don’t need to do any cleaning or cooking and you get your privacy too. Therefore, it gives the comfort of both a hotel and a home.
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2. Value for money :
BnB are way more economical than hotels. You can use your saved money for that extra sightseeing, excursion or trek that you might not have done if you were spending more on just accommodation. So yes, this is a great reason.
3. Authentic Home Cooked Food :
It is one of the most important aspect of travelling. You get to eat what the local populace eats on a regular basis. It allows you to understand local cuisine and even learn what goes into the preparation as most hosts willing share secret recipes with you. The best part of BnB is you get to eat home cooked healthy and delicious food.
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4. Learn local culture and customs :
Before travelling to any destination you search a lot about the heritage and culture of that place but its best known when you experience it yourself. Your host will give you a brief about the local area, cultural and holy places.
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5. Go beyond guidebooks :
Of course while planning for any destination you go through the guidebooks, maps and what not? But in BnB you always have that someone who will guide you beyond your maps. The local areas and the local food no travel guide or website can provide you with better tips on these than a local who has opened up their home to visitors in their city.
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BnB is basically ‘A HOME AWAY FROM HOME’. Stay with a local and you’ll have the chance to come home with a new friendship and a good excuse to return. Here you will make memories that you will never forget and while going back you might take back all the memories, experiences and yes a family too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Srishti Agrawal is currently pursuing her graduation from Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management. She likes to travel and loves to Dance. She has a thing for travelling and tries to transform her feeling into words. A travel buff that she is!!