Travel has changed in many ways in the last few months. After a hiatus, it is slowly coming back on its feet. Thanks to all the precautions being taken by the hospitality industry. They are also coming up with options that allow us to travel without fear and at affordable prices. They are creating new protocols, processes, and products to ensure that we can travel safely and enjoy our vacations, as they take care of us. Staycation in India offers a new way to vacation till we say a final goodbye to the pandemic.
These are, as you know, domestic holidays where you relax and enjoy the pleasures of a hotel stay in or around your own city, instead of traveling to a far-off destination in another country.
Let me share an irresistible offer that enables you to plan your travel. Especially your staycations across the country.
The Cyber Sale by IHG Hotels & Resorts offers a guaranteed 50% off for IHG Rewards Club members at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels in India when booking a two-night minimum stay before December 2, 2020, for stays before June 30, 2021. Non-members receive a guaranteed 45% off. The offer is also available across countries in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australasia, and South Pacific in case you want to plan an international holiday in advance. Grab this offer. Use the money saved to extend your holidays or plan multiple of them.
I am sure like me you are also looking forward to a change that only a change of place can provide. So, here we have curated a few places where you can plan a memorable Staycation in India.
Best Places for Staycation in India
Agra and Taj Mahal are synonymous. Most of us do a day trip to Agra from Delhi due to our busy lives. However, Agra has a lot of things to explore. Be the little-known monuments like Itmad-Ud-Daula, crafts like marble inlay work or its world-famous Petha, and street food. Despite being a world-famous place, it carries the fragrance of small-town India in its lanes. Reaching Agra is not difficult. Taking a staycation here will allow you to see the Taj when not many people are visiting it, as well as visit other cultural and nature spots. If you have grown up in India, this can be a trip down memory lane.
Try Holiday Inn Agra MG Road.
Jaipur is my favorite city for many reasons. It is a big city, but still has the essence of a small town. It has many tourist places to see – be it palaces, forts, monuments, the observatory or museums. I love shopping in Jaipur, in its bazaars that are lined with colorful artifacts to buy. You can easily spend a long holiday here that allows you to slowly experience the city as well as work from the comfort of your hotel.
Try Crowne Plaza Jaipur Tonk Road or Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre.
Mahabalipuram is located on the east coast close to Chennai. You can visit this coastal town and explore heritage monuments like Pandava Rathas, different historical caves, and the world-famous Shore temple. It is quite a tourist place with many interesting restaurants to explore. Away from a big city, you can spend some quiet time with your family or your team. I would say it is a great place for pursuing your creative dreams.
Try InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort.
Nashik is located close to Mumbai. It is a destination that demands a lot of time if you really want to explore all its treasures. While there is the Godavari, very close to its origin are important temples like Trayambkeshwar Jyotirlinga and Panchvati which attract a huge number of travelers to the city. It is also visited for its vineyards. Nashik is a good choice for a staycation in India.
Try Holiday Inn Express Nashik Indira Nagar.
I love Ahmedabad for its old city. The heritage walk through its pole, the night markets at Manek Chowk, and Law Gardens. Some of my other favorites are a walk along the Sabarmati riverfront. Just the way Mahatma Gandhi would have done once upon a time. And of course, relishing the Gujarati food. You can also make Ahmedabad your base and take detours to Vadodara, Modhera, Patan, Lothal.
Try Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre or Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Prahlad Nagar.
You can of course visit the big cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai where IHG has multiple hotels to choose from.
Avail of this awesome offer. Enjoy your staycation in India or abroad. Do share your experiences with us.
This post has been written in association with IHG Hotels and Resorts.