New Delhi, Nov 12


ith the anticipation and celebratory energy of Diwali just around the corner, bringing with it vibrant lights, and an atmosphere of delight, Airbnb Hosts across the country are all set to mark the occasion with warmth, creating an unforgettable experience for their guests. If you’re on the lookout for a home away from home or want a quick escape for the long weekend, here are four Airbnbs that must be on your wishlist, and here’s how the Hosts of these properties are all set to welcome you amidst all the festivities and celebrations.

Traveller’s Terrace Oasis, Mumbai

Soraya, along with her daughter Fabia, lovingly hosts at the Traveller's Terrace Oasis in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As the name of her homestay suggests, one of the best features of her Airbnb is a private terrace that overlooks a canopy and raintree garden, perfect for enjoying the cityscapes, breathing in the fresh air, and a cup of tea. “Diwali is the biggest and brightest festival in all of India. We prepare specialties like cocktail samosas and jalebis for our guests and take them to local markets and temples to soak in the vibrancy of the city. We also invite them to decorate our home with us, using sustainable and eco-friendly methods, and hope that our guests feel like they’re celebrating Diwali at their own home!”

Aman Home Stay, Jaipur

Located in Pink City, Jeet’s Aman homestay is a quaint property equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. With a beautiful balcony that overlooks a park, two spacious bedrooms with minimalistic décor, and abundant space for an outdoor workout, this is an ideal spot for guests looking for a homely stay in Jaipur. “We celebrate Diwali with great fervour and like to include our guests in all festivities! We light diyas and celebrate with sparklers, taking our guests on a drive to the city to experience Jaipur in its illuminated glory at dusk. As we decorate our home with rangolis and garlands, we also encourage our guests to join in.” We live by the motto ‘May all those who come as guests leave as friends.’ With Diwali being an occasion for guests from diverse backgrounds to come together, we truly believe that it is a celebration for all.” says Jeet.

Serendipity Cottage, Goa

Tucked away in a quiet nook of Calangute, rests a rustic cottage overlooking an organic kitchen garden and the fields beyond. Gitane, the host at Serendipity Cottage, wants her guests to experience the slow life and wake up to the sounds of squirrels and birds. This Goan-style cottage comes with an outdoor balcony, antique décor, and a big garden ideal for taking a step back and relaxing. “For Diwali, we set up diyas and fairy lights in and around our home, to give it a more festive look. We distribute Diwali sweets and leave a little gift hamper for our longer-staying guests who may be away from home for a longer period of time. We love for our guests to explore the interesting food scene in Goa and always share our favourite recommendations and hideouts with them. We want our guests to experience our Airbnb and Goa like a local and see a slower side of the state that people often miss.”

Elegant South Delhi Apartment, New Delhi

Situated in the heart of South Delhi, this tastefully done apartment is immensely sophisticated with its rustic furniture, blending modern comfort with timeless charm. Damini, who lives and hosts the apartment, says that her guests absolutely love staying at her Airbnb, feeling cosy and comfortable in a house with character. “My focus has always been to provide a home away from home for my guests and make sure they are not homesick. During Diwali, I always encourage my guests to be a part of the puja and make it a point to explain our traditions and rituals and distribute sweets. Adding to that an indulgent conversation always makes for an enjoyable evening.” Damini is also a vocal advocate of sustainable practices being followed when celebrating Diwali, including a withdrawal from bursting crackers.

These Hosts are ready to host you this Diwali

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