Sudha Mathew is an ex-banker who started this company and now enjoys travelling for work in a completely different way...
Some years ago I decided to take the road less travelled on my vacations. One of the things I did was search for interesting places to stay in Goa and the hill country in the north of India. The two months that I spent, reading travel guides and trawling the internet for these places, was well worth the effort. I had a fabulous time, living almost like a local and experiencing their lifestyle and culture.
Since then, every time I returned from a holiday, I had no peace. My friends would be waiting to hear about the places I stayed in and the things I did. They wanted to follow suit, with my help for their next holiday.
Soon I was mailing out details of the places I stayed to a sizeable number of friends, family and colleagues. Somewhere along the way I realized my passion for independent travel and unique small properties was something that could reach out to a larger audience. What began as an idea snowballed into a business, with recommendations flowing in from every vacation I’d arranged.
For every property we list, we deny many others on the basis of our review. It’s only after a personal visit that we even consider a property; this ensures you get only the gems from our treasured finds. We select them on the basis of accommodations, services, congeniality of hosts and value.
We share the benefits of being a local in new places. Imagine if you had the inside scoop on which is the best place for lunch, or where to avoid tourist traps, get the best deals and find that perfect spot to watch a sunset. These and many other such services, along with the warmth of the hosts make each and every homestay, B&B or boutique hotel listed on this site special. When you feel like one of the family, it enriches the experiences one has about a place and its people.
To deliver an unforgettable stay that you would love to experience again. We desire to boost local economies and lower the travel induced carbon footprint. To continue discovering properties that are not a part of the regular tourist haunts, and which enrich both the visitor and host with every vacation. And last but certainly not least, seeing a smile on people’s faces when they recall their last getaway.
We help you find the perfect destination choice you seek, amidst all that is hidden; a
little piece of heaven to call your own for a few days.