It became a hit instantly specially among the tourists and they started promoting this new found love in India among their circles. The very idea of offering budget accommodation to tourists gave people an alternative to do away from expensive hotels to interact much closer, in an informal way with the host’s family. With 20101 Delhi Commonwealth Games being a success story for many hosts offering their Bed and Breakfasts, it has now mushroomed in every city of tourist importance in India.
They got a cozy bed along with a stomach full of Breakfast and an advice on local sight seeing places. Probably this is how the facility of lodging and boarding came to be known as Bed and Breakfast. This idea of providing BnB services to Soldiers, led to a ripple effect and brought back many travelers, and thus the business began to flourish. This trend is now widely accepted across the continent and serves the purpose of ever friendly hosts by supplementing their income according the number of rooms and Infrastructure available.
Bed and Breakfast in India
The ascent of Bed and Breakfast in India was launched by the government of India by the name of “Incredible India Bed and Breakfast”. In this scheme the owner of the property receives and welcomes the tourist to his home. All the owners of Bed and Breakfasts or home stays are carefully chosen and are well qualified and well informed about their culture and traditions. The owner or the host interacts with the tourist and gives him knowledge about the city, give suggestions on moving around in and around the city.
The Idea transforms the experience of the tourist from a harried to a person of calm composure, who enjoys every moment of his stay and eventually becomes the part of the family. One's apprehensions about safety, hygienic conditions especially food and water is all alienated. You never really feel out of home as you just start loving the people around you, and indulge in day to day affairs of the household, you get mesmerized by their rich culture and traditions and cuisine. At the end of the trip, you just become one of them.